Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
Mass Communication and Media Arts
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.
This thesis is only available for download to the SIUC community. Others should
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