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Latest Paperback Versions in the Cinepoetics - English Edition

Naomi Rolef - Framing the Sex Scene

Naomi Rolef - Framing the Sex Scene

Matthias Grotkopp - Cinematic Poetics of Guilt

Matthias Grotkopp - Cinematic Poetics of Guilt

News from May 11, 2023

We would like to highlight two volumes in our series Cinepoetics - English edition that are now available as paperback – for under 20 Euros each.

Naomi Rolef's study Framing the Sex Scene: A New Take on Israeli Film History reconstructs the national film history of the 1960s and 1970s through a close reading of the first sex scenes in mainstream Israeli cinema, looking at the cultural and social contexts in which these films were made. In doing so, she illustrates how notions of collective identity, self-determination, and questions of private and public space are negotiated in cinematic representations of sex. Published in 2021, the study is available as paperback as of this week.

Also available is Matthias Grotkopp’s Cinematic Poetics of Guilt: Audiovisual Accusation as a Mode of Commonality, in English language by Daniel Hendrickson. Using the affect of irreversibility, this work shows how the (collective) feeling of guilt can be described as an aesthetic modulation of moral feelings. Grotkopp recognizes these modulations neither as an individualistic psychological emotion nor an external social mechanism of control but as a paradigmatic case for understanding politics and history as based upon embodied affectivity and shared relations to the world.

Our book series Cinepoetics - English edition comprises eleven volumes to date, which are also available as hardcover or digitally.

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