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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 413–427.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Friedrich Kittler Friedrich Kittler's lecture, given in 2007 as part of the series of Mosse-Lectures, follows the recursions of Homer's Odyssey from its original transcription, coinciding with the invention of the Greek alphabet, through history. The stages of this include Virgil's Aeneid , Dante...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Larson Powell This article is a commentary on Friedrich Kittler's “In the Wake of the Odyssey.” Kittler reads Homer as a cultural-technological program for later historical development and finds later authors such as Virgil and Dante inferior to Homer. Kittler's “Wake” rehearses on a smaller scale...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Julian Reid What are the politics of Gilles Deleuze's study of cinematic modernity? In film studies, the discipline that formally assumes cinema as its object, Deleuze's concepts have been used to explore the processes by which national identities have been historically constructed and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 201–220.
Published: 01 July 2008
... that had come from the world of the boulevards of Montparnasse and the Cimetière all around us. Throughout our phenomenological odyssey, then, we had drawn on our own life experiences, on the directives in the natural and the urban world, and on our exchanges with others. Such exchanges not only...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 279–294.
Published: 01 November 2005
...) describes the odyssey of a Russian man, who served as a young soldier decontaminating the damaged reactor at Chernobyl, dying of cancer as he journeys across Western Europe in order to fulfil his youthful dream of visiting England; here again, the individual's private fantasy is apparently unrelated to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Douglas Kellner In this essay, I document shifts in the political mediascape of the United States during the past fifteen years, focusing on the rise of partisan television networks and radio shows of the Left and the Right and the rise of alternative media and social networking that provided a...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2017
... follows. The alienness to art referred to is not to be regarded as a natural propensity or condition of some groups in society. Rather, it is thought to be the outcome of the modern process of class differentiation and division, for which a famous episode in Homer’s The Odyssey (book XII) serves as...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Odyssey and the 1973–79 British series The Tomorrow People that would later be used to challenge Apple patents ( Farrell 2011 ). By the 1970s, however, the public didn’t need to look to action films or sci-fi for gadgets since futuristic devices began to enter the home. We forget now, but it was...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
... profound transformation of cultural authority and lineage in the post-totalitarian epoch. The neologism of “Canon-Mocking Literature” originates from a 1995 Hong Kong movie, The Big Talk Version of a Journey to the West (translated into English as A Chinese Odyssey ). The movie stars the celebrated...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Donncha Kavanagh; Geoff Lightfoot; Simon Lilley That we live in a time of unprecedented and ever-increasing change is both a shibboleth of our age and the more-or-less explicit justification for all manner of “strategic” actions. The seldom, if ever, questioned assumption is that our now is more...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Rebecca Dyer; François Mulot Focusing on two films by Jean-Luc Godard that feature the work of the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, this essay analyzes the rhetorical effects of Godard’s choice to subtitle, translate, or speak over Arabic speech and highlights Godard’s decades-long working...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that Manon and Temkin are concerned about. This kind of “experimental” media, in which the experiments are conducted in public, would include also the slit-scan technique developed by Douglas Trumbull for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and many effects undertaken for mainstream film. They are in this...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 300–302.
Published: 01 November 2017
... mode of the wanderer’s existence” (2008: 5–6). I am presently on the Greek island of Leros, which has become one of the temporary, always temporary, places of shelter for countless Syrian refugees that have arrived in Europe. Patrick Kingsley (2016) writes of “the new Odyssey” across the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 399–412.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., weapons standards, degrees of surveillance, and all the other questionable activities that constitute a “state.” In line with this emphasis on rupture, Kittler (as in so many of his texts, including the following Odyssey lecture [in this issue]) offers a series of snapshots: the late British Empire...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 359–360.
Published: 01 November 2012
... series was the war on terror. Kittler's essay “Of States and Their Terrorists”—hitherto only translated into Swedish—was flanked by contributions by Étienne Balibar and Martin van Creveld, among others. The lectures in the summer of 2007, in turn, were dedicated to “Odysseys.” Less topical than terror...