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Kristeva in Focus: From Theory to Film Analysis

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Kristeva in Focus

From Theory to Film Analysis

Katherine J. Goodnow

240 pages, illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-84545-612-2 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (January 2010)

ISBN  978-1-78238-506-6 $29.95/£23.95 / Pb / Published (March 2014)

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"An exacting, impressive survey of Julia Kristeva's intersection with film, Goodnow's book offers numerous insights into the influential critic's work and a useful summary of the scope and range of her inquiry...This is a solid piece of cogent critical analysis, rich in detail and insight."  ·  Choice


Dealing with some of the major themes in film narratives, this book draws on the theories of French psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva. It looks at how narratives have changed over time, and considers the sources of our variable reactions to themes and representations of horror, strangers, and love.

In addition to a selection of contemporary mainstream films, the major films for analysis are New Zealand “New Wave” films such as Alison Maclean’s Kitchen Sink and Crush; Vincent Ward’s Vigil; and Jane Campion’s Sweety, An Angel at My Table, and The Piano.

Katherine J. Goodnow is Professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Media Studies, University of Bergen, and has published widely on museums and cultural diversity. She combines research with filmmaking and has produced television series and documentaries for Norwegian national broadcasters.

Subject: Film and Television Studies Cultural Studies (General) Gender Studies and Sexuality


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