Walter Moser, Ph.D. (1968) is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Ottawa. He is a renowned scholar who has published widely, including the edited anthology Résurgences baroques. Trajectoires d'un processus transculturel, 2001.
Angela Ndalianis, Ph.D (1998) is Professor of Screen Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on entertainment histories. Her publications include Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment (2004), The Horror Sensorium (2012), and The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero (2008).
Peter Krieger, Ph.D (1995) is Professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His recent book is Transformaciones del paisaje urbano en México. Representación y registro visual, 2012.
Neo-baroque scholars in diverse fields will be attracted to this book, including Cultural Theory, Film and Screen Studies, Art History, Latin American Studies, Literature, Architecture.
Table of contents
Book Introduction—Walter Moser
Part One: Neo-Baroques
Part One Introduction—Walter Moser
1. Meditations on the Baroque—Bolívar Echeverría
2. Reconsidering Metatheatricality: Towards a Baroque Understanding of Postdramatic Theatre—Karel Vanhaesebrouck
3. Fabricating Film: The Neo-Baroque Folds of Claire Denis—Saige Walton
4. Baroque Affinities : Wölfflin, Visconti, the Baroque and the Films of Glauber Rocha—Rita Eder
5. Artist’s Essay: The Neo-Baroque and Complexity—Richard Reddaway
Part Two: Religion
Part Two Introduction—Angela Ndalianis
6. Afro-Caribbean Belief Systems and the Neo-Baroque Novel: The Duel of Faiths in Alejo Carpentier’s El reino de este mundo and Ludic Voodoo in Alfonso Quijada Urías’s Lujuria tropical —Hugh Hazelton
7. Temporal and Local Transfers: The Neo-Baroque Between Politics, Religion and Entertainment —Jens Baumgarten
8. The Religious Shines Through: Religious Remnants and Resurgences in 90s Cinema —Walter Moser
9. Artist’s Essay: Towers, Shipwrecks, and Neo-Baroque Allegories—Patrick Mahon
Part Three: Cities
Part Three Introduction—Peter Krieger
10. Symbolic Dimensions and Cultural Functions of the Neo-Baroque Balustrade in Contemporary Mexico City: An Alternative Learning from Las Vegas—Peter Krieger
11. Mexico City’s Dissonant Modernity and the Marketplace Baroque: Salvador Novo’s Nueva grandeza mexicana and Bernardo de Balbuena’s La grandeza mexicana—Monika Kaup
12. Baroque Theatricality and Scripted Spaces: From Movie Palace to Las Vegas Casinos—Angela Ndalianis
13. Artist’s Essay: Post-Digital Neo-Baroque: Reinterpreting Baroque Reality in Contemporary Architectural Design—Marjan Colletti