Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLindner, Katharinaen_UK
dc.description.abstractThis article argues for the usefulness of a queer engagement with/critique of phenomenological approaches to film. Film phenomenology (i.e., Marks, 2000; Sobchack, 2004; Barker, 2009) attempts to account for the embodied and sensuous nature of our encounter with cinema - a critical response to the 'scopic regime' that has long dominated Film Studies. Barker (2009), for instance, suggests that the similarities between both the viewer's and the film's ways of 'being in the world' need to be accounted for in order to better 'grasp' how we make 'sense' of cinema, and she goes on to explore the sensuous nature of our encounter with cinema at the level of 'skin', 'musculature' and 'viscera'. What seems to be only insufficiently acknowledged within this debate is the significance of embodied difference. Our ways of 'being in the world' differ, depending on how we have come to embody gender, race and sexuality, for instance. I therefore argue for the usefulness of introducing Sara Ahmed's Queer Phenomenology (2006) to contemporary debates around film and phenomenology. Ahmed provides both a queer critique of traditional phenomenology and a phenomenological account of queerness, and suggests that our ways of 'being in the world' are very much a 'matter' of 'orientation', of which way we 'face', of the objects and others that therefore come into view and appear within 'reach', and the possibilities for action and desire thus opened up. With detailed reference to Cracks (Jordan Scott, 2009), I suggest that an acknowledgement of embodied differences - differences in the ways in which we are situated and orientated in the world - opens up significant critical and analytical possibilities. It allows us to provide more comprehensive, as well as specific, accounts of the sense-ibilities of various representational context and the kinds of embodied and sensuous pleasures thus on offer, with regard to cinema and beyond.en_UK
dc.publisherAmsterdam University Pressen_UK
dc.relationLindner K (2012) Questions of Embodied Difference: Film and Queer Phenomenology. NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies, 2.
dc.rightsPublisher allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, #2 by Amsterdam University Press with the following policy: The author stays the owner of the copyright on his own work.en_UK
dc.subjectqueer theoryen_UK
dc.titleQuestions of Embodied Difference: Film and Queer Phenomenologyen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleNECSUS European Journal of Media Studiesen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCommunications, Media and Cultureen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorLindner, Katharina|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameLindner - Questions of Embodied Difference.pdfen_UK
Appears in Collections:Communications, Media and Culture Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Lindner - Questions of Embodied Difference.pdfFulltext - Accepted Version398.03 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.