Moulding the ‘femme fatale’ in black swan : a study in feminist film theory

Other Title(s)

صياغة صورة الامرأة القاتلة في البجعة السوداء : دراسة في نظرية الفلم النسوية

Author

Rida, Hadil Aziz Muhammad

Source

Journal of Babylon Center for Humanities Studies

Issue

Vol. 10, Issue 1 (31 Mar. 2020), pp.1-18, 18 p.

Publisher

University of Babylon Babylon Center for Civilization and Historical Studies

Publication Date

2020-03-31

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

18

Main Topic

Literature

Topics

Abstract EN

Feminism is quite known to the academic reader, however, involving it with relatively new forms of literature, such as film, may sound alarming.

Film is indeed a popular form of literature that reflects modern life.

The message it carries affects a very wide range of audience.

It provides a new variety of technique (such as the I-Camera) and simultaneously employs the well-established standards of classic literature.

This paper analyses Black Swan according to Feminist Film Theory.

The analysis focuses on the portrayal of the heroine, Nina Sayers, especially her transformation into the Black Swan.

The transformation is highly symbolic and, thus, it is achieved through many motifs and techniques, which will all be discussed throughout the paper.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Rida, Hadil Aziz Muhammad. 2020. Moulding the ‘femme fatale’ in black swan : a study in feminist film theory. Journal of Babylon Center for Humanities Studies،Vol. 10, no. 1, pp.1-18.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-935741

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Rida, Hadil Aziz Muhammad. Moulding the ‘femme fatale’ in black swan : a study in feminist film theory. Journal of Babylon Center for Humanities Studies Vol. 10, no. 1 (2020), pp.1-18.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-935741

American Medical Association (AMA)

Rida, Hadil Aziz Muhammad. Moulding the ‘femme fatale’ in black swan : a study in feminist film theory. Journal of Babylon Center for Humanities Studies. 2020. Vol. 10, no. 1, pp.1-18.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-935741

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 18

Record ID

BIM-935741