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Doing women's film history : reframing cinemas, past and future

Doing women's film history : reframing cinemas, past and future / edited by Christine Gledhill, Julia Knight.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2015.
278 pages : illustrations 23 cm.
Other contributors
Gledhill, Christine. Knight, Julia, 1957-
Women and film history international
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Searching for Sources, Rewriting Histories. Scandalous Evidence: Looking for the Bombay Film Actress in an Absent Archive (1930s-1940s) / Debashree Mukherjee
  • Reading between the Lines: History and the Studio Owner's Wife / Michele Leigh
  • Imagining Women at the Movies: Male Writers and Early Film Culture in Istanbul / Canan Balan
  • When Iris Skaravaiou Met Iris Barry: The First Greek Film Reviewer and West European Modernity / Eliza Anna Delveroudi
  • Searching for Mary Murillo / Luke McKernan
  • Feminism, Politics, and Aesthetics. Alice Guy's Great Cinematic Adventure / Kimberly Tomadjoglou
  • A Major Contribution to Feminist Film History: Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki's Cinéma corporel/Cinema of the Body / Cécile Chich
  • Feminism and Women's Film History in 1980s Turkey / Eylem Atakav
  • Traveling Memories: Women's Reminiscences of Displaced Childhood in Chilean Postdictatorship Documentary / Elizabeth Ramírez Soto
  • Revising the Colonial Past, Undoing "National" Histories: Women Filmmakers in Kannada, Marathi, and Bengali Cinemas / Rashmi Sawhney
  • Hollywood Transgressor or Hollywood Transvestite: The Reception of Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker / Katarzyna Paszkiewicz
  • Women at Work. Gossip, Labor, and Female Stardom in Pre-Independence Indian Cinema: The Case of Shanta Apte / Neepa Majumdar
  • American Women Screenwriters in the 1920s / Giuliana Muscio
  • A Suitable Job for a Woman: Color and the Work of Natalie Kalmus / Sarah Street
  • Cinema of Women: The Work of a Feminist Distributor / Julia Knight
  • "Our Place": Women at the Cinema in Rural Australia / Karina Aveyard
  • Barbara Willis Sweete: Queen of HD Transmissions / Kay Armatage.
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"Distinguished scholars Christina Gledhill and Julia Knight's anthology shows women's work in and around cinema across time in different parts of the world, from pioneering days, through recent developments, pointing towards future modes of production and history writing. At the same time, given the very different historical, socioeconomic, political, and cultural conditions of the cinemas in view, these essays concentrate on key historiographic questions. They include how to identify women's participation in their cinema cultures, where to locate previously unconsidered sources of evidence, how to develop new research methodologies and analytical concepts capable of revealing the impact of gender on film production and reception, and how to reframe film history to accommodate such questions and approaches. If what unifies the range of essays consists of their central focus on women and gender, thereby decentralizing American cinema in film history, it is not the intention to fragment cinemas into discrete national boxes. Instead, analysis of different geopolitical and historical circumstances of women's involvement in different cinemas enable us to better understand the complexity and diversity of that involvement and therefore of cinema itself"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject headings
Women in the motion picture industry--History. Motion pictures and women. Women in motion pictures.
Genre heading
9780252039683 (hardback) 0252039688 (hardback) 9780252081187 (paper) 0252081188 (paper) 9780252097775 (e-book) 0252097777


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