In Jacques Ranci re and the Politics of Art Cinema, James Harvey contends that Ranci re's writing allows us to broach art and politics on the very same terms: each involves the visible and the invisible, the heard and unheard, and the distribution of bodies in a perceivable social order. Between making, performing, viewing and sharing films, a space is constructed for tracing and realigning the margins of society, allowing us to consider the potential of cinema to create new political subjects. Drawing on case studies of films including Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Climates and John Akomfrah's The Nine Muses, this books asks to what extent is politics shaping art cinema? And, in turn, could art cinema possibly affect the political structure of the world as we know it?
About the Author
James Harvey is an independent scholar. His research interests revolve around contemporary global politics, continental philosophy, film and visual culture. He is also the editor of Nationalism in Contemporary Western European Cinema (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).