Drawing on the author's own experiences growing up and working at the more radical edges of the arts, this book is a timely defence of pretentiousness as a necessity for innovation and diversity in our culture.


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Language: en
Pages: 155
Authors: Dan Fox
Categories: Authenticity (Philosophy).
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

In this essay, the author argues that pretentiousness is an essential mechanism of the arts. He discusses the uses and abuses of the term and traces its connections to theatre, politics and class. He draws on his own experiences growing up and working at the more radical edges of the
Get Close
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Rustin Thompson
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-02 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

A refreshing new practical approach to documentary filmmaking, Get Close: Lean Team Documentary Filmmaking equips new and veteran filmmakers with the knowhow to make artistically rewarding documentaries for less money, less hassle, and less time. Author and veteran filmmaker Rustin Thompson shows that by stripping away, sidestepping, or reassessing the
The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Joseph Tabbi
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-30 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2018 The digital age has had a profound impact on literary culture, with new technologies opening up opportunities for new forms of literary art from hyperfiction to multi-media poetry and narrative-driven games. Bringing together leading scholars and artists from across the world, The Bloomsbury Handbook
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: John Semley
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-23 - Publisher: Penguin

A timely manifesto urging us to think critically, form opinions, and then argue them with gusto. Hater begins from a simple premise: that it's good to hate things. Not people or groups or benign belief systems, but things. More to the point, it's good to hate the things everyone seems
I'm Not Like Everybody Else
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Jeffrey T. Nealon
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-08 - Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Despite the presence of the Flaming Lips in a commercial for a copier and Iggy Pop’s music in luxury cruise advertisements, Jeffrey T. Nealon argues that popular music has not exactly been co-opted in the American capitalist present. Contemporary neoliberal capitalism has, in fact, found a central organizing use for