The Uses of Phobia : Essays on Literature and Film Paperback
Part of the Critical Quarterly Book Series series
The essays brought together in this book understand phobia not as a pathology, but as a versatile moral, political, and aesthetic resource and one with a history.
They demonstrate that enquiry into strong feelings of aversion has enabled writers and film-makers to say and show things they could not otherwise have said or shown; and in this way to get profoundly and provocatively to grips with the modern condition.
Makes extensive reference to original readings of a wide range of literary texts and films, from the 1850s to the presentPlaces a strong emphasis on the value phobia has held, in particular, for women activists, writers, and film-makersDiscusses a range of writers and film-makers from Dickens, Thackeray, and George Eliot through Hardy, Joyce, Ford and Woolf; from Jean Renoir through Hitchcock and Truffaut to Margarethe von Trotta and Pedro AlmodovarIntervention in key debates in cultural theory and cultural history
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 180 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Publication Date: 11/06/2010
- Category: Film: styles & genres
- ISBN: 9781444333848