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Women Studies Quarterly (30: 1-2): Looking Across the Lens: Intersections in Film Studies and Women's Studies
     

Women Studies Quarterly (30: 1-2): Looking Across the Lens: Intersections in Film Studies and Women's Studies

by Wendy Kolmar
 

Reassessing familiar figures from Mary Poppins to Whoopi Goldberg, finding pop culture feminism in The Stepford Wives and Girls’ Town, and tracing gender twists in recent films like The Sweet Hereafter, the essays in this volume offer surprising revelations about how film reflects core women’s issues. Interviews with women

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Reassessing familiar figures from Mary Poppins to Whoopi Goldberg, finding pop culture feminism in The Stepford Wives and Girls’ Town, and tracing gender twists in recent films like The Sweet Hereafter, the essays in this volume offer surprising revelations about how film reflects core women’s issues. Interviews with women filmmakers and essays on the work of directors Julie Dash, Yvonne Rainer, and Australia’s Tracey Moffet show women putting film to radical new uses. With strategies and resources for teaching film rounding it out, this special issue shows women challenging the power of film as they look across the lens in both directions, as creators and viewers.

Wendy Kolmar is coeditor of Haunting the House of Fiction: Feminist Perspectives on American Women’s Ghost Stories and teaches at Drew University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558613997
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Series:
Women's Studies Quarterly Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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