MDSA01H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Julia Kristeva, Jouissance, Dismaland
Interpretive play: an active mode of reading media artifact that ignores dominant interpretive codes in favour of pursuing ones own desires. Open: [writerly] a text structured to call for active participation from audiences in the production of meaning. Extends pleasure beyond the end of the show [eg lost] Closed: [readerly] text structured to elicit a particular, usuallyl singular, response from audiences ex. a situation comedy, tv game show. Plaisir: [passive] a hegemonic pleasure, not as conducive to interpretive play, doesn"t demand/ suggest a lot in terms of oppositional reading. comforting pleasures. Dominant [hegemonic] the gaze, form, genre and narrative. Jouissance: [active]: literally bliss, ecstasy, or orgasm . A radically disruptive pleasure; an elusive and ecstatic pleasure that destabilizes culture/subjectivity. Resistive: interpretive lay; fandom and cultural production; participatory media. Any kind of action that acts to disruptive the norm. Abjection: crossing cultural boundaries and the defilement of social categories.