Sexual Difference In European Cinema: The Curse Of Enjoyment by F. VighiSexual Difference In European Cinema: The Curse Of Enjoyment by F. Vighi

Sexual Difference In European Cinema: The Curse Of Enjoyment

byF. Vighi

Paperback | January 29, 2009

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What can film tell us about enjoyment and sexual difference? Can cinematic fiction be more Real than reality? Fabio Vighi looks at Jacques Lacan's theory of sexuality alongside some of the best-known works of European cinema, including films by Fellini, Truffaut, Antonioni and Bergman.
FABIO VIGHI teaches Italian and European Cinema at Cardiff University, UK. He is author of Le ragioni dell'altro: la formazione intellettuale di Pier Paolo Pasolini (2001), Traumatic Encounters in Italian Film (2005), Zizek Beyond Foucault (2007, with Heiko Feldner) and Did Somebody Say Ideology? On Slavoj Zizek and Consequences (2007,...
Title:Sexual Difference In European Cinema: The Curse Of EnjoymentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 0.02 inPublished:January 29, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction PART I: THE COMFORT OF FANTASIES Sublime Objects: The Antinomies of Masculine Sexuality from Fellini to Truffaut Ethics of Drive: On Beauty and its Enjoyment from Rohmer to Pasolini Unbearable Freedoms: The Real of Sexual Difference from Rossellini to Fassbinder PART II: VARIATIONS ON FEMININE ENJOYMENT In the Beginning was Enjoyment: The Emergence of Feminine Desire in Bergman and Antonioni About Nothing, with Precision: Femininity Unbound from Ophuls to Antonioni  In Film Beyond Film: On the Ontological Primacy of Woman Conclusion Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

'Fabio Vighi has not simply redefined European cinema but has opened up an entire field of study. This book begins to fill the immense lacuna within contemporary film studies surrounding recent developments in Lacanian theory. The interpretations that he provides offer a radical rethinking of Rohmer, Fellini, Antonioni, Bergman, and many other important directors. After Sexual Difference in European Cinema , what's at stake in the work of these directors becomes truly apparent for the first time.' - Todd McGowan, University of Vermont, USA