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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Paul Crosthwaite Through an analysis of Ian McEwan's novel Atonement (2001) , this essay considers the potentialities and limitations of narrative, and of representation more generally, as means of capturing and conveying the accelerated and intensely traumatic character of mechanized warfare. I...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 23–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
... the limits of liberty in a militarized society. In his essay “Speed, War, and Traumatic Affect: Reading Ian McEwan's Atonement ,” Paul Crosthwaite identifies in this contemporary novel a parallel concern with the relationship between speed and the “war machine,” and a similar convergence of form...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of Australians did not share the feelings of remorse Rudd expressed on their behalf raises the interesting question of how they might have responded to a more straightforward political mea culpa. Claire is ashamed of her husband and his friends, and she tries to atone for that shame by first trying to make...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 144–157.
Published: 01 July 2013
... of desire finds an end only in death; until then it advances in various figural surrogates, images, and forms with no pretension to bring about atonement, neither for the artist nor for the viewer. Orpheus returns to Eurydice not in order to accomplish the beautiful work driven by the pleasure principle...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... undergo no shift in their subjectivity, never come to regard their lives in a new light or overcome themselves. They are simply locked into their (biopolitical) bodies and (spectacularized) cultures. In other words, the film locks its audience into an “atonic” world in which time collapses...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of art] as content and raw material, as what [they] must always confront anew, in all its virulence” (130). As is well known, Adorno specifically presented late-modern artworks—such as Arnold Schönberg’s atonal musical compositions or Samuel Beckett’s dissociative novels and plays—as exemplary of a self...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 189–218.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., Edgardo Martín, Algeliers León, Julian Orbon, among others – becoming acquainted with impressionism, neoclassicism, atonality, and polytonality (see Kronenberg 2000 ). Since the triumph of the revolution, Cuba has seen a steady rise of many skilled filmmakers, with the likes of Fernando Pérez...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2014
... seemed possible” ( Notre musique , 2004 ). In addition to her suggestion that Israeli “atonement” is necessary, she appears to be deeply moved by violence and deaths in other regions. While riding in a car through Sarajevo and seeing remnants of bombed buildings on every side, for example, she openly...
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