Giving up the ghost : spirits, ghosts, and angels in mainstream comedy films /

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Main Author: Fowkes, Katherine A., 1962-
Format: Book
Published:Detroit, Mich. : Wayne State University Press, c1998.
Series:Contemporary film and television series
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Main Author:Fowkes, Katherine A., 1962-

Arguing that our enjoyment of ghost films is linked to masochistic pleasure, Giving up the Ghost provides us with a new way of thinking about the relation between film viewing and gender. A deft but readable application of psychoanalytic theories, especially masochism (by way of Deleuze and Studlar), extends the utility of psychoanalysis to the understanding of film genre and film audiences. It is indispensable reading for scholars and students of film theory.

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Physical Description:202 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-198) and index.
ISBN:0814327214 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Katherine A Fowkes is an assistant professor of media studies at High Point University.

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