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 idea that of "early cinema" itself increases in regards to the relation of gender to modernism, illustration, and applied sciences of the physique. The individuals deliver a few disciplinary frameworks to endure, together with not just movie experiences but in addition postcolonial stories, dance scholarship, literary research, philosophies of the physique, and theories relating to modernism and postmodernism.
Reflecting the stimulating variety of early cinematic kinds, applied sciences, and narrative varieties, essays deal with quite a number topics—from the harmful sexuality of the urban flâneuse to the childlike femininity exemplified via Mary Pickford, from the Shanghai movie to Italian diva films—looking alongside the best way at birth-control sensation movies, French crime serials, "war actualities," and the stylistic impact of artwork deco. ordinary during the quantity is the protean determine of the recent girl, alternately garbed as infantile tomboy, athletic celebrity, 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