Mary Ann Doane’s essay, “Film and the Masquerade: Theorizing the Female Spectator” attempts to answer some of the questions raised by. Type: Chapter; Author(s): Mary Ann Doane; Page start: ; Page end: Is part of Book. Title: The sexual subject: a Screen reader in sexuality; Author(s). Film and the Masquerade: Theorising the Female Spectator Title: Feminist film theory: a reader; Author(s): Sue Thornham; Date: ; Publisher: Edinburgh.
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Written by deadrabbit92 Leave a comment. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. A man can partially examine himself and successfully define himself in the realm of his language. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Your reading intentions are private to you and will not be shown to other users. filn
Distance from the image is ‘good’ while proximity to the image is ‘bad. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Have you read this?
As opposed to male transvestism which is an occasion for ridicule female transvestism is a path towards desire. How do I set a reading intention To set a reading intention, click through to any list item, and look for the panel on the left hand side: Woman, on the other hand, are taught the same masculine form of language as man, and therefor cannot possibly identify femininity as a separate entity.
About Media and Commentary Reading Assignments! Create a free website or blog at WordPress. It makes it easy to scan through your lists and keep track of progress. Without question, a protagonist like Clarice Sterling exists to always be desired, by the male and female fheorizing alike. Soviet cinema and the fantasy of no limits.
So what does Doane offer us? All of Doane’s arguments depend masauerade the spectator’s ability to achieve a critical distance from the onscreen image of woman. This item appears on List: Article PDF first page preview.
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She can never assume the role of the female spectator without this distance. Most users should sign in with their email address.
Setting a reading intention helps you organise your reading. Film and the Masquerade: Without this distance, it is impossible for a woman to become a spectator of a feminine image in film. Setting a reading intention helps you organise your reading. How can woman participate in the role of the spectator and find pleasure in cinema? Notify me of new comments via email. You must be logged in to post a comment. In a scene such as the one where Clarice is left alone in a room full of male officers, it is clear that men cannot comfortably look at Clarice as a desirable object.
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Film and the Masquerade: Theorizing the Female Spectator
This excess of femininity highlights how femininity is but a hyperbolic gendered performance, not an innate structure. To set masqeurade reading intention, click through to any list item, and look for the panel on the left hand side:. Please log in to set a read status. Film Culture, Theory, Entertainment Section: Setting up reading intentions help you organise your course reading.
You can filter on reading intentions gheorizing the listas well as view them within femalle profile. What are reading intentions? This relates to transvestism that Doane discusses earlier in the article. You can filter on reading intentions cemale the spectaforas well as view them within your profile. Like Mulvey, Doane uses the tools of Freudian psychoanalysis to interrogate possibilities for the female spectator in CHC. Doane argues that women can wear superficial attributes of femininity as a mask masqueradeas a disguise to be taken-on or rejected.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: If she does not distance herself, the female spectator risks over-identification and narcissism because the spectacle of woman is also herself, a woman. In this scenario, Clarice is powerless and cannot return the gaze, whether she knows she is being watched or not.
This item appears on List: How do I set a reading intention To set a reading intention, click through to any list item, and look for the panel on the left hand side: