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Alice Doesn't: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema

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"There is hardly a page in this collection of hard-thought and brilliantly written essays that does not yield some new insight." --Hayden White

..". de Lauretis's writing is brisk and refreshingly lucid." --International Film Guide
Paperback, 232 pages
Published May 1st 1984 by Indiana University Press
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May 27, 2011 Patricia rated it liked it
There are some amazingly brilliant insights about spectatorship, feminist filmmaking, and cinematic desire in this book, but I'll be honest: it's rough going to slog through the incredibly dated semiotic/ psychoanalytic framework in which those salient points are wrapped.
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Sep 12, 2011 Chuck Williamson rated it really liked it
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Chuck doesn't either, apparently. As frustrating as it is rewarding.
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Born and educated in Italy, de Lauretis came to the United States shortly after completing her doctorate in modern languages and literatures at Bocconi University in Milan. Before joining the History of Consciousness Department at UCSC, she taught Italian and comparative literature, semiotics, women's studies, and film studies at several American universities, including the University of Colorado ...more
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