The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema

The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema Kaja Silverman
  • Title: The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema
  • Author: Kaja Silverman
  • ISBN: 9780253204745
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema Kaja Silverman The Acoustic Mirror The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema 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
    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 power 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 SubStanceThe 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.
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    1. Having myself an academic background in Film Studies, I am naturally than passingly familiar w the strain of psychoanalytic discourse that functionally hijacked the discipline in the 1970s and 1980s Laura Mulvey, Christian Metz, etc I have studied and made whatever use of them when I could I was always especially fond of Kaja Silverman, who I always held to be the greatest writer of that school on the subject of castration Silverman, like many of her contemporaries all of whom she tangles w , a [...]

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    2. I first read Silverman in a graduate class on feminist film theory, but returned to it post grad school because of a taste for intellectual calisthenics and because I was thinking about gendered subjectivity in authorship What does it mean to write feminine from a nonbiological standpoint particularly in film, and how does the mastering vision the auteur role factor in And basically, what use do we get in labelling authorship in gendered terms Here s a taste of Silverman, where she delineates w [...]

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    3. Oh, my word, do I hate this book Silverman first of all assumes that her audience has a detailed understanding of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis and simply launches into a confusing and often unsupported argument I ve never really bought into suture theory or the way psychoanalysis has been applied to film and Silverman s application of those ideas to sound come across as mostly bullshit.

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    4. Dense review of past and then current feminist theory influenced by Freud Silverman is primarily interested in the soundtrack as it relates to femininity in movies so most of her analyses deal with the way narrative movies treat the voice with respect to gender.

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