Re: New book on Women's Experimental Cinema

From: rblaetz (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Oct 13 2007 - 08:45:38 PDT

Owen, I would love to have had more chapters but couldn't find anyone to
commit to writing about anyone else. It would be great to have a second
volume; I will keep in touch with Duke about it.

best regards,

owen wrote:
> fantastic. looks great. can't wait to get it. I understand Maya Deren,
> Shirley Clarke not being there, so much written about them but I'd like
> to read more about Storm de Hirsch and the fantastic Mary Ellen Bute and
> Doris Chase and others too. Are they in there somewhere? I hope
> there's Vol 2 !
> owen
> On Oct 12, 2007, at 7:49 PM, Chuck Kleinhans wrote:
>> Women's Experimental Cinema: Critical Frameworks
>> Robin Blaetz
>> 432 pages (September 2007)
>> 62 illustrations
>> Paperback - $25.95
>> [ISBN13 978-0-8223-4044-7]
>> Women’s Experimental Cinema provides lively introductions to the work
>> of fifteen avant-garde women filmmakers, some of whom worked as early
>> as the 1950s and many of whom are still working today. In each essay
>> in this collection, a leading film scholar considers a single
>> filmmaker, supplying biographical information, analyzing various
>> influences on her work, examining the development of her corpus, and
>> interpreting a significant number of individual films. The essays
>> rescue the work of critically neglected but influential women
>> filmmakers for teaching, further study, and, hopefully, restoration
>> and preservation. Just as importantly, they enrich the understanding
>> of feminism in cinema and expand the terrain of film history,
>> particularly the history of the American avant-garde.
>> “This definitive volume on U.S. women’s experimental cinema fills a
>> significant and long-lamented gap within film studies, and in feminist
>> film studies in particular. Together, these essays offer us a richly
>> nuanced picture not only of women’s experimental film but of
>> avant-garde filmmaking in general from the 1940s to the
>> present.”—Sharon Willis, author of High Contrast: Race and Gender in
>> Contemporary Hollywood Film
>> Robin Blaetz is Associate Professor and Chair of the Film Studies
>> Program at Mount Holyoke College. She is the author of Visions of the
>> Maid: Joan of Arc in American Film and Culture.
>> ____________________________________________________
>> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed
>> <mailto:email suppressed>>.
> __________________________________________________________________ For
> info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.

Robin Blaetz
Associate Professor
Film Studies Program
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 10175
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.