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Theorizing Desire From Freud to Feminism to Film

by Kristyn Gorton

Theorizing Desire From Freud to Feminism to Film Synopsis

What is the nature of desire? This book gives an accessible introduction to the concept, and a coherent critique of the competing theories of desire within contemporary theory. Through analysis of representations of desire in television and film, it considers ways in which the concept is theorized and presented on screen.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781403989604
Publication date: 13th March 2008
Author: Kristyn Gorton
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 182 pages
Categories: Cultural studies, Film theory & criticism, Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology),

About Kristyn Gorton

KRISTYN GORTON is Lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film& Television at York University, UK. She is the author of Psychoanalysis and the Portrayal of Desire in Twentieth-Century Fiction: A Feminist Critique (2007) and has published articles in Studies in European Cinema, Feminist Theory and The Journal of British Cinema and Television.

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