Friday, March 14, 2008
Heath, Stephen. "Notes on Suture." SCREEN 18 (1978).
Jacques-Alain Miller's essay "Suture" introduced the concept of suture within the field of psychoanalysis; the article by Jean-Pierre Oudart, drawing on Miller, reproduced the concept for film theory where it has now achieved a certain currency - in both French and Anglo-American writing. The following notes attempt to provide a context for understanding suture, to indicate something of the terms of its original psychoanalytic elaboration and of its subsequent utilization to specify the functioning of cinematic discourse. . . . Rpt. The Symptom 8 (2007). Read the rest here: http://www.lacan.com//symptom8_articles/heath8.html.