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Defetishizing Africa

in Deconstruction and the Postcolonial: At the Limits of Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310560
eISBN:
9781846312922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312922.005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the question of fetishism as it relates to postcolonial Africa by examining what is perhaps the best-known film by the Senegalese film director Ousmane Sembene, Xala (The ... More


The End of the Frame

Victor Burgin

in Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter continues a decades long engagement by Victor Burgin with the theoretical work of Laura Mulvey as in pertains to cinema theory, panoramic perception, narration, memory and time. The ... More


Exploring the ‘Male Gaze’

Terri Murray

in Studying Feminist Film Theory

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325802
eISBN:
9781800342439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325802.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the three kinds of cinematic ‘look’ that Laura Mulvey associated with the ‘male gaze’. Mulvey's psychoanalytic examination of the pleasures generated by cinema included ... More


“Don’t Put A Milky Way in Someone’s Mouth When They Don’t Want It”: A Contemporary Feminist Rereading of Elaine May’s The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

Clem Bastow

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Is it possible to reclaim certain works as part of the feminist film canon, even if they were never intended as such? If Elaine May ever self-identified as a feminist, her public stance on the topic ... More


Feminist Film Theory: An Introduction

Terri Murray

in Studying Feminist Film Theory

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325802
eISBN:
9781800342439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325802.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an overview of feminist film theory. Feminist film studies, or ‘gendered film studies’, is intended to explore the ways in which women (and men) are represented by visual media, ... More


The Video that Knew Too Much: Hitchcock, Contemporary Art and Post-Cinema

Steven Jacobs

in Framing Pictures: Film and the Visual Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640171
eISBN:
9780748670901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640171.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

While all previous chapters discuss art in film, the paragraphs dealing with the ‘cinematic’ in contemporary photography and video art invert this relation by focusing on film in art. This is also ... More


A Lacanian take on Herrmann/Hitchcock

Royal S. Brown

in Partners in Suspense: Critical Essays on Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719095863
eISBN:
9781526121066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095863.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As the title of this chapter testifies, it takes a Lacanian approach to Herrmann’s work with Hitchcock. Drawing on Kristeva’s Lacanian pre-Symbolic notion of ‘the specular,’ Brown finds Herrmann’s ... More


Reciprocal Seeing and Embodied Subjectivity

Cleo Hanaway-Oakley

in James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198768913
eISBN:
9780191822186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768913.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the previous ways in which literary scholars have used film theory in their interpretations of Ulysses. Joyce scholars have tended to favour the psychoanalytic film theories of ... More


Feminist theoretical and visual challenges to modernist representation

Leah Modigliani

in Engendering an avant-garde: The unsettled lansdcapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526101198
eISBN:
9781526135957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101198.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

The international and local feminist avant-garde of the 1970s is discussed in Chapter 6. Vancouver women’s rejection of canonical art history, their development of alternative distribution and ... More


The Viewer’s Share: Models of Mind in Explaining Film

David Bordwell

in Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862139
eISBN:
9780199332755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862139.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter traces the history of how filmmakers, critics, and theorists have conceived the viewer’s psychological activity. Throughout, these conceptions are treated as responses to changing trends ... More


Modern Japanese Female Directors

Adam Bingham

in Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Female filmmakers have traditionally been scarce in Japanese cinema. However since the 1990s there has been a marked increase in, indeed a proliferation of, young women behind the camera, and this ... More


The Faux and the Schmo: Parodying Reality TV

Jennifer Friedlander

in Real Deceptions: The Contemporary Reinvention of Realism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190676124
eISBN:
9780190676162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190676124.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter engages with the reality TV show parody The Joe Schmo Show, whose premise rests upon a cast of actors convincing an earnest participant that he is competing in a Big Brother–style ... More


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