Seduction and Theory: Readings of Gender, Representation, and Rhetoric

Front Cover
University of Illinois Press, 1989 - Psychology - 250 pages
1 Review
Essays discuss the conception of seduction in the visual arts, psychoanalysis, literary criticism, and postmodernist theory.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - amydross - LibraryThing

The book is divided up into four sections of three articles each, and only the last section is really about seduction and theory as such -- this is also the best section, each article being surprising ... Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

CHARLES BERNHEIMER The Uncanny Lure of Manets Olympia
13
JUDITH MAYNE Marlene Dietrich The Blue Angel and Female Performance
28
SHARON WILLIS Seductive Spaces Private Fascinations and Public Fantasies in Popular Cinema
47
MARTHA NOEL EVANS Hysteria and the Seduction of Theory
73
SHIRLEY NELSON GARNER Freud and Fliess Homophobia and Seduction
86
LAWRENCE FRANK Freud and Dora Blindness and Insight
110
CLAIRE KAHANE Seduction and the Voice of the Text Heart of Darkness and The Good Soldier
135
ALICIA OSTRIKER Anne Sexton and the Seduction of the Audience
154
GABRIELE SCHWAB Seduced by Witches Nathaniel Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter in the Context of New England Witchcraft Fictions
170
SUSAN DAVID BERNSTEIN Confessing Lacan
195
ANDREW ROSS Baudrillards Bad Attitude
214
CAROLYN BURKE Romancing the Philosophers Luce Irigaray
226
Notes on Contributors
241
Index
243
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1989)

Alan Hunter was Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds.
John Sexton is Energy Markets Analyst for a major news agency.

Bibliographic information