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aura

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Media Studies.

According to Benjamin (1936), the distinctive singularity of an original work of art, the potency of which he attributed to its authenticity, presence, uniqueness, and historical context....

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auteur theory

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

A perspective on cinema in which the director is seen as the author of a film, which is seen as an artwork reflecting their distinctive personality, vision, point of view, and aesthetic...

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Censorship and Literature

Nicole Moore.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

P ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 11125 words.

Insofar as literature is defined negatively, by what it is not, censorship has had a determining role in its historical constitution. Contemporary scholarship emphasizes the dynamic...

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cinéma vérité

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Media Studies.

[French ‘cinema truth’]

Style of documentary film-making, developed in the 1960s by Jean Rouch (1917–2004), a French film-maker and anthropologist, featuring ordinary people...

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culture industry

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Media Studies.

1. For Adorno and the critical theorists of the Frankfurt school, the mass-media entertainment industry and commercialized popular culture, which they saw as primarily...

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discursive formation

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

For Foucault, ‘the general enunciative principle that governs a group of verbal performances’. The term is also used to refer to the particular discourse governed by this principle, in...

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discursive practice

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Media Studies.

Foucault's term for communicative practices based on rules that define and construct their referents. See also constitutive models; compare signifying practice.

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everyday life

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Media Studies.

See also lived experience.

1. Daily activities in the social world, and the field of enquiry for which this forms a focus.

2. The...

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Film

Mark Bould.

in The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Film. 6435 words.

This chapter assesses the historical tendency within SF fandom and SF critical studies to treat SF film as necessarily inferior to prose SF. After indicating the cultural politics behind...

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film noir

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Media Studies.

A genre of crime films popular in the 1940s and 1950s, characterized by the use of expressionist, chiaroscuro black-and-white cinematography, complex mystery plots, and stock characters...

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