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The Legacies of Jean-Luc Godard

The Legacies of Jean-Luc Godard

Edited by Douglas Morrey, Christina Stojanova, & Nicole Côté
Subjects Cultural Studies
Series Film and Media Studies Hide Details
Paperback : 9781554589203, 274 pages, January 2014

Table of contents

Table of Contents for
The Legacies of Jean-Luc Godard, edited by Douglas Morrey, Christina Stojanova, and Nicole Côté

List of Illustrations

Foreword | Douglas Morrey

Acknowledgements

Introduction | Nicole Côté

Part I Godardian Legacy in Film, Music, and Dance

1. Jean-Luc Godard, Christophe Honoré, and the Legacy of the New Wave in French Cinema | Douglas Morrey

2. Jean-Luc Godard: Dans le noir du temps (2002)—The ‘Filming’ of a Musical Form | Jürg Stenzl

3. Jean-Luc Godard and Contemporary Dance: The Judson Dance Theater Runs Across Breathless | John Carnahan

Part II Godardian Politics of Representation: Memory/History

4. The Representation of Factory Work in the Films of Jean-Luc Godard: Reaching the Impossible Shore | Michel Cadé

5. Godard, Spielberg, the Muselmann, and the Concentration Camps | Junji Hori

6. “The Obligations of Memory”: Godard's Underworld Journeys | Russell J.A. Kilbourn

7. Jean Luc Godard's Histoire(s) du cinéma Brings the Dead Back to the Screen | Céline Scemama

Part III Godardian Legacy in Philosophy

8. Jean-Luc Godard and Ludwig Wittgenstein in New Contexts | Christina Stojanova

9. Godard, Schizoanalysis, and the Immaculate Conception of the Frame | David Sterritt

10. The “Hidden Fire” of Inwardness: Cavell, Godard, and Modernism | Glen W. Norton

11. The Romance of the Intellectual in Godard: A Love–Hate Relationship | Tyson Stewart

Part IV Formalist Legacies: Narratives and Exhibitions

12. Principles of Parametric Construction in Jean-Luc Godard's Passion | Julien Lapointe

13. “A Place of Active Judgement:” Parametric Narration in the Work of Jean-Luc Godard and Ian Wallace | Timothy Long

14. Godard's Utopia(s) or the Performance of Failure | André Habib

About the Contributors

Index

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The artistic impact of Jean-Luc Godard, whose career in cinema has spanned over fifty years and yielded a hundred or more discrete works in different media cannot be overestimated, not only on French and other world cinemas, but on fields as diverse as television, video art, gallery installation, philosophy, music, literature, and dance.

The Legacies of Jean-Luc Godard marks an initial attempt to map the range and diversity of Godard’s impact across these different fields. It contains reassessments of key films like Vivre sa vie and Passion as well as considerations of Godard’s influence over directors like Christophe Honoré. Contributors look at Godard’s relation to philosophy and influence over film philosophy through reference to Wittgenstein, Deleuze, and Cavell, and show how Godard’s work in cinema interacts with other arts, such as painting, music, and dance. They suggest that Godard’s late work makes important contributions to debates in memory and Holocaust Studies.

The volume will appeal to a non-specialist audience with its discussions of canonical films and treatment of themes popular within film studies programs such as cinema and ethics. But it will also attract academic specialists on Godard with its chapters on recent works, including Dans le noir du temps (2002) and Voyage(s) en utopie (2006), interventions in long-running academic debates (Godard, the Holocaust, and anti- Semitism), and treatment of rarely discussed areas of Godard’s work (choreographed movement).