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Hitchcocks Bi-Textuality: Lacan, Feminisms, and Queer Theory Robert Samuels

Hitchcocks Bi-Textuality: Lacan, Feminisms, and Queer Theory

Robert Samuels

Published December 18th 1997
ISBN : 9780791436103
Paperback
192 pages
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This book combines three element: an articulation of Lacans theory of ethics- a discussion of recent theories of feminine subjectivity and queer textuality- and close readings of Hitchcocks films. Hitchcocks Bi-Textuality argues that just as FreudMoreThis book combines three element: an articulation of Lacans theory of ethics- a discussion of recent theories of feminine subjectivity and queer textuality- and close readings of Hitchcocks films. Hitchcocks Bi-Textuality argues that just as Freud posited a fundamental ground of bisexuality for every subject, we can affirm a form of universal bi-textuality that is repressed through different modes of representation, yet returns in unconscious aspects of textuality (dreams, word play, jokes, and symbolism). In order to illustrate this notion of bi-textuality, this work discusses how Hitchcocks films are extremely heterogeneous and present multiple forms of sexual identification and desire, although they have most often been read through the reductive lens of male heterosexuality.