New Publication: "New Hollywood's Poetics of Affect" by Hauke Lehmann
News from Nov 16, 2016
The second volume of the Cinepoetics book series has been published: "Affektpoetiken des New Hollywood. Suspense, Paranoia und Melancholie" [New Hollywood's Poetics of Affect: Suspense, Paranoia, and Melancholy.]
Here, Lehmann describes a complex interplay of cinematographic modes of affect, namely suspense, paranoia, and melancholy. All of which entangle viewers in the contradictions of their emotional relations to the world in a certain way. Building on this theoretical foundation, the book drafts a new conception of film history as a history of emotion that has severe effects on the present.
An English translation will be available soon.