Schenk, Sandra.

An Invitation to explore the Viaducts of our Minds : Ideology Critique in American Literature and Film during the Seventies - Frankfurt : Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2014. - 1 online resource (120 p.)

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Cover; Preface - To carry death in your smile is pornographic violence . . .; Contents; An Invitation to Explore the Viaducts of our Minds: Ideology Critique in American Literature and Film during the Seventies; La Couleur du Temps; Illuminer à la Fois l''Intérieur et l''Extérieur des Hommes; Misuse and Abuse of Authority; An Analysis of Sadistic Authorities; The Last House on the Left (1972); Punishment Park (1970); The Room (1971); A Body Confused with Technology in its Violating and Violent Dimension; An Analysis of Commodified Relationships; A Scanner Darkly (1977) The Short-Timers (1979)Dawn of the Dead (1979); Jetons Bas ce Vieux Plâtrage qui Masque la Façade de l''Art! or Real Innovations Attack the Base; Additional Notes on Authors / Auteurs; Works Cited

Artists explored the dark places of the American experience during the seventies. After providing an overview of the rhetorical device allegory, Barthes''s concept of mythology and Foucault''s concept of power relations, the author establishes a connection between the works of art under discussion. The early seventies are represented by Wes Craven''s The Last House on the Left, Peter Watkins''s Punishment Park, and Hubert Selby, Jr.''s The Room. The late seventies are represented by Philip K. Dick''s A Scanner Darkly, Gustav Hasford''s The Short Timers and George A. Romero''s Dawn of the Dead. The book traces a shift from relations between bodies and authority towards bodies and technology.

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Irish Americans -- Southern States -- History.
Postcolonialism in literature.


Electronic books.

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