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The abject object avatars of the phallus in contemporary French theory, literature and film

Keith. Reader


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  • Title:
    The abject object avatars of the phallus in contemporary French theory, literature and film
  • Author: Keith. Reader
  • Description: Contents; Introduction; Chapter One: The Lacanian phallus; Chapter Two: Abjection; Chapter Three: The abject phallus in fiction: Bataille and Adamov; Chapter Four: Abject phalluses, abject penises: Serge Doubrovsky and Michel Houellebecq; Chapter Five: Phallic narrative transvestism: Christiane Rochefort and Christine Angot; Chapter Six: The abject phallus in cinema: Godard, Ferreri, Eustache, Noé, Bonello; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
    This book addresses representations and constructions of masculinity in crisis in contemporary French culture by way of two important concepts - the phallus (largely but not solely in (a) Lacanian sense(s)) and abjection (Kristeva). Scrutiny of these concepts informs readings of a number of texts - literary (Bataille, Adamov, Doubrovsky, Houellebecq, Rochefort, Angot) and cinematic (Ferreri, Eustache, Godard, Noé, Bonello) - in which the abject phallus is a significant factor. The texts chosen all describe or stage crises of masculinity and mastery in ways that suggest that these supposedly be
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, N.Y. : Rodopi
  • Format: 1 online resource (226 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 94-012-0173-0;ISBN 1-4237-8913-X
  • Subjects: French literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc; French literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism; Gender identity in literature; Gender identity in motion pictures; Masculinity in literature; Masculinity in motion pictures; Motion pictures -- France -- History; Penis in literature; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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