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"How does one remember thirst?"

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2011
Summary:
This thesis problematizes the notion of memory as a non-gendered mechanism by examining the construction of memory and subjectivity in Chris Marker's La jetâee and Sans soleil. Using the theoretical frameworks of Jacques Lacan, Bracha Ettinger, and Andrâe Bazin, the paper argues that La jetâee presents a model of phallic memory corresponding to a Lacan's understanding of desire and subjectivity, while Sans soleil offers a model of matrixial memory based on Ettinger's theorization of the gaze. Bazin's work is used to address aesthetic issues, as well as providing a method for exploring how the phallic and matrixial frameworks impact the formal construction of the films. Ultimately, La jetâees model of phallic memory is shown to sever past from present in a manner corresponding to Lacanian notions of desire, castration, and loss, whereas Sans soleil demonstrates the potential of matrixial memory to establish a liminal relationship between past and present.
Title: "How does one remember thirst?": phallic and matrixial memory in Chris Marker's La Jetâee and Sans Soleil.
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Name(s): Barr, Jeremy.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
School of Communication & Multimedia Studies
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Created: 2011
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: ix, 126 p. : ill. (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis problematizes the notion of memory as a non-gendered mechanism by examining the construction of memory and subjectivity in Chris Marker's La jetâee and Sans soleil. Using the theoretical frameworks of Jacques Lacan, Bracha Ettinger, and Andrâe Bazin, the paper argues that La jetâee presents a model of phallic memory corresponding to a Lacan's understanding of desire and subjectivity, while Sans soleil offers a model of matrixial memory based on Ettinger's theorization of the gaze. Bazin's work is used to address aesthetic issues, as well as providing a method for exploring how the phallic and matrixial frameworks impact the formal construction of the films. Ultimately, La jetâees model of phallic memory is shown to sever past from present in a manner corresponding to Lacanian notions of desire, castration, and loss, whereas Sans soleil demonstrates the potential of matrixial memory to establish a liminal relationship between past and present.
Identifier: 726173357 (oclc), 3166838 (digitool), FADT3166838 (IID), fau:3616 (fedora)
Note(s): by Jeremy Barr.
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2011.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2011. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Marker, Chris, 1921-
Marker, Chris, 1921-
Jetâee (Motion picture)
Psychoanalysis and art
Psychoanalysis and motion pictures
Held by: FBoU FAUER
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3166838
Owner Institution: FAU