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Performing Ethics Through Film Style: Levinas with the Dardenne Brothers, Barbet Schroeder and Paul Schrader

Edward Lamberti

Abstract

Emmanuel Levinas’s ethical philosophy has had a significant influence on film theory in recent years. This book proposes a relationship between Levinasian ethics and film style. It argues that films can convey Levinasian ethics not just through their subject matter but also through their use of style. The book brings this relationship between ethics and style into a productive dialogue with theories of performativity, such as J. L. Austin’s speech-act theory, Jacques Derrida’s notion of originary performativity and Judith Butler’s reconfiguration of performativity within the socio-political sp ... More

Keywords: Emmanuel Levinas, Ethics, Film, Film style, Performativity, Speech-act theory, Dardenne brothers, Barbet Schroeder, Paul Schrader

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474444002
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444002.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward Lamberti, author
King's College London