A cinema of desire: cinesexuality and Guattari's a-signifying cinema

MacCormack, Patricia (2005) A cinema of desire: cinesexuality and Guattari's a-signifying cinema. Women: A Cultural Review, 16 (3). pp. 340-355. ISSN 1470-1367

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This article will first describe the benefits and risks in challenging projects of signification as they relate to feminism. I will then point out the ways in which the desiring event of cinema – what I have termed ‘cinesexuality’ – can reorient and rupture structures of signification through a focus on expression. The relation of cinesexuality to feminism will then be drawn, using Guattari’s notion of asemiotic bodies: the ‘homosexual’ and ‘woman’. This will be followed by some brief sketches toward thinking cinesexuality as a form of ‘becoming-woman’. The cinesexual emphasises cinematic pleasure as asignified, pleasure beyond signification that then challenges how genders, and indeed individuals as their own collective of disparate modalities, desire cinema.

Item Type: Journal Article
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
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Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2010 15:48
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2022 10:43
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/111158

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