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Seeing the Spell: Baroque, Decadence, and a Cinema of Digital-Animated Liberation
This dissertation draws on the artistic traditions of seventeenth-century Baroque and nineteenth-century Decadence in seeking to formulate an analytical vocabulary for the aesthetics of digitally-animated spectacle in ...
Contemporary Ruins: Politics and Aesthetics Beyond the Melancholy Imagination
This thesis attempts to elucidate the specificities of contemporary ruins using critical theory and cultural studies applied to various sites of analysis ranging from art and film to abandoned factories and disaster zones. ...