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We would like to announce a new publication from Fordham University Press,
which we hope will be of interest.
Feminism and Film Materiality
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For decades, feminist film criticism has focused on issues of
representation: images of women in film. But what are the feminist
implications of the material object underlying that image, the filmstrip
itself? What does feminist analysis have to offer in understanding the film
image before it enters the realm of representation?
*Girl Head* explores how gender and sexual difference have been deeply
embedded within film materiality. In rich archival and technical detail,
Yue examines three sites of technical film production: the film laboratory,
editing practices, and the film archive. Within each site, she locates a
common motif, the vanishing female body, which is transformed into material
to be used in the making of a film. The book develops a theory of gender
and film materiality through readings of narrative film, early cinema,
experimental film, and moving image art.
This original work of feminist media history shows how gender has had a
persistent role in film production processes, well before the image ever
Genevieve Yue is an assistant professor in the Department of Culture and
Media and director of the Screen Studies program at Eugene Lang College,
the New School. Her essays and criticism have been published in
Room*, *The Times Literary Supplement*, *Reverse* *Shot*, *Artforum* *.com*,
*Film* *Comment*, and *Film* *Quarterly*. She is also an independent film
programmer and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Flaherty Film
240 pages, 13 color and 18 black and white illustrations
9780823289561, Paper, $32.00
Film | Gender & Sexuality
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Fordham University Press
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