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Title: Rethinking 'queer' : a film philosophy project
Author: Nigianni, Chrysanthi
ISNI:       0000 0004 2700 6867
Awarding Body: University of East London
Current Institution: University of East London
Date of Award: 2008
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My Ph.D thesis entitled 'Re-thinking Queer: A film-philosophy project' aims at articulating a discourse on sexual/difference by taking two critical steps: the first is signalled by a critical moving away from Queer Theory and its linguistic/cultural apparatus, on the basis of its failure to break away from a 'normative' (molar) notion of subjectivity; the second is related to an experimental coming together of philosophy and cinema - a coming together which actualises a thinking philosophically with film through the practice of writing as art. The thesis overall suggests a rethinking of 'queer' through the becoming-woman-lesbian concept; a concept that is explored in relation to desire, ethics and time within particular cinematic events. The thesis employs two different discourses: an analytical/critical discourse on desire, ethics and time that draws on the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari, Bergson, Nietzsche and the so-called neo-materialist feminism (Grosz, Braidotti), and a more creative, poetic writing that thinks with the filmmind.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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