Diversity, Difference and Multiplicity in Contemporary Film Cultures
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Contents Editorial Acknowledgments Introduction: Written by Laura and Anna. (2000 words) Section One: Overview History of the debate (early phase). Laura Mulvey (4000 words) History of Frauen und Film (2000 words) Heide Schlupman or Gertrude Koch. History of Camera Obscura (2000 words) Patricia White Section Two: Articles Narrative and the female Protagonist (The Killing) (6000 words) Janet McCabe Feminist Film Theory: new developments (6000 words) Anu Koivunen Feminist Film Theory: Lacanian phase (6000 words) Martin Lefebvre Spectacle and Consumerism: from Girls to The Bling Ring (6000 words) Anna Backman Rogers New Experimentalism (6000 words) Jenny Chamarette Digital Female: Film Franchise (6000 words) William Brown Section Three: Key Filmmakers Agnes Varda (3000 words) Kate Ince Brazilian filmmaker (3000 words) Lucia Nagib Korean / Chinese filmmaker (3000 words) Turkish (3000 words) Iranian filmmaker Indian filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow (3000 words) Yvonne Tasker Section Four: Case Studies Pornography (3000 words): Ingrid Ryberg Aging + Celebrity (3000 words): Industry (3000 words) Hannah McGill + Mark Cousins dialogue Activism: Section Five: Dialogue Laura Mulvey and Martine Beugnet in conversation: de-materialisation of the female body. (6000 words) Notes General Bibliography Notes on Contributors Index of Names Index of Film Titles Index of Subjects

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"Forty years after "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema" Mulvey and Backman Rogers's Feminisms demonstrates the rich, diverse, and lasting legacy of feminist film studies. From female agencies in television series to digitized heroines in film to the aging female star, Feminisms combines compelling analyses of contemporary images of women and their narratives with insightful reflections and interviews on the developments and differentiation in the history, theory, and practice of women and film and in the larger field of media studies. It is not only a pleasure to read but also an indispensable book for generations of emancipated (film and media) scholars to come.." - Patricia Pisters, professor of film studies at the Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam

" [...] most striking of all, Ÿfeminist film theoryŒ turns out to be, not a relic of the 1970s, nor a notion of the cinema as a singular entity, but rather a wide-ranging exploration of what the cinema has been and what itmight be in the future." - Judith Mayne in Film Quarterly

"A welcome, and perhaps necessary, return to feminist debates in film studies after a seeming dormancy in the so-called post-feminist era of the 1990s and 2000s." - Maria Walsh, Moving Image Review & Art Journal MIRAJ

Laura Mulvey, Anna Backman Rogers (eds)


Diversity, Difference and Multiplicity in Contemporary Film Cultures

This collection brings together an exciting group of established and emerging scholars to consider the history of feminist film theory and new developments in the field and in film culture itself. Opening the field up to urgent questions and covering such topics as new experimental film, the digital image, consumerism, activism, and pornography, Feminisms will be essential reading for scholars of both film and feminism.

Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey is the author of Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema. She was professor in film and media theory at Birkbeck College, University of London, and director of the Birbeck Institute for the Moving Image.

Anna Backman Rogers

Anna Backman Rogers is senior lecturer in film studies at Gothenburg University in Sweden.