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Author Jervis, John, 1946- author.

Title Sensational subjects : the dramatization of experience in the modern world / John Jervis.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 230 pages).
Series WISH list
WISH list.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed March 12, 2015).
Contents Sensation and sensationalism -- Sensational processes -- The aesthetics of sensation -- The distractions of the modern -- Cinematic sensation : the sublime and the spectacle -- Sensational affect -- The melodrama of the modern.
Summary "Under what conditions does 'sensation' become 'sensational'? By the early nineteenth century murder had become the staple of the sensationalizing popular press, and gruesome descriptions were deployed to make a direct impact on the 'sensations' of the reader. Later, concern with the thrills, spills, and shocks of modern life was being articulated in the language of sensation, and media sensationalism was already being seen both as contributing to this process and as magnifying its impact, just as sensation was, in turn, taken up by literature, art and film. Finally, it seems as though the dramatization of these experiences in an era of media panics over terrorism, paedophilia, etc., has taken an overtly melodramatic form, in which battles of good and evil play out across the landscapes of our lives. Sensational Subjects develops an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to exploring these themes, their impact and their implications for understanding the modern world."-- Provided by Publisher.
Local Note Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Open Access
Language English.
Subject Postmodernism -- Psychological aspects.
Culture -- Psychological aspects.
Mass media and culture -- Psychological aspects.
Spectacular, The -- Psychological aspects.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- General.
PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Deconstruction.
Literary studies: from c 1900.
Philosophy: aesthetics.
Film theory & criticism.
Cultural studies.
Political science & theory.
Culture -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00885079
Experience. (OCoLC)fst00918379
Postmodernism -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01073171
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Jervis, John. Sensational subjects : the dramatization of experience in the modern world. London, [England] ; New York, New York : Bloomsbury Academic, ©2015 xi, 230 pages WISH list. 9781472535597
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1472535642 (ePub)
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