The Gendered Screen

Canadian Women Filmmakers
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
  • erschienen am 20. Mai 2010
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 282 Seiten
978-1-55458-179-5 (ISBN)
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, Lea 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.
  • Englisch
  • Waterloo, Ontario
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  • Kanada
  • Höhe: 228 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
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  • Dicke: 25 mm
  • 400 gr
978-1-55458-179-5 (9781554581795)
1554581796 (1554581796)

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Brenda Austin-Smith is an associate professor in the Department of English, Film and Theatre at the University of Manitoba. She writes about melodrama, Canadian cinema, weeping and cinema memory, Henry James, and adaptations. She is a past president of the Film Studies Association of Canada and sits on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Film Studies. George Melnyk teaches in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. He is co-editor (with Tamara Palmer Seiler) of The Wild Rose Anthology of Alberta Prose (University of Calgary Press). He is also known for his two-volume Literary History of Alberta.
Canadian Women Filmmakers: Re-imaging Authorship, Nationality & Gender; The Art of Craft: The Films of Andrea Dorfman; Feminist Ambiguity in the Film Adaptations of Lynne Stopkewich; On the Edge of Genre: Anne Wheeler's Interrogating Maternal Gaze; Fluidity: Joyce Wieland's Political Cinema; The Art of Making Do: Queer Canadian Girls Make Movies; Feminist Filmmaking & the Cinema of Patricia Rozema; Lea Pool: The Art of Elusiveness; On the Field of Battle: First Nation's Women Documentary Filmmakers; Eradicating Erasure: The Documentary Film Practice of Sylvia Hamilton; Women, Liminality, & "Unhomeliness" in the Films of Mina Shum; Beyond Tradition & Modernity: The Transnational Universe of Deepa Mehta; Les Quebecoises; Index.
The Gendered Screen is a much-needed update that surveys the recent developments and contemporary field of Canadian women's cinema.... An especially significant dimension of this collection is the attention to filmmakers whose work has been largely neglected by critics and scholars.... The essays together ... address a wide cross-section of women's media production in this country. They examine the specificities of different regional contexts and address a variety of media approaches, from experimental film and video to independent features, television, and documentary production. More significant, the book investigates feminist and Canadian cinema beyond counter-cinema forms and art house aesthetics, respectively. The studies here attend to women producers not only working within the mainstream entertainment cinema but also presenting women-centered narratives and using humour as a means of critique. They demonstrate how the commercial sector, traditional women's genres, and comedy can function as sites of resistance that express feminist attitudes and politicized positions. In this way, The Gendered Screen expands the definitions of both feminist and Canadian cinema, contributing significantly to scholarship in both fields.''--Sylvie Jasen "H-Net Reviews, January 2013 "

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