The Animation Studies Reader

The collection provides readers with seminal texts that ground animation studies within the contexts of theory and aesthetics, form and genre, and issues of representation.

The Animation Studies Reader

The Animation Studies Reader

The Animation Studies Reader brings together both key writings within animation studies and new material in emerging areas of the field. The collection provides readers with seminal texts that ground animation studies within the contexts of theory and aesthetics, form and genre, and issues of representation. The first section collates key readings on animation theory, on how we might conceptualise animation, and on some of the fundamental qualities of animation. New material is also introduced in this section specifically addressing questions raised by the nature, style and materiality of animation. The second section outlines some of the main forms that animation takes, which includes discussions of genre. Although this section cannot be exhaustive, the material chosen is particularly useful as it provides samples of analysis that can illuminate some of the issues the first section of the book raises. The third section focuses on issues of representation and how the medium of animation might have an impact on how bodies, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity are represented. These representations can only be read through an understanding of the questions that the first two sections of the book raise; we can only decode these representations if we take into account form and genre, and theoretical conceptualisations such as visual pleasure, spectacle, the uncanny, realism etc.

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The Animation Studies Reader
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Nichola Dobson, Annabelle Honess Roe, Amy Ratelle, Caroline Ruddell
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-18 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

The Animation Studies Reader brings together both key writings within animation studies and new material in emerging areas of the field. The collection provides readers with seminal texts that ground animation studies within the contexts of theory and aesthetics, form and genre, and issues of representation. The first section collates
The Animation Studies Reader
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: Nichola Dobson, Annabelle Honess Roe, Amy Ratelle, Caroline Ruddell
Categories: Animated films
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher:

"The Animation Studies Reader brings together both key writings within animation studies and new material in emerging areas of the field. The collection provides readers with seminal texts that ground animation studies within the contexts of theory and aesthetics, form and genre, and issues of representation. The first section collates
A Reader In Animation Studies
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Jayne Pilling
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-05-22 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

Cartoons—both from the classic Hollywood era and from more contemporary feature films and television series—offer a rich field for detailed investigation and analysis. Contributors draw on theories and methodology from film, television, and media studies, art history and criticism, and feminism and gender studies.
Aardman Animations
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Annabelle Honess Roe
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-15 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

The Bristol-based animation company Aardman is best known for its most famous creations Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. But despite the quintessentially British aesthetic and tone of its movies, this very British studio continues to enjoy international box office success with movies such as Shaun the Sheep Movie,
Vocal Projections
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Maria Pramaggiore, Annabelle Honess Roe
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-18 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Vocal Projections: Voices in Documentary examines a previously neglected topic in the field of documentary studies: the political, aesthetic, and affective functions that voices assume. On topics ranging from the celebrity voice over to ventriloquism, from rockumentary screams to feminist vocal politics, these essays demonstrate myriad ways in which voices

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