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Table of Contents for
DADA, Surrealism, and the Cinematic Effect by R. Bruce Elder

Preface

1 The Fate of Reason in Modernity

The Modern Paradigm: Privileging Reason

Geometry and Geometries

Foundationalism Collapses

Logic and Paradox

Continuity and the Foundations of Physics

Cantor and the Strangeness of Infinity

Formalist Mathematics and the Limits of Reason

Consequences of Reason’s Retreat

“Primitivism” as a Response to the Collapse of Reason

Notes

2 Dadism and the Disasters of War

The Zürich Coterie and Their Antics

The Dada Conspirators: Tristan Tzara

The Dada Conspirators: Hugo Ball and Emmy Hennings

The Dada Conspirators: Francis Picabia

The Künstlerkneipe Cabaret Voltaire and the Galerie Dada

DADA: War and Politics

DADA against Burgeoning of Nationalism: What DADA Might Have Prevented

A Precursor of DADA: The Comic Grotesque

The Diffusion of DADA

The Conditions That Produced the State of Mind Known as DADA

Elementalism’s Menacing Lure

DADA: Art and Anti-Art

DADA and the Life Principle

Constructive DADA

Hans Richter on the Six Forms of Use in Returning Art to Its Elementary Condition

Dada Forms: Collage

Further on Collage’s New Notion of Form

DADA and Language

Parallels with the Russian Trans-Rationalists and Andrei Bely

Zaum and the Higher Consciousness of Trans-Sense

Picabia, Man Ray and the Dadaist Art of the Machine

Duchamp and DADA’s Art of the Machine

Entr’acte (1924): Commentary

Man Ray’s DADA Cinema

Emak Bakia: Introduction

Emak Bakia: Commentary

DADA: In conclusion

Notes

3 Surrealism and the Cinema

Beginnings

Psychoanalysis and the Occult: The Intrusion of Alien Forms into Consciousness and the Poetics of the Surrealist Literary Image

DADA and Surrealism

Hippolyte Taine, Hasard Objectif, the Poetic Image and the Cinema

The Cinema, Photography and “the Marvellous”

Photography, the Surrealist Object, and the Unheimlich

Ernst’s Frottage as a Handmade Trace and Automatist Form

Surrealism, Apollinaire, and Reconciliatio

Surrealism and the Hegelian Dialectic

Surrealism and the Freudian Dialectic

Dalí, the Double Image, and Paranoiac-Critical Methods

Dalí Against Idealism

Dalí, Paranoia and Lacan: A New Phase of Surrealism Begins

Lacan’s Theories and Surrealists’ Conception of the Poetic Image

Un chien andalou: Commentary

An Anti-art Film

The Verbal Image

Surrealism’s Fissures and Luis Buñuel’s Las Hurdes: Tierra sin pan

Las Hurdes and the Documentary

Dialectical Structure in Las Hurdes

Las Hurdes and Bataille’s Heterology

Las Hurdes and the Sacred

Las Hurdes as an Ethnographic Film

The Hurdanos in History

How Surrealism Has Been Passed Down into the Twenty-First Century: The Marvellous Correspondence between Max Ernst’s Collage Novels and Lawrence Jordan’s Films

Collage as a Pneumatic Device: Through Ernst to Jordan

The Surrealist Collage Novel: Une semaine de bonté—“Dimanche” (Calcination)

The Surrealist Collage Novel: Une semaine de bonté—“Lundi” (Dissolution)

The Surrealist Collage Novel: Une semaine de bonté—“Mardi” (Separation)

The Surrealist Collage Novel: Une semaine de bonté—“Mercredi” (Conjunction)

The Surrealist Collage Novel: Une semaine de bonté—“Jeudi” (Putrefaction/Fermentation)

The Surrealist Collage Novel: Une semaine de bonté—“Vendredi” (Distillation)

The Surrealist Collage Novel: Une semaine de bonté—“Samedi” (Coagulation)

The Surrealist Collage Novel: Une semaine de bonté—“Samedi” (Coagulation)

Lawrence Jordan between Surrealism and Alchemy

Lawrence Jordan’s Duo Concertantes: Commentary

Part One: The Centennial Exposition

Part Two: Patricia Gives Birth to a Dream by the Doorway

Notes

In Lieu of a Conclusion

Appendix 1: How Reason Lost its Purchase on Reality

Notes

Appendix 2: Infinity Confounds Reason

Notes

Appendix 3: An Account of Gödel’s Proof for Poets, Painters and Art Historians

Notes

Appendix 4: Emak Bakia: A Shot Analysis and Commentary

Notes

Appendix 5: Un chien andalou: A Shot Analysis and Commentary

Notes

Appendix 6: Land without Bread: An Shot Analysis and Commentary

Notes

Appendix 7: Analysis of Larry Jordan’s Duo Concertantes

Part One: The Centennial Exposition

Part Two: Patricia Gives Birth to a Dream by the Doorway

Duo Concertantes Musical Form: Tables

Duo Concertantes Part 1: The Centennial Exposition

Duo Concertantes Part 2: Patricia Gives Birth to a Dream by the Doorway

Index