The Eloquence of the Vulgar: Language, Cinema and the Politics of Culture

The Eloquence of the Vulgar: Language, Cinema and the Politics of Culture

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In The Eloquence of the Vulgar, the distinguished academic Colin MacCabe reflects on cultural change from Shakespeare to Derek Jarman, on the institutional forms of knowledge, on the links between popular and elite art, and on the role of the intellectual in contemporary life.

A radical argument emerges from the book's diverse concerns. Cinema and television - the new and democratic art forms of the twentieth century - demand a fundamental rethinking of our concepts of language and culture. What is at stake is the very idea of a liberal and humane education.

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ISBN-13: 9780851706771
Publisher: BFI Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/1999
Edition description: 1999
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Colin MacCabe has been professor of English and the University of Pittsburgh since 1985. In 1998 he also took up a Chair of English at the University of Exeter. He worked for 13 years at the British Film Institute, first as Head of Production (1985-9) and then as Head of Research (1989-98).

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