Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search


Bould, Mark


Mark Bould
Professor of Film and Literature


This essay questions Fredric Jameson's and Slavoj Zizek's recent claims that contemporary dystopias are just plain boring. It argues that if they are right, then we must dive deeper into boredom to locate dystopian critique of catastrophic neoliberal hegemony, and takes as its example two pieces of 'slow cinema' - the films AT SEA and DEAD SLOW AHEAD.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 19, 2017
Publication Date Oct 1, 2017
Journal The Boston Review: Global Dystopias special issue
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 191-206
Keywords dystopia, slow cinema, at sea, dead slow ahead
Public URL
Publisher URL