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Inhabiting Feminine Suspicion

Barbara Straumann

in Figurations of Exile in Hitchcock and Nabokov

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780748636464
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651894 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636464.003.0004
Inhabiting Feminine Suspicion

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This chapter traces the figurations of exile in Suspicion. The discussion takes a look at three primary areas, which are the dislocations performed by the aesthetic language of the film, the psychic homelessness Lina imagines and the murderous secret of her family. It then tries to emphasise the consequences of Lina’s mental wandering, concluding that Hitchcock’s work is not placed against any violent rupture, but rather maps trajectories which accept the unsettling effects of fantasy.

Keywords: figurations; exile; dislocations; aesthetic language; psychic homelessness; Suspicion; mental wandering; effects of fantasy

Chapter.  17494 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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