Multiple Voices in Feminist Film Criticism

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Multiple Voices in Feminist Film Criticism offers a comprehensive survey of the rich and varied contributions feminist scholars have made to film studies over the past two decades. Individual chapters present a range of perspectives, from psychoanalytic, linguistic, and historical, to Marxist, textualist, and postcolonial discourses, thus highlighting accounts (with filmographies and reading lists) of how six professors conceive of and teach their feminist film courses. ...
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Overview

Multiple Voices in Feminist Film Criticism offers a comprehensive survey of the rich and varied contributions feminist scholars have made to film studies over the past two decades. Individual chapters present a range of perspectives, from psychoanalytic, linguistic, and historical, to Marxist, textualist, and postcolonial discourses, thus highlighting accounts (with filmographies and reading lists) of how six professors conceive of and teach their feminist film courses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816622733
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1993
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
In the Name of Feminist Film Criticism 27
Feminist Film Theory and Criticism 48
Feminism and Film History 65
Psychoanalysis and Feminist Film Theory: The Problem of Sexual Difference and Identity 82
Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Female-Oriented Melodramas of the 1950s 93
Image and Voice: Approaches to Marxist-Feminist Criticism 109
Narrative Is Narrative: So What Is New? 124
Rethinking Women's Cinema: Aesthetics and Feminist Theory 140
Bakhtin, Language, and Women's Documentary Filmmaking 162
White Privilege and Looking Relations: Race and Gender in Feminist Film Theory 176
The Politics of Film Canons 191
To Be Seen but Not Heard: The Awful Truth 213
The Marrying Kind: Working-Class Courtship and Marriage in 1950s Hollywood 226
Contradiction and Viewing Pleasure: The Articulation of Race, Class, and Gender Differences in Sayonara 243
Tears and Desire: Women and Melodrama in the "Old" Mexican Cinema 254
Missing in Action: Notes on Dorothy Arzner 271
Is China the End of Hermeneutics?; or, Political and Cultural Usage of Non-Han Women in Mainland Chinese Films 280
The Production of Third World Subjects for First World Consumption: Salaam Bombay and Parama 293
Portrait(s) of Teresa: Gender Politics and the Reluctant Revival of Melodrama in Cuban Film 305
Rehearsing Feminism: Women/History in The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter and Swing Shift 318
"A Queer Feeling When I Look at You": Hollywood Stars and Lesbian Spectatorship in the 1930s 330
The Hypothetical Lesbian Heroine in Narrative Feature Film 343
A Call for Militant Resistance 358
Aspects of Black Feminist Cultural Ideology in Films by Black Women Independent Artists 365
Telling Family Secrets: Narrative and Ideology in Suzanne, Suzanne by Camille Billops and James V. Hatch 380
The Articulating Self: Difference as Resistance in Black Girl, Ramparts of Clay, and Salt of the Earth 391
Women's Voices in Third World Cinema 406
Her Image Fades as Her Voice Rises 421
A Jury of Their Peers: Questions of Silence, Speech, and Judgment in Marleen Gorris's A Question of Silence 432
Feminist Film Theory/Criticism in the United States 443
Women Filmmakers 456
Women of Color: No Joy in the Seduction of Images 468
Black Women in American Films: A Thematic Approach 481
Latin American and Caribbean Women in Film and Video 492
Sexual Representation in Film and Video 503
Partial List of Distributors and Resources 513
Contributors 517
Index 523
Permissions 548
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