Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Present

Knight, Julia and Gledhill, Christine (2015) Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Present. University of Illinois Press, Illinois. ISBN 0252081188

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Research into and around women's participation in cinematic history has enjoyed dynamic growth over the past decade. 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.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Media > Cinema and Film
Media > Film
Divisions: Institute of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
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Depositing User: Julia Knight
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2015 08:53
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2019 13:11

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