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Girls on the Edge: Liminality

Lucille Cairns

in Sapphism on Screen: Lesbian Desire in French and Francophone Cinema

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621651
eISBN:
9780748651108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621651.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter forms a hermeneutic of francophone films in which lesbian desire is a borderline case, situated on the edges of intelligibility. Before turning to Clare Whatling's ‘thrill of the ... More


Lesbian Desire in Film: Coming to Terms

Lucille Cairns

in Sapphism on Screen: Lesbian Desire in French and Francophone Cinema

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621651
eISBN:
9780748651108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621651.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book investigates the traces and spaces of lesbian desire in a large corpus of films directed by both male and female directors, mainly from France. Spanning the period 1936–2002, the corpus ... More


Bad Girls: Criminality

Lucille Cairns

in Sapphism on Screen: Lesbian Desire in French and Francophone Cinema

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621651
eISBN:
9780748651108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621651.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines instances in French and francophone films where lesbian desire is laminated to – and, in most cases, assimilated with – one or more of the categories that all coalesce under the ... More


It’s about This: Lesbians, Prison, Desire

Jenni Millbank

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter is concerned with the legal aspects in the depiction of lesbians in motion pictures. It explains that lesbians are often portrayed as violent aggressors and anti-social in films and ... More


Girls on Top: Sapphology

Lucille Cairns

in Sapphism on Screen: Lesbian Desire in French and Francophone Cinema

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621651
eISBN:
9780748651108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621651.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on certain filmic moments that may provide less limiting perspectives on inter-female desire – or may, indeed, herald a new ‘science’ of lesbianism – what is termed sapphology. ... More


Sapphism on Screen: Lesbian Desire in French and Francophone Cinema

Lucille Cairns

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621651
eISBN:
9780748651108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621651.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book sets out to investigate and theorise mediations of lesbian desire in a substantial corpus of films (spanning the period 1936–2002) by male and female directors working in France and also in ... More


Female Homoerotics and Lesbian Textuality in the Work of Marguerite Duras

Renate Günther

in Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235460
eISBN:
9781846313943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235460.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Love and desire are prominent themes in Marguerite Duras's work and have been interpreted by critics from a largely heterosexual perspective. Drawing on contemporary lesbian theory, however, a ... More


Conclusion

Lucille Cairns

in Sapphism on Screen: Lesbian Desire in French and Francophone Cinema

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621651
eISBN:
9780748651108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621651.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter locates broad shifts in French/francophone cinematic mediations of lesbian desire from 1936 to 2002, considering the extent to which national specificities have emerged: that ... More


Butterfly Kiss: The Contagious Kiss of Becoming-Lesbian

Chrysanthi Nigianni

in Deleuze and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634040
eISBN:
9780748652563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634040.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines lesbianism through a schizoanalytic framework. It explains the schizoanalytic thinking that conceives of lesbianism as becoming-lesbian, a schizophrenic process which ... More


“And You Too, Sister, Sister?”: Lesbian Sexuality, Absalom, Absalom!, and the Reconstruction of the Southern Family

Jaime Harker

in Faulkner's Sexualities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735604
eISBN:
9781621033318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735604.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines whether there has ever been a lesbian William Faulkner by analyzing his novel Absalom, Absalom!, and by highlighting textual similarities between it and Southern lesbian ... More


Transgender Time

Robert Mills

in Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169125
eISBN:
9780226169262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169262.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter considers the benefits of filtering medieval ideas of unnatural sex through the postmodern category transgender. It begins by engaging with conceptions of transgender time in recent ... More


“An Eternal Weight of Glory” (2 Corinthians 4:17): Discipline and Devotion in Monastic Life

Felice Lifshitz

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256877
eISBN:
9780823261420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256877.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter studies the texts that served as guidelines for monastic life at Karlburg and Kitzingen during the eighth century, before the rise of prescriptive rules (such as the Rule of Benedict) in ... 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


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


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