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