Higgins 2010 Rape

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Author: Lynn A.Higgins

Title: Screen/Memory

Subtitle: Rape and Its Alibis in Last Year at Marienbad

In: Rape in Art Cinema

Edited by: Dominique Russell

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Continuum

Year: 2010

Pages: 15-26

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 | European History | Representations: Films / Last Year at Marienbad



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Author: Lynn A.Higgins, Department of Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College

Abstract: »We begin with Lynn A. Higgins' seminal analysis of L'année dernière à Marienbad, in which she argues that one of the potential narratives in this undecidable film is the story of a rape and its cover-up. Higgins' influential reading demonstrates how rape is rewritten as seduction within the film as well as by its critics, and how the very multiplication of potential meanings can serve as a "smoke screen" by obscuring the possibility of that particular meaning. Higgins' analysis of the place of rape in the struggle over narrational authority in postmodernity's indeterminate texts remains potent and her perspective informs many of the other contributor's reflections.« (Dominique Russell. »Introdution: Why Rape?« Rape in Art Cinema. Edited by Dominique Russell. New York: 2010: 8)

Wikipedia: Alain Resnais: Last Year at Marienbad


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