A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema (a Camera Obscura Book) by Jennifer M. Bean,Diane Negra,Amelie Hastie,Jane M. Gaines PDF

By Jennifer M. Bean,Diane Negra,Amelie Hastie,Jane M. Gaines

ISBN-10: 0822329999

ISBN-13: 9780822329992

ISBN-10: 0822330253

ISBN-13: 9780822330257

A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema marks a brand new period of feminist movie scholarship. The twenty essays accrued the following reveal how feminist historiographies right away regulate and enhance ongoing debates over visuality and id, authorship, stardom, and nationalist ideologies in cinema and media stories. Drawing widely on archival learn, the gathering yields startling bills of women's a number of roles as early manufacturers, administrators, writers, stars, and audience. It additionally engages pressing questions about cinema's means for offering a strong sight view, frequently on the cost of racially, sexually, or class-marked our bodies.

While fostering new methods of wondering movie history, A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema illuminates the various questions that the concept that of "early cinema" itself increases concerning the relation of gender to modernism, illustration, and applied sciences of the physique. The individuals deliver a few disciplinary frameworks to endure, together with not just movie reports but in addition postcolonial reviews, dance scholarship, literary research, philosophies of the physique, and theories relating to modernism and postmodernism.

Reflecting the stimulating range of early cinematic types, applied sciences, and narrative kinds, essays tackle a variety of topics—from the harmful sexuality of the urban flâneuse to the childlike femininity exemplified by means of Mary Pickford, from the Shanghai movie to Italian diva films—looking alongside the best way at birth-control sensation movies, French crime serials, "war actualities," and the stylistic effect of paintings deco. habitual during the quantity is the protean determine of the recent girl, alternately garbed as infantile tomboy, athletic big name, enigmatic vamp, languid diva, operating woman, kinetic flapper, and primitive exotic.

Contributors. Constance Balides, Jennifer M. Bean, Kristine Butler, Mary Ann Doane, Lucy Fischer, Jane Gaines, Amelie Hastie, Sumiko Higashi, Lori Landay, Anne Morey, Diane Negra, Catherine Russell, Siobhan B. Somerville, Shelley Stamp, Gaylyn Studlar, Angela Dalle Vacche, Radha Vatsal, Kristen Whissel, Patricia White, Zhang Zhen

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