Women on the Edge: Twelve Political Film Practices

Women on the Edge: Twelve Political Film Practices

by S. Tay

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ISBN-13: 9781349304011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/09/2009
Edition description: 1st ed. 2009
Pages: 211
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

SHARON LIN TAY is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Middlesex University, UK. She is also a curator of new media art and writes about film culture for various publications.

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

Acknowledgements x

Introduction: A Revised Women's Cinema Through Lynn Hershmann-Leeson's Cyberfeminist Interventions 1

History and context 2

Arriving at a sustainable ethical stance 6

1 On the Edges of the Authorial Voice: Liv Ullmann's Faithless, Gendered Authorship, and Ingmar Bergman 26

2 On the Edges of the Documentary: Jill Craigie's Political and Aesthetic Sensibilities 42

Aesthetics of the political; or, politicising the aesthetic 47

Argument and rhetoric 52

Ethics and knowledge 57

3 On the Edges of Ethnography: Kim Longinotto's Institution of Feminist Discourses 61

The radical management of female discontent 62

Interrogating institutions 71

Feminism with women 76

4 On the Edges of Art Cinema: Sally Potter and the Feminist Response 84

Dissecting stories 85

Reinventing narratives 88

Performing the personal and the political 92

Aesthetic convergence and political response 97

5 On the Edges of Post-Colonialism: Deepa Mehta and Transnational Cinema 108

Transnational author 113

6 On the Edges of National Cinema: Sofia Coppola and Female Authorship 126

The problem with female authorship 127

A cinema of loneliness 131

Lost in translation 134

7 On the Edges of Geopolitics: Sexual Difference in Ursula Biemann's Video Essays 148

Borderlands 153

Interventions in representation 157

Boundary events 165

Conclusion: Vignettes of a New Feminist Politique: Gisela Sanders Alcántara, Guo Xiaolu, Christina McPhee, Liz Miller 171

The personal is political reconfigured 174

Interdependent media 184

Beyond the evidentiary... 186

... And towards participatory politics190

Bibliography 197

Index 205

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