Triangulated Visions: Women in Recent German Cinema

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This broad-ranging collection, the first of its kind, gathers essays on the representation of women in recent German cinema, as well as recent interviews with German women filmmakers.
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Collects 21 essays that represent a wide range of current film theory and illuminate some of the challenges feminist German filmmakers face. They consider the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality and discuss various kinds of films (narrative, documentary, art, and essay) from both West and East Germany before and after unification. Several essays treat films not only by well-known filmmakers but some whose work has not, until now, received much scholarly treatment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction
Ingeborg Majer O'Sickey

Part I. Genre and Other Border Crossings

1. Triangulating Performances: Looking After Genre, After Feature
Nora M. Alter

2. Fassbinder, Women, and Melodrama: Critical Interrogations
Douglas Kellner

3. Behind the Curtains of a State-Owned Film Industry: Women-Filmakers at the DEFA
Margrit Frolich

4. The Queer and Unqueer Spaces of Monika Treut's Films
Marcia Klotz

Part II. Triangulations of Ethnicity, Gender, and Class

5. "It Takes Three to Tango" or Romanace Revisited: Jutta Bruckner's One Glance and Love Breaks Out
Barbara Kosta

6. Interview with Jutta Bruckner: Feminist Filmmaking in Germany Today
Ingeborg von Zadow

7. Observing Rituals: Ulrike Ottinger's Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia
Julia Knight

8. Community and Its Contents: Race and Film History in Percy Adlon's Bagdad Cafe
David J. Levin

9. Interview with Seyhan Derin: ben annemin kiziyim (I Am My Mother's Daughter)
Henriette Lowisch

Part III. Images of Power and Pleasure

10. Narcissism: The Impossible Love
Kaja Silverman

11. Wanda's Whip: Recasting Masochism's Fantasy—Monika Treut's Seduction: The Cruel Woman
Barbara Mennel

12. Why Drag the Diva Into It? Werner Schroeter's Gay Representation of Femininity
Ulrike Sieglohr

13. Interview with Doris Dorrie: Filmmaker, Writer, Teacher
Klaus Phillips

Part IV. Images of Women as Social Ciphers

14. Commodified Body: Helga Redemeister's Mit starrem Blick aufs Geld (Blank Stares and Hard Cash)
Magda Mueller

15. Interview: Women, Film, and Writing in the GDR: Helga Schubert and the DEFA
Ute Lischke-McNab

16. Models or Misfits? The Role of Screen Heroines in GDR Cinema
Andrea Rinke

17. Wenders' Genders: From the End of the Wall to the End of the World
Scott Spector

Part V. Recovering (from) History: Memory and Film

18. "The Robber Bridegroom" in Helma Sanders-Brahms's Deutschland, bleiche Mutter: Erzahltes Marchen und erlebtes Greuelmarchen
Rosmarie Thee Morewedge

19. Fairy Tales and Reflexivity in Marianne Rosenbaum's Peppermint Peace
Susan E. Linville

20. Interview with Helke Sander: Reception of Liberators Take Liberties: I would have hoped for a different discussion...
Sabine Smith

21. Helke Sander's Liberators Take Liberties and the Politics of History
Marie-Luise Gattens

Appendix
A New Home for the EIFF-European Institute for Women and Film
Ute Lischke-McNab talks with Jutta Bruckner

Contributors

Subject Index

Author Index

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