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Psycho

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...In Intimate Revolt, Kristeva laments the loss of what she considers to be essential components of European culture—“a culture fashioned by doubt and critique.” The “moral and aesthetic impact” of Europe, she contends, has become...

Intimate Volver

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Kristeva’s semiotic/Almodóvar’s signature Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver can seem to embody so many components of Kristeva’s recent work that it may look like the quintessential Kristevan thought-specular film. It is as though Almodóvar made...

Introduction

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...If we are to construct a civilization that is not solely one of production and commercial trade, we must redefine what we understand by ‘freedom.’ The freedom that we have to reconstruct together should be an autocommencement, to be sure...

Unveiling fetishism in the society of the spectacle

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...[H]ow many Didiers exist in suffering without even considering the possibility of the . . . representation of the malaise in which they lock themselves and those close to them . . . ? . . . This is when the freedom and negativity proper...

The use of perversion

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...One can say that S&M is the eroticization of power, the eroticization of strategic relations. What strikes me with regard to S&M is how it differs from social power. . . . [T]he S&M game is very interesting because it is a strategic...

“The void of another enjoyment”

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...The cinema substitutes for our gaze—a world more in harmony with our desires.This chapter focuses on hysteria. In Chapter 4, through an analysis of Shainberg’s Secretary and Haneke’s The Piano Teacher, perversion will be added to our array...

Black and Blue

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...In The Fragile Absolute, Slavoj Žižek explicates Pauline love or agape as entirely distinct from “love within the confines of the Law.” The “true agape,” Žižek informs us, is “closer to the modest dispensing of spontaneous goodness” (Žižek,...

The virtue of blushing

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Das Ding is totally indefinable and is as blurry as it is tantalizing, terrifying, and like a stalker. It is for this reason that in phenomenology, anxiety is presented without a defined object. The subject says he or she is anxious without...