shopping cart
nothing in cart
 
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
home
about us
upcoming events
Jun 4th - Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Level 1: Practical solutions to real world problems - live webinar [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Jun 9th - Hack Your Mind for Better Health [MAGentix]
Jun 10th - Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Online Therapy with Children - live 2-hour webinar [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Jun 12th - It’s the Law: What You Need to Know about Consent, Negligence, Confidentiality and more! - webinar [Leading Edge Seminars]
Jun 12th - *postponed to 2021* Trauma Talks 2020 - Intergenerational Trauma: Hope and Healing Through Trauma-Informed Care [Women's College Hospital]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Free shipping across Canada, until June 8th. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
Women and Images of Men in Cinema: Gender Construction in La Belle et la Bête by Jean Cocteau
Hamburger, Andreas (Edt)
Routledge / Karnac Books / Softcover / 2015-10-01 / 1782202900
Psychoanalysis and Cinema
reg price: $50.50 our price: $ 45.45 (may be subject to change)
192 pages
Not in Stock, usually ships in 3-6 business days

Women and men in cinema are imaginary constructs created by filmmakers and their audiences. The film-psychoanalytic approach reveals how movies subliminally influence unconscious reception. On the other hand, the movie is embedded in a cultural tradition: Jean Cocteau‘s film La Belle et la Bête (1946) takes up the classic motif of the animal groom from the story of Cupid and Psyche in Apuleius’ The Golden Ass (originally a tale about the stunning momentum of genuine female desire), liberates it from its baroque educational moral (a girl's virtue and prudence will help her to overcome her sexual fears), and turns it into a boyhood story: inside the ugly rascal there is a good, but relatively boring prince – at least in comparison to the monsters of film history.

In the seventy years since it was made, La Belle et la Bête has inspired numerous interpretations and has been employed by theorists of all genres and interests. In this book, Andreas Hamburger and other contributors consider its background, content, and reception, and explore the impact Cocteau has on our perceptions of beauties and beasts.

Introducing the monster as a suffering person, Cocteau’s film reacts to the disturbing experience of World War II and the Holocaust. It questions hegemonial masculinity, designing a poetic, hallucinatory attempt at healing for a traumatized generation. Moreover, it addresses female and male adolescent development. Its deliberately incredible finale ironically portrays traditional constructs of femininity and masculinity, thus going beyond the scope of a compensatory fairy tale.

About the Author:

Andreas Hamburger is a Professor of Psychology at the International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin, and a psychoanalyst who writes on literature, film, and psychoanalysis, among other topics. He is a member of the Munich Work Group on Film and Psychoanalysis.


Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / Closed Sunday (EST)

search
Click here to read previous issues.
other lists
Karnac Books
Psychoanalysis and Cinema
Routledge
Taylor and Francis