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Title Noir affect / Christopher Breu and Elizabeth A. Hatmaker, editors
Edition First edition
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2020
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Contents Cover -- NOIR AFFECT -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- Preface -- Introduction: Dark Passages -- 1. Toward Alphaville: Noir, Midcentury Communication, and the Management of Affect -- 2. Public Violence as Private Pathology: Noir Affect in The End of a Primitive -- 3. Cold Kink: Race and Sex in the African American Underworld -- 4. Noir Pedagogy: The Problem of Student Masochism in the Classroom Economy -- 5. The Shadows of the Twilight World: Beebo Brinker and the Circulation of Affect -- 6. Peripheral Noir, Mediation, and Capitalism: Noir Form, Noir Mediascape, Sociological Noir
7. Cyborg Affect and the Power of the Posthuman in the Ghost in the Shell Franchise -- 8. Playing with Negativity: Max Payne, Neoliberal Collapse, and the Noir Video Game -- 9. Chick Noir: Surveilling Femininity and the Affects of Loss in Gone Girl -- 10. Surplus Feelings: Neoliberal Noir and the Affective Economy of Debt -- 11. Capitalism as Affective Atmosphere: The Noir Worlds of Massimo Carlotto -- Afterword: Melodrama, Noir's Kid Sister, or Crying in Trump's America -- List of Contributors -- Index
Summary Noir Affect defines noir in relationship to negative affect. It traces noir's negativity as it manifests in different national contexts and a range of different media. The forms of affect associated with noir are resolutely negative: loss, sadness, rage, shame, guilt, regret, anxiety, humiliation, resentment, resistance, and refusal
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 02, 2020)
Subject Arts, Noir -- Criticism and interpretation
Film noir -- History and criticism
Noir fiction -- History and criticism
Arts, Noir
Film noir
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory.
Noir fiction
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Breu, Christopher, editor
Hatmaker, Elizabeth, editor
ISBN 0823287785