Animations: D.W. Winnicott and the Contemporary Animated Documentary

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Since the 1990s there has been an increase in the use of documentary materials in film and visual arts (Nash, “Reality in the Age of Aesthetics,” 2008), of which the animated documentary is a recent development. The diverse uses of documentary materials give rise to epistemological debates regarding representational instability of “truth,” subjective accounts of events, interpretation, and fantasy. Bringing into this discussion ideas originating in D. W. Winnicott’s psychoanalytic theory about transitional phenomena highlights the potency of the animated documentary in contemporary visual culture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheorizing Visual Studies: Writing Through the Discipline
EditorsJames Elkins, Kristi McGuire, Alicia Chester, Maureen Burns, Joel Kuennen
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781136159176
ISBN (Print)9780415877930
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (all)
  • Social Sciences (all)


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