Heroines without Heroes: Reconstructing Female and National Identities in European Cinema, 1945-51 by Ulrike SieglohrHeroines without Heroes: Reconstructing Female and National Identities in European Cinema, 1945-51 by Ulrike Sieglohr

Heroines without Heroes: Reconstructing Female and National Identities in European Cinema, 1945-51

EditorUlrike Sieglohr

Hardcover | October 6, 2016

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This anthology explores a little-examined period of European film history (1945-1951) and places gender at the centre of struggles around national identity. Ulrike Sieglohr compares and contrasts the post-war cinemas of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain in order to examine how representations of women in this period emerged from specific national contexts. She further analyzes the appeal of particular stars and the political and social conditions that contributed to their popularity.
Ulrike Sieglohr is Honorary Research Associate in Film, Television and Radio Studies at Staffordshire University, UK.
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Title:Heroines without Heroes: Reconstructing Female and National Identities in European Cinema, 1945-51Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 6, 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474287913

ISBN - 13:9781474287913

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Ulrike Sieglohr BRITAIN 1. Post War Choices and Feminine Possibilities Christine Geraghty 2. A Place of One's Own? Margaret Lockwood and British Film Stardom in the 1940s Sarah Street FRANCE 3. Evil Women in the Post War French Cinema No¿l Burch and Genevi¿ve Sellier 4. From Stardom to Eclipse: Micheline Presle and Post War French Cinema Carrie Tarr 5. The Tainted Woman: Simone Signoret, Site of Pathology or Agent of Retribution? Sarah Leahy and Susan Hayward GERMANY 6. Sweeping up the Past: Gender and History in the Post War German 'Rubble Film' Erica Carter 7. Hildegard Knef: From Rubble Woman to Fallen Woman Ulrike Sieglohr ITALY 8. What About Women? Italian Films and their Concerns Lesley Caldwell 9. Woman of Rome: Anna Magnani Mary P. Wood SPAIN 10. Feminizing the Nation: Women, Subordination and Subversion in Post-Civil War Spanish Cinema Jo Labanyi 11. Ana Mariscal: Franco's Disavowed Star N¿ria Triana-Toribio References Further Reading Index