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

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

By: Kaja Silverman (author)Paperback

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... 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.

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

  • ISBN13: 9780253204745
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780253204745
  • ISBN10: 0253204747

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