Visual Culture Studies presents 13 engaging and detailed interviews with some of the most influential intellectuals working today on the objects, subjects, media, and environments of visual culture. Exploring historical and theoretical questions of vision, the visual, and visuality, this collection reveals the provocative insights of these thinkers, as they have contributed in exhilarating ways to disturbing the parameters of more traditional areas of study across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. In so doing they have key roles in establishing visual culture studies as a significant field of inquiry. Each interview draws out the interests and commitments of the interviewee to critically interrogate the past, present, and future possibilities of visual culture studies and visual culture itself.

Phenomenology, Mass Media, and Being-in-the-World

Phenomenology, Mass Media, and Being-in-the-World

Phenomenology, mass media, and being-in-the-world


Vivian Sobchack is Professor Emeritus of Critical Studies in the Department of Film and Television at University of California, Los Angeles. She was the first woman elected President of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and is on the Board of Directors of the American Film Institute. Her books include Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film (1980 [1997]), The Address of the Eye: A Phenomenology of Film Experience (1992), and Carnal Thoughts: Embodiment and Moving Image Culture (2004). She has also edited two anthologies, Meta-Morphing: Visual Transformation and the Culture of Quick-Change (1999), and The Persistence of History: Cinema, Television, and the Modern Event (1996), and her essays have appeared in journals such as ...

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