Feminist Film Studies

Feminist Film Studies
Author: Karen Hollinger
Release: 2012
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9780415575263
Language: en
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This comprehensive textbook provides an accessible overview of the field of women and film, complemented by an analyses of key texts that illustrate major topics in the field. The text covers a wide range of areas in which women's representation and involvement in film are paramount issues.

Feminist Film Studies

Feminist Film Studies
Author: Janet McCabe
Release: 2005-01-19
Editor: Columbia University Press
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780231503006
Language: en
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An introduction to feminist film theory as a discourse from the early seventies to the present. McCabe traces the broad ranging theories produced by feminist film scholarship, from formalist readings and psychoanalytical approaches to debates initiated by cultural studies, race and queer theory.

Feminist Film Theory

Feminist Film Theory
Author: Sue Thornham
Release: 1999-04
Editor: NYU Press
Pages: 367
ISBN: 9780814782446
Language: en
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For the past twenty-five years, cinema has been a vital terrain on which feminist debates about culture, representation, and identity have been fought. This anthology charts the history of those debates, bringing together the key, classic essays in feminist film theory. Feminist Film Theory maps the impact of major theoretical developments on this growing field-from structuralism and psychoanalysis in the 1970s, to post-colonial theory, queer theory, and postmodernism in the 1990s. Covering a wide range of topics, including oppressive images, "woman" as fetishized object of desire, female spectatorship, and the cinematic pleasures of black women and lesbian women, Feminist Film Theory is an indispensable reference for scholars and students in the field. Contributors include Judith Butler, Carol J. Clover, Barbara Creed, Michelle Citron, Mary Ann Doane, Teresa De Lauretis, Jane Gaines, Christine Gledhill, Molly Haskell, bell hooks, Claire Johnston, Annette Kuhn, Julia Lesage, Judith Mayne, Tania Modleski, Laura Mulvey, B. Ruby Rich, Kaja Silverman, Sharon Smith, Jackie Stacey, Janet Staiger, Anna Marie Taylor, Valerie Walkerdine, and Linda Williams.

Feminist Film Theorists

Feminist Film Theorists
Author: Shohini Chaudhuri
Release: 2006-09-27
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781134346677
Language: en
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Focusing on the ground-breaking work of Laura Mulvey, Kaja Silverman, Teresa de Lauretis and Barbara Creed, this book explores how, since it began in the 1970s, feminist film theory has revolutionized the way that films and their spectators can be understood. Examining the new and distinctive approaches of each of these thinkers, this book provides the most detailed account so far of their ideas. It illuminates the six key concepts and demonstrates their value as tools for film analysis: the male gaze the female voice technologies of gender queering desire the monstrous-feminine masculinity in crisis. Testing their ideas with a number of other examples from contemporary cinema and TV, Shohini Chaudhuri shows how these four thinkers construct their theories through their reading of films. An excellent study companion for all students of film theory and women’s studies.

Feminist Film Studies

Feminist Film Studies
Author: Terri Murray,Theresa Murray
Release: 2008-03
Editor: Auteur Pub
Pages: 143
ISBN: PSU:000066232391
Language: en
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This book is aimed at helping media and film studies teachers introduce the basics of feminist film theory, a complex area that is nonetheless essential for studying the moving image. No prior knowledge of the theory is required as author Terri Murray explains key terminology and the contributions of influential authors whose seminal texts have influenced understanding of gender representation in the visual media, such as John Berger and Laura Mulvey, all illustrated with useful case studies. Films and filmmakers discussed include Blonde Venus, Psycho, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, The Last Seduction, Strange Days, Beau Travail, and 'unexpected heroes' of feminist film--Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct) and Spike Lee (She Hate Me).

Feminist Ethics in Film

Feminist Ethics in Film
Author: Joseph Kupfer
Release: 2012-07-03
Editor: Intellect Books
Pages: 134
ISBN: 9781841506821
Language: en
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Earlier films were seen for the purpose of entertainment but scenario has been changed now. Today’s, films are not seen only for entertainment but they have a great impact on the thinking of human and also make them capable to understand and handle these situations. Further, films can also focus and maintain philosophical reflection on important aspects of human experience and the ethical theory that is meant to inform it. Similarly, this book teaches us about the ethics of care. The book titled as “Feminist ethics in film: Reconfiguring care through cinema, which examines the ways in which popular film, rather than art house or foreign cinema, conveys and configures a particular philosophical view the ethics of care. In film, the feminist ethics covers the quasi-biographies on offer at the cinema and also explains how these stories and relationships expand our theoretical grasp of care based ethics that have been overlooked in less contextualized discussions. In addition, this book also examines the relationships between care and community, autonomy, family and self-transformation. Examining films from the perspective of feminist, care-based ethics both expands our knowledge of the area of philosophy and adds depth to our appreciation of the films. Additionally, this book is written to be read as a whole, to encompass the widening scope that expands from the individual to family, friends, community, and finally reaching the level of the state.

Feminist Film Theory and Pretty Woman

Feminist Film Theory and Pretty Woman
Author: Mari Ruti
Release: 2016-10-20
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781501319433
Language: en
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In Feminist Film Theory and Pretty Woman, Mari Ruti traces the development of feminist film theory from its foundational concepts such as the male gaze, female spectatorship, and the masquerade of femininity to 21st-century analyses of neoliberal capitalism, consumerism, postfeminism, and the revival of “girly” femininity as a cultural ideal. By interpreting Pretty Woman as a movie that defies easy categorization as either feminist or antifeminist, the book counters the all-too-common critical dismissal of romantic comedies as mindless drivel preoccupied with trivial “feminine” concerns such as love and shopping. The book's lucid presentation of the key concerns of feminist film theory, along with its balanced reading of Pretty Woman, shed light on a Hollywood genre often overlooked by film critics: the romantic comedy.

Feminist Film Studies

Feminist Film Studies
Author: Karen Hollinger
Release: 2012
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9780415575263
Language: en
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This comprehensive textbook provides an accessible overview of the field of women and film, complemented by an analyses of key texts that illustrate major topics in the field. The text covers a wide range of areas in which women's representation and involvement in film are paramount issues.

Issues in Feminist Film Criticism

Issues in Feminist Film Criticism
Author: Patricia Erens
Release: 1990
Editor: Indiana University Press
Pages: 492
ISBN: 0253319641
Language: en
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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 Criticism Erens 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 Wood.

Doing Gender in Media Art and Culture

Doing Gender in Media  Art and Culture
Author: Rosemarie Buikema,Liedeke Plate,Iris van der Tuin,Kathrin Thiele
Release: 2009-06-02
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781134006410
Language: en
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Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture is an introductory text for students specialising in gender studies. The truly interdisciplinary and intergenerational approach bridges the gap between humanities and the social sciences, and it showcases the academic and social context in which gender studies has evolved. Complex contemporary phenomena such as globalisation, neo-liberalism and 'fundamentalism' are addressed that stir up new questions relevant to the study of culture. This vibrant and wide-ranging collection of essays is essential reading for anyone in need of an accessible but sophisticated guide to the very latest issues and concepts within gender studies. 'Doing Gender in Media, Art, and Culture' is an indispensable introduction to third wave feminism and contemporary gender studies. It is international in scope, multidisciplinary in method, and transmedial in coverage. It shows how far feminist theory has come since Simone de Beauvoir's Second Sex and marks out clearly how much still needs to be done.'........Hayden White, Professor of Historical Studies, Emeritus, University of California, and Professor of Comparative Literature, Stanford University, US

Feminist Film Theory and Cl o from 5 to 7

Feminist Film Theory and Cl  o from 5 to 7
Author: Hilary Neroni
Release: 2016-01-28
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781501313714
Language: en
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The Film Theory in Practice series fills a gaping hole in the world of film theory. By marrying the explanation of a film theory with the interpretation of a film, the volumes provide discrete examples of how film theory can serve as the basis for textual analysis. Feminist Film Theory and Cléo from 5 to 7 offers a concise introduction to feminist film theory in jargon-free language and shows how this theory can be deployed to interpret Agnes Varda's critically acclaimed 1962 film Cléo from 5 to 7. Hilary Neroni employs the methodology of looking for a feminist alternative among female-oriented films. Through three key concepts-identification, framing the woman's body, and the female auteur-Neroni lays bare the debates and approaches within the vibrant history of feminist film theory, providing a point of entry to feminist film theory from its inception to today. Picking up one of the currents in feminist film theory - that of looking for feminist alternatives among female-oriented films - Neroni traces feminist responses to the contradictions inherent in most representations of women in film, and she details how their responses have intervened in changing what we see on the screen.

And the Mirror Cracked

And the Mirror Cracked
Author: A. Smelik
Release: 1998-05-27
Editor: Springer
Pages: 219
ISBN: 9780333994702
Language: en
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And The Mirror Cracked explores the politics and pleasures of contemporary feminist cinema. Tracing the highly productive ways in which feminist directors create alternative film forms, Anneke Smelik highlights cinematic issues which are central to feminist films: authorship, point of view, metaphor, montage and the excessive image. In a continuous mirror game between theory and cinema, this study explains how these cinematic techniques are used to represent female subjectivity positively and affirmatively. Among the films considered are A Question of Silence , Bagdad Cafe , Sweetie and The Virgin Machine .

Film Feminisms

Film Feminisms
Author: Kristin Lené Hole,Dijana Jelača
Release: 2018-08-23
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9781317212157
Language: en
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Film Feminisms offers a global and updated overview of the history, present-day concerns, and future of feminist film and theory. It introduces frameworks from phenomenology, affect theory, and psychoanalysis to reception studies, new media theories, and critical historiography, as well as engaging with key issues in documentary ethics, genre theory, and star studies. This new textbook situates feminist film theory within the larger framework of transnational scholarly approaches, as well as decolonial, queer, disability studies, and critical race theories. It offers a much-needed update on pedagogical approaches to feminist film studies, providing discussions of filmmakers and films that have been overlooked in the field, or that are overdue for further analysis. Each chapter is supported by a variety of pedagogical features including activities, key terms, and case studies. Many of the activities draw on contemporary digital media, such as social media and streaming platforms, to update the field to today's changing media landscape.

Femmes Fatales

Femmes Fatales
Author: Mary Ann Doane
Release: 2013-06-17
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781136639043
Language: en
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A major work of feminist film criticism examining questions of sexual difference, the female body and the female spectator through a discussion of such figures as Pabst's Lulu and Rita Hayworth's Gilda.

Feminism and Film

Feminism and Film
Author: Maggie Humm
Release: 1997-06-22
Editor: Indiana University Press
Pages: 262
ISBN: 0253211468
Language: en
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This is the first study to apply a broad range of theory to contemporary film. With dazzling insight and critical aplomb Maggie Humm highlights and explains feminist issues and offers a fascinating array of original film analyses.

Looking for the Other

Looking for the Other
Author: E. Ann Kaplan
Release: 2012-09-10
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781135208769
Language: en
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What happens when white people look at non-whites? What happens when the gaze is returned? Looking for the Other responds to criticisms leveled at white feminist film theory of the 1970s and 1980s for its neglect of issues to do with race. It focuses attention on the male gaze across cultures, as illustrated by women filmmakers of color whose films deal with travel. Looking relations are determined by history, tradition, myth; by national identity, power hierarchies, politics, economics, geographical and other environment. Travel implicitly involves looking at, and looking relations with, peoples different from oneself. Featured films include Birth of a Nation, The Cat People, Home of the Brave, Black Narcissus, Chocolat, and Warrior Marks. Featured filmmakers include D.W.Griffith, Jacques Tourneur, Michael Powell, Julie Dash, Pratibha Parmar, Trinh T. Min-ha, and Claire Denis.

Transnational Feminism in Film and Media

Transnational Feminism in Film and Media
Author: K. Marciniak,A. Imre,Áine O''Healy
Release: 2007-12-09
Editor: Springer
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780230609655
Language: en
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This collection of interdisciplinary essays examines current cinematic and media landscapes from the perspective of transnational feminist practices and methodologies. Focusing on film, media art, and video essays, the contributors chart innovative strategies for exploring contemporary visual cultures.

Feminism at the Movies

Feminism at the Movies
Author: Hilary Radner,Rebecca Stringer
Release: 2012-03-22
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781136519123
Language: en
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Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema examines the way that contemporary film reflects today’s changing gender roles. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the central issues in feminist film criticism with analyses of over twenty popular contemporary films across a range of genres, such as chick flicks, teen pics, hommecoms, horror, action adventure, indie flicks, and women lawyer films. Contributors explore issues of femininity as well as masculinity, reflecting on the interface of popular cinema with gendered realities and feminist ideas. Topics include the gendered political economy of cinema, the female director as auteur, postfeminist fatherhood, consumer culture, depictions of professional women, transgender, sexuality, gendered violence, and the intersections of gender, race, and ethnic identities. The volume contains essays by following contributors: Taunya Lovell Banks, Heather Brook, Mridula Nath Chakraborty, Michael DeAngelis, Barry Keith Grant, Kelly Kessler, Hannah Hamad, Christina Lane (with Nicole Richter), JaneMaree Maher, David Hansen-Miller (with Rosalind Gill), Gary Needham, Sarah Projansky, Hilary Radner, Rob Schaap, Yael D Sherman, Michele Shreiber, Janet Staiger, Peter Stapleton, Rebecca Stringer, Yvonne Tasker, and Ewa Ziarek.

Feminist Film Studies

Feminist Film Studies
Author: Janet McCabe,Janet Elizabeth McCabe
Release: 2004
Editor: Wallflower Press
Pages: 148
ISBN: 1904764037
Language: en
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"Feminist Film studies: Writing the Woman into Cinema provides an introduction to feminist film theory as a discourse that grew in cultural significance since the early 1970s to the present." -- Page 4 of cover.

Feminism and Film Theory

Feminism and Film Theory
Author: Constance Penley
Release: 2013-07-04
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 478
ISBN: 9781135201050
Language: en
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First published in 1988. Feminism and Film Theory traces the major issues in feminist film theory as they have evolved over the last decade. Comprised of essays that are classics of this intellectually sophisticated area of cultural studies, Feminism and Film Theory makes available much sought after essays that are often difficult to find. Empha­sizing the polemical challenge of feminism to film theory, this anthology forces us to reconsider film theory's most basic ideas about genre, narrative, image, spec­tatorship, and audience. The essays offer a model for a politically engaged critique of contemporary thought. Feminism and Film Theory will be of great interest to students and scholars concerned with film, critical theory, art and media, cultural studies, or feminism.