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Title:The discourse of psychoanalytic film theory
Author(s):Creekmur, Corey Knox
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Nelson, Cary; Penley, C.
Department / Program:English
Discipline:English
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Psychology, General
Mass Communications
Cinema
Abstract:This study reads contemporary psychoanalytic film theory as a discourse which implies specific stylistic practices in its investigation of three areas: the cinema (as apparatus), the film (as text) and film theory itself (as discourse). The study proceeds by examining the respective staging of three basic psychoanalytic concepts, or figures, in the work of psychoanalytic film theory: identification, repetition, and transference. The shift in film theory from a semiological project conceived as a science to an active figuration of the theorist's desire demonstrates not only a conceptual readjustment in film studies but more fundamentally an attempt to dramatize that shift through the practice of writing.
Issue Date:1991
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/19541
Rights Information:Copyright 1991 Creekmur, Corey Knox
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9124401
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9124401


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