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Please consider the following announcement for the Screen-L list serve.




by Patricia White

The 1940 film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's gothic romance Rebecca
begins by echoing the novel's famous opening line, "Last night I dreamt I
went to Manderley again."Patricia White takes the theme of return as her
starting point for an exploration of the film's enduring power. Drawing on
archival research, she shows how the production and reception history of
Rebecca, the first fruit of the collaboration between Hollywood movie
producer David O. Selznick and British director Alfred Hitchcock, is marked
by the traces of women's contributions. White provides a rich analysis of
the film, addressing the gap between perception and reality that is
constantly in play in the gothic romance, and highlighting the queer
erotics circulating around "I" (the heroine), Mrs. Danvers, and the dead
but ever-present Rebecca. Her discussion of the film's afterlives
emphasizes the lasting aesthetic impact of this dark masterpiece of memory
and desire, while her attention to its remakes and sequels speaks to the
ongoing relevance of its vision of gender and power.

*Patricia White *is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Swarthmore
College, USA.

Receive a 25% discount with code REBECCA25:

*For more information and to request an author interview please contact: *

Mollie Broad [log in to unmask]

Pub date: May 2021 Paperback 9781911239437: Ebook 9781911239444

Patricia White
Professor and Chair, Film and Media Studies
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA 19081
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just published:

*Rebecca <> *(for 25%
off use discount code REBECCA25)

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