There is hardly a page in this collection of hardthought and brilliantly written essays that does not yield some new insight. In some, a novel or a film is read through theory, that is. Her areas of interest include semiotics, psychoanalysis, film theory, literary theory, feminism, womens studies, lesbian and queer studies. Feminism, semiotics, cinema appears in the context of what one hopes will be the first wave of. The first page of the pdf of this article appears above.
All further citations will include page numbers in the text. The daughters seduction jane gallop on law and ideology paul hirst james joyce and the revolution of the word colin maccabe the talking cure. Femi nism, semiotics, cinema 1984, and which to a large extent constitutes their theoretical framework, these essays also carryon an argument by means of textual readings. Classical hollywood cinema and lesbian representability. Feminism, semiotics, cinema and the editor of feminist studiescritical studies. Patricia white, an associate professor and chair of film and media studies at swarthmore college, is the author of uninvited. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Like alice with her ball of worsted, an unheroic ariadnes thread which the kitten keeps unraveling, feminism has dared the labyrinth. Shortly after completing her doctorate in modern languages and literatures at bocconi university in milan, she relocated in the united states and held academic positions at the universities of colorado, california. Alice doesnt symbolic, cultural representations of women. Her books include alice doesnt 1984, feminist studiescritical studies ed. Internet archive contributor internet archive language english. Publication date 1984 topics feminism and motion pictures. Includes bibliographical references and index accessrestricteditem true addeddate.
Whether youve loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. The portrayal of insanity in the feature film by michael fleming, roger manvell. The national museum of women in the arts in washington, dc can be. My own work in alice doesnt 1984 and tecnologies of gender 1987 was a direct response to that womens cinema and an effort to theorize it through the exciting exchange that went on between filmmakers and film scholars in the context of a wideranging institutional and social contestation. See all 10 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. It is important to note that feminists defending a feminist standpoint epistemology are also trying to grapple with the problems of political ineffectuality caused by contradictions in feminist epistemology and the tensions between cultural and. This article about a person or group of people is a stub. Technology as historical and cultural form stephen heath 2. Her books include alice doesnt 1984, technologies of. Feminism, semiotics, cinema and feminist studiescritical studies ed. Cinematic identification is the term used for the phenomenon that happens when spectators subconsciously relate to and identify with a film. She is also general editor of the series theories of. Africanamerican womens history and the metalanguage of race.
Feminism, semiotics, cinema 1984 o technologies of gender 1987. She came to the united states shortly after completing her degree and taught italian, comparative literatures, womens studies, and film studies at several american universities, including the. The author of numerous, widely translated, works in semiotics, feminist theory, psychoanalysis, literary and film theory, she writes in both english and italian. Theres an animated sequence in an early monty phython episode that has long seemed to me to be readable as a representation of our standard thinking about the operations of mass culture in everyday life. Feminism, semiotics, cinema appears in the context of what one hopes will be the first wave of booklength studies of the unholy alliance. She has written on cinema, semiotics, psychoanalysis, literature and feminist theory. The important aspect of cinematic apparatus is its ability to convey the emotions felt and expressed by the characters on the screen. Africanamerican womens history and the metalanguage of. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books youve read. Psychoanalysis and contemporary theory feminist media.110 1010 538 1134 398 706 1269 328 1101 324 355 1062 780 421 703 1046 1040 131 834 699 743 989 30 761 1161 1170 526 1086 870 661 801 1365 615 400 146 1102