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Bould, Mark


Mark Bould
Associate Professor in 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
Publication Date Oct 1, 2017
Journal The Boston Review: Global Dystopias special issue
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 191-206
APA6 Citation Bould, M. (2017). Dulltopia
Keywords dystopia, slow cinema, at sea, dead slow ahead
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