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Theorising Desire

From Freud to Feminism to Film


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kristyn Gorton
    Pages 1-6
  3. Kristyn Gorton
    Pages 7-37
  4. Kristyn Gorton
    Pages 38-63
  5. Kristyn Gorton
    Pages 64-92
  6. Kristyn Gorton
    Pages 93-116
  7. Kristyn Gorton
    Pages 117-139
  8. Kristyn Gorton
    Pages 140-148
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 149-182

About this book


What is the nature of desire? This book gives an accessible introduction to the concept, and a coherent critique of the competing theories of desire within contemporary theory. Through analysis of representations of desire in television and film, it considers ways in which the concept is theorized and presented on screen.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Theatre, Film and TelevisionUniversity of YorkUK

About the authors

KRISTYN GORTON is Lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film& Television at York University, UK. She is the author of Psychoanalysis and the Portrayal of Desire in Twentieth-Century Fiction: A Feminist Critique (2007) and has published articles in Studies in European Cinema, Feminist Theory and The Journal of British Cinema and Television.

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