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    Animation and history

    Leslie, Esther (2014) Animation and history. In: Beckman, K. (ed.) Animating Film Theory. Durham, North Carolina, United States: Duke University Press, pp. 25-36. ISBN 9780822356523.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Animating Film Theory provides an enriched understanding of the relationship between two of the most unwieldy and unstable organizing concepts in cinema and media studies: animation and film theory. For the most part, animation has been excluded from the purview of film theory. The contributors to this collection consider the reasons for this marginalization while also bringing attention to key historical contributions across a wide range of animation practices, geographic and linguistic terrains, and historical periods. They delve deep into questions of how animation might best be understood, as well as how it relates to concepts such as the still, the moving image, the frame, animism, and utopia. The contributors take on the kinds of theoretical questions that have remained underexplored because, as Karen Beckman argues, scholars of cinema and media studies have allowed themselves to be constrained by too narrow a sense of what cinema is. This collection reanimates and expands film studies by taking the concept of animation seriously.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Research Centre: Contemporary Literature, Centre for, Humanities, Birkbeck Institute for the (BIH)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2014 11:40
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 15:42
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/9317

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