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Article: Hail the Spectator: Embodiment, Injustice, and Film

TitleHail the Spectator: Embodiment, Injustice, and Film
Authors
Issue Date2020
Citation
Polemos: Journal of Law, Literature and Culture, , accepted for publication; forthcoming How to Cite?
AbstractHow does film move us into caring about injustice, and what role do the qualities specific to the medium play in the process? In this article, I provide an answer to these questions by building on ideas about embodied spectatorship from film studies. I argue that the haptic nature of certain cinematic images can trigger a sensuous, corporeal response to unjust acts and processes in their viewers, and thereby cultivate in them a commitment to justice. I will anchor my argument through a close reading of Wong Jing’s Hail the Judge, a Hong Kong comedy about a woman who is framed for the murder of her family.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/294077

 

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dc.contributor.authorWan, MMH-
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-23T08:26:00Z-
dc.date.available2020-11-23T08:26:00Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationPolemos: Journal of Law, Literature and Culture, , accepted for publication; forthcoming-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/294077-
dc.description.abstractHow does film move us into caring about injustice, and what role do the qualities specific to the medium play in the process? In this article, I provide an answer to these questions by building on ideas about embodied spectatorship from film studies. I argue that the haptic nature of certain cinematic images can trigger a sensuous, corporeal response to unjust acts and processes in their viewers, and thereby cultivate in them a commitment to justice. I will anchor my argument through a close reading of Wong Jing’s Hail the Judge, a Hong Kong comedy about a woman who is framed for the murder of her family.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofPolemos: Journal of Law, Literature and Culture-
dc.titleHail the Spectator: Embodiment, Injustice, and Film-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailWan, MMH: mwan@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityWan, MMH=rp01272-
dc.identifier.hkuros319641-
dc.identifier.volumeaccepted for publication; forthcoming-

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