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The Animation Studies Reader

Dobson, Nichola, Honess Roe, Annabelle, Ratelle, Amy and Ruddell, Caroline, eds. (2018) The Animation Studies Reader Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781501332630

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages
Editors :
NameEmailORCID
Dobson, Nichola
Honess Roe, AnnabelleA.Honessroe@surrey.ac.uk
Ratelle, Amy
Ruddell, Caroline
Date : 18 October 2018
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 10 Sep 2018 12:21
Last Modified : 10 Sep 2018 12:21
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/849243

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