Date of Award

12-2010

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Mass Communication and Media Arts

First Advisor

Lewison, Sarah

Second Advisor

Felleman, Susan

Third Advisor

Gingrich-Philbrook, Craig

Abstract

This paper accompanies the show “Mise-en-Scène of Desire” that took place on
May 21st, 2010. Both the show and the paper deal with the subject of female hysteria,
explored from both a historical and contemporary perspective. My aim is to look at how
our ideas of female hysteria have been mediated, and how the representations have
produced an incomplete picture into the experience of the actual female hysterics.

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