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Dark Affinities, Dark Imaginaries
Dark Affinities, Dark Imaginaries (January 2017)
A Mind's Odyssey
Joseph Natoli - Author

A story of self, braided to a story of American culture.

Uniting personal history with cultural history, Dark Affinities, Dark Imaginaries tells a story of a mind, a time, and a culture. The vehicle or medium of this excursion is an overview and sampling of the author’s work, and what is revealed are cautionary tales of a once-aspiring egalitarian democracy confronted with plutocracy’s gentrif...(Read More)
 
 
This Is a Picture and Not the World
This Is a Picture and Not the World (February 2007)
Movies and a Post-9/11 America
Joseph Natoli - Author

Uses satirical parodies of screenplays and political blogs to reveal the cracks in our post-9/11 American psyche.

In This Is a Picture and Not the World, Joseph Natoli employs the lingua franca of film itself—screenplay dialogue—as well as the more recent form of the political blog to present a hyperreal account of popular film as both a creator and a reflector of our post-9/11 mass psyche. Drawin...(Read More)
 
 
Memory's Orbit
Memory's Orbit (March 2003)
Film and Culture 1999-2000
Joseph Natoli - Author

Memoir meets cultural criticism in this examination of American popular culture at the end of the century.

Mixing memoir and cultural criticism, Memory's Orbit examines the intersections between a wide range of films and current events, finding its theme and orbiting narrative structure in the personal stories we live within and their relationship to the social and cultural order. Joseph Natoli covers such film...(Read More)
 
 
Postmodern Journeys
Postmodern Journeys (November 2000)
Film and Culture 1996-1998
Joseph Natoli - Author

Part memoir, part cultural criticism, this fast-paced ride through the postmodern landscape of American popular culture explores how our responses to headline events and popular films help script the ways in which we imagine ourselves and the world around us.

In Postmodern Journeys, Joseph Natoli continues to chronicle how our responses to headline events and popular film help script the ways in which we imagine ...(Read More)
 
 
Speeding to the Millennium
Speeding to the Millennium (April 1998)
Film and Culture 1993-1995
Joseph Natoli - Author

Intersperses headline events, popular film, postmodern theory, and fictional vignettes in order to capture the elusive cultural imaginary of our twentieth-century fin de siecle.

"Speeding to the Millennium is a quirky, intelligent, and thought-provoking look at postmodern culture in America through the lens of popular movies and media events of the years 1993-1995. It covers a range of 'texts,' from Forres...(Read More)
 
 
Hauntings
Hauntings (December 1994)
Popular Film and American Culture 1990-1992
Joseph Natoli - Author

This book is about the way that popular film brings to a "sayable" level that which haunts us in the media headlines.
"This book is so very topical--in the best of all possible senses. It uses contemporary films to comment upon broader social issues: violence, homophobia, sexual abuse, television, capitalism, class, marriage, ecology, democracy, greed, subcultures, and the list could go on. The fears of America--the hauntings by the Ro...(Read More)
 
 
A Postmodern Reader
A Postmodern Reader (July 1993)
Joseph Natoli - Editor
Linda Hutcheon - Editor

Those who recognize that the concept of postmodernism is with us to stay and who meet the necessary responsibility of bringing it to our students will welcome this book. It is ample in its offerings; and from the point of view of the potential user, the convenience and utility of the collection are prime virtues.

"The mix is refreshing. The selections are both varied and representative; they touch on essential aspects of the topic and exhau...(Read More)
 
 
Mots D'Ordre
Mots D'Ordre (October 1992)
Disorder in Literary Worlds
Joseph Natoli - Author

"Here is a text that energetically breaks out of the predictable positions and quarrels of present-day academe. It is exciting, diverse, has enormous intellectual vitality, and moves easily between science, literature, and philosophy. With Turner, with Serres, and a few others, Natoli outlines a comparatism of the future.

"In my opinion Natoli deals with the most important topic I can think of: the relationship between order and disorder ...(Read More)
 
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