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Representations of the body in pain and the cinema experience in torture-porn

 

Gabrielle Murray

Dr. Gabrielle Murray is a Lecturer in the Cinema Studies program at La Trobe University in Australia. Her research areas include screen violence, phenomenology, film and philosophy, and aesthetics. She has published in several journals including Metro, Senses of Cinema and Refractory: A Journal of Entertainment Media. She has contributed chapters to the anthologies The Cinema of Australia and New Zealand (Wallflower Press, 2007) and Super/Heroes (New Academic Publishing, 2007) and is the author of This Wounded Cinema, This Wounded Life: Violence and Utopia in the Films of Sam Peckinpah (Praeger, 2004). In relation to information on Abu Ghraib and images of torture, she recommends

Julia Lesage’s “Links: Abu Ghraib and Images of Abuse and Torture,” Jump Cut 47 (2005)

“The Abu Ghraib Films at Salon.com”
http://www.salon.com/news/abu_ghraib/
2006/03/14/introduction/