The Place Beyond the Pines

  • Dianne M. Hunter Trinity College


“The Place Beyond the Pines” spans 15 years in a three-generational plot mobilizing the intersection of three male lines of succession and dramatizing families of three classes positioned in alternative American dreams: freedom, dominance, integration.

Author Biography

Dianne M. Hunter, Trinity College

Dianne M. Hunter, Emeritus Professor of English at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, edited Seduction and Theory: Readings in Gender, Representation and Rhetoric (U. of Illinois Press, 1989) and The Makings of Dr. Charcot’s Hysteria Shows: Research Through Performance (E. Mellen Press, 1998). She has published essays on hysteria, seduction, psychoanalytic and feminist theory, Juliet Mitchell, Virginia Woolf, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Shakespeare, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich, Bertha Pappenheim, LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, Toni Dove, and Carolee Schneemann. She currently works on contemporary novels about researching family history.


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How to Cite
Hunter, D. (1). The Place Beyond the Pines. Language and Psychoanalysis, 5(1), 33-44.
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