Feminist Film Studies: Writing the Woman into Cinema

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Columbia University Press, Aug 7, 2012 - Performing Arts - 144 pages
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An introduction to feminist film theory as a discourse from the early seventies to the present. McCabe traces the broad ranging theories produced by feminist film scholarship, from formalist readings and psychoanalytical approaches to debates initiated by cultural studies, race and queer theory.
 

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Contents

Woman is Not Born But Becomes a Woman
1
1 Structuring a Language of Theory
14
Female Spectatorship and Cultural Studies
37
3 Race Ethnicity and PostColonialism Modernism
65
Psychoanalysis Revisited and Queering Theory
88
Conclusion
112
Notes
121
Bibliography
127
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Janet McCabe is a lecturer in film studies at Trinity College, Dublin. She writes on feminist film theory and women's narrative/narration in quality American television.


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