The Reenactment in Contemporary Screen Culture: Performance, Mediation, Repetition (Hardcover)

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During the first decades of the 21st century, a critical re-assessment of the reenactment as a form of historical representation has taken place in the disciplines of history, art history and performance studies. Engagement with the reenactment in film and media studies has come almost entirely from the field of documentary studies and has focused almost exclusively on non-fiction, even though reenactments are being employed across fiction and non-fiction film and television genres. Working with an eclectic collection of case studies from Milk, Monster, Boys Don't Cry, and The Battle of Orgreave to CSIand the video of police assaulting Rodney King, this book examines the relationship between the status of theatricality in the reenactment and the ways in which its relationships to reference are performed. Carrigy shows that while the practice of reenactment predates technically reproducible media, and continues to exist in both live and mediated forms, it has been thoroughly transformed through its incorporation within forms of technical media.

About the Author

Megan Carrigy is Associate Director for Academic Programs at NYU Sydney, Australia. Her research interests include contemporary film theory, reenactment, virtual reality, Australian cinema and the cinema of Ritwik Ghatak. Awards include Best Doctoral Thesis Prize (University of New South Wales), the Mari Kuttna Memorial Prize for Film Studies and English Association Prize for Best Long Essay (University of Sydney).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781501359385
ISBN-10: 150135938X
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: July 1st, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English