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Grønstad, Asbjørn

Works: 7 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 1,968 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PN1995.9.V5, 791.436552
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Most widely held works by Asbjørn Grønstad
Transfigurations violence, death and masculinity in American cinema by Asbjørn Grønstad ( )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In many senses, viewers have cut their teeth on the violence in American cinema: from Anthony Perkins slashing Janet Leigh in the most infamous of shower scenes; to the 1970s masterpieces of Martin Scorsese, Sam Peckinpah and Francis Ford Coppola; to our present-day undertakings in imagining global annihilations through terrorism, war, and alien grudges. Transfigurations brings our cultural obsession with film violence into a renewed dialogue with contemporary theory. Grønstad argues that the use of violence in Hollywood films should be understood semiotically rather than viewed realistically; Tranfigurations thus alters both our methodology of reading violence in films and the meanings we assign to them, depicting violence not as a self-contained incident, but as a convoluted network of our own cultural ideologies and beliefs
Screening the unwatchable : spaces of negation in post-millennial art cinema by Asbjørn Grønstad ( Book )
19 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 244 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 Asbjørn Grønstad ( Book )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 167 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 increasin
Cover scaping : discovering album aesthetics ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cinema and Agamben : ethics, biopolitics and the moving image by Henrik Gustafsson ( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 80 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
To become the self one is : a critical companion to Drude Krog Janson's A saloonkeeper's daughter ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An interview with W.J.T. Mitchell by Asbjørn Grønstad ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.58 (from 0.00 for An intervi ... to 0.88 for Cover scap ...)
Alternative Names
Grønstad, Asbjørn
Grønstad, Asbjørn Skarsvåg
Grönstad, Asbjörn Skarsvåg 1972-
Skarsvåg Grønstad, Asbjørn
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