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Haunted by Vertigo: Hitchcock's Masterpiece Then and Now

Gottlieb, Sidney
Jointly edited by Donal Martin (Ireland) and Sideny Gottlieb (USA). This exciting new book on Hitchcock's Vertigo comprises of selected essays presented during the 2-day film conference hosted by Trinity College Dublin in the Long Room Hub to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the release of Hitchcock's Vertigo. The film conference in Trinity College Dublin featured the presentations of 16 international film scholars across the globe: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, Belgium and Switzerland. We had the British film historian Charles Barr and the renowned British feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey as key note speakers. Laura Mulvey’s seminal essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” was one of the first film theory publications to apply a political and psychoanalytic interpretation to the cinematic apparatus of classical Hollywood cinema. Mulvey coined the notion of the “male gaze” to the power asymmetry in representation and assigned gender roles that emphasised the patriarchal ideological agenda of the American film industry at the time. Here is a list of the speakers who participated and the title of their presentations.