The Emergence of the First-Person Body

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Ian here—

What follows is my talk from the Society for Phenomenology and Media’s 2015 annual conference in San Diego, CA.

Let us begin by cautiously approaching a looming term within the history of film theory: identification. It is a massive concept, one that has gained criticism over the past few decades due to this massiveness, weathering the charge that it is so all encompassing as to be irretrievably vague.

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