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Female Masochism In Film

Author : Ruth McPhee
ISBN : 9781317135999
Genre : Social Science
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Theoretically and representationally, responses to heterosexual female masochism have ranged from neglect in theories that focus predominantly or only upon masochistic sexuality within male subjects, to condemnation from feminists who regard it as an inverted expression of patriarchal control rather than a legitimate form of female desire. It has commonly been understood as a passive form of sexuality, thus ignoring the potential for activity and agency that the masochistic position may involve, which underpins the crucial argument that female masochism can be conceived as enquiring ethical activity. Taking as its subject the works of Jane Campion, Catherine Breillat, Michael Haneke and Lars von Trier as well as the films Secretary (Steven Shainberg), Dans Ma Peau (Marina de Van), Red Road (Andrea Arnold, 2006) Amer (Hélène Cattat and Bruno Forzani), and Sleeping Beauty (Julia Leigh), Female Masochism in Film avoids these reductive and simplistic approaches by focusing on the ambivalences and intricacies of this type of sexuality and subjectivity. Using the philosophical writings of Kristeva, Irigaray, Lacan, Scarry, and Bataille, McPhee argues that masochism cannot and should not be considered aside from its ethical and intersubjective implications, and furthermore, that the aesthetic tendencies emerging across these films - obscenity, extremity, confrontation and a transgressive, ambiguous form of beauty - are strongly related to these implications. Ultimately, this complex and novel work calls upon the spectator and the theorist to reconsider normative ideas about desire, corporeality, fantasy and suffering.

Deleuze And Sex

Author : Frida Beckman
ISBN : 9780748688999
Genre : Philosophy
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Applies Deleuze's philosophical ideas, such as the body-machine and becoming, to sex. These 12 new essays develop a fresh philosophical approach to the study of sex and sexuality as practice. The contributors pursue the restricting as well as the liberating force of sex in relation to a spread of themes and subjects including the limits of the human, bacteria, death, disability and animality.

Male Masochism

Author : Carol Siegel
ISBN : UOM:39015033993638
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Siegel explores the literary tradition of representing male love as service and ordeal and looks at how modernist and postmodernist writers and filmmakers have responded to this tradition and how psychoanalytic theorists have depicted the behaviors they labeled masochistic. Among the novels and films she discusses are Mary Webb's Gone to Earth, James Joyce's Ulysses, D. H. Lawrence's Women in Love, Iris Murdoch's A Severed Head, Kathy Acker's Great Expectations, Jonathan Demme's Something Wild, Stephen Frears's Dangerous Liaisons, and Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter.

Literature Nature And The Land

Author : Association of University English Teachers of Southern Africa. Conference
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110782419
Genre : African literature (English)
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The Second Sex Vintage Feminism Short Edition

Author : Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN : 9781473521919
Genre : Philosophy
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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever.

Mla International Bibliography Of Books And Articles On The Modern Languages And Literatures

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105026449558
Genre : Languages, Modern
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Vols. for 1969- include ACTFL annual bibliography of books and articles on pedagogy in foreign languages 1969-

Cinesexuality

Author : Patricia MacCormack
ISBN : 9781317166177
Genre : Social Science
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Cinesexuality explores the queerness of cinema spectatorship, arguing that cinema spectatorship represents a unique encounter of desire, pleasure and perversion beyond dialectics of subject/object and image/meaning; an extraordinary 'cinesexual' relationship, that encompasses each event of cinema spectatorship in excess of gender, hetero- or homosexuality, encouraging all spectators to challenge traditional notions of what elicits pleasure and constitutes desiring subjectivity. Through a variety of cinematic examples, including abstract film, extreme films and films which present perverse sexuality and corporeal reconfiguration, Cinesexuality encourages a radical shift to spectatorship as itself inherently queer beyond what is watched and who watches. Film as its own form of philosophy invokes spectatorship thought as an ethics of desire. Original, exciting and theoretically sophisticated - focusing on continental philosophy, particularly Guattari, Deleuze, Blanchot, Foucault, Lyotard, Irigaray and Serres - the book will be of interest to scholars and students of queer, gender and feminist studies, film and aesthetics theory, cultural studies, media and communication, post-structural theory and contemporary philosophical thought.

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