Transvergence

Transvergence

Transvergence FROM OUT OF THE DEPTHS OF TIME .

Author: Charles Sheffield

Publisher: Baen

ISBN: 0671578375

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Transvergence
Categories: Fiction

Re hybridizing Transnational Domesticity and Femininity

Re hybridizing Transnational Domesticity and Femininity

and working in France, his postulation of a “cinema of transvergence” has solid implications for the fields of French and Francophone women's filmmaking and ...

Author: Stacey Weber-F&ève

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739134535

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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Re-hybridizing Transnational Domesticity and Femininity examines the problems of voicing the personal when considering the role and place of women in the home. Analyzing a collection of first-person cinematic and literary narratives by Assia Djebar, Annie Ernaux, Simone de Beauvoir, Raja Amari, Coline Serreau, Le la Sebbar, and Yamina Benguigui; Weber-F_ve explores the transnational processes of identity formation, gender performance, and construction of culture and society. Through a closer look at contemporary representations of French, Algerian, and Tunisian women on the page and on the screen, this study discusses the ways in which homemaking, nation, and gender are intricately bound to one another and situated in personal history. Working within, as well as beyond, so-called national systems of visual and written representation, these women artists challenge inherited and monolithic performances, definitions, and discourses of femininity. In doing so, they create re-hybridized subjects that begin to recognize and embrace the differences within themselves. The authors and filmmakers in this study-through their female protagonists, the protagonists' homes and homemaking acts, and the investigative lens of the interrogation of the personal-are interested in exploring how the process of uncovering or articulating new and 'other' identities and subjectivities ushers in new and 're-hybridized' ways of seeing, knowing, and being female.
Categories: Social Science

Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas

Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas

Throughout this work, I draw on the concept of 'transvergence' to address the complexities of ecocinema's inherent anthropocentric constitution.

Author: Pietari Kääpä

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623569143

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas uses a range of analytical approaches to interrogate how the traditional socio-political rhetoric of national cinema can be rethought through ecosystemic concerns, by exploring a range of Nordic films as national and transnational, regional and local texts--all with significant global implications. By synergizing transnational theories with ecological approaches, the study considers the planetary implications of nation-based cultural production.
Categories: Performing Arts

Sensuous Cinema

Sensuous Cinema

In 'Beyond the (Trans)National: Towards a Cinema of Transvergence in Postcolonial and Diasporic Francophone Cinema(s)', Higbee proposes his concept of a ...

Author: Kaya Davies Hayon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501336003

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Sensuous Cinema: The Body in Contemporary Maghrebi Film examines a cluster of recent films that feature Maghrebi(-French) people and position corporeality as a site through which subjectivity and self-other relations are constituted and experienced. These films are set in and between the countries of the Maghreb, France and, to a lesser degree, Switzerland, and often adopt a sensual aesthetic that prioritizes embodied knowledge, the interrelation of the senses and the material realities of emotional experience. However, despite the importance of the body in these films, no study to date has taken corporeality as its primary point of concern. This new addition to the Thinking Cinema series interweaves corporeal phenomenology with theological and feminist scholarship on the body from the Maghreb and the Middle East to examine how Maghrebi(-French) people of different genders, ethnicities, sexualities, ages and classes have been represented corporeally in contemporary Maghrebi and French cinemas. Via detailed textual and phenomenological analyses of films such as Red Satin (Amari 2002), Exiles (Gatlif 2004), Couscous (Kechiche 2007) and Salvation Army (Taïa 2014), Kaya Hayon Davies conveys the pivotal role that corporeality plays in articulating identity and the emotions in these films.
Categories: Performing Arts

Cypriot Cinemas

Cypriot Cinemas

Higbee proposes the term “cinema of transvergence” (2007) as a possible discursive alternative to the “transnational.” Higbee observes that the ...

Author: Costas Constandinides

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623560027

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Cyprus, the idyllic “island of Aphrodite,” is better known as a site of conflict and division between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, rather than for its film production. Constandinides and Papadakis work to rectify this dearth of information by discussing the ouevre of filmmakers engaging with the island's traumatic legacies: anti-colonial struggles, post-colonial instability, interethnic conflict, external interventions and war. Starting with the cinema of the 1960s, when the island became a republic, the collection focuses on the recent decades of filmmakers exploring issues of conflict, memory, identity, nationalism, migration and gender, as well as the work of filmmakers who chose to cooperate across the ethnic divide. Cypriot Cinemas utilizes a methodology that engages all necessary perspectives for an illuminating critical discussion: historical, theoretical and comparative (Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot films in relation to regional film cultures/practices). While the volume develops a discussion based on the reading of the political in Cypriot films, it also looks at other film cultures and debates such as (s)exploitation films and transnational cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Screens and Veils

Screens and Veils

French Cinema.50 Inspired by the notion of transvergence described in his field by postmodern architect Marcos Novak, the notion of a cinema of ...

Author: Florence Martin

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253005656

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Examined within their economic, cultural, and political context, the work of women Maghrebi filmmakers forms a cohesive body of work. Florence Martin examines the intersections of nation and gender in seven films, showing how directors turn around the politics of the gaze as they play with the various meanings of the Arabic term hijab (veil, curtain, screen). Martin analyzes these films on their own theoretical terms, developing the notion of "transvergence" to examine how Maghrebi women’s cinema is flexible, playful, and transgressive in its themes, aesthetics, narratives, and modes of address. These are distinctive films that traverse multiple cultures, both borrowing from and resisting the discourses these cultures propose.
Categories: Performing Arts

Experimental Film and Anthropology

Experimental Film and Anthropology

Transvergence is one of the concepts around which Novak structured our workshop. He opposes transvergence to convergence and divergence.

Author: Arnd Schneider

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000189605

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Experimental Film and Anthropology urges a new dialogue between two seemingly separate fields. The book explores the practical and theoretical challenges arising from experimental film for anthropology, and vice versa, through a number of contact zones: trance, emotions and the senses, materiality and time, non-narrative content and montage. Experimental film and cinema are understood in this book as broad, inclusive categories covering many technical formats and historical traditions, to investigate the potential for new common practices. An international range of renowned anthropologists, film scholars and experimental film-makers engage in vibrant discussion and offer important new insights for all students and scholars involved in producing their own films. This is indispensable reading for students and scholars in a range of disciplines including anthropology, visual anthropology, visual culture and film and media studies.
Categories: Social Science

The Cinema of Mika Kaurism ki

The Cinema of Mika Kaurism  ki

Transvergence indicates a situation where the goals and the intended outcome of social movements are far from certain. Such movements may result in ...

Author: Pietari Kääpä

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841504094

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Mika Kaurismaki's films challenge the boundaries of nations, genre formations, art/popular culture and fiction/documentary films. Synthesising concepts from a range of theoretical frameworks, this work situates Kaurismaki's films in an interdisciplinary framework, which suggests ways of understanding the potential of cinematic border-crossings.
Categories: Art

East Asian Cinemas

East Asian Cinemas

6 Transvergence and Francophone Cinema Conference, SFC 2006, <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/crif/sfc/downloads/abstracts06.doc> accessed 13 March 2007.

Author: Leon Hunt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857736369

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Cinemas from East Asia are among the most exciting and influential in the world. They are attracting popular and critical attention on a global scale, with films from the region circulating as art house, cult, blockbuster and 'extreme' cinema, or as Hollywood remakes. This book explores developments in the global popularity of East Asian cinema, from Chinese martial arts, through Japanese horror, to the burgeoning new Korean cinema, with particular emphasis on crossovers, remakes, hybrids and co-productions. It examines changing cinematic traditions in Asia alongside the 'Asianisation' of western cinema. It explores the dialogue not only between 'East' and 'West', but between different cinemas in the Asia Pacific. What do these trends mean for global cinema? How are co-productions and crossover films changing the nature of Hollywood and East Asian cinemas? The book includes in-depth studies of Park Chan-wook, 'Infernal Affairs', 'Seven Samurai', and 'Princess Mononoke'.
Categories: Performing Arts

European Cinema in Motion

European Cinema in Motion

He proposes an alternative category, 'cinema of transvergence', to cover a terrain very similar to that of our migrant and diasporic cinema, ...

Author: D. Berghahn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230295070

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 335

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This collection brings together international experts on the cinema of migration and diaspora in postcolonial and postnational Europe. It offers a comprehensive theoretical and analytical discussion of a highly productive creative sector and documents the spectrum of this area of exploration in European, transnational and World Cinema studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

New Taiwanese Cinema in Focus

New Taiwanese Cinema in Focus

Will Higbee's article, 'Beyond the (Trans) national: Towards a Cinema of Transvergence in Postcolonial and Diasporic Francophone Cinema(s)' (2007), ...

Author: Flannery Wilson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474408141

Category: Performing Arts

Page:

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In the Taiwanese film industry, the dichotomy between 'art-house' and commercially viable films is heavily emphasized. However, since the democratization of the political landscape in Taiwan, Taiwanese cinema has become internationally fluid. As the case studies in this book demonstrate, filmmakers such as Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang, Tsai Ming-liang, and Ang Lee each engage with international audience expectations. New Taiwanese Cinema in Focus therefore presents the Taiwanese New Wave and Second Wave movements with an emphasis on intertextuality, citation and trans-cultural dialogue. Wilson argues that the cinema of Taiwan since the 1980s should be read emblematically; that is, as a representation of the greater paradox that exists in national and transnational cinema studies. She argues that these unlikely relationships create the need for a new way of thinking about 'transnationalism' altogether, making this an essential read for advanced students and scholars in both Film Studies and Asian Studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

China Calling

China Calling

Transvergence. Same bed, different dreams (Chinese proverb) If the Chinese ways of doing things are not converging to Western ways, what are they doing?

Author: A. Mackinnon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230594203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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The authors review Chinese values and characteristics using Western strategic thinking to understand the new perspective. This book will enable the global practitioner, Western or Eastern, to develop this new world-view and to avoid only taking leads from global standardization, especially of regulatory and legal environments.
Categories: Business & Economics

Film in the Middle East and North Africa

Film in the Middle East and North Africa

2004. “Silence and Scream: Moufida Tlatli's Cinematic Suite.” Studies in French Cinema 4 (3): 175–185. ———. 2007. “Transvergence and Cultural Detours: Nadia ...

Author: Josef Gugler

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292723276

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 369

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*A timely window on the world of Middle Eastern cinema, this remarkable overview includes many essays that provide the first scholarly analysis of significant works by key filmmakers in the region.
Categories: Performing Arts

Cinema Studies The Key Concepts

Cinema Studies  The Key Concepts

This is possibly why the concept of 'transvergence' is becoming an increasingly attractive term within postcolonial theory. The term is Novak's (2002) and ...

Author: Susan Hayward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135120856

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 576

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Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is an essential guide for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times. Now fully revised and updated for its fourth edition, the book includes new topical entries such as: CGI Convergence Cult cinema Digital cinema/Post-digital cinema Dogme 95• Movement-image/Time-image Quota quickies 3-D technology
Categories: Performing Arts

Worldmaking as Techn

Worldmaking as Techn

For Novak transvergence is a framework that is used for critical thinking, ... Transvergence is an expansion of the extreme intermedium into domains beyond ...

Author: Mark-David Hosale

Publisher: Riverside Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781988366265

Category: Architecture

Page: 432

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Worldmaking as Techné: Participatory Art, Music, and Architecture outline a practice that challenges the World and how it could be through a kind of future-making, and/or other world-making, by creating alternate realities as artworks that are simultaneously ontological propositions. In simplified terms, the concept of techné is concerned with the art and craft of making. In particular a kind of practice that embodies the enactment of a theoretical approach that helps determine the significance of the work, how it was made, and why. By positioning worldmaking as a kind of techné, we seek to create a discourse of art-making as an enframing of the world that results in the expression of ontological propositions through the creation of art-worlds. The volume focuses on the involvement of the techné of worldmaking in participatory art practice. Such practice can be found in all areas of art, however, under scrutiny for this particular book are interactive, generative, and prosthetic art, architecture, and music practices that depend for their vitality and development on the participation of their observers. The book is organized into three sections: po(i)etic, machinic, and cybernetic, which explore the aesthetics, systems, methods, and ontological underpinnings of a worldmaking based practice. Each section contains historical texts alongside new texts. The texts were carefully chosen to highlight the integration of theory and practice in their approach. While the foundation of this worldmaking is deeply philosophical and rigorous in its approach, there is a need to connect this work to the World of our everyday experience. As we contemplate issues of why we might want to make a world, we are confronted with the responsibilities of making the world as well. Contributors: Sofian Audry, Philip Beesley, Laura Beloff, Peter Blasser, James Coupe, Alberto de Campo, Heinz von Foerster, Felix Guattari, Mark-David Hosale, Kathrine Elizabeth L. Johansson, Sang Lee, Sana Murrani, Dan Overholt, Andrew Pickering, Esben Bala Skouboe, Chris Salter, Nicolas Schöffer, Edward Shanken, Graham Wakefield
Categories: Architecture

The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender

The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender

Therefore, cinema of transvergence proposes a clear understanding of the discontinuity, difference and imbalances of power that exist between various ...

Author: Justine Howe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351256544

Category: Religion

Page: 488

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Given the intense political scrutiny of Islam and Muslims, which often centres on gendered concerns, The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender is an outstanding reference source to key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into seven parts: Foundational texts in historical and contemporary contexts Sex, sexuality, and gender difference Gendered piety and authority Political and religious displacements Negotiating law, ethics, and normativity Vulnerability, care, and violence in Muslim families Representation, commodification, and popular culture These sections examine key debates and problems, including: feminist and queer approaches to the Qur’an, hadith, Islamic law, and ethics, Sufism, devotional practice, pilgrimage, charity, female religious authority, global politics of feminism, material and consumer culture, masculinity, fertility and the family, sexuality, sexual rights, domestic violence, marriage practices, and gendered representations of Muslims in film and media. The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, Islamic studies, and gender studies. The Handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as cultural studies, area studies, sociology, anthropology, and history.
Categories: Religion

Cinema Studies

Cinema Studies

This is possibly why the concept of 'transvergence' is becoming an increasingly attractive term within postcolonial theory. The term is Novak's (2002) and ...

Author: Susan Hayward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317214793

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 616

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Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is essential reading for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times. Now fully revised and updated for its fifth edition, the book includes entries on topics such as: Acting Audience CGI Convergence Cult cinema Digitisation and globalization Distribution Experimental film Transnational cinema World cinemas
Categories: Performing Arts

Revisionary Narratives

Revisionary Narratives

... the book relies on the concept of 'transvergence' as applied by Will Higbee to describe postcolonial and diasporic Francophone cinema.6 Building on ...

Author: Naïma Hachad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781789624380

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Revisionary Narratives examines the historical and formal evolutions of Moroccan women's auto/biography in the last four decades, particularly its conflation with testimony and its expansion beyond literary texts. It analyzes auto/biographical and testimonial acts in Arabic, colloquial Moroccan Darija, French, and English in the fields of prison narratives, visual arts, theater performance, and digital media, situating them within specific sociopolitical and cultural contexts of production and consumption. Part One begins by tracing the rise of a feminist consciousness in prison narratives produced and/or published in the late 1970s through the 2000s. Part Two moves to analyzing the ubiquity of auto/biography and testimony in the arts as well as contemporary sociopolitical activism. The focus throughout the various case studies is women's engagement with patriarchal and (neo)imperial norms and practices as they relate to their experiences of political violence, activism, migration, and displacement. To understand why and how women collapse the boundaries between autobiography, biography, testimony, and sociopolitical commentary, the book employs a broad, transdisciplinary, montage approach that combines theories on gender and autobiography and takes into account postcolonial, postmodern, transnational, transglobal and translocal perspectives. Doing so, the book marks auto/biography and testimony as a specific field of inquiry within the study of women's postcolonial cultural productions in the Moroccan and, more broadly, the Maghrebi and the Middle-Eastern contexts.
Categories: Social Science

The National and Beyond

The National and Beyond

In Novak's view , transvergence as a method of understanding art and culture differs from convergence and divergence , which indicate epistemologies of ...

Author: Pietari Kääpä

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039119664

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 289

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The films of Aki and Mika Kaurismäki are part of a globalising Finnish cinema, challenging conventional parameters at every turn. This work examines the films that the Kaurismäkis produced, individually and in collaboration, between 1981 and 1995 - films which mobilise various methods to reflect, criticise, counteract and contribute to the globalisation of Finnish society in the era of late capitalist development. This work provides an in-depth analysis of these films, exploring the aesthetic and narrative content of the films as well as their production and reception in Finland. The theoretical scope of the work situates the films not only in the field of transnational cinema, but also that of 'post-national' cinema. Exploring the Kaurismäkis' films in a post-national framework points to new, emergent understandings of both the fragility and the persistence of national culture and identity in a globalising world.
Categories: Performing Arts

Independent Filmmaking across Borders in Contemporary Asia

Independent Filmmaking across Borders in Contemporary Asia

... of transvergence'echoes the conceptualization of minor transnationalism. ... Higbee intersects Marcos Novak's discussion on 'transvergence' with Félix ...

Author: Ran Ma

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048537921

Category: Art

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This book examines an array of auteur-driven fiction and documentary independent film projects that have emerged since the turn of the millennium from East and Southeast Asia, a strand of transnational filmmaking that converges with Asia's vibrant yet unevenly developed independent film movements amidst global neoliberalism. These projects bear witness to and are shaped by the ongoing, historical processes of inter-Asia interaction characterized by geopolitical realignment, migration, and population displacement. This study threads together case studies of internationally acclaimed filmmakers, artists, and collectives such as Zhang Lu, Kuzoku, Li Ying, Takamine Go, Yamashiro Chikako, and Midi Z, all of whose transborder journeys and cinematic imaginations disrupt static identity affiliations built upon national, ethnic, or cultural differences. This transborder filmmaking can be viewed as both an aesthetic practice and political act, reframing how people, places, and their inter-connections can be perceived-opening up possibilities to reimagine Asia and its connections to globalization.
Categories: Art