Lesbianism, Cinema, Space
By (author) Lee Wallace
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Lesbianism, Cinema, Space by Lee Wallace
Book DescriptionIn this cutting edge volume, Wallace identifies a unique trend in post-Production Code films that deal with lesbian content: stories of lesbianism invariably engage with an apartment setting, a spatial motif not typically associated with lesbian history or cultural representation. Through the formal analysis of five lesbian apartment films, Wallace demonstrates how the standard repertoire of visual techniques and spatial devices (the elements of mise-en-scene, favoured locations and sets, classical systems of editing, and the implied story world itself) are used to scaffold female sexual visibility. With its sustained focus on the filmic syntax surrounding lesbian representation on screen in the post-Production Code era, the book comprises an original contribution to queer film studies. In addition, Wallace also deploys its discussion of lesbianism and cinematic space to critique a number of tendencies in contemporary social theory, particularly the theoretical identification of public sex cultures as the basis for a queer counterpublic sphere.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415992435
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Lee Wallace
Lee Wallace is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Auckland. She is the author of Sexual Encounters: Pacific Texts, Modern Sexualities (2003).
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