February 19, 2017

CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES: Dissertation Proposal OGR


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  1. You title reads as very broad and over generalised. Can you rephrase this further as a more specific and critical question?
    What is your conclusion and can you extend the thinking to ensure that you don’t date your argument?
    Gaze Theory is evolving and now is also discussed in the context of men too- what I am trying to say is that you need to broaden out your discussion to incorporate other angles and views. Lacan’s mirror stage is often discussed here too in relation to the gaze as being foundational to sense of self- from an early stage we see ourselves in the mirror as a reflection ( a representation) and therefore also objectify ourselves.
    Can you compare and contrast in Chapter 3 two films and look in more depth at these rather than a broad selection?
    There is some missing fundamental reading and research around GAZE theory as an element of the way in which we critique visual culture and explore reception theory- read some introductory texts on visual culture. You have to read John Berger – Ways of Seeing and Laura Mulvey – Visual pleasure in narrative Cinema specifically and understand why feminism and particularly Mulvey use these ideas- read Pam Cook The Cinema Book also to expand your basic understanding of film theory or James Monaco- How to Read a Film

    http://visual-memory.co.uk/daniel/Documents/gaze/gaze01.html

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