Vol 32 (2) 2014

In Search for Nearly Forgotten Words - Jo Smet

Her Voice: On the Cinematic Representability of the Coming into Being of Woman - Silivia Defrance

Between Railway Spine and PTSD - Gregory Bistoen

Ill Fares Society: The Paradoxical Return of Nervousness - Jan Vandenbergen

Gaze and responsibility in Akira Kurosawa's Rashōmon - Filip Geerardyn

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Akira Kurosawa’s movie Rashōmon (1950) is traditionally referred to as a clear illustration of the subjectivity of human perception and memory. However, the notion of the so-called Rashōmon effect reflects only a superficial reading of Kurosawa’s film. It is argued, both from a historical and from a psychoanalytic point of view, that the filmmaker’s interpretation [...]

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People are living longer and are in better health and circumstances but they are not happier. Our culture changes constantly and this involves thinking about illness within the context of a changing society. In this paper we study historical developments spanning a century. Society has evolved from an authoritarian model to a more meritocratic one [...]

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A hundred years ago the world witnessed the start of an armed conflict unlike anything that preceded it. A series of initiatives to commemorate the human suffering involved typically used the framework of psychic trauma to understand what had transpired. Although such a move seems obvious to the contemporary eye, the author argues that it [...]

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In this paper the author reflects on the creative process of her film Her Voice (2012) and describes how its sensory imagery generates an alternative image of woman, beyond the clichés encountered in classical narrative cinema. Finding one’s voice as a woman here refers to the process of identification at stake in the coming into [...]