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Research into and around women's participation in cinematic history is enjoying a period of dynamic growth. A broadening of scope and interests encompasses not only different kinds of filmmaking--mainstream fiction, experimental, and documentary--but also practices--publicity, journalism, distribution and exhibition--seldom explored in the past. Cutting-edge and inclusive, Doing Women's Film History ventures into topics in the United States and Europe while also moving beyond to explore the influence of women on the cinemas of India, Chile, Turkey, Russia, and Australia. Contributors grapple with historiographic questions that cover film history from the pioneering era to the present day. Yet the writers also address the very mission of practicing scholarship. Essays explore essential issues like identifying women's participation in their cinema cultures, locating previously unconsidered sources of evidence, developing methodologies and analytical concepts to reveal the impact of gender on film production, distribution and reception, and reframing film history to accommodate new questions and approaches. Contributors include: Kay Armatage, Eylem Atakav, Karina Aveyard, Canan Balan, Cécile Chich, Monica Dall'Asta, Eliza Anna Delveroudi, Jane M. Gaines, Christine Gledhill, Julia Knight, Neepa Majumdar, Michele Leigh, Luke McKernan, Debashree Mukherjee, Giuliana Muscio, Katarzyna Paszkiewicz, Rashmi Sawhney, Elizabeth Ramirez Soto, Sarah Street, and Kimberly Tomadjoglou.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. Sally Potter
  3. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. Christine Gledhill and Julia Knight
  3. pp. 1-12
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  1. Prologue. Constellations: Past Meets Present in Feminist Film History
  2. Monica Dall’Asta and Jane M. Gaines
  3. pp. 13-26
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  1. Part I: Searching for Sources, Rewriting Histories
  2. pp. 27-28
  1. 1. Scandalous Evidence: Looking for the Bombay Film Actress in an Absent Archive (1930s–1940s)
  2. Debashree Mukherjee
  3. pp. 29-41
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  1. 2. Reading between the Lines: History and the Studio Owner’s Wife
  2. Michele Leigh
  3. pp. 42-52
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  1. 3. Imagining Women at the Movies: Male Writers and Early Film Culture in Istanbul
  2. Canan Balan
  3. pp. 53-65
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  1. 4. When Iris Skaravaiou Met Iris Barry: The First Greek Film Reviewer and West European Modernity
  2. Eliza Anna Delveroudi
  3. pp. 66-77
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  1. 5. Searching for Mary Murillo
  2. Luke McKernan
  3. pp. 78-92
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  1. Part II: Feminism, Politics, and Aesthetics
  2. pp. 93-94
  1. 6. Alice Guy’s Great Cinematic Adventure
  2. Kimberly Tomadjoglou
  3. pp. 95-109
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  1. 7. A Major Contribution to Feminist Film History: Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki’s Cinéma Corporel (Cinema of the Body)
  2. Cécile Chich
  3. pp. 110-126
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  1. 8. Feminism and Women’s Film History in 1980s Turkey
  2. Eylem Atakav
  3. pp. 127-138
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  1. 9. Traveling Memories: Women’s Reminiscences of Displaced Childhood in Chilean Postdictatorship Documentary
  2. pp. 139-150
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  1. 10. Revising the Colonial Past, Undoing “National” Histories: Women Filmmakers in Kannada, Marathi, and Bengali Cinemas
  2. Rashmi Sawhney
  3. pp. 151-165
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  1. 11. Hollywood Transgressor or Hollywood Transvestite? The Reception of Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker
  2. Katarzyna Paszkiewicz
  3. pp. 166-178
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  1. Part III: Women at Work
  2. pp. 179-180
  1. 12. Gossip, Labor, and Female Stardom in Pre-Independence Indian Cinema: The Case of Shanta Apte
  2. Neepa Majumdar
  3. pp. 181-192
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  1. 13. American Women Screenwriters in the 1920s
  2. Giuliana Muscio
  3. pp. 193-205
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  1. 14. A Suitable Job for a Woman: Color and the Work of Natalie Kalmus
  2. Sarah Street
  3. pp. 206-217
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  1. 15. Cinema of Women: The Work of a Feminist Distributor
  2. Julia Knight
  3. pp. 218-231
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  1. 16. “Our Place”: Women at the Cinema in Rural Australia
  2. Karina Aveyard
  3. pp. 232-243
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  1. 17. Barbara Willis Sweete: Queen of HD Transmissions
  2. Kay Armatage
  3. pp. 244-256
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 257-262
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 263-280
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252097775
MARC Record
OCLC
921220140
Pages
280
Launched on MUSE
2015-09-17
Language
English
Open Access
No
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