Psychoanalysis in Film Studies Products

  • 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 – 2015-11-30 
    Routledge

  • The Women Who Knew Too Much

    Hitchcock and Feminist Theory, 3rd Edition

    By Tania Modleski

    Originally published in 1988, The Women Who Knew Too Much remains a classic work in film theory and feminist criticism. The book consists of a theoretical introduction and analyses of seven important films by Alfred Hitchcock, each of which provides a basis for an analysis of the female spectator…

    Paperback – 2015-08-18
    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…

    Hardback – 2015-02-24
    Routledge
    Advances in Mental Health Research

  • Eavesdropping

    The psychotherapist in film and television

    Edited by Lucy Huskinson, Terrie Waddell

    What can depictions of psychotherapy on screen teach us about ourselves? In Eavesdropping, a selection of contributions from internationally-based film consultants, practicing psychotherapists and interdisciplinary scholars investigate the curious dynamics that occur when films and television…

    Paperback – 2014-12-03
    Routledge

  • Embodied Encounters

    New approaches to psychoanalysis and cinema

    Edited by Agnieszka Piotrowska

    What is the role of the unconscious in our visceral approaches to cinema? Embodied Encounters offers a unique collection of essays written by leading thinkers and writers in film studies, with a guiding principle that embodied and material existence can, and perhaps ought to, also allow for the…

    Paperback – 2014-10-16
    Routledge

  • Moving Images

    Psychoanalytic reflections on film

    By Andrea Sabbadini

    The experience of watching films – entertaining, moving, instructive, frightening or exciting as they may be – can be enriched by the opportunity to reflect upon them from unconventional perspectives.Psychoanalytic Reflections on Film: Moving Images offers its readers in an accessible language…

    Paperback – 2014-01-30
    Routledge
    New Library of Psychoanalysis 'Beyond the Couch' series

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2013-11-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2013-11-11
    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…

    Hardback – 2013-11-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • The Unnameable Monster in Literature and Film

    By Maria Beville

    This book visits the 'Thing' in its various manifestations as an unnameable monster in literature and film, reinforcing the idea that the very essence of the monster is its excess and its indeterminacy. Tied primarily to the artistic modes of the gothic, science fiction, and horror, the unnameable…

    Hardback – 2013-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film

    By Agnieszka Piotrowska

    This distinctively interdisciplinary approach to the subject encompasses filmmaking, psychoanalysis, philosophy and popular culture and offers a unique insight into documentary film practice from a psychoanalytic perspective. At the heart of the enquiry is belief that ‘transference-love’ is present…

    Paperback – 2013-09-23
    Routledge

  • Organs without Bodies

    On Deleuze and Consequences

    By Slavoj Zizek

    With a new introduction by the author In this deliciously polemical work, a giant of cultural theory immerses himself in the ideas of a giant of French thought. In his inimical style, Zizek links Deleuze's work with both Oedipus and Hegel, figures from whom the French philosopher distanced himself…

    Paperback – 2012-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Classics

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