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By Caroline Bainbridge

This well timed publication presents new insights into debates round the dating among ladies and movie via drawing at the paintings of thinker Luce Irigaray. Arguing that female-directed cinema offers new how you can discover principles of illustration and spectatorship, it additionally examines the significance of contexts of creation, course and reception.

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De Lauretis’s work displaces the focus on the role of woman as image. She emphasizes the fact that female spectators are doubly bound by analyses of spectatorship that call upon her directly as the site of desire and voyeuristic pleasure. For de Lauretis, the female spectator is usually forced into a position of complicity in the production of her womanliness. This means that spectatorship cannot adequately be theorized by recourse to traditional questions about the relationship of woman to the image on the screen.

Furthermore, her status as the castrated figure of psychoanalytic thought produces a horror of woman’s body that serves to reduplicate these functions once again: So ‘woman’ can function as place – evanescent beyond, point of discharge – as well as time – eternal return, temporal detour – for the sublimation and, if possible, mastery of the work of death. 28 A Feminine Cinematics: Luce Irigaray, Women & Film She will also be the representative-representation (VorstellungRepräsentanz), in other words, of the death drives that cannot (or theoretically could not) be perceived without horror, that the eye (of) consciousness refuses to recognize.

It is worth remembering here that Antigone’s mother, Jocasta, was both mother and wife to Oedipus. The significance of this is that the boundaries between the maternal and the nuptial roles become blurred, with the result that the wife simply comes to take the place of the mother, thus making any type of maternal genealogy impossible. Woman becomes the constructed other of the masculine within patriarchy, and outside this role, as we have seen, she has no meaning of her own or in her own right.

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