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Women in the Director’s Chair: The ‘Female Gaze’ in Documentary Film

Lisa French

in Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419444
eISBN:
9781474444682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419444.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This essay examines the concept of a ‘female gaze’ in documentary film with a specific consideration of the work, and viewpoints, of women directors. The question asked is whether a film as a ... More


Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics

Boel Ulfsdotter and Anna Backman Rogers (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419444
eISBN:
9781474444682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419444.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book, like its twin volume Female Agency and Documentary Strategies, centres on pressing issue in relation to female authorship in contemporary documentary practice. Addressing the politics of ... More


The Other, The Same: Towards a Metamodern Poetics with Heddy Honigmann

Annelies van Noortwijk

in Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419444
eISBN:
9781474444682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419444.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Modernism and The Poetics of Sameness and Presence”. The author argues that through a paradigm shift from post-modernism towards what she proposes to refer to as meta-modernism, a new kind of poetic ... More


Masochism and the female gaze

John Yamamoto-Wilson

in The Hurt(ful) Body: Performing and Beholding Pain, 1600-1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995164
eISBN:
9781526128249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995164.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

In this chapter, Yamamoto-Wilson examines the role of the Other’s gaze in early modern masochistic fantasy, starting with reader responses to martyrologies (particularly Foxe), hagiography and bloody ... More


‘Not Because My Heart is Gone; Simply the Other Side’: Francesca Woodman’s Relational and Ephemeral Subjectivity at the Limit of the Image

Anna Backman Rogers

in Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419475
eISBN:
9781474444699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419475.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The work of Francesca Woodman has commonly been read in light of her depression and tragic suicide at the age of just twentytwo as the figuration of (or rehearsal for) an act of disappearance. This ... More


Expectations: Meek’s Cutoff

E. Dawn Hall

in ReFocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411127
eISBN:
9781474444620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411127.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Reichardt’s genre mixing, slow cinematic techniques, minimalism, neorealism and her use of the “female gaze” as well as “the open image” or “crystal image” as defined by ... More


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