Moving Bodies

Jetnikoff, Anita (2004) Moving Bodies. In Mallan, Kerry & Pearce, Sharyn (Eds.) Seriously playful : genre, performance and text. Post Pressed, Flaxton, Qld., pp. 123-132.


This paper is essentially about difference and corporeality, that is, race and culture as expressed through bodies. Difference as identity can be explored by examining the relationship between identification, subjectivity and desire, especially desire for the other.In this reading, the body can be seen as a text. In the wake of the new curricular approaches to multiliteracies, my approach is multidisciplinary. As a film and media scholar and a teacher of English, I trace notions of corporeality, identification and difference by focussing intertextually on popular culture domains of dance, sport and film. Particular connections can be made between the recent film Australian Rules (2002) and the novels upon which it was based, along with the American film Save the Last Dance (2001), both of which explore interracial relationships.

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ID Code: 1366
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: fictional representations of corporeality and race, constructions of identites in film and novels, Australian Rules the film
ISBN: 1876682620
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Post Pressed
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Deposited On: 06 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:05

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