The Body and the Screen: Female Subjectivities In Contemporary Women¿s Cinema by Kate InceThe Body and the Screen: Female Subjectivities In Contemporary Women¿s Cinema by Kate Ince

The Body and the Screen: Female Subjectivities In Contemporary Women¿s Cinema

byKate Ince

Paperback | January 12, 2017

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Winner of the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Best Book Prize 2018 Since the 1980s the number of women regularly directing films has increased significantly in most Western countries; in France, Claire Denis and Catherine Breillat have joined Agn¿s Varda in gaining international renown, while British directors Lynne Ramsay and Andrea Arnold have forged award-winning careers in feature film. This new volume in the "Thinking Cinema" series draws on feminist philosophers and theorists from Simone de Beauvoir on to offer readings of a range of the most important and memorable of these films from the 1990s and 2000s, focusing as it does so on how the films convey women's lives and identities. Mainstream entertainment cinema traditionally distorts the representation of women, objectifying their bodies, minimizing their agency, and avoiding the most important questions about how cinema can "do justice" to female subjectivity. Kate Ince suggests that the films of independent women directors are progressively redressing the balance, reinvigorating both the narratives and the formal ambitions of European cinema. Ince uses feminist philosophers to interpret such films as Sex Is Comedy, Morvern Callar, White Material, and Fish Tank anew, suggesting that a philosophical understanding of female subjectivity as embodied and ethical should underpin future feminist film study.
Kate Ince is Reader in French Film and Gender Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK.
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Title:The Body and the Screen: Female Subjectivities In Contemporary Women¿s CinemaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:January 12, 2017Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Chapter 1 Female Subjectivity in Philosophy and Theory Chapter 2 Feminist Film Studies and Women's Cinema After Psychoanalysis Chapter 3 Body Chapter 4 Look Chapter 5 Speech Chapter 6 Performance Chapter 7 Desire Chapter 8 Freedom Conclusion Bibliography Filmography

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The Body and the Screen makes a fine contribution to the field of film philosophy in its examination of how feminist phenomenology can be brought into dialogue with female subjectivity in film.