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Intimate Violence: Hitchcock, Sex, and Queer Theory

David Greven

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190214166
eISBN:
9780190214197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214166.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Intimate Violence explores the consistent cold war in Hitchcock's films between his heterosexual heroines and his queer characters, usually though not always male. From a reparative psychoanalytic ... More


The Desiring-Image: Gilles Deleuze and Contemporary Queer Cinema

Nick Davis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199993161
eISBN:
9780199346387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993161.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book argues for a new, Deleuzian model of queer cinema as it emerged in the wake of AIDS. This model moves away from identity-based or politically fixed definitions of queerness, arguing instead ... More


“Something in Her Face”: Queering the Affection-Image in The Watermelon Woman

Nick Davis

in The Desiring-Image: Gilles Deleuze and Contemporary Queer Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199993161
eISBN:
9780199346387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993161.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes Cheryl Dunye’s The Watermelon Woman (1996), a paragon of New Queer Cinema, whose story, genre, and scholarly reception raised controversies about the boons and limits of ... More


“You’re a Strange Girl, Charlie”: Sexual Hegemony in Shadow of a Doubt

David Greven

in Intimate Violence: Hitchcock, Sex, and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190214166
eISBN:
9780190214197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214166.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Shadow of a Doubt (1943), the heroine’s relationship with her uncle Charles devolves from a loving one into a battle to the death. The film allegorizes the feminine-versus-the-queer conflict, ... More


Mirrors without Images: Spellbound

David Greven

in Intimate Violence: Hitchcock, Sex, and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190214166
eISBN:
9780190214197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214166.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

An understudied Hitchcock film, Spellbound (1945) is a crucial work. This chapter argues that the psychoanalyst heroine, long seen as frigid and repressed, is a positive Hitchcockian portrait of ... More


The Death Mother in Psycho: Hitchcock, Femininity, and Queer Desire

David Greven

in Intimate Violence: Hitchcock, Sex, and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190214166
eISBN:
9780190214197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214166.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Psycho introduces a new figure to the feminine/queer conflict, the “death mother,” an entity that emerges from the film’s aesthetic design. Psycho critiques American capitalism as a culture of death, ... More


Marnie’s Queer Resilience

David Greven

in Intimate Violence: Hitchcock, Sex, and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190214166
eISBN:
9780190214197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214166.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The forms of intimate violence that Hitchcock’s films frequently depict find a newly politicized urgency in Marnie. The character Marnie’s queer resilience can be described as her constant effort to ... More


Epilogue: Melanie’s Birds: Deconstructing the Heroine

David Greven

in Intimate Violence: Hitchcock, Sex, and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190214166
eISBN:
9780190214197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214166.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The titular creatures that menace the heroine in The Birds provide the most unusual basis for the feminine/queer conflict in Hitchcock’s work. This crucial film allows us to consider Hitchcock’s ... More


Stilling the Subject: From Composite to Close-Up

Louise Hornby

in Still Modernism: Photography, Literature, Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661229
eISBN:
9780190661250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661229.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter considers how photography emerges as an incomplete, iterative form of portraiture against an elusive subject. It looks specifically at Marcel Proust’s definition of modernist portraiture ... More


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