Re: New book on Women's Experimental Cinema

From: Sandra Naumann (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 16 2007 - 07:39:43 PDT

Hi Robin,

since I did my master about Bute and continue my research on her I
would love to do the Bute chapter ;-)


Sandra Naumann

Am 13.10.2007 um 17:45 schrieb rblaetz:

> 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,
> Robin
> 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>.
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> Robin Blaetz
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> Film Studies Program
> Mount Holyoke College
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> __________________________________________________________________
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.