Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Sapphism on Screen by Lucille Cairns

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.

Buy Sapphism on Screen by Lucille Cairns from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

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

Book Reviews - Sapphism on Screen by Lucille Cairns

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Sapphism on Screen book by Lucille Cairns and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Lucille Cairns

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

Books By Lucille Cairns

Jewish Identities in Contemporary Europe by Lucille Cairns
Hardback, November 2015
$211.50