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The Resource The reader as peeping Tom : nonreciprocal gazing in narrative fiction and film, Jeremy Hawthorn

The reader as peeping Tom : nonreciprocal gazing in narrative fiction and film, Jeremy Hawthorn

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The reader as peeping Tom : nonreciprocal gazing in narrative fiction and film
Title
The reader as peeping Tom
Title remainder
nonreciprocal gazing in narrative fiction and film
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Jeremy Hawthorn
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Language
eng
Summary
When we read a novel or watch a film, we become Peeping Toms. Spying on fictional characters, we can enjoy observing their private lives and most intimate secrets while safe in the knowledge that they are totally unaware of us. The Reader as Peeping Tom: Nonreciprocal Gazing in Narrative Fiction and Film, by Jeremy Hawthorn, examines the implications of this nonreciprocal relationship by focusing on works in which the relationships between characters are also nonreciprocal. Hawthorn focuses on four novelists and three filmmakers whose works are concerned with surveillance, spying, and voyeurism: Hawthorne, Dickens, Melville, Henry James, Hitchcock, Michael Powell, and Francis Ford Coppola. Hawthorn suggests that while some literary and film narratives use the reader{u2019}s or viewer{u2019}s sense of all-seeing invulnerability to underwrite the various systems of control and surveillance that are depicted in the work, others associate such forms of nonreciprocal observation with impotence and impoverishment and thus critique political systems that legitimize surveillance. Hawthorn concludes that critics have underestimated the extent to which reader{u2019}s or viewer{u2019}s sense of disempowerment adds meaning to the experience of fiction and film and may encourage acceptance or criticism of spying and surveillance in the real world. The book questions benign views of the reader{u2019}s or spectator{u2019}s role as passive observer, and offers original and exciting readings of some key narrative texts. --Provided by publisher
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Hawthorn, Jeremy
Dewey number
823.009
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN56.V65
LC item number
H39 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Theory and interpretation of narrative
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Voyeurism in literature
  • Voyeurism in motion pictures
  • Fiction
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
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The reader as peeping Tom : nonreciprocal gazing in narrative fiction and film, Jeremy Hawthorn
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Nathaniel Hawthorne's The scarlet letter and the paradoxes of privacy -- Seeing is believing: power and the gaze in Charles Dickens's The adventures of Oliver Twist -- The voyeur and the imperial gaze: Herman Melville's Typee -- Turning people into characters: Henry James's "In the cage" -- The politics of looking in/at Alfred Hitchcock's Rear window -- Can you guess how you'd look? Michael Powell's Peeping Tom -- What's bugging Harry? Francis Ford Coppola's The conversation -- Conclusion
Control code
861955964
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780814293607
Isbn Type
(cd-rom)
Lccn
2013042396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861955964
Label
The reader as peeping Tom : nonreciprocal gazing in narrative fiction and film, Jeremy Hawthorn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Nathaniel Hawthorne's The scarlet letter and the paradoxes of privacy -- Seeing is believing: power and the gaze in Charles Dickens's The adventures of Oliver Twist -- The voyeur and the imperial gaze: Herman Melville's Typee -- Turning people into characters: Henry James's "In the cage" -- The politics of looking in/at Alfred Hitchcock's Rear window -- Can you guess how you'd look? Michael Powell's Peeping Tom -- What's bugging Harry? Francis Ford Coppola's The conversation -- Conclusion
Control code
861955964
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780814293607
Isbn Type
(cd-rom)
Lccn
2013042396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861955964

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