Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema. Kaja Silverman.

Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema

Indiana University Press, April 1988. Paper Back. Used - Very Good. Item #253932
ISBN: 0253204747

. . . a vitally new understanding that takes us from the terms of the representation of sexual difference to an anatomy of female subjectivity which will be widely influential. --Stephen Heath

An original work likely to have significant impact on all those with an interest in the vibrant intersection of feminism, film theory, and psychoanalysis . . . --Naomi Schor

. . . powerfully argued study . . . impressive . . . --Choice

. . . important because of its innovative work on Hollywood's ideologically-charged construction of subjectivity. . . . what is exciting about The Acoustic Mirror is that it inspires one to reevaluate a number of now classical theoretical texts, and to see films with an eye to how authorship is constructed and subjectivity is generated. --Literature and Psychology

As evocative as it is shrewdly systematic, the pioneering theory of female subjectivity formulated in the final three chapters will have wide impact as a major contribution to feminist theory. --SubStance

The Acoustic Mirror attempts to do for the sound-track what feminist film theory of the past decade has done for the image-track--to locate the points at which it is productive of sexual difference. The specific focus is the female voice understood not merely as spoken dialogue, narration, and commentary, but as a fantasmatic projection, and as a metaphor for authorship.


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