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Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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This book is the first major study of Canadian women filmmakers since the groundbreaking Gendering the Nation (1999). The Gendered Screen updates the subject with discussions of important filmmakers such as Deepa Mehta, Anne Wheeler, Mina Shum, Lynne Stopkewich, Léa Pool, and Patricia Rozema, whose careers have produced major bodies of work. It also introduces critical studies of newer filmmakers such as Andrea Dorfman and Sylvia Hamilton and new media video artists.

Feminist scholars are re-examining the ways in which authorship, nationality, and gender interconnect. Contributors to this volume emphasize a diverse feminist study of film that is open, inclusive, and self-critical. Issues of hybridity and transnationality as well as race and sexual orientation challenge older forms of discourse on national cinema. Essays address the transnational filmmaker, the queer filmmaker, the feminist filmmaker, the documentarist, and the video artist—just some of the diverse identities of Canadian women filmmakers working in both commercial and art cinema today.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Part 1: Introduction
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Canadian Women Filmmakers: Re-imaging Authorship, Nationality, and Gender
  2. pp. 3-22
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  1. Part 2: Feminist/Feminine Binaries and the Body Politic
  2. pp. 23-24
  1. The Art of Craft: The Films of Andrea Dorfman
  2. pp. 25-42
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  1. Feminist Ambiguity in the Film Adaptations of Lynne Stopkewich
  2. pp. 43-66
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  1. On the Edge of Genre: Anne Wheeler’s Interrogating Maternal Gaze
  2. pp. 67-94
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  1. Fluidity: Joyce Wieland’s Political Cinema
  2. pp. 95-112
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  1. Part 3: Queer Nation and Popular Culture
  2. pp. 113-114
  1. The Art of Making Do: Queer Canadian Girls Make Movies
  2. pp. 115-126
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  1. Feminist Filmmaking and the Cinema of Patricia Rozema
  2. pp. 127-140
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  1. Léa Pool: The Art of Elusiveness
  2. pp. 141-162
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  1. Part 4: Transiting Nationality and the Battlefields of Otherness
  2. pp. 163-164
  1. On the Field of Battle: First Nations Women Documentary Filmmakers
  2. pp. 165-184
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  1. Eradicating Erasure: The Documentary Film Practice of Sylvia Hamilton
  2. pp. 185-202
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  1. Women, Liminality, and “Unhomeliness” in the Films of Mina Shum
  2. pp. 203-216
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  1. Beyond Tradition and Modernity: The Transnational Universe
  2. pp. 217-232
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  1. Les Québécoises
  2. pp. 233-250
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 251-254
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 255-271
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781554581955
Print ISBN
9781554581795
MARC Record
OCLC
830023288
Pages
282
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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