Bluebeard in Jane Campion's "the piano": A case study in intertextuality as an enunciation of FEMININITY in mainstream movies
The Bluebeard folktale is (re)produced in Jane Campion's The Piano (1993) as the featured performance in a pageant that a minister organizes for his colonial New Zealand congregation. This construction-en-abyme is representative of intertextuality in terms of Julia Kristeva's "affirmative negativity." The paper explores intertextuality in The Piano as an agent of a multiplex and extra-lingual dialogism linked to FEMININITY and the female gaze.
Media, Journalism, and Film
Dialogism, Female gaze, FEMININITY, Intertextuality, Jane Campion, Julia Kristeva, Maternal semiotic, Mikhail Bakhtin
Bihlmeyer, Jaime. "Bluebeard in Jane Campion's" The Piano": A Case Study in Intertextuality as an Enunciation of FEMININITY in Mainstream Movies." International Journal of the Humanities 8, no. 7 (2010).
International Journal of the Humanities