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The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

Hilary Neroni

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170710
eISBN:
9780231539142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170710.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Considering representations of torture in such television series as 24, Alias, and Homeland; the documentaries Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007), and Standard Operating ... More


‘Almost the Same as Being Innocent’: Celebrated Murderesses and National Narratives in Walter Scott's The Heart of Mid-Lothian and Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace

Evan Gottlieb

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses two of the most prominent writers from Scotland and Canada — Walter Scott and Margaret Atwood. It specifically considers Scott's The Heart of Mid-Lothian and Atwood's Alias ... More


Poetry and the People

Corey Gibson

in The Voice of the People: Hamish Henderson and Scottish Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748696574
eISBN:
9781474412520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696574.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter is an account of Henderson’s place in contemporary discussions on the form and content of Scottish poetry. It addresses Henderson’s perceived ‘turn’ away from art-poetry towards ... More


) Alias, Fetishism, and Pygmalion Fantasies

Jeffrey A. Brown

in Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737141
eISBN:
9781604737158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737141.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter suggests that action heroines personify a threatening and disguised sexuality, with reference to the TV series Alias (2001–2006). It examines the use of femininity as a masquerade, a ... More


Alias and the Fictional Alternative to Torture

Hilary Neroni

in The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170710
eISBN:
9780231539142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170710.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the representation of torture in the television series Alias (2001–2006). In Alias, it is exactly the desiring subject, the subject of fiction, who reveals the needed ... More


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