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Diva: A new psychoanalytical approach

Powrie, PP (2002) Diva: A new psychoanalytical approach Studies in French Cinema, 2 (1). pp. 41-49.

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Diva (1981) is a film which has given rise to many different critical approaches, amongst them psychoanalytical critiques. This article reviews those critiques briefly before developing a new approach using the work of Melanie Klein. The purpose of the article is not just to revisit a key film of the 1980s, but to show how a different psychoanalytic framework from that used in Screen Theory can illuminate spectatorial pleasure, which, it is argued, depends on the replay of what Klein calls ‘splitting procedures’.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages
Authors :
Powrie, PP
Date : April 2002
DOI : 10.1386/sfci.2.1.41
Additional Information : © Intellect Ltd 2002
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 14:42
Last Modified : 07 Mar 2019 11:25

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