Licence to Critique

Episode 010 - Haptic Geographies of James Bond - Technical, Memorializing, and Calculating

November 26, 2020 Dr. Lisa Funnell Season 1 Episode 10
Licence to Critique
Episode 010 - Haptic Geographies of James Bond - Technical, Memorializing, and Calculating
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Licence to Critique
Episode 010 - Haptic Geographies of James Bond - Technical, Memorializing, and Calculating
Nov 26, 2020 Season 1 Episode 10
Dr. Lisa Funnell

In this episode, I explore additional dimensions of James Bond's haptic (or touch-based) encounters. I discuss the depiction of Bond's body as technical, memorializing, and calculating focusing on such elements as cars, iconography,  and omni-competency. Beyond corporeality (or the physical form), I consider how touch is conveyed metaphorically in the series  through the expectation that Bond will "keep in touch" during his mission as well as the depiction of Bond as being "out of touch" in certain films/eras. 

For a detailed discussion, see my book with Klaus Dodds on the Geographies, Genders, and Geopolitics of James Bond (Palgrave MacMillan 2017): https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781349848812

Show Notes

In this episode, I explore additional dimensions of James Bond's haptic (or touch-based) encounters. I discuss the depiction of Bond's body as technical, memorializing, and calculating focusing on such elements as cars, iconography,  and omni-competency. Beyond corporeality (or the physical form), I consider how touch is conveyed metaphorically in the series  through the expectation that Bond will "keep in touch" during his mission as well as the depiction of Bond as being "out of touch" in certain films/eras. 

For a detailed discussion, see my book with Klaus Dodds on the Geographies, Genders, and Geopolitics of James Bond (Palgrave MacMillan 2017): https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781349848812