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Horror film and psychoanalysis : Freud's worst nightmare

Author: Steven Jay Schneider
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge studies in film.
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In recent years, psychoanalytic theory has been the subject of attacks from philosophers, cultural critics, and scientists who have questioned the cogency of its reasoning as well as the soundness of its premises. Nevertheless, when used to shed light on horror cinema, psychoanalysis in its various forms has proven to be a fruitful and provocative interpretative tool. This volume seeks to find the proper place of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Horror film and psychoanalysis.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003060604
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Jay Schneider
ISBN: 9780511211638 0511211635 9780521825214 0521825210 0511208057 9780511208058 0511215215 9780511215216 0511217005 9780511217005
OCLC Number: 560236020
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 299 p.)
Contents: What lies beneath? / Robin Wood --
Introduction: Psychoanalysis in/and/of the horror film / Steven Jay Schneider --
The Question of Horror-Pleasure --
'What's the matter with Melanie?': reflections on the merits of psychoanalytic approaches to modern horror cinema / Cosimo Urbano --
A fun night out: horror and other pleasures of the cinema / Michael Levine --
Excerpt from 'Why Horror? The New Pleasures of a Popular Genre' (with a new afterward by the author) / Andrew Tudor --
Philosophical problems concerning the concept of pleasure for future psychoanalytical theories of (the horror) film / Malcolm Turvey --
Theorizing the Uncanny --
Explaining the uncanny in The Double Life of Véronique / Cynthia Freeland --
Manifestations of the literary double in modern horror cinema / Steven Jay Schneider --
Heimlich maneuvers: on a certain tendency of horror and speculative cinema / Harvey Roy Greenberg --
'It was a dark and stormy night ... ': horror films and the problem of irony / Jonathan L. Crane --
Representing Psychoanalysis --
'What does Dr. Judd want?': transformation, transference and divided selves in Cat People / William Paul --
'Ultimate formlessness': cinema, horror, and the limits of meaning / Michael Grant --
Freud's worst nightmare: dining with Dr Hannibal Lector / Barbara Creed --
New Directions --
Doing things with theory: from Freud's worst nightmares to (disciplinary) dreams of horror's cultural value / Matt Hills --
The darker side of genius: the (horror) auteur meets Freud's theory / Linda Badley --
Violence and psychophysiology in horror cinema / Stephen Price --
Afterword: psychoanalysis and the horror film / Noël Carroll.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in film.
Responsibility: edited by Steven Hay Schneider.

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