Visual and Other Pleasures
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A new edition of Laura Mulvey's groundbreaking collection of essays, originally published in 1989. In an extensive introduction to this second edition, Mulvey looks back at the historical and personal contexts for her famous article Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema , and reassesses her theories in the light of new technologies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17.78mm | 350g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed. 2009
  • XXXVI, 232 p.
  • 1403992460
  • 9781403992468
  • 245,286

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This long awaited collection of essays will be required reading for anyone interested in feminism, film, and avant-garde practice.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgements Introduction to Second Edition Introduction to First Edition PART I: ICONOCLASM The Spectacle is Vulnerable: Miss World 1970 Fears, Fantasies and the Male Unconscious or 'You Don't Know What is Happening, Do You Mr Jones?' Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema PART II: MELODRAMA Afterthoughts on 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema' inspired by King Vidor's Duel In The Sun (1946) Notes on Sirk and Melodrama Fassbinder and Sirk Images of Women, Images of Sexuality: Some Films by J.L.Godard Melodrama Inside and Outside the Home PART III: ON THE MARGINS Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti PART IV: AVANT-GARDE Film, Feminism and the Avant-Garde Dialogue with Spectatorship: Barbara Kruger and Victor Burgin 'Magnificent Obsession': An Introduction to the Work of Five Photographers Impending Time: Mary Kelly's Corpus PART V: BOUNDARIES Changes: Thoughts on Myth, Narrative and Historical Experience The Oedipus Myth: Beyond the Riddles of the Sphinx The Young Modern Woman of the 1920s and Feminist Film Theory
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'The continuing importance of Mulvey's work is confirmed in this edition of Visual and Other Pleasures with its new introduction and final chapter. They provide an account of a personal and political history of feminism and feminist theory of film and visual culture for which her contribution has been determining.' - Stephen Heath, Professor of English and French Literature and Culture, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK 'A lucid and poignant look back at the British film culture of the 1970s and '80s Hollywood and the avant-garde, feminism and psychoanalysis from the present of digital and electronic new spectatorships.' - Teresa de Lauretis, Professor of the History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA 'Laura Mulvey's Visual and Other Pleasures set a new agenda for all the humanities. Mulvey's new edition is a crucial and fascinating revision and will be read avidly by scholars and students alike.' - Maggie Humm, author of The Dictionary of Feminist Theory, Feminism and Film and Modernist Women and Visual Cultures 'These essays have remained remarkably fresh, not least because they betray a deep love of cinema, even at their most critical. At the same time, they document an important juncture in our history with cinema, as that cinema itself - the cinema of the twentieth century - is being reborn as history.' Miriam Hansen, Ferdinand Schevill Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities, University of Chicago, USA
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'The continuing importance of Mulvey's work is confirmed in this edition of Visual and Other Pleasures with its new introduction and final chapter. They provide an account of a personal and political history of feminism and feminist theory of film and visual culture for which her contribution has been determining.' - Stephen Heath, Professor of English and French Literature and Culture, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK



'A lucid and poignant look back at the British film culture of the 1970s and '80s Hollywood and the avant-garde, feminism and psychoanalysis from the present of digital and electronic new spectatorships.' - Teresa de Lauretis, Professor of the History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA



'Laura Mulvey's Visual and Other Pleasures set a new agenda for all the humanities. Mulvey's new edition is a crucial and fascinating revision and will be read avidly by scholars and students alike.' - Maggie Humm, author of The Dictionary of Feminist Theory, Feminism and Film and Modernist Women and Visual Cultures



'These essays have remained remarkably fresh, not least because they betray a deep love of cinema, even at their most critical. At the same time, they document an important juncture in our history with cinema, as that cinema itself - the cinema of the twentieth century - is being reborn as history.' Miriam Hansen, Ferdinand Schevill Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities, University of Chicago, USA
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About L. Mulvey

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. She is the author of Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006), Visual and Other Pleasures (1989; 2009), and the BFI Film Classic onCitizen Kane (1992; 2012).
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