The Uncanny Gaze

The Uncanny Gaze : The Drama of Early German Cinema

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&&LI&&Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4/* Style Definitions */table.MsoNormalTable{mso-style-name:"Table Normal";mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;mso-style-noshow:yes;mso-style-parent:"";mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;mso-para-margin:0in;mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;mso-pagination:widow-orphan;font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:#0400;mso-fareast-language:#0400;mso-bidi-language:#0400;}Heide Schl\u00fcpmann's classic study of early German cinema was published in German as Unheimlichkeit des Blicks: Das Drama des Fr\u00fchen deutschen Kinos in 1990. For the first time in English, this translation makes available her feminist examination of German cinema and Germany in the sociopolitical context of Wilhelmine society. By examining then-unknown pre-World War I narrative films, this study paints a picture of the conflicted early years of the German cinema. During this period cinema and film production were able to develop independently from the cultural bourgeoisie and relied on those forces excluded from high \u0022culture\u0022: technology, business, performers, showmen, and actors. In cinema, the dime novel and kitsch were exhibited for all, and the internationalism of modernity prevailed over the prevailing nationalism of the period. Featuring a foreword by film scholar Miriam Hansen and a new afterword by Schl\u00fcpmann, this volume performs a critical perusal of film commentary and offers an in-depth look at little-known films in early German cinema.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252076710
  • 9780252076718
  • 1,094,334

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"In excavating a long-lost cinema, this book offers insights that go well beyond the series' commitment to feminist theory. This is an excellent addition to German, as well as feminist, film history. Highly recommended."--Choice "Finally ... available to an English-speaking audience. . . . Students and scholars now have the chance to learn from the scrupulous research and profound analytical rigour that characterize this first-rate work."--Times Literary Supplement
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About Heide Schlüpmann

Heide Schlupmann is a professor of film at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat in Frankfurt, Germany, a coeditor of the journal Frauen und Film (Women and Film), and the author of OEffentliche Intimitat: Die Theorie im Kino (Public Intimacy: Theory in the Cinema) and other works.

Inga Pollmann works as a translator and is a doctoral student in cinema and media studies at the University of Chicago.

Miriam Hansen is Ferdinand Schevill Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago and the author of Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film.
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