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Amber Jacobs

Amber Jacobs is a Senior Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies and Visual Culture at Birkbeck, University of London. Her background is in literature, feminism, visual culture and psychoanalysis. Her monograph, On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis and the Law of the Mother is an intervention into classical psychoanalysis via feminist philosophy. Her recent research and publications are in audiovisual culture, film theories, the relation between new media technologies, unconscious fantasy and theories of feminist and queer spectatorship. She is a member of the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and a founder of the Oktopus Film Collective. She also makes her own films, radio and video essays.

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Persona Non Grata Sonata

20 Apr 2018 in

Persona Non Grata Sonata is a video essay (6’32”). Using sequences from Persona (1966) and Autumn Sonata (1978), the essay was made in 2018.

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