Feminisms in the Cinema

Feminisms in the Cinema

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In "Feminisms in the Cinema", well-known feminist theorists juxtapose their work with that of women filmmakers. Each writer addresses some aspect of marginality, discussing it as a political strategy and as a challenge to power structures. Different approaches reflect the diversity of contemporary feminist theorizing; essays revisit some classic questions raised by feminist research, situating them in different cultural and sociopolitical milieus. Contributors include: Kay Armatage, Giuliana Bruno, Teresa de Lauretis, Judith Mayne, Laura Mulvey, Midi Onodera, B. Ruby Rich, Monika Treut, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Marguerite R. Waller, Christine Welsh, and Patricia White.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 155.7 x 234.4 x 19.1mm | 447.88g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253209285
  • 9780253209283
  • 1,799,849

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These essays confront issues of women's identification, representation, and self-representation film, dealing with a pluralistic conception of 'difference' rather than polarizing it as an issue related only to gender.
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About Laura Pietropaolo

LAURA PIETROPAOLO, Associate Lecturer at York University, teaches Italian language and literature. She is the author of articles on the cinema of Liliana Cavani and Ettore Scola. ADA TESTAFERRI is Associate Professor at York University, where she teaches Italian language and literature. She is editor of Donna: Women in Italian Culture.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction / Ada Testaferri 1. Modes of Identification and Representation Pandora: Topographies of the Mask and Curiosity / Laura Mulvey Locating the Displaced View / Midi Onodera Women in the Shadows: Reclaiming a Metis Heritage / Christine Welsh OWho is Speaking/O: Of Nation, Community and First Person Interviews / Trinh T. Minh-ha 2. The Role of Fantasy in Lesbian Representation and Spectatorship On the Subject of Fantasy / Teresa de Lauretis Governing Lesbian Desire: NocturneOs Oedipal Fantasy / Patricia White Female Misbehavior: On the Structure of Paradoxical Obedience in the Sadomasochistic Mise-en-scene / Monika Treut 3. Inscribing Woman in Socio-Historical Contexts Neil Shipman: A Case of Heroic Feminity / Kay Armatage Streetwalking Around PlatoOs Cave / Giuliana Bruno An/other View of New Latin American Cinema / B. Ruby Rich 4. Feminist Film Readings: Personal Politics/Social Politics A Parallax View of Lesbian Authorship / Judith Mayne Signifying the Holocaust: Liliana CavaniOs Portiere di notte / Margueritte Waller Contributors Index
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