GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University English professor Vincent Hausmann has written a new book entitled Cinema, Technologies of Visibility, and the Reanimation of Desire.
The book is being published this month by Palgrave Macmillan.
Cinema, Technologies of Visibility, and the Reanimation of Desire explores the dead/alive figure in such films as “The Ring,” “American Beauty” and “The Elephant Man,” and charts the spectacular reduction of psychic life and assesses calls for shoring up psychic/social spaces that transfer bodily drives to language.
Drawing on expansive histories of cinema, the book demonstrates that conceptions of psychic (re)animation remain interwoven with notions of cinematic motion, and emerge, embedded, in narratives of relations among analog and digital arts/technologies.
Hausmann, who joined the Furman faculty in 1999, teaches cinema studies, literary theory and introduction to literature. He has published on Bernardo Bertolucci, Joseph Conrad, and Paul Bowles, and his articles have appeared in the journals Camera Obscura, Journal of Film and Video, and Conradiana, and in an edited collection, Literary Modernism and Photography.
Hausmann serves as co-editor of Bryn Mawr Review of Comparative Literature, and is moderator of Furman’s Independent Film Society. A graduate of Villanova University, he holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Bryn Mawr.
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