Week 11: Feminist Film Theory Question 1

——————————————————————————– “Women’s desire is subjected to her image bearer of bleeding wound, she can exist only in relations to castration and cannot transcend it. She turns her child into the signifier of her own desire to possess a penis (the condition, she imagines, of entry into the symbolic).” (712) The cinema offers a variety of […]

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Week 9: Psychoanalize This! Question 1

——————————————————————————– Robin Wood suggests that horror films are a form of entertainment and that the horror genre itself charms our psychic censors to let the repressed in. “The horror films as royal road to the repressed dimensions of contemporary society.” (195) Surplus repression evolves around the repression of desire which can pose a threat to […]

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