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Cinematicity in Media History

Jeffrey Geiger and Karin Littau


In a world where change has become the only constant, how does the perpetually new relate to the old? How does cinema, itself once a new medium, interact both with previous or outmoded media and with what we now refer to as New Media? This collection addresses these questions by focusing on the relations of cinema to other media, cultural productions, and diverse forms of entertainment, exploring these sometimes parallel and sometimes more densely intertwined histories. Cinematicity in Media History makes visible the complex ways in which media anticipate, interfere with, and draw on one other ... More

Keywords: Motion pictures, Cinema, Pre-cinema, Media History, New Media, Intermediality, Cinematic perception, Modernity, Digital media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748676118
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Geiger, editor
University of Essex

Karin Littau, editor
University of Essex

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Introduction: Cinematicity and Comparative Media

Jeffrey Geiger, and Karin Littau

Part 1 Cinematicity before Cinema

Part 2 Transitions: Early Cinema and Cinematicity

Part 3 Cinematicity in the ‘Classic’ Cinema Age

Part 4 Digital Cinematicity