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Morrey, Douglas

Overview
Works: 16 works in 70 publications in 2 languages and 2,579 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Bibliography  Academic theses  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN1998.3.G63, 791.430233092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Douglas Morrey
Michel Houellebecq : humanity and its aftermath by Douglas Morrey( )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michel Houellebecq is perhaps the single most successful and controversial of all contemporary novelists writing in French. Houellebecq has become a global publishing phenomenon: his books have been translated worldwide, three film adaptations of his work have been produced, and the author has been the subject of million-euro publishing deals and of successive media scandals in France. If Houellebecq is unique in contemporary French writing, it is thanks not only to his extraordinary success, but to the unparalleled scope of his narrative ambition. In the work which most forcefully marked his breakthrough to the mainstream - Les Particules élémentaires - Houellebecq made a significant appeal to the science-fiction genre in order to undergird his critique of contemporary society. For Houellebecq presents humanity - at least modern, western humanity - as in a terminal state of decadence and decline and ripe for replacement by its post-human successor. His novels narrate a metaphysical mutation or paradigm shift through which humanity as we know it ceases to be the over-riding value or focus of our world when it comes into conflict with a competitor in the form of a post-human or neo-human species. It is the aim of this book to appraise the global significance of Houellebecq's novelistic visions while at the same time situating them within the context of French literature, culture and society." -- Publisher
The legacies of Jean-Luc Godard by Douglas Morrey( )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artistic impact of Jean-Luc Godard, whose career in cinema has spanned over fifty years and yielded a hundred or more discrete works in different media cannot be overestimated, not only on French and other world cinemas, but on fields as diverse as television, video art, gallery installation, philosophy, music, literature, and dance. The Legacies of Jean-Luc Godard marks an initial attempt to map the range and diversity of Godard s impact across these different fields. It contains reassessments of key films like Vivre sa vie and Passion as well as considerations of Godard s influence over directors like Christophe Honor . Contributors look at Godard s relation to philosophy and influence over film philosophy through reference to Wittgenstein, Deleuze, and Cavell, and show how Godard s work in cinema interacts with other arts, such as painting, music, and dance. They suggest that Godard s late work makes important contributions to debates in memory and Holocaust Studies. The volume will appeal to a non-specialist audience with its discussions of canonical films and treatment of themes popular within film studies programs such as cinema and ethics. But it will also attract academic specialists on Godard with its chapters on recent works, including Dans le noir du temps (2002) and Voyage(s) en utopie (2006), interventions in long-running academic debates (Godard, the Holocaust, and anti- Semitism), and treatment of rarely discussed areas of Godard s work (choreographed movement)
Jean-Luc Godard by Douglas Morrey( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morrey offers a new interpretation of one of the most innovative directors in the history of cinema, covering the whole of Godard's career from the French New Wave to the more recent triumphs of 'Histoire(s) du cinema' and 'Eloge de l'amour'
Jacques Rivette by Douglas Morrey( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smith and Morrey take a thematic approach, offering detailed discussion of key elements of Rivette's film world, including games, conspiracy and jealousy as well as a study of what Rivette's cinema adds to our understanding of key theoretical concepts in film studies, such as narrative, space and adaptation
The legacy of the new wave in French cinema by Douglas Morrey( )

3 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study of the impact and influence of the New Wave in French cinema, Douglas Murray looks at both the subsequent careers of New Wave filmmakers and the work of later film directors and film movements in France. This book is organized around a series of key moments from the past 50 years of French cinema in order to show how the meaning and legacy of the New Wave have shifted over time and how the priorities, approaches and discourses of filmmakers and film critics have changed over the years. Morrey tackles key concepts such as the auteur, the relationship of form and content, gender and sexuality, intertextuality and rhythm. Filmmakers discussed include Godard, Truffaut, Varda, Chabrol and Rohmer plus Philippe Garrel, Luc Besson, Leos Carax, Bruno Dumont, the Dardenne brothers, Christophe Honore, Francois Ozon and Jacques Audiard
Jean-Luc Godard and the other history of cinema by Douglas Morrey( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Houellebecq by Douglas Morrey( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Houellebecq is perhaps the single most successful and controversial of all contemporary novelists writing in French. Houellebecq has become a global publishing phenomenon: his books have been translated worldwide, three film adaptations of his work have been produced, and the author has been the subject of million-euro publishing deals and of successive media scandals in France. His novels narrate a metaphysical mutation or paradigm shift through which humanity as we know it ceases to be the over-riding value or focus of our world when it comes into conflict with a competitor in the form of a post-human or neo-human species. It is the aim of this book to appraise the global significance of Houellebecq?s novelistic visions while at the same time situating them within the context of French literature, culture and society
The heuristics of narrativity in the works of Jean-Philippe Toussaint by Will Crichton( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genetics and french culture( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'esprit créateur( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sex and politics by Douglas Morrey( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Special issue: The Nouvelle Vague, the first wave( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tracing the legacy of Roberto Rossellini in the Nouvelle Vague by Philip E Hawkes( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sex and the single male : Houellebecq, feminism, and hegemonic masculinity by Douglas Morrey( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stillness and Slowness in the Work of Michel Houellebecq( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Despite his provocative reputation, Michel Houellebecq frequently favours images of stillness, calm and contemplation and his protagonists tend to reject work and agitation whenever possible. Houellebecq presents the rejection of desire as the only solution to the stresses of consumerism. His science-fictional futures are attempts to imagine a social organization free from desire, a position that invites parallels with a Buddhist worldview. Configuration du dernier rivage (2013) also has religious echoes: the repeated sense of a lost spiritual principle or metaphysical presence, even as the thirst for the eternal is dismissed as 'douteuse et path?tique'. This godlessness is further expressed in the barrenness of the spatial metaphors in this work, which often seem like a visualization of the experience of depression. A set of love poems in Configuration suggest that depression in Houellebecq's work might be re-interpreted as romantic grief. But the redemptive value of love in Houellebecq is limited by the failure to recognize its political value, as recently proposed by Alain Badiou
Genetics and French culture( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Jean-Luc Godard
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Jacques Rivette
Alternative Names
Douglas Morrey born:1950 ied:2000

Languages
English (69)

French (1)