Gender, Bodies, Sex, Technology: Dismantling Heterosexual Male Subjectivity and Desire in Transnational Film Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
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  • Kim, Stella
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Romance Studies
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  • This dissertation examines subversions of the male gaze in 21st century films from Argentina, Spain, and South Korea--Lucía Puenzo's XXY (2007), Pedro Almodóvar's La piel que habito / The Skin I Live In (2011), and Kim Ki-duk's Time / Sigan (2006). This project begins with the idea that if mainstream cinematic practices create a perspective that "naturalizes" a heterosexual male viewpoint as the universal and the norm, then the specificity of this position may also be used as a starting point to subvert cinematic desire. Using a variety of theoretical frameworks, such as those proposed by Jacques Lacan, Laura Mulvey, Teresa de Lauretis, Barbara Creed, Leon Festinger, John Berger, Robert Stam, and Bernadette Wegenstein, among others, this project explores how different embodied realities, such as the intersexed body, forced gender reassignment surgery, rape, female madness, and cosmetic surgery--address themselves to the heterosexual male viewer in a way that subverts, displaces, or otherwise problematizes this viewer's privileged position.
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  • del Valle Escalante, Emilio
  • Gómez-Castellano, Irene
  • Marí, Jorge
  • Amago, Samuel
  • Halperin, Laura
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  • Doctor of Philosophy
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2015
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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