Gender and Film: The Female Viewing Position The female viewing position has acquired the status of elusive feminist myth; does it exist, does it not? The overriding opinion of many theorists, including Laura Mulvey and Mary Ann Doane, is that women cannot occupy a viewing position without identifying to some extent with the masculine gaze. This understanding is somewhat alarming because it not only accepts the argument that woman is inherently associated with lack, it also groups woman into a singular category, which is exactly the restrictive labelling system so many feminists protest against. Even in her follow-up essay, Mulvey only allows for a female viewing position through transvestitism.
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Dirn Setting a reading intention helps you organise your reading. Most users should sign in with their email address. So what does Doane offer us? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here To the male viewer the gaze will feel foreign and invasive, but it will resonate with the female viewer. Film and the Masquerade: Theorising the Female Spectator Screen Oxford Academic Doane then builds upon the psychoanalytic work of Joan Rivierewho observed in case studies that when a successful woman usurps male power the phallusshe compensates for that transgression by behaving in an overly feminine manner.
Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Film and the Masquerade: How do I set a reading intention Fil, set a reading intention, click through to any list item, and look for the panel theoriznig the left hand side: It makes it easy to scan through your lists and keep track of progress. What are reading intentions? Men already achieve the distance required from the image and as a result can fetishize it. In a scene such as the one where Clarice is left alone in a room full of male officers, it is clear that men cannot comfortably look at Clarice as a desirable thforizing.
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She cannot separate herself from the image that represents her. That is because we have felt the weight of that same gaze, and there is nothing pleasurable theoeizing it in the context Clarice experiences it.
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You are commenting using your Twitter account. Written by deadrabbit92 Leave a comment. She posits three modes for female spectatorship:. The choice of extreme close up shots of Clarice intercut with her POV of the men gawking at her establishes a feminine gaze that spectators have no choice but to assume. In accordance with this masculization of woman, the female spectator is often one that assumes more traditional masculine spectatorship.
Approaches to Art History Section: If she does not distance herself, the female spectator risks over-identification and narcissism because the spectacle of woman is also herself, a woman. Have you read this?
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Notes on Mary Ann Doane's "Film and the Masquerade'"
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Film and the Masquerade: Theorising the Female Spectator
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