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  1. The Global Phenomenon of "Humanizing" Terrorism in Literature and Cinema


    URL/Identifizierer http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1023&context=clcweb
    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Aufsätze aus Zeitschriften / Sammelbänden>>
    UrheberMartin, Elaine
    Veröffentlichungsdatum2007
    Umfang 9 S.
    Schlagworte FWMotiv; Filmsoziologie; Terrorismus
    Beschreibung "In her paper "The Global Phenomenon of 'Humanizing' Terrorism in Literature and Cinema"
    Elaine Martin presents -- following a discussion of two early examples, Schiller's The Robbers and
    Heinrich von Kleist's Michael Kohlhaas (1810) -- an analysis of several contemporary works that model
    different ways of representing terrorism: Heinrich Böll's The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975) and
    its 1976 filmic adaptation by Volker Schlöndorff, Doris Lessing's The Good Terrorist (1985), Santosh
    Sivan's film The Terrorist (1999), and Tom Tykwer's film Heaven (2002). Edward Said provided a
    critique of the battle against terrorism, saying that it is selective ("we" are never terrorists; "they"
    always are) and that it attempts to obliterate history and temporality by isolating the enemy from
    time, from causality, and from prior action ("The Essential Terrorist"). Provocatively, literary texts and
    films about terrorism have repeatedly broken these official taboos by locating terrorist figures and
    terrorist acts within an interlocking grid of time, causality, and history. This is true of models as early
    as Schiller's 1781 The Robbers as well as many twentieth- and twenty-first-century works. This
    extensive temporal span is paralleled by a similarly broad geographical span, in that works on
    terrorism that challenge the official/governmental interpretation of the phenomenon come from
    virtually every continent." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturArticle; Works Cited
    Themen FWFilm>>Theorie, Methodik, Didaktik; Film>>Beziehungen, Ausstrahlungen, Einwirkungen
    RVK FWAP 45000; AP 45700; AP 46700
    DDC FWPhilosophie, Theorie, Ästhetik; Historische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugBehandlung nach Gebieten, Regionen, Orten im Allgemeinen>>
    zeitlicher Bezug21. Jahrhundert, 2000 – 2099>>
    SpracheEnglisch
    Anmerkungen zur Ressourcein: CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 9.1 (2007).