Cinema, democracy and perfectionism : Joshua Foa Dienstag in dialogue /

In the lead essay for this volume, Joshua Foa Dienstag engages in a critical encounter with the work of Stanley Cavell on cinema, focusing sceptical attention on the claims made for the contribution of cinema to the ethical character of democratic life. In this debate, Dienstag mirrors the celebrate...

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Main Author: Dienstag, Joshua Foa, 1965- (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016.
Series:Critical powers.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • I. Lead essay
  • 1. The tragedy of remarriage: letter to M. Cavell about cinema (a remake) / Joshua Foa Dienstag
  • II. Responses
  • 2. Emancipated perfectionism or, In praise of dreaming / Clare Woodford
  • 3. The phenomenology of the political: a reply from Saturday Night to Mr. Dienstag / Tracy B. Strong
  • 4. The tragedy of remarriage in the Golden Age of television / Margaret Kohn
  • 5. "That dangerous contention": a cinematic response to pessimism / Davide Panagia
  • 6. Letter to Mr. Dienstag / Thomas Dumm
  • III. Reply
  • 7. A letter to my critics / Joshua Foa Dienstag
  • Bibliography
  • Index.