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Animated 'Worlds'

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Animated 'Worlds'

Edited by: Suzanne Buchan

Publication date: December 2006
Total pages: 256
ISBN: 0 86196 661 9
Price: £ 20.00


Description

Animated ‘Worlds’ is an edited compilation of the papers presented at the Animated ‘Worlds’ conference held in 2003 at Farnham Castle, UK. What do we mean by the term ‘animation’ when we are discussing film? Is it a technique? – A style? – A way of seeing or experiencing ‘a world’ that has little relation to our own lived experience of ‘the world’? The Animated ‘Worlds’ anthology presents a selection of topics from the 2003 Animated ‘Worlds’ conference held in England. Essays range from close film analyses to phenomenological and cognitive approaches, spectatorship, performance, literary theory and digital aesthetics that reveal the astonishing variety of ‘worlds’ animation confronts us with.

The authors are: Suzanne Buchan (Editor), Heather Crow, Miriam Harris, Rachel Kearney, Thomas Lamarre, Vivian Sobchack, David Surman, Paul Ward, Karin Wehn, Richard Weihe, Paul Wells and Suzanne Williams-Rautiola.

Biography

Suzanne Buchan is Reader in Animation Studies and Director of the Animation Research Centre at the University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham Campus, England. She curates programmes for festivals and has taught at universities and art colleges around the world. Her research explores interdisciplinary approaches to animation film, theory and aesthetics. Publications include Trickraum: Spacetricks (2005) that accompanied the eponymous museum exhibition at the Zurich Museum of Design and she is founding Editor of animation: an interdisciplinary journal.



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