WorldCat Identities

Grønstad, Asbjørn

Works: 7 works in 67 publications in 2 languages and 2,463 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN1995.9.V5, 791.4301
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Asbjørn Grønstad
Transfigurations : violence, death and masculinity in American cinema by Asbjrn Grnstad( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Transfigurations: Violence, Death and Masculinity in American Cinema suggests a fundamental rethinking of the notion of violence in Hollywood cinema, and discloses the methodological and theoretical inadequacies of a series of common approaches to screen violence. More specifically, the book challenges the traditional understanding of the concept of memesis with regard to film fiction in general and film violence in particular. Transfigurations deconstructs the idea that the film image is a transparent entity, and proposes instead that filmicity is always opaque. In turn, this argument leads to the conclusion that all film fiction is amimetic, and that it entails processes of transfiguration rather representation, aesthetic theorization rather than mimetic reflection. By considering film violence not as a mirror but as a trope, this book shows how the violence in films may be interpreted as a discourse on death and masculinity."--Jacket
Screening the unwatchable : spaces of negation in post-millennial art cinema by Asbjrn Grnstad( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screening the Unwatchable traces the rise of extreme art cinema across a range of films from Lars von Trier's The Idiots to Michael Haneke's Cacȟ. Reviving the debate about the role of negation and aesthetics, the book argues that the recent turn in contemporary art cinema toward transgressive subjects provides a unique opportunity to reframe the concept of spectatorship in ethical terms. A key insight offered is that the gravitation toward previously taboo topics betrays an attempt to portray issues involving the body, sexuality and gender in a more truthful manner. At the same time, these films also seem to push the limits of representation to an unprecedented level, provoking feelings of discomfort and disorientation in the spectator. Asbj̜rn Gr̜nstad€ explains why such disturbing experiences may still convey values essential to our shared visual culture
Ethics and images of pain by Asbjrn Grnstad( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few phenomena are as formative of our experience of the visual world as displays of suffering. But what does it mean to have an ethical experience of disturbing or traumatizing images? What kind of ethical proposition does an image of pain mobilize? How may the spectator learn from and make use of the painful image as a source of ethical reflection? Engaging with a wide range of visual media--from painting, theatre, and sculpture, to photography, film, and video--this interdisciplinary collection of essays by leading and emerging scholars of visual culture offers a reappraisal of the increasingly complex relationship between images of pain and the ethics of viewing. Ethics and Images of Pain reconsiders the persistent and ever pertinent nexus of aesthetics and ethics, the role of painful images as generators of unpredictable forms of affect, the moral transformation of spectatorship, the ambivalence of the witness and the representation of afflication as a fundamental form of our shared scopic experience. The instructive and illuminating essays in the collection introduce a phenomenological context in which to make sense of our current ecology of excruciating images, one that accentuates notions of responsibility, empathy, and imagination. Contributors trace the images of pain across a miscellany of case studies, and amongst the topics addressed are: the work of artists as disparate as Doris Salcedo, Anselm Kiefer and Bendik Riis; photographs from Abu Ghraib and Rwanda; Hollywood war films and animated documentaries; performances of self-immolations and incidents of police brutality captured on mobile phones
Cinema and Agamben : ethics, biopolitics and the moving image by Henrik Gustafsson( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinema and Agamben brings together a group of established scholars of film and visual culture to explore the nexus between the moving image and the influential work of Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. Including two original texts by Agamben himself, published here for the first time in English translation, these essays facilitate a unique multidisciplinary conversation that fundamentally rethinks the theory and praxis of cinema. In their resourceful analyses of the work of artists such as David Claerbout, Jean-Luc Godard, Philippe Grandrieux, Michael Haneke, Jean Rouch, and others, the aut
Cover scaping : discovering album aesthetics( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To become the self one is : a critical companion to Drude Krog Janson's A saloonkeeper's daughter( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with W.J.T. Mitchell by Asbjrn Grnstad( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Transfigurations : violence, death and masculinity in American cinema
Alternative Names
Grnstad, Asbjrn

Grnstad, Asbjrn Skarsvg

Grnstad, Asbjrn Skarsvg 1972-

Skarsvg Grnstad, Asbjrn

English (64)

German (1)

Cover scaping : discovering album aesthetics