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Hunger as political epistemology

Hunger as political epistemology

Nwonka, Clive James (2016) Hunger as political epistemology. Studies in European Cinema, 13 (2). pp. 134-148. ISSN 1741-1548 (doi:

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This article consider Steve McQueen’s Hunger (2008) as an example of a strand of contemporary cinema in which a specific hybrid film form emerges of a strong polemic register, producing a distinctive rhetorical and epistemological value. I want to propose that the major responses to Hunger have neglected its more complicated aesthetic approaches and the ways in which these can help us understand the processes of political readings. The subversive narrative structure of Hunger will be analysed within a didactic mode of narration to represent argumentative properties. To achieve this, the paper will also explore Hunger’s innovative storytelling structure to navigate the numerous diegetic, ontological and epistemological levels of narration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Film studies; Politics; Cinematic realism; Biopic; Rhetorical realism
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2018 09:43

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