CSS film scholar releases ‘The Cinematic Sublime’

Film scholar Nathan Carroll, Ph.D., of The College of St. Scholastica, is the editor of the newly published book “The Cinematic Sublime,” an interdisciplinary exploration of film studies and aesthetics.

Nathan Carroll
Nathan Carroll

Carroll is a professor in the Department of Communication, Theatre and Art at St. Scholastica, where he teaches courses in film studies, media criticism and sublime aesthetics.

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The book’s essays are written by film scholars and philosophers from around the world, including Carroll and fellow St. Scholastica faculty member Steven Ostovich, Ph.D., professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Philosophy. The topics and case studies range from early silent films through classical Hollywood to avant-garde and contemporary digital cinema.

“The Cinematic Sublime: Negative Pleasures, Structuring Absences” is published by Intellect Books of Bristol, England.


The Duluth Poet Laureate Project announces the “Second Sunday Reading Series,” three online open poetry readings organized by Gary Boelhower, 2018-2020 Duluth Poet Laureate. Monthly readings offered 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 as well as Oct. 11 and Nov. 8. Each month's reading will feature two local poets whose presentations will be followed by an open reading. Sunday, Sept. 13: Phil Fitzpatrick and Daniel Oyinloye; Oct. 11: Deborah Cooper and John Herold; Nov. 8: Sheila Packa and Blair Powless.

All three poetry readings will be offered through the ZOOM. Register with Gary Boelhower through email at gboelhower@msn.com. Poets who wish to participate in the open reading segment should contact Gary Boelhower with the date they wish to be placed on the program. Go to duluthpoetlaureate.org.


Title: "Return of the Wizard King”

Author: Chad Corrie

Synopsis: After nearly eight centuries, the last wizard king seeks a return to Tralodren. But doing so requires the manipulation of a band of mercenaries oblivious to his goals. The gladiator sold his soul for revenge. The knight's a bigot. The dwarf only cares about regaining his honor. Even the wizardess seems too bookish for anyone’s good. But they’ve all been hired by a blind seer and his assistant to retrieve some forgotten knowledge long hidden away in a jungle-strangled ruin. First in a trilogy by a Minnesota author.

Appearance: Saturday, Oct. 3, at Barnes & Noble, Miller Hill Mall in Duluth

Publisher: Dark Horse Books

Cost: $12.99

Website: chadcorrie.com

Title: "Bee Love (Can Be Hard)"

Author: Alan Page & Kamie Page

Illustrator: David Geister

Synopsis: It tells the tale of a little boy named Otis who hates bees until he meets Farmer Jerry. While the farmer introduces Otis to the incredible things that bees can do, Otis learns to fear bees less and appreciate them more.

Cost: $17.95

Website: page-ed.org/shop