Psychoanalysis and Cinema

The Play of Shadows

Vicky Lebeau

Wallflower Press

Psychoanalysis and Cinema

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Pub Date: March 2002

ISBN: 9781903364192

144 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $20.00£14.99

Pub Date: March 2002

ISBN: 9780231502108

144 Pages

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Psychoanalysis and Cinema

The Play of Shadows

Vicky Lebeau

Wallflower Press

Lebeau examines the long and uneven history of developments in modern art, science, and technology that brought pychoanalysis and the cinema together towards the end of the nineteenth century. She explores the subsequent encounters between the two: the seductions of psychoanalysis and cinema as converging, though distinct, ways of talking about dream and desire, image and illusion, shock, and sexuality. Beginning with Freud's encounter with the spectacle of hysteria on display in fin-de-siècle Paris, this study offers a detailed reading of the texts and concepts which generated the field of psychoanalytic film theory.

About the Author

Vicky Lebeau is senior lecturer in English at the University of Sussex, UK. She is author of Lost Angels.