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Gendering History on Screen : Women Filmmakers and Historical Films - by Julia Erhart (Hardcover)
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Movies about significant historical personalities or landmark events like war seem to be governed by a set of unspoken rules for the expression of gender. Films by female directors featuring female protagonists appear to receive particularly harsh treatment and are often criticised for being too 'emotional' and incapable of expressing 'real' history. Through her examination of films from the United States, Europe, Australia and elsewhere, Julia Erhart makes powerful connections between the representational strategies of women directors such as Kathryn Bigelow, Ruth Ozeki and Alexandra von Grote and their concerns with exploring the past through the prism of the present. She also compellingly explores how historiographical concepts like valour, memory, and resistance are uniquely re-envisioned within sub-genres including biopics, historical documentaries, Holocaust movies, and movies about the 'War on Terror'. Gendering History on Screen will make an invaluable contribution to scholarship on historical film and women's cinema.
Number of Pages: 213 p. ;
Genre: Social Science, Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Gender Studies, Film, Women's Studies
Series Title: Library of Gender and Popular Culture
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Book theme: History & Criticism
Author: Julia Erhart
Street Date: August 30, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-6503
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