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Rethinking the Familiar in Steven Soderbergh‘s The Limey
Lee Carruthers

This article complicates the notion that Steven Soderbergh‘s films are simply a refashioning of familiar materials, as evidenced by his ongoing appropriation of classical Hollywood and the European art cinema. Through a close analysis of The Limey (1999), this essay argues that Soderbergh‘s film interrogates the idea of familiarity, as such, beginning with the perceptual experience that it generates for viewers. With reference to Victor Shklovsky‘s notion of defamiliarization as well as Martin Heidegger‘s formulation of temporality in Being and Time, this discussion proposes that Soderbergh‘s reiteration of the filmic past can be seen as a meaningful event for film-critical practice that sheds new light upon issues of filmic temporality and film history.

Film Studies
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Digital photography and cartography in Wolfgang Weileder’s Atlas
Rachel Wells

5 ‘Space-crossed time’: digital photography and cartography in Wolfgang Weileder’s Atlas1 Rachel Wells The places we have known do not belong only to the world of space on which we map them for our own convenience. They were only a thin slice, held between the contiguous impressions that composed our life at that time; the memory of a particular image is but regret for a particular moment; and houses, roads, avenues are as ­fugitive, alas, as the years. (Proust, 2002: 513) The creation of an ‘Atlas’ is an ambitious project. The word suggests accuracy in detail

in Time for mapping
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Peter Marks

, Gilliam set out to write a film with general appeal. Over a weekend he came up with the basic concepts and characters of Time Bandits , a treatment he pitched theatrically to Denis O’Brien. O’Brien was won over by the performance, but initially was unable to raise finance for the project from outside sources. Hand-Made decided to finance the film itself, a move that involved O’Brien and George Harrison

in Terry Gilliam
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Michelangelo and Shakespeare
Jeremy Tambling

older narratives and Neoplatonising them. Michelangelo’s poems number, in complete and fragmentary forms, some 302, and contain several groups addressed to Cavalieri: according to the edition by Enzo Noè Girardi (1960), they are Nos 56–62, 72–84, 88–98, 101–108 and 259–260. At the same time, between 1534 and 1547, when she died, aged fifty-seven, Michelangelo wrote poems to

in On anachronism
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Geraldine Lawless

3 •• How to tell time Geraldine Lawless Numerous nineteenth-century Spanish works of literature attest to their authors’ concern with how to depict and address temporality, with how to tell time. These concerns were about the relationship between past, present and future and hinged on experiences of continuity and rupture, similarity and difference, circularity and linearity. This chapter reviews some key temporal dilemmas faced by a range of nineteenth-century Spanish writers and explores how they employed a series of narrative and rhetorical techniques to

in Spain in the nineteenth century
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Peter Barry

11.  Time and place This chapter considers how time and place are represented in poetry. The gist of the argument is that time and place as repre­sented in poems can never be precisely aligned with time and place elsewhere in our experience. Poems often focus on a moment in the past at which a particular thought is represented as taking place, and they seek to recreate that moment within the moment of writing the poem. When a reader reads the poem, the thought is recreated again, within the reader’s mind. So time in poetry is always triple layered, comprising

in Reading poetry
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Queering the Nativity in the Towneley Second Shepherds’ Play
Daisy Black

This voice, wanting and unfulfilled in the now as it is conventionally construed, this voice whose desire requires, even demands, another kind of time beyond such linearity, empty and homogenous, is a queer voice. 1 MAK:   And ilke yere that commys to man She bryngys furth a lakan, And some yeres two. 2 Carolyn Dinshaw’s ground-breaking work How Soon is Now? provides an insight into how it might feel to be an anachronism in the Middle Ages. Identifying ‘forms of desirous, embodied being that are out of sync with the ordinary linear

in Play time
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Sarah Daynes

13 Time and memory And now, as I gradually found myself being pulled into the huge, slowly rotating crowd of dancers by the cotton tree, I recalled Mr Mann’s story of Columbus and Sir Francis Drake and the two Elizabeths who were actually one, the Africans who were both slave and warrior, and I realized that I had misunderstood him completely: I had thought he was making history up. It hadn’t occurred to me that he had been telling the truth. (Banks 1980: 126) In reggae music, one is able to observe memory at work. The words of the music transmit a memory of

in Time and memory in reggae music
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Corpse-work in the prehistory of political boundaries
Richard Kernaghan

10 Time as weather: corpse-work in the prehistory of political boundaries Richard Kernaghan Insurgent law, an afterlife ‘These things are the mirror’, said the Shining Path leader, who in Wilson’s accounts always stayed unnamed. ‘They are the mirror so the people and masses will know not to commit such errors.’ That, Wilson told me, was the answer one guerrillero gave to his question of why the Party left dead bodies in public places to rot … always with a sign tossed nearby announcing the crime of which the victim had in life been accused. The mistakes the

in Governing the dead
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Kimberly Hutchings

3200TimeandWorldPolitics.qxd:2935 The Biopolitics 18/7/08 07:57 Page 106 5 Time for democracy Introduction N the previous chapter I argued that ‘scientific’ attempts to diagnose the post1989 times of world politics, in spite of their explicit rejection of historicism, nevertheless depended on kairotic meta-narratives of political temporality. The familiar ghost of philosophical history, in which the scholar’s task is both to identify the ‘real’ mechanisms underlying historical development and to intervene, or enable intervention, positively in relation to

in Time and world politics