Subversive pleasures offers the first extended application of Mikhail Bakhtin's critical methods to film, mass-media, and cultural studies. With extraordinary interdisciplinary and multicultural range, Robert Stam explores issues that include the translinguistic critique of Saussurean semiotics and Russian formalism, the question of language difference in the cinema, issues of national culture in Latin america, and the carnivalesque in literature and film. He discuses literary works by Rabelais, Shakespeare, and Jarry and treats films by Vigo, Bunuel, Wertnuller, Imamura, Mel Brooks, Monty Python, Marlene Gooris and others.
A hardback book in good condition. Some slight shelf wear and a few pages with underlining in pencil.