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The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema (Theories of Representation & Difference)

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Publisher Comments:

"... a vitally new understanding that takes us from the terms of the representation of sexual difference to an anatomy of female subjectivity which will be widely influential." --Stephen Heath

"An original work likely to have significant impact on all those with an interest in the vibrant intersection of feminism, film theory, and psychoanalysis... " --Naomi Schor

"... powerfully argued study... impressive... " --Choice

"... important because of its innovative work on Hollywood's ideologically-charged construction of subjectivity.... what is exciting about The Acoustic Mirror is that it inspires one to reevaluate a number of now classical theoretical texts, and to see films with an eye to how authorship is constructed and subjectivity is generated." --Literature and Psychology

"As evocative as it is shrewdly systematic, the pioneering theory of female subjectivity formulated in the final three chapters will have wide impact as a major contribution to feminist theory." --SubStance

The Acoustic Mirror attempts to do for the sound-track what feminist film theory of the past decade has done for the image-track--to locate the points at which it is productive of sexual difference. The specific focus is the female voice understood not merely as spoken dialogue, narration, and commentary, but as a fantasmatic projection, and as a metaphor for authorship.

Synopsis:

The Acoustic Mirror combines an extended reflection on sound and voice in cinema with a critical examination of the possibilities and impossibilities of current theoretical approaches as they listen, or not, to questions of sexual difference.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Preface

[1] Lost Objects and Mistaken Subjects: A Prologue

[2] Body Talk

[3] The Fantasy of the Maternal Voice: Paranoia and Compensation

[4] The Fantasy of the Maternal Voice: Female Subjectivity and the Negative Oedipus Complex

[5] Disembodying the Female Voice: Irigaray, Experimental Feminist Cinema, and Femininity

[6] The Female Authorial Voice

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253204745
Author:
Silverman, Kaja
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Psychoanalysis
Subject:
Freud, Sigmund
Subject:
Women in motion pictures
Subject:
Women and psychoanalysis
Subject:
Feminism and motion pictures
Subject:
Motion pictures and women.
Subject:
Women -- Communication.
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Subject:
Performance Studies; Cinema; Cinema/Film; Criticism; Gender; Media; Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Theories of Representation and Difference
Series Volume:
86-11 (Sept. 1986)
Publication Date:
19880431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.14 x 0.74 in

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