New PDF release: A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema (a Camera Obscura Book)

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 right here display how feminist historiographies instantly adjust and increase ongoing debates over visuality and id, authorship, stardom, and nationalist ideologies in cinema and media reviews. Drawing broadly on archival study, 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 on cinema's capability for featuring a good field of vision, frequently on the rate 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 participants convey a couple of disciplinary frameworks to endure, together with not just movie experiences but additionally postcolonial reports, dance scholarship, literary research, philosophies of the physique, and theories relating to modernism and postmodernism.

Reflecting the stimulating range of early cinematic kinds, applied sciences, and narrative types, essays handle a number topics—from the damaging sexuality of the urban flâneuse to the childlike femininity exemplified through Mary Pickford, from the Shanghai movie to Italian diva films—looking alongside the way in which at birth-control sensation movies, French crime serials, "war actualities," and the stylistic impact of paintings deco. ordinary through the quantity is the protean determine of the recent lady, alternately garbed as infantile tomboy, athletic superstar, 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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