Teresa de Lauretis
Teresa de Lauretis was born and educated in Italy, where she received her doctorate in Modern Languages and Literatures from Bocconi University in Milan. She came to the United States shortly after completing her degree and taught Italian, comparative literatures, women's studies, and film studies at several American universities, including the University of Colorado and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She is currently Professor of the history of Consciousness, an interdisciplinary doctoral program at the university of California, Santa Cruz, and has been a Visiting Professor at several universities in the United States as well as Canada, Germany, Italy, and The Netherlands. The author of numerous essays and books on literature, film, semiotics, and feminist theory, deLauretis writes in both English and Italian. Her first book (1976) was on the Jewish-Italian novelist Italo Svevo, and early reader of Freud, and her most recent book, The Practice of Love (1994), is a reconsideration of Freud's theory of sexuality in light of lesbian literary and visual texts, from fiction to poetry to film.
Sui generis. Scritti di teoria femminista. Trans. Liliana Losi. Milan: Feltrinelli, 1996.
The Practice of Love: Lesbian Sexuality and Perverse Desire. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.
Differenza e indifferenza sessuale. Firenze: Estro Editrice, 1989.
Technologies of Gender: Essays on Theory, Film, and Fiction. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.
Alice Doesn't: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984.
Umberto Eco. Firenze: La Nuova Italia, 1981.
La sintassi del desiderio: struttura e forme del romanzo sveviano. Ravenna: Longo, 1976.
Feminist Studies / Critical Studies. London: Macmillan, 1988.
The Cinematic Apparatus. (co-edited with Stephen Heath). London: Macmillan, 1980.
The Technological Imagination: Theories and Fictions. (co-edited with Andreas Huyssen and Kathleen Woodward). Madison: Coda Press, 1980.
"Queer Theory: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities," special issue of Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 3 (1991).
"Theoretical Perspectives in Cinema," special issue of Ciné-Tracts: A Journal of Film and Cultural Studies 1 (1977). (Guest edited with David Allen).
Note: Teresa deLauretis has published over 90 articles in scholarly journals and essays in anthologies and thematic collections, written in English or in Italian. Only the English works are listed in this bibliography. For Italian references, please contact the website editor. In addition, many of these English articles have been reprinted in other sources. If you have trouble finding the reference listed here, contact the website editor for alternative publication sites.
"Fem/Les Scramble," in Cross-Purposes: Lesbians, Feminists, and the Limits of Alliance. Ed. Dana Heller. (Indiana Univ. Press, 1997), pp. 42-48.
"American Freud." Amerikastudien / American Studies 41 (1996): 163-179.
"On the Subject of Fantasy," in Feminisms in the Cinema. Ed. Laura Pietropaolo and Ada Testaferri. (Indiana Univ. Press, 1995), pp. 63-85.
"Fellini's 9 1/2," in Gender: Literary and Cinematic Representation. Ed. Jeanne Ruppert. (Univ. Press of Florida, 1994), pp. 51-65.
"Habit Changes." Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 6 (Summ-Fall 1994): 296-313.
"Feminist Genealogies: A Personal Itinerary." Women's Studies International Forum 1 (1993): 393-403.
"Freud, Sexuality, and Perversion," in Politics, Theory, and Contemporary Culture. Ed. Mark Poster. (Columbia Univ. Press, 1992), pp. 111-130.
"Film and the Visible," in How Do I Look? Queer Film and Video. Ed. Bad Object-Choices. (Bay Press, 1991), pp. 223-276.
"Perverse Desire: The Lure of the Mannish Lesbian." Australian Feminist Studies 13 (Aut. 1991): 15-26.
"On the Cinema Topic." PMLA 106 (May 1991): 412-418.
"Feminism and Its Differences." Pacific Coast Philology 25 (Nov 1990): 24-30.
"Upping the Anti (sic) in Feminist Theory," in Conflicts in Feminism. Ed. Marianne Hirsch and Evelyn Fox Keller. (Routledge, 1990), pp. 255-270.
"The Practice of Sexual Difference and Feminist Thought in Italy: An Introductory Essay," in Sexual Difference: A Theory of Social-Symbolic Practice. (Indiana Univ. Press, 1990), pp. 1-21.
"Eccentric Subjects: Feminist Theory and Historical Consciousness." Feminist Studies 16 (Spr 1990): 115-150.
"Guerrilla in the Midst: Women's Cinema in the 80s." Screen 31 (1990): 6-25.
"The Essence of the Triangle or, Taking the Risk of Essentialism Seriously: Feminist Theory in Italy, the U.S., and Britain." Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 1 (Summ 1989): 3-37.
"Strategies of Coherence: The Poetics of Film Narrative," in Reading Narrative: Form, Ethics, Ideology. Ed. James Phelan. (Ohio State Univ. Press, 1989), p. 186-206.
"Displacing Hegemonic Discourses: Reflections on Feminist Theory in the 1980s." Inscriptions nos. 3/4 (1988): 127-144.
"Reading the (Post) Modern Text: If on a winter's night a traveler," in Calvino Revisited. Ed. Franco Ricci. (Dovehouse Editions, 1988), pp. 131-145.
"Sexual Indifference and Lesbian Representation." Theatre Journal 40 (May 1988): 155-177.
"The Female Body and Heterosexual Presumption." Semiotica 67 (Dec 1987): 259-279.
"Aesthetic and Feminist Theory: Rethinking Women's Cinema." New German Critique no. 34 (Wint 1985): 154-175.
"Gaudy Rose: Eco and Narcissism." SubStance no. 47 (1985): 13-29.
"Oedipus Interruptus." Wide Angle 7 (1985): 34-40.
"The Violence of Rhetoric: Considerations on Representation and Gender." Semiotica 54 (1985): 11-31.
"Now and Nowhere," in Re-Vision: Essays in Feminist Film Criticism. Ed. Mary Ann Doane, Patricia Mellencamp, and Linda Williams. (Univ. Publications of America and The American Film Institute, 1984), pp. 150-169.
"From a Dream of Woman," in Cinema and Language. Ed. Stephen Heath and Patricia Mellencamp. Univ. Publications of America and The American Film Institute, 1983), pp. 21-34.
"Now and Nowhere: Roeg's Bad Timing." Discourse no. 5 (Spr 1983): 21-40.
"Snow on the Oedipal Stage." Screen 22 (1981): 24-39.
"Imaging." Ciné-Tracts: A Journal of Film and Cultural Studies 11 (Fall 1980): 3-12.
"Through the Looking Glass," in The Cinematic Apparatus. Ed. Teresa deLauretis and Stephen Heath. (Macmillan, 1980), pp. 187-202.
"A Semiotic Approach to Television as Ideological Apparatus," in Television: The Critical View. Ed. Horace Newcomb. (Oxford Univ. Press, 1979), pp. 107-117.
"Some Theoretical Problems of a Semiotics of the Theatre." Canadian Journal of Research in Semiotics 16 (Fall 1978 - Win 1979): 171-186.
"Semiotic Models, Invisible Cities." Yale Italian Studies no. 2 (Wint 1978): 13-37.
"Formal Organization and Symbolic Representation in Lévi-Strauss," in Discourse and Inference in Cognitic Anthropology. Ed. Marvin Loflin and James Silverberg. (Mouton, 1978), pp. 83-98.
"Semiotic in Italy," in The Sign: Semiotics Around the World. Ed. R.W. Bailey, L. Matejka, and P. Steiner. (univ. of Michigan Press, 1978), pp. 248-257.
"Semiotics, Theory and Social Practice in Italy. Ciné-Tracts: A Journal of Film and Cultural Studies no. 5 (Fall 1978): 1-14.
"The Left Hand of History." Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics no. 4 (Mar 1978): 23-26.
"Cavani's Night Porter: A Woman's Film?" Film Quarterly no. 30 (Wint 1977): 35-38.
"Semiosis Unlimited." Poetics and Theory of Literature no. 2 (Apr 1977): 367-384.
"Rebirth in The Bell Jar." Women's Studies no. 3 (1976): 173-183.
"Narrative Discourse in Calvino: Praxis or Poiesis?" PMLA (May 1975): 414-425.
"The Discrete Charm of Semiotics, or Esthetics in the Emperor's New Clothes." Diacritics no. 5 (Fall 1975): 16-23.
"The Shape of the World: A Report on Structuralism and Semiotics in Italy." Books Abroad (Spr 1975): 227-232.
"Discourse and the Conquest of Desire in Svevo's Fiction." Modern Fiction Studies (Spr 1972): 91-109.
"Dreams as Metalanguage in Svevo's Confessions of Zeno." Language and Style no. 4 (Sum 1971): 208-220.
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