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ERIC Number: EJ1078714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-2004
Annotations on a Scandal: Desire, Transgression, and the Filmic Fantasy of Pedagogy
Stillwaggon, James; Jelinek, David
Educational Theory, v65 n5 p529-544 Oct 2015
From Socrates to Jean Brodie, we have become accustomed to teachers serving as placeholders for transgressive and powerful desires in our cultural imaginary. Evidenced by recent scholarship on teachers in film, however, as well as by the 2006 film "Notes on a Scandal", the way we ought to feel about teachers acting on their transgressive motivations, realizing the cultural fantasies that shadow desire and break from social norms, is less clear. In this article James Stillwaggon and David Jelinek frame the problematic erotics of school films in terms of the fantasy of the subject presumed to know and the transgressive bliss of "jouissance". Stillwaggon and Jelinek analyze "Notes on a Scandal" as a breakdown and reversal of the tradition of school films to which it is indebted and work from it toward an understanding of the unrecognized and often conflicted cultural commitments that shape teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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