Issues in Feminist Film Criticism

Issues in Feminist Film Criticism

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This anthology makes it abundantly clear that feminist film criticism is flourishing and has developed dramatically since its inception in the early 1970s." -Journal of Aesthetics and Art CriticismErens brings together a wide variety of writings and methodologies by U.S. and British feminist film scholars. The twenty-seven essays represent some of the most influential work on Hollywood film, women's cinema, and documentary filmmaking to appear during the past decade and beyond.Contributors include Lucie Arbuthnot, Linda Artel, Pam Cook, Teresa de Lauretis, Mary Ann Doane, Elizabeth Ellsworth, Lucy Fischer, Jane Gaines, Mary C. Gentile, Bette Gordon, Florence Jacobowitz, Claire Johnston, E. Ann Kaplan, Annette Kuhn, Julia Lesage, Judith Mayne, Sonya Michel, Tania Modleski, Laura Mulvey, B. Ruby Rich, Gail Seneca, Kaja Silverman, Lori Spring, Jackie Stacey, Maureen Turim, Diane Waldman, Susan Wengraf, Linda Williams, and Robin more

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  • Book | 480 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 28mm | 680.39g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253206103
  • 9780253206107
  • 1,078,854

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPatricia ErensI. Critical Methodology: Women and RepresentationIntroductionPositive ImagesScreening Women's FilmsLinda Artel and Susan WengrafThere's More to a Positive Image Than Meets the EyeDiane WaldmanThe Place of Women in the Cinema of Raoul WalshPam Cook and Claire JohnstonVisual Pleasure and Narrative CinemaLaura MulveyFilm and the MasqueradeTheorizing the Female SpectatorMary Ann DoaneHitchock, Feminism, and the Patriarchal UnconsciousTania ModleskiWomen and RespresentationCan We Enjoy Alternative Pleasure?Jane GainesII. Rereading Hollywood FilmsIntroductionGentlemen Consume BlondesMaureen TurimPre-text and Text in Gentlemen Prefer BlondesLucie Arbuthnot and Gail SenecaThe Case of the Missing MotherMaternal Issues in Vidor's Stella DallasE. Ann Kaplan"Something Else Besides a Mother"Stella Dallas and the Maternal MelodramaLinda WilliamsSeduced and AbandonedRecollection and Romance in Letter from an Unkown WomanLucy FischerIllicit PleasuresFeminist Spectators and Personal BestElizabeth EllsworthWhite Privilege and Looking RelationsRace and Gender in Feminist Film TheoryJane GainesIII. Critical Methodology: Feminist FilmmakingIntroductionThe Political Aesthetics of the Feminist Documentary FilmJulia LesageFeminism, Film, and Public HistorySonya MichelTextual PoliticsAnnette KuhnIn the Name of Feminist Film CriticismB. Ruby RichRethinking Women's Cinema Aesthetics and Feminist TheoryTeresa de LauretisDis-Embodying the Female VoiceKaja SilvermanIV. Assessing Films Directed by WomenIntroductionImages and WomenRobin WoodUnspoken and Unsolved Tell Me a RiddleFlorence Jacobowitz and Lori SpringDesperately Seeking DifferenceJackie StaceyFemale Narration, Womshow more

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"This anthology makes it abundantly clear that feminist film criticism is flourishing and has developed dramatically since its inception in the early 1970s." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticismshow more

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