Author Archive for: ‘Ika Willis’

She’s Already Waited Too Long: Affective Transtemporality in Ben Ferris’s Penelope

Abstract This essay investigates some ways in which affect is deployed in historical cinema to produce distinctive experiences of temporality. It argues that the experience of watching historical film is irreducibly and originarily asynchronous, and that affect – including emotion and mood – produces a circuit of attachment between the present time of viewing and the represented past. I contrast …

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