Aftershocks of the New: Feminism and Film History

Aftershocks of the New: Feminism and Film History

by Patrice Petro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813529964

ISBN-13: 9780813529967

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

The beginning of this century has brought with it a host of assumptions about the newness of our technologies, globalized economies, and transnational media practices. Our own time is a period marked by experiences of fragmentation, sensation, and shock. The essays here are joined by a common concern to chart another side to modernity—precisely after

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The beginning of this century has brought with it a host of assumptions about the newness of our technologies, globalized economies, and transnational media practices. Our own time is a period marked by experiences of fragmentation, sensation, and shock. The essays here are joined by a common concern to chart another side to modernity—precisely after the shock of the new—when the new ceases to be shocking, and when the extraordinary and the sensational become linked to the boring and the everyday. Patrice Petro explores how the mechanisms of modernism, German cinema, and feminist film theory have evolved, and she discusses the directions in which they are headed.

Petro’s essays—some published here for the first time—raise such questions as: What roles do television and other media play in film studies? What is the place of feminist film theory in our conceptions of film history? How is German film theory situated within international film theory?

Rather than continue to sensationalize sensation, Aftershocks of the New aims to lower the volume of debates over the place of cinema within the culture of modernity. And it accomplishes this by locating them within a more complex matrix of contending sensibilities, voices, and impulses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813529967
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
New Directions in International Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Aftershocks of the New1
Ch. 1The "Place" of Television in Film Studies13
Ch. 2Feminism and Film History31
Ch. 3German Film Theory and Anglo-American Film Studies46
Ch. 4After Shock, between Boredom and History57
Ch. 5Historical Ennui, Feminist Boredom82
Ch. 6World-Weariness, Weimar Women, and Visual Culture95
Ch. 7Nazi Cinema at the Intersection of the Classical and the Popular124
Ch. 8The Hottentot and the Blonde Venus136
Ch. 9Film Feminism and Nostalgia for the Seventies157
Notes175
Works Cited195
Index207

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