The War Body on Screen by Karen RandellThe War Body on Screen by Karen Randell

The War Body on Screen

EditorKaren Randell, Sean Redmond

Paperback | March 22, 2012

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The discussion of the war body on screen is best served by drawing upon multiple and diverging view points, differing academic backgrounds and methodological approaches. A multi-disciplinary approach is essential in order to capture and interpret the complexity of the war body on screen and its many manifestations. In this collection, contributors utilize textual analysis, psychoanalysis, post-colonialism, comparative analysis, narrative theory, discourse analysis, representation and identity as their theoretical footprints. Analysis of the impact of new media and information technologies on the construction and transmission of war bodies is also been addressed. The War Body on Screen has a highly original structure, with themed sections organized around 'the body of the soldier'; 'the body of the terrorist'; and 'the body of the hostage'.
Karen Randell is a Principal Lecturer in Film at Southampton Solent University, UK where she is Programme Leader for Film and Television. She teaches contemporary cinema and film history and her research interests include: war genre, trauma, masculinity and early cinema. She is published on trauma in film in Art in the Age of Terrorism...
Title:The War Body on ScreenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:March 22, 2012Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Contributors Introduction: Setting the Screen Karen Randell and Sean Redmond Part One The War Body on Screen Introduction to Part One Sean Redmond 1. When Planes Fall Out of the Sky: The War Body on Screen Sean Redmond 2. The War Body as Screen of Terror Renuka Gusain 3. A King(dom) for a Stage: The War Body in and as Performance Matthew Wagner 4. Baghdad ER: Subverting the Mythic Gaze upon the Wounded and the Dead Linda Robertson Part Two The Body of the Soldier Introduction to Part Two Karen Randell 5. They Came Back: War and Changing National Identity Adele Parker 6. Bleeding Bodies and Post-Cold War Politics: Saving Private Ryan and the Gender of Vulnerability Sarah Hagelin 7. "Welcome to Hell, Private Shakespeare": Trench Horror, Deathwatch, and the Resignification of World War I Karen Randell 8. One Nation Invisible: Unveiling the Hidden War Body on Screen H. Louise Davis and Jeffrey Johnson Part Three The Body of the Terrorist Introduction to Part Three Sean Redmond 9. Constructing the Terrorist Subject: Michael Collins and The Terrorist as Models of Agonistic Pluralism Jennie Carlsten 10. When the Script Runs Out, . . .What Happens to the Polarized War Body? Deconstructing Western 24/7 News Coverage of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003 Vian Bakir and Andrew McStay 10. Bodies on the Margins? African America and the War on Terror Paul Williams 12. "Damn You For Making Me Do This": Abu Ghraib, 24, Torture, and Television Sadomasochism Lindsay Coleman Part Four The Body of the Hostage Introduction to Part Four Karen Randell 13. The Kidnapped Body and Precarious Life: Reflections on the Kenneth Bigley Case Heather Nunn and Anita Biressi 14. The Body of the Woman Hostage: Spectacular Bodies and Berlusconi's Media Rinella Cere 15. Hostage Videos in the War on Terror Andrew Hill Afterword Joanna Bourke Index

Editorial Reviews

The War Body on Screen is a breathtaking exploration of terror and pain in the modern world. Its passionate engagement with the big issues of our time and its intellectual rigour make it indispensable reading. - Joanna Bourke, Professor of History, Birkbeck College ¿