Discourse Volume 30, Number 3, Fall 2008 (Cinema and Accident)

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Discourse Volume 30, Number 3

Discourse explores a variety of topics in contemporary cultural studies, theories of media and literature, and the politics of sexuality, including questions of language and psychoanalysis. The journal publishes valuable and innovative essays on a wide range of cultural phenomena, promoting theoretical approaches to literature, film, the visual arts, and related media.


Discourse Volume 30, Number 3, Fall 2008
Cinema and Accident
Guest Editors: René Thoreau Bruckner, James Leo Cahill, and Greg Siegel

Introduction: Cinema and Accident
René Thoreau Bruckner, James Leo Cahill, and Greg Siegel

How If Feels to Be Run Over: Early Film Accidents
James Leo Cahill

Doing Death Over: Industrial Safety Films, Accidental Motion Studies, and the Involuntary Crash Test Dummy
Karen Beckman

The Accident Is Uncontainable/The Accident Must Be Contained: High-Speed Cinematography and the Development of Scientific Crash Testing
Greg Siegel

Lost Time: Blunt Head Trauma and Accident-Driven Cinema
René Thoreau Bruckner

The Contingency of Connection: The Path to Politicization in Babel
Todd McGowan

"The Guitar Has Seconds to Live": Guitar Drag's Archaeology of Indeterminacy and Violence
Carlos Kase

Contagion and the Necessary Accident
Bill Albertini 



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