Issues in Feminist Film Criticism

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Patricia Erens
Indiana University Press, 1990 - Performing Arts - 450 pages
"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.
 

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A terrible book. Clearly written by a cocky, biased feminist.

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Contents

Introduction
2
Positive Images
9
The Place of Woman in the Cinema of Raoul Walsh
19
Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema
28
Film and the Masquerade
41
Hitchcock Feminism and the Patriarchal Unconscious
58
Women and Representation
75
Introduction
94
Feminism Film and Public History
238
Textual Politics
250
In the Name of Feminist Film Criticism
268
Rethinking Womens Cinema
288
DisEmbodying the Female Voice
309
Introduction
330
Images and Women
337
Unspoken and Unsolved
353

Gentlemen Consume Blondes
101
Pretext and Text in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
112
The Case of the Missing Mother
126
Something Else Besides a Mother
137
Seduced and Abandoned
163
Illicit Pleasures
183
White Privilege and Looking Relations
197
Introduction
216
The Political Aesthetics of the Feminist
222
Desperately Seeking Difference
365
Female Narration Womens Cinema
380
Feminist or Tendentious?
395
AntiPorn
405
Variety
418
GLOSSARY
424
INDEX
439
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