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Aftershocks of the New

Feminism and Film History

Patrice Petro (author)

ISBN: 9780813529967

Publication Date: Jan 2002

Format: Paperback

Explores how the mechanisms of modernism, German cinema and feminist film theory have evolved, and discusses the directions in which they are headed. The book aims to locate the debate over the place of cinema within modernity in a complex matrix of contending sensibilities, voices and impulses.
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The beginning of the 21st century has brought with it a host of assumptions about the newness of our technologies, globalized economies, and transnational media practices. The essays in this volume are joined by a common concern to chart another side to modernity - precisely after the shock of the new - when the new ceases to be shocking, and when the extraordinary and the sensational become linked to the boring and the everyday. The text explores how the mechanisms of modernism, German cinema and feminist film theory have evolved, and discusses the directions in which they are headed. Patrice Petro raises such questions as: What roles do television and other media play in film studies? and How is German film theory situated within international film theory? The book aims to locate the debate over the place of cinema within modernity in a more complex matrix of contending sensibilities, voices and impulses.

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Patrice Petro's Aftershocks of the New is unified by a focus on the connection between feminist film criticism and historical research. It also invokes a history of the film studies discipline as she rehearses and comments upon some of the major debates in the field over the past two decades. - Lucy Fischer, director of the film studies program, University of Pittsburgh
Illustrations 26 b&w illustrations
Pages 192
Date Published 31 Jan 2002
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Subject/s Media studies   Feminism & feminist theory   Film theory & criticism  
The "Place" of Television in Film Studies * Feminism and Film History * German Film Theory and Anglo-American Film Studies * After Shock, Between Boredom and History * Historical Ennui, Feminist Boredom * World Weariness, Weimar Women, and Visual Culture * Nazi Cinema at the Intersection of the Classical and the Popular * The Hottentor and the Blonde Venus * Film Feminism and Nostalgia for the Seventies
Patrice Petro teaches in the film studies department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she also directs the Center for International Education. She is the author of Joyless Streets: Women and Melodramatic Representation in Weimar Germany, and the editor of Fugitive Images: From Photography to Video.

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