Saturday, June 18, 2016


Annie van den Oever - Ostrannenie: On "Strangeness" and the Moving Image. The History, Reception, and Relevance of a Concept (2010)

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Ostrannenie is a term created by Viktor Shklovsky to indicate ways that practical language becomes poetic through defamiliarization (the term itself apparently meaning something like "making strange").  This book is a collection of academic pieces exploring the concept in film studies.  It's made free for download and personal use by the publisher.