Tortured torsos: Anorexic subjectivity in Fight Club and The Machinist
Bould, M. and Vint, S. (2008) Tortured torsos: Anorexic subjectivity in Fight Club and The Machinist. In: Postgraduate Masterclass, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia, 19 March 2008.
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Taking anorexia as a model of subjectivity under contemporary capital, this paper analyses the noir protagonists of Fight Club and The Machinist and their relationships to power, labour and their own bodies.