Absolutely Modern Mysteries
In this major contribution to the burgeoning canon of interdisciplinary critical work in surrealism studies, Noheden and Susik have gathered together exciting new essays by leading scholars in the field, offering detailed historical and theoretical analyses of key films and directors which will wholly recalibrate our understanding of post-war developments in surrealism and its cinematic expressions. Patricia Allmer, author of Lee Miller: Photography, Surrealism, and Beyond The marvellous essays in Noheden and Susiks Surrealism and film after 1945 make a compelling case for post-1945 as truly the movements age of cinema and a golden one at that. Sharpening our understanding of surrealist engagements with cinema and cinematic engagements with surrealism while inviting us to go expansively beyond the commonly understood historic and geographic boundaries, the essays in this collection provide a wondrous set of enchanted wanderings through postwar cinema, film culture and aesthetics. I am equally excited by what this collection accomplishes in terms of a richer sense of the place(s) of surrealism in cinemas modern era and its global nature as I am by the new inquiries and itineraries it will surely inspire. James Leo Cahill, author of Zoological Surrealism: The Nonhuman Cinema of Jean Painlev -- .
Kristoffer Noheden is Research Fellow at Stockholm University Abigail Susik is Associate Professor of Art History at Willamette University -- .
Introduction: absolutely modern mysteries Abigail Susik and Kristoffer Noheden 1 Surrealist networks and the films of Maya Deren Krzysztof Fijalkowski 2 Savage art: Michel Zimbacca's LInvention du monde Michael Lwy 3 Joseph Cornells American appropriation of surrealism by means of cinema Tom Gunning 4 Buuel renascitur: return of the prodigious son Paul Hammond 5 From Max Ernsts collage to Jean Desvilles' cut-out animation: transposing Une semaine de bont to film Arnaud Maillet 6 The uncontrollable in art: the Second Situationist International on freedom, Freddie, and film Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen 7 From Paris nexiste pas to Berkeley Square: surrealism, time travel and second sight Gavin Parkinson 8 Open the locksmiths: on the collaboration between surrealism and Positif Michael Richardson 9 Mobile surrealism: Leonora Carringtons cinematic adventures in Mexico Felicity Gee 10 The alchemy of surrealist presence in Alejandro Jodorowskys The Holy Mountain Abigail Susik 11 Surrealist cinema in the Anthropocene: Nelly Kaplan, Jan vankmajer, and the revolt of animals Kristoffer Noheden Index -- .