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Feminist Media Histories. 2015; 134–37 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2015.1.3.4
Published: 01 July 2015
... bookshop worker, housewife, and mother who had never attended graduate school or held a teaching post. 70 All three books reflect a particular stage in the feminist intervention in film criticism which has by now been superseded, although their intervention at the level of journalistic practice...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 6267–94 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.2.67
Published: 01 April 2020
... Jane Brakhage 's production at a moment when competing strands of feminist thought took different approaches to the fraught topic of nature. Hammer's films were criticized as essentialist by feminists in the 1980s, but this essay argues that Jane Brakhage complicates that reading of Hammer's work. The...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2015; 1489–107 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2015.1.4.89
Published: 01 October 2015
... film scholarship, 6 the effects of feminist filmmakers' critical reception on their historical legacy cannot be overstated. Their work received less critical attention than did that of male filmmakers, and what critical attention they did receive focused on them as women rather than as artists...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2015; 1395–126 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2015.1.3.95
Published: 01 July 2015
...Pooja Rangan This essay critiques the liberal axiom of “having a voice,” using readings of Leslie Thornton's experimental films. Drawing on cultural critics such as Rey Chow, Mladen Dolar, and Frances Dyson, I show how the notion of the voice, as it has been taken up by feminist media critics and...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 621–15 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.2.1
Published: 01 April 2020
... (who is not pictured in the film), in the context of feminist debates about nature in the 1970s. Newly preserved, this 1974 work resonates today for its portrayal of 1970s ideas about living a reclusive life in the mountains, as personified by Jane. This is one of numerous films in which Hammer...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 6216–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.2.16
Published: 01 April 2020
.... “Pictorial Section,” Exhibitors Herald , December 2, 1922, 41; “Porter Film to Get Big Publicity Tieup,” Exhibitors Herald , April 28, 1923, 38; “Critics Highly Praise Hodkinson Production,” Moving Picture World , July 14, 1923, 168; Motion Picture News Booking Guide , October 1923, 37. 32. Gene...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 6243–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.2.43
Published: 01 April 2020
... called a woman-centered melodrama, yet, as Steven Chung remarks, “Neither feminist or misogynist, pro- or anti-American, and indeed not beholden to any one genre, the film confounds the standard classifications of postwar Korean film and cultural history.” 3 Broadly, the 1950s produced films that...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 6295–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.2.95
Published: 01 April 2020
... is difficult to conceive of looking at Nature or photographing a landscape in a different way. The Nature photograph offers pleasure with the minimum of mental work. 41 The implication that pleasure is bad—always uncritical and demotivating—is problematic, particularly from a feminist point of...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 62148–175 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.2.148
Published: 01 April 2020
..., Texas Rivers (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002), 35, my emphasis. 6. Jennifer Lynn Stoever, The Sonic Color Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening (New York: New York University Press, 2016), 12. 7. Roshanak Kheshti, “Sound Studies,” Feminist Media Histories 4, no. 2...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 611–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.1.1
Published: 01 January 2020
... positive reviews of Depression Quest , a critically acclaimed game she had developed. The accusations were false; Gamergate, the storm of anger and abuse they precipitated, however, has lasted now for years. A year in, Quinn wrote that “August never ends.” 14 A number of feminist scholars became...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 6112–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.1.12
Published: 01 January 2020
... are often swept up in antifeminist outrage, for example. I have shifted here from talking about marginalized individuals to feminist critics partly because of the ways that feminist critique, in its best form, attends to power as it operates on multiple levels of gender, race, sexuality, ability...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 6193–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.1.93
Published: 01 January 2020
...TreaAndrea M. Russworm; Samantha Blackmon This article, a Black feminist mixtape, blends music, interviews, and critical analysis in order to demonstrate some of the ways in which Black women have impactfully engaged with the video game industry. Organized as musical “tracks,” it uses lyrics by...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 61147–162 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.1.147
Published: 01 January 2020
...,” TransMissions: Journal of Film and Media Studies 2, no. 2 (2017): 173. 14. For instance, despite the title's broad mandate, Souvik Mukherjee's Video Games and Postcolonialism: Empire Plays Back (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) focuses primarily on British colonialism and India in particular...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 6137–65 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.1.37
Published: 01 January 2020
...-Shackleford, Douglas Gentile, William A. Richter, and Jody C. Dill, “Violence, Sex, Race, and Age in Popular Video Games: A Content Analysis,” in Featuring Females: Feminist Analyses of Media (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2005), 115–30; Dmitri Williams, Nicole Martins, Mia Consalvo...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 61163–197 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.1.163
Published: 01 January 2020
... television series Samurai Jack (2001), Dexter's Laboratory (2003), and Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003). 38. The major is titled Animation and Multimedia Film Management; see www.ucine.edu.ar . 39. Rami Ismail is a Dutch independent video game developer and activist for diversity in the game...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 61119–146 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.1.119
Published: 01 January 2020
... of value that make us disinclined to look closely enough to see the work that, by design or by neglect, goes unseen. … I am not calling for a feminist history of games, although I welcome one; I'm calling instead for a history that is adequate, that seeks both the forest and the trees, that does due...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 5456–58 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.4.56
Published: 01 October 2019
.../journals.php?p=reprints . 2019 Asian American film feminist film punk Situationists Valerie Soe FIGURE 1. Détourning Asia/America with Valerie Soe (dir. Mila Zuo), 2019, https://vimeo.com/298057510/b8ac9472e1 . FIGURE 1. Détourning Asia/America with Valerie Soe (dir. Mila Zuo), 2019...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 5476–86 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.4.76
Published: 01 October 2019
... I'm saying. We have our own tradition of practice that's already Black feminist and already so inspiring. And so Black Feminist Film School came out of our desire to know about that, to think about that. We need to be able to share that with one another and make critical decisions. We need a process...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 541–18 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.4.1
Published: 01 October 2019
... utilize a talking-head political aesthetic and other realist strategies. Despite harsh criticism leveled by many film theorists, the activist strategies embedded in the realist codes of feminist media representations accomplish important political work, tethering previously unarticulated knowledge to...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 5487–105 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.4.87
Published: 01 October 2019
... one criterion for “good feminist film,” my work became déclassé. Seemingly it identified a biological woman on-screen as if all femininity occurred in biology rather than in culture. This nature-culture issue is older than feminist film theory. Feminist critics swung very far to the right in terms of...