Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film

Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film

by Alexa Weik von Mossner (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771120029
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication date: 08/04/2014
Series: Environmental Humanities Series , #9
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Alexa Weik von Mossner is an assistant professor of American studies at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria. She has published widely on cosmopolitanism and various ecocritical issues in literature and film. Her most recent monograph is Cosmopolitan Minds: Literature, Emotion, and the Transnational Imagination (2014).

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Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film , edited by Alexa Weik von Mossner


Introduction: Ecocritical Film Studies and the Effects of Affect, Emotion, and Cognition | Alexa Weik von Mossner

PART I: General and Theoretical Considerations

1. Emotion and Affect in Eco-films: Cognitive and Phenomenological Approaches | David Ingram

2. Emotions of Consequence? Viewing Eco-documentaries from a Cognitivist Perspective | Alexa Weik von Mossner

3. Irony and Contemporary Ecocinema: Theorizing a New Affective Paradigm | Nicole Seymour

PART II: Anthropomorphism and the Non-Human in Documentary Film

4. On the "Inexplicable Magic of Cinema": Critical Anthropomorphism, Emotion, and the Wildness of Wildlife Films | Bart H. Welling

5. Emotion, Argumentation, and Documentary Traditions: Darwin's Nightmare and The Cove | Belinda Smaill

6. Documenting Animal Rights and Environmental Ethics at Sea | Robin Murray and Joseph L. Heumann

PART III: The Effects and Affects of Animation

7. Animation, Realism, and the Genre of Nature | David Whitley

8. What Can a Film Do? Assessing Avatar 's Global Affects | Adrian Ivakhiv

9. Animated Ecocinema and Affect: A Case Study of Pixar's UP | Pat Brereton

PART IV: The Affect of Place and Time

10. Moving Home: Documentary Film and Other Remediations of Post-Katrina New Orleans | Janet Walker

11. Evoking Sympathy and Empathy: The Ecological Indian and Indigenous Eco-activism | Salma Monani

12. Affect and Environment in Two Artists' Films and a Video | Sean Cubitt

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