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  • The monsoon crush : rethinking Indian cinema's art-commerce divide in the context of transnationalism, corporatisation and liberalisation 

    Pal, Shorna (University of St Andrews, 2020-06-22) - Thesis
    My thesis identifies and establishes the Multiplex Film as a widespread paradigm in contemporary Indian Cinema, by critically examining its emergence from the post-millennium collapse of All-India and Alternative films, ...
  • Remember the medium! : film, medium specificity, and response-dependence 

    Torregrossa, Clotilde (University of St Andrews, 2020-06-22) - Thesis
    Medium specificity is a theory, or rather a cluster of arguments, in aesthetics that rests on the idea that media are the physical material that makes up artworks, and that this material contains specific and unique features ...
  • Fiction and its objects 

    Watkins, Ashley Everett (University of St Andrews, 2020-06-22) - Thesis
    This thesis develops a metaphysics of fictional objects that is embedded in a theory of fictional practice and maximally preserves the meanings of our fictional utterances. I begin by asking two questions: How can it be ...
  • The anatomy of aesthetic experience 

    Ursell, James (University of St Andrews, 2020-06-22) - Thesis
    The primary aim of this thesis is to formulate an intensional definition of aesthetic experience. Its secondary aims are (i) to show how this definition might be used for empirical research and (ii) to better understand ...
  • The Chinese film industry : features and trends, 2010-2016 

    Diao, Jinuo (University of St Andrews, 2020-06-22) - Thesis
    The thesis will analyse the evolution of the Chinese film industry between 2010 and 2016. During this period, the Chinese film industry experienced rapid development and underwent massive structural change and expansion. ...

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