Sapphism on Screen by Lucille Cairns
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Sapphism on Screen
By Lucille Cairns

Sapphism on Screen

Lesbian Desire in French and Francophone Cinema

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Sapphism on Screen by Lucille Cairns

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This book sets out to investigate and theorise mediations of lesbian desire in a substantial corpus of films (spanning the period 1936-2002) by male and female directors working in France and also in French-speaking parts of Belgium, Canada, Switzerland and Africa. The corpus is unique in never before having been assembled, and represents a valuable tool not just for researchers but also for university teachers creating courses both on lesbianism in film and on sexuality in French cinema. A fair number of the 89 texts treated are mainstream films which have achieved high critical acclaim and/or high viewing figures: to cite just a few examples, Henri-Georges Clouzot's Quai des orfevres (1947), Louis Malle's Milou en mai (1989), Claude Chabrol's La Ceremonie (1995), Andre Techine's Les Voleurs (1995), and Francois Ozon's Huit femmes (2001). As such, they have contributed to hegemonic constructions of and debate on (female) homosexuality, in a century wherein sexed/ gendered identity, including sexual orientation, has become a preeminent factor in the constitution of subjectivity. While such constructions and debate have a French-language specificity, and have been produced in distinct socio-political and cultural contexts, this study also engages in analytical comparisons with relevant anglophone films and their own distinct discursive contexts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748621651
ISBN-10: 0748621652
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lucille Cairns

Lucille Cairns is Professor of French, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Durham.

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