Gendering History On Screen: Women Filmmakers And Historical Films by Julia ErhartGendering History On Screen: Women Filmmakers And Historical Films by Julia Erhart

Gendering History On Screen: Women Filmmakers And Historical Films

byJulia Erhart

Hardcover | August 30, 2018

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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 including 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 valor, 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 is an invaluable contribution to scholarship on historical film and women's cinema.

Julia Erhart is associate professor in the School of Humanities and Creative Arts at Flinders University. She researches in the areas of contemporary women filmmakers and feminist and LGBT representations in film and television and is the recipient of a grant from the Australian Academy of the Humanities (2016), a Citation for Outstand...
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Title:Gendering History On Screen: Women Filmmakers And Historical FilmsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.75 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:August 30, 2018Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784535281

ISBN - 13:9781784535285

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