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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 amassed the following show how feminist historiographies immediately regulate and increase ongoing debates over visuality and identity, authorship, stardom, and nationalist ideologies in cinema and media stories. Drawing greatly 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 on cinema's ability for featuring a reliable field of vision, usually on the cost of racially, sexually, or class-marked our bodies.

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

Reflecting the stimulating variety of early cinematic kinds, applied sciences, and narrative types, essays tackle quite 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 motion pictures, French crime serials, "war actualities," and the stylistic effect of paintings deco. routine during the quantity is the protean determine of the recent lady, alternately garbed as infantile tomboy, athletic famous person, enigmatic vamp, languid diva, operating lady, 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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