Search results

You are looking at 1 - 3 of 3 items for :

  • citizenship x
  • Manchester Film Studies x
Clear All
Clare Woodford

-ended and never completed task. 59 In this vein, although Dienstag is concerned that perfectionism stretches friendship beyond the possible, this does not mean that using friendship as an analogy for citizenship is a bad idea, for although it may be something we can never fully live up to, it does express the depth of the relationship that Cavellian perfectionism asks of democratic

in Cinema, democracy and perfectionism
Letter to M. Cavell about cinema (a remake)
Joshua Foa Dienstag

composer and patron of the theater. He had recently reconverted to Calvinism, however, and reclaimed his Genevan citizenship. Determined to oppose Voltaire’s suggestion that theater represented cultural and political progress, he wrote a public letter to his editor and friend. It was published in 1758 as Lettre à M. d’Alembert sur les spectacles ( Letter to M

in Cinema, democracy and perfectionism
Open Access (free)
Joshua Foa Dienstag

spectators. I do not expect you would agree with that at all, but I think a stronger defense against such a position is constructed when we acknowledge a general danger of passivity in the cinematic situation, rather than celebrating cinematic edification and implausibly claiming it as a source of activism. So many of the laws governing our practices of citizenship (in areas like voting

in Cinema, democracy and perfectionism