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Theorizing Desire From Freud to Feminism to Film by Kristyn Gorton

Theorizing Desire From Freud to Feminism to Film


Theorizing Desire From Freud to Feminism to Film by Kristyn Gorton

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.

About the Author

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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Publication date

1st March 2008


Kristyn Gorton

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Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA


182 pages


Cultural studies
Film theory & criticism
Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)



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