Titanic in Myth and Memory: Representations in Visual and Literary Culture

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Since its doomed maiden voyage in April 1912, the Titanic has become a monumental icon of the twentieth century and has inspired a wealth of interpretations across literature, art and media. This book is the first to present a fully comprehensive discussion of the diverse representations of the Titanic disaster in cinema, history, literature and art. The distinguished contributors draw out the connections as well as the differences in the way generations of artists and audiences have approached and used the tragedy and present an in-depth examination of its most recent interpretation, James Cameron's blockbuster film Titanic. The book is both a valuable comparative text for media studies courses and a good read for the broad Titanic market.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781850434320
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/13/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Bergfelder is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton. Sarah Street is Reader in Screen Studies at the University of Bristol.

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Table of Contents

• Notes on Contributors
• Introduction--Tim Bergfelder and Sarah Street
• General Culture, History and Literature
• The Relaunching of Ulster Pride: The Titanic, Belfast and Film--John Hill
• "My Poor Brave Men"--Time, Space and Gender in Southampton's Memory of the Titanic--Michael Hammond
• The Titanic Disaster: Stead, Ships and the Supernatural--John Wilson Foster
• The Titanic Disaster and Images of National Identity in Scandinavian Literature--Peter Björkfors
• Textual Memory: The Making of the Titanic's Archive--Peter Middleton and Tim Woods
• Enzensberger's Titanic: The Sinking of the German Left and the Aesthetics of Survival--Alasdair King
• Reading the Titanic: Contemporary Literary Representations of the Ship of Dreams--Kenneth Womack
• Cinematic Titanic Adaptations, 1912-1958
• Early German Cinema and the Modern Media Event: Mime Misu's Titanic--In Night and Ice (1912)--Michael Wedel
• Atlantic--The First Titanic Blockbuster--Robert Peck
• Goebbels Runs Aground: The Nazi Titanic Film (1943)--Paul Malone
• Reading Titanic Politically--Class, Nation and Gender in Negulesco's Titanic (1953)--Alan Finlayson and Richard Taylor
• Questions of Authenticity and Realism in A Night to Remember (1958)--Sarah Street
• James Cameron's Titanic
• Titanic/Titanic: Thoughts on Cinematic Presence and Monumental History--Gaylyn Studlar
• "Far Across The Distances": Historical Films, Film History, and Titanic--Peter Krämer
• Unsinkable Masculinity: The Artist and the Work of Art in James Cameron's Titanic--David Gerstner
• Romancing Disaster: Titanic and the Rites of Passage Film--Susan Sydney Smith
Titanic: Whiteness on the High Seas of Meaning--Sean Redmond
• Riverdancing as the Ship Goes Down--K.J. Donnelly
• The Technical Challenge of Emotional Realism and James Cameron's Titanic--Mark J.P. Wolf
• Expansion of Narrative Space: Titanic and CGI Technology--Aylish Wood

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