Women's Cinema: The Contested Screen / Edition 1

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Overview

Women's Cinema provides an introduction to critical debates around women's filmmaking and relates those debates to a variety of cinematic practices. Taking her cue from the groundbreaking theories of Claire Johnston, Alison Butler argues that women's cinema is a minor cinema that exists inside other cinemas, inflecting and contesting the codes and systems of the major cinematic traditions from within. Using canonical directors and less established names, ranging from Chantal Akerman to Moufida Tlatli, as examples, Butler argues that women's cinema is unified in spite of its diversity by the ways in which it reworks cinematic conventions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781903364277
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • Publication date: 12/25/2002
  • Series: Short Cuts Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Alison Butler is lecturer in film studies at the University of Reading, UK.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: From Counter-Cinema to Minor CinemaGirls' Own Stories: Genre and Gender in Hollywood CinemaPerforming Authorship: Self-Inscription in Women's Experimental CinemaAfterword: Women's Cinema/Transnational CinemaThe Politics of location and dislocation: Women's Cinema and Cultural Identity

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