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  • Hamlet on the Couch

    What Shakespeare Taught Freud

    By James E. Groves

    Hamlet on the Couch weaves a close reading of Shakespeare’s Hamlet with a large variety of contemporary psychoanalytic and psychological theory, looking at the interplay of ideas between the two. Hamlet can be read almost as a psychoanalytic case study and be used to understand and illustrate a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-25 
    Routledge

  • Gesture and Film

    Signalling New Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Nicholas Chare, Liz Watkins

    Gesture has held a crucial role in cinema since its inception. In the absence of spoken words, early cinema frequently exploited the communicative potential of the gestures of actors. As this book demonstrates, gesture has continued to assume immense importance in film to the present day. This…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23
    Routledge

  • Bion in Film Theory and Analysis

    The Retreat in Film

    By Carla Ambrósio Garcia

    In Bion in Film Theory and Analysis: The Retreat in Film, Carla Ambrósio Garcia introduces the rich potential of the thinking of British psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion for film theory. By so doing, she rethinks the space of the cinema as a space of retreat, and brings new insights into the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23
    Routledge

  • Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy

    Research and Practice

    Edited by Joshua L. Cohen, J. Lauren Johnson, Penny Orr

    While film and video has long been used within psychological practice, researchers and practitioners have only just begun to explore the benefits of film and video production as therapy. This volume describes a burgeoning area of psychotherapy which employs the art of filmmaking and digital…

    Paperback – 2016-11-18
    Routledge
    Advances in Mental Health Research

  • Black and White

    Cinema, politics and the arts in Zimbabwe

    By Agnieszka Piotrowska

    In Black and White Agnieszka Piotrowska presents a unique insight into the contemporary arts scene in Zimbabwe – an area that has received very limited coverage in research and the media. The book combines theory with literature, film, politics and culture and takes a psychosocial and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

  • Talking about Evil

    Psychoanalytic, Social, and Cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Rina Lazar

    How can we talk about evil? How can we make sense of its presence all around us? How can we come to terms with the sad fact that our involvement in doing or enabling evil is an interminable aspect of our lives in the world? This book is an attempt to engage these questions in a new way. Written…

    Paperback – 2016-10-05
    Routledge
    Relational Perspectives Book Series

  • Psychoanalysis and the Unrepresentable

    From culture to the clinic

    Edited by Agnieszka Piotrowska, Ben Tyrer

    Psychoanalysis and the Unrepresentable opens a space for meaningful debate about translating psychoanalytic concepts from the work of clinicians to that of academics and back again. Focusing on the idea of the unrepresentable, this collection of essays by psychoanalysts, psychotherapists,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-20
    Routledge

  • Monsters, Demons and Psychopaths

    Psychiatry and Horror Film

    By Fernando Espi Forcen

    Descriptions of monsters, vampires, demonic possessions, and psychopaths in horror films have been inspired by psychiatric knowledge about mental illness, leading to several stereotyped models of horror that have prevailed through decades. Some scholars have proposed that horror films can be a…

    Paperback – 2016-08-19
    CRC Press

  • Music, Movies, Meanings, and Markets

    Cinemajazzamatazz

    By Morris Holbrook

    Music, Movies, Meanings, and Markets focuses on macromarketing-related aspects of film music in general and on the cinemusical role of ambi-diegetic jazz in particular.  The book examines other work on music in motion pictures which has dealt primarily with the traditional distinction between…

    Paperback – 2016-07-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Interpretive Marketing Research

  • The Difficulty of Difference

    Psychoanalysis, Sexual Difference and Film Theory

    By D. N. Rodowick

    This book argues that serious misreadings of Freud and Lacan on sexual difference have characterized prevailing models of psychoanalytic film criticism. In critiquing theories of identification and female spectatorship, the author maintains that early film theorists and feminist critics are equally…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Flashbacks in Film

    Memory & History

    By Maureen Turim

    The flashback is a crucial moment in a film narrative, one that captures the cinematic expression of memory, and history. This author’s wide-ranging account of this single device reveals it to be an important way of creating cinematic meaning. Taking as her subject all of film history, the author…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • The Cinema Ideal

    An Introduction to Psychoanalytic Studies of the Film Spectator

    By Harriet E. Margolis

    This study explores the model derived from Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, via Marxism and semiotics, of looking at film. It retraces the steps of film theory from ideological criticism of the late ‘60s to spectator studies in 1988 when the book was originally published. Psychoanalysis…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

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