Feminism and Film
By (author) Maggie Humm
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Feminism and Film by Maggie Humm
Book DescriptionThis is the first study to apply a broad range of theory to contemporary film. With dazzling insight and critical aplomb Maggie Humm highlights and explains feminist issues and offers a fascinating array of original film analyses. She begins with an in-depth historical survey of contemporary feminist theory, visual aesthetics and film theory, with a particular focus on the work of Laura Mulvey, Annette Kuhn, E. Ann Kaplan and bell hooks. Subsequent chapters examine the issues of reproduction, pornography and the gaze, autobiography and literary theory, postmodernism, Black feminism and 'the personal is political' in relation to a variety of mainstream and independent films, including Klute, Dead Ringers, A Question of Silence, Orlando and Daughters of the Dust.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748609086
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maggie Humm
Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts, Hardback (April 2010)
The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts is the most authoritative and up-to-date guide to Virginia Woolf's artistic influences and associations.
Snapshots of Bloomsbury, Hardback (March 2006)
Features several barely-known photographs, both amateur and professional, that cast light on the private lives of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, as well as the historical, cultural, and artistic milieux of their circle in Bloomsbury and beyond. This book places domestic photography at the forefront of cultural studies of modernism.
Dictionary of Feminist Theory, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Maggie Humm
The most comprehensive guide to the terminology and history of feminist theory available, this established and much admired dictionary provides succinct definitions of more than 600 terms, topics, movements and approaches as well as influential feminist thinkers, activists and critics within feminist theory.
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Author Biography - Maggie Humm
Maggie Humm is a Professor of Cultural Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of East London. She is the author of many books including Snapshots of Bloomsbury: The Private Lives of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell (Tate Publishing & Rutgers University Press, 2006) and Modernist Women and Visual Cultures: Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Photography and Cinema (Edinburgh University Press & Rutgers University Press 2002).
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