Biblical scolarship in the age of bio-power: Albert Schweitzer and the 'degenerate physiology' of the historical Jesus

Blanton, W. (2006) Biblical scolarship in the age of bio-power: Albert Schweitzer and the 'degenerate physiology' of the historical Jesus. Bible and Critical Theory, 2(1), 6.1-6.25. (doi:10.2104/bc060006)

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Abstract

Cinema Theory has for a long time been haunted by the question: is noir a genre of its own kind or a kind of anamorphic distortion affecting different genres? From the very beginning, noir was not limited to hard-boiled detective stories: reverberations of noir motifs are easily discernible in comedies (Arsenic and Old Lace), in westerns (Pursued), in political and social dramas (All the King’s Men, The Lost Weekend), etc. Do we have here a secondary impact of something that originally constitutes a genre of its own (the noir crime universe), or is the crime film only one of the possible fields of application of the noir logic? That is, is noir a predicate that entertains toward the crime universe the same relationship as toward comedy or western, a kind of logical operator introducing the same anamorphic distortion in every genre to which it is applied, so that finding its strongest application in the crime film turns on nothing but historical contingency (Zizek, Tarrying with the Negative: Kant, Hegel, and the Critique of Ideology, 1993, pp. 9-10)?

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Blanton, Dr Ward
Authors: Blanton, W.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Journal Name:Bible and Critical Theory
ISSN:1832-3391

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