From history to haecceity: spatial reframings of the past in post-heritage cinema

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dc.contributor.author Wortel, Elise en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-02T15:07:54Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-02T15:07:54Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation Wortel, E. (2011) 'From history to haecceity: spatial reframings of the past in post-heritage cinema', Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, 2 (Winter 2011). en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 16 en
dc.identifier.issn 2009-4078 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/689
dc.description.abstract This article investigates the transformation of history into haecceities that allow us to grasp history through a nonlinear, cinematic sensation of pure past. Here, cinema merges classical knowledge of historical facts with the lived reality of the unrecorded past. Experiments with spatial reframings of the past in The Lady and the Duke, The King's Daughters, The White Ribbon and Coco Before Chanel are discussed to create nonlinear sensations of duration that link with Deleuze and Guattari's notions of affect and haecceity, which transform history into cinematic sets of speed, movement, and texture. Furthermore, the article analyses how the traditionally linear narrative of history is transposed into the abstract sensation of time through haecceity as pure past, where time and space come together to put the sensory quality of memory to the fore. Shifting the perspective from the linear account of history to the multilinear effects of affect and haecceity this analysis challenges the cultural hegemony of representation that favours a homogeneous image of thought. Focussing on the material and performative quality of the film image, the article analyses the spatiotemporal relations that create an analytical perception through the senses. en
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dc.publisher Film Studies, University College Cork en
dc.relation.uri http://www.alphavillejournal.com/Issue%202/HTML/ArticleWortel.html en
dc.rights © 2011, the Author(s) en
dc.subject Post-heritage cinema en
dc.subject History en
dc.subject Contemporary en
dc.subject Postmodern en
dc.subject Nonlinear time en
dc.subject Past en
dc.subject Haecceity en
dc.subject Deleuzian film theory en
dc.title From history to haecceity: spatial reframings of the past in post-heritage cinema en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Elise Wortel, Independent Scholar en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media en


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