Before arguing on how the film takes a feminist counter cinema approach to addressing questions of female subjectivity and spectatorship in light of Gillet’s quote. I will firstly discuss the concept of feminism and female counter cinema focusing
Gender identity is a controversial concept that has been discussed in terms of several perceptions such as psychological, social and political point of views. In consequence, it acquires different definitions and interpretations. However, in feminist works, using the feminist approach seems to be imperative because of its validity in analyzing the psychology of female heroines, as well as the psychology of female writers. This thesis attempts to clarify gender identity thought reading three postmodern gothic novels written by Angela Carter –a British contemporary writer. The ultimate goal of this thesis is to read the concept of gender identity in the terms of postmodern principles; it argues that Angela Carter in her postmodern gothic novels The
In my dissertation I will show the representation of transsexual FtM (female to male) characters and the response of the audiences who identify as non-cisgender. I will show that representation in media is important, therefore I will underline the obstacles that appear in queer cinema. Moreover, I will explore the idea of the character’s identity and relatability to the film viewers. I will focus on the issues that are present in films that could be labelled as “trans’ or “queer”. By explaining these terms, I will link the issues that queer cinema has to deal with, underlining the importance of choosing queer cast for queer films.
Feminism is one of the critical and theoretical studies that are reshaping literary studies. Many feminist theories have been developed in different places and different periods of time. Each of these theories and studies criticize the way that the economic, political or traditional systems deal with women’s rights. Some of the feminist perspectives protest against the distinction and discrimination against women in modern society (Johnson 57). In this paper I will concentrate on how some feminist theories approach objectification by reviewing many different definitions of objectification; second I will explain the wrong thing about objectification and then what is ok about to see if they all those feminist critics agree about the idea of objectification.
It is male-centered and male-controlled. The mechanism is maneuvered in such a way as to subordinate women to men in all cultural domains: familial, religious, political, economic, social, legal, scientific, artistic and so on. From the time of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, the Vedic civilization, the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Hebrew Bible and the Greek philosophy through the Middle Ages, to the present, the fair sex tends to be defined by negative traits to the
The critics are required to understand the way through which social movement arises and the ways through which the film sparks a conversation among people. While understanding the language, it is important to understand the messages and social aspects reflected in the postmodern films, which may include the elements of homophobia, homosexuality, racism, fashion, morals, values, culture, language, romance, and
Abstract: This paper explore the issue of gender discrimination in Pakistani patriarchal society in a film Bol directed by Shoaib Mansor. Feminist theory is used as a major theoretical framework for this research. The paper is analyzed by the qualitative method and the descriptive analysis. Feminist Julia Kristeva’s assumptions regarding "gender discrimination" are involved in theoretical background. According to her, women have been reduced to reproduction and maternal function as presented in Bol movie.
The assumption is that gender is socially constructed category that comes of out whole systems and layers of meaning that is structured into the way in which the world works and can be unstructured or deconstructed. In that sense, feminism is a part of a constructivist agenda. However, there are tensions between feminist and constructivist works. One of the interesting areas of this is that some constructivists have started to take gender seriously as a kind of cause or variable, and started to talk about the way that gender can influence the actors and people involved in international politics. For example, during the evacuation of people in the wars that lead to the splitting of Yugoslavia in the mid 1990s, It is argued that because of the way that some humanitarian organizations and other organizations took for granted certain assumptions about gender, they failed to notice that it was the men who were the most vulnerable category of the population that were most under threat from the invading forces, and the priority was given to the old, the sick, the women and the children by
This essay will discuss the uses, strategies and the meanings that are generated by editing in cinema. The films that this essay will be focusing on are Psycho and Singin’ in the Rain. Both of these films are very different to each other and therefore use editing in varying ways in order to give the audience a different perception of the characters as well as the setting that these characters are involved in. Psycho focuses on building suspense for the audience throughout the film using editing, camera work and sound. This essay will be primarily focusing on editing with the discussion of camerawork where relevant.
The deployment of Marxian analysis in the study will help the researcher to understand the filmic text in an elaborate form, as the films of TV Chandran has a strong undertone of Marxian concepts like ‘ false consciousness’ ‘ persistence of alienation’ and ‘ cultural hegemony’. This approach also will help the researcher better understand about concept of alienation by studying the subtle domination of the ruling class, and existing class struggles in the society. This blended approach, synergizing media analysis technique semiology with psychoanalysis and Marxian analysis can give a comprehensive understanding on the signification of concept of alienation by studying the psychological and sociological trauma of the marginalized sections in Indian