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Ogling Ladies: Scopophilia in Medieval German Literature

Sandra Lindemann Summers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044187
eISBN:
9780813046198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044187.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The book Ogling Ladies examines gazing female characters in a selection of medieval texts. While female scopophilia is harshly condemned in conduct literature and religious texts, female ogling is a ... More


Women in the Director’s Chair: The ‘Female Gaze’ in Documentary Film

Lisa French

in Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419444
eISBN:
9781474444682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419444.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This essay examines the concept of a ‘female gaze’ in documentary film with a specific consideration of the work, and viewpoints, of women directors. The question asked is whether a film as a ... More


) When the Action Heroine Looks

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/9781604737141.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines how action heroines reconfigure the logic of power, privilege, and narrative authority associated with looking in media theory. It shows how most action heroines have assumed an ... More


“The most handsome knight that ever lived”: female scopophilia in parzival

Sandra Lindemann Summers

in Ogling Ladies: Scopophilia in Medieval German Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044187
eISBN:
9780813046198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044187.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival is a text that was immensely popular and widely read in the Middle Ages. This chapter examines how the representation of the female gaze in this poetic work impacts ... More


The Other, The Same: Towards a Metamodern Poetics with Heddy Honigmann

Annelies van Noortwijk

in Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419444
eISBN:
9781474444682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419444.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Modernism and The Poetics of Sameness and Presence”. The author argues that through a paradigm shift from post-modernism towards what she proposes to refer to as meta-modernism, a new kind of poetic ... More


Masochism and the female gaze

John Yamamoto-Wilson

in The Hurt(ful) Body: Performing and Beholding Pain, 1600-1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995164
eISBN:
9781526128249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995164.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

In this chapter, Yamamoto-Wilson examines the role of the Other’s gaze in early modern masochistic fantasy, starting with reader responses to martyrologies (particularly Foxe), hagiography and bloody ... More


“Wild glances”: winsbeckin and der renner

Sandra Lindemann Summers

in Ogling Ladies: Scopophilia in Medieval German Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044187
eISBN:
9780813046198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044187.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter analyzes the representation of the female gaze in two medieval German texts: Winsbeckin by an anomymous author and Der Renner by Hugo von Trimberg. While the former satirically deplores ... More


“Lady, you saw it with your own eyes!”: enite and the perfect female gaze in hartmann’s erec

Sandra Lindemann Summers

in Ogling Ladies: Scopophilia in Medieval German Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044187
eISBN:
9780813046198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044187.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores Hartmann von Aue’s Erec with a focus on the main female character, Enite, who is both object of the gaze and gazer herself. Since contemporary readers of medieval romance were ... More


Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics

Boel Ulfsdotter and Anna Backman Rogers (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419444
eISBN:
9781474444682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419444.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book, like its twin volume Female Agency and Documentary Strategies, centres on pressing issue in relation to female authorship in contemporary documentary practice. Addressing the politics of ... More


“A lady should never look directly at a male visitor”: thomasin von zerclaere

Sandra Lindemann Summers

in Ogling Ladies: Scopophilia in Medieval German Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044187
eISBN:
9780813046198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044187.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Medieval society considered the gaze a potent and destructive force. Conduct literature of the period is a testament to the medieval effort to regulate the female gaze, which was believed to have the ... More


‘Not Because My Heart is Gone; Simply the Other Side’: Francesca Woodman’s Relational and Ephemeral Subjectivity at the Limit of the Image

Anna Backman Rogers

in Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419475
eISBN:
9781474444699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419475.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The work of Francesca Woodman has commonly been read in light of her depression and tragic suicide at the age of just twentytwo as the figuration of (or rehearsal for) an act of disappearance. This ... More


Expectations: Meek’s Cutoff

E. Dawn Hall

in ReFocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411127
eISBN:
9781474444620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411127.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Reichardt’s genre mixing, slow cinematic techniques, minimalism, neorealism and her use of the “female gaze” as well as “the open image” or “crystal image” as defined by ... More


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