Cobb 2010 Narrative

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Author: Shelley Cobb

Title: Jane Campion's Women's Films

Subtitle: Art Cinema and the Postfeminist Rape Narrative

In: Rape in Art Cinema

Edited by: Dominique Russell

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Continuum

Year: 2010

Pages: 99-

Series: Continuum Film Studies

ISBN-10: 082642967X (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

ISBN-13: 9780826429674 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781441109774 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781441116147 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Representations: Films

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Author: Shelley Cobb, Department of English, University of

Abstract: »Shelly Cobb considers Jane Campion's recent work in light of its engagement with postfeminist discourse. She argues that Campion's crossovers between mainstream and art cinema "manifest a queering of mainstream and art cinema conventions that critiques the family, heterosexual romance, and the myth of &qut;having it all" by refiguring the postfeminist rape narrative." Campion's emphasis on the bod undermines art cinema's (and high culture's) assumption that consciousness is a kind of disembodied seeing. Rather, as Cobb demonstrates, Campion's work presents subjectivity as always embodied, and shows within that embodiment, an awareness of the dangers of the body in patriarchal society.« (Dominique Russell. »Introdution: Why Rape?« Rape in Art Cinema. Edited by Dominique Russell. New York: 2010: 10)

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Added: December 27, 2014 – Last updated: December 27, 2014