From the universal to the cosmic: The surroundings of Beau Travail

Rooney, Caroline R. (2004) From the universal to the cosmic: The surroundings of Beau Travail. Journal of European Studies, 34 (1/2). pp. 106-127. ISSN 0047-2441. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This article is in two parts, where the first part offers a reading of the film in terms of an inversion of genre. This de-centring inversion of genre is extended to an inversion of generality and universality, and it is further envisaged that the generic appears encompassed within a generativity that may be said to be cosmic. Whilst this is explored with reference to scenes in the film and to Melville’s ‘Billy Budd, Sailor’, the second half of the article considers the implications of the analysis for a theorization of the cinematic genre. Here, Deleuze’s understanding of the cinematic in terms of temporal duration is juxtaposed with an African understanding of time towards a theory of spectatorship in terms of relaxation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: cinema generativity genre hospitality reception
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: J.P.W. Joseph
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2008 17:08
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 10:03
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5555 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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