Re: New book on Women's Experimental Cinema

From: Adam Hyman (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 16 2007 - 08:36:31 PDT

It behooves us all to buy copies of the first volume so that the publisher
might entertain the idea of a second one.

On 10/16/07 8:17 AM, "rblaetz" <email suppressed> wrote:

> Sandra, if I get to volume II or hear of anyone else doing so, I will
> let you know!
> all best,
> Robin
> Sandra Naumann wrote:
>> Hi Robin,
>> since I did my master about Bute and continue my research on her I would
>> love to do the Bute chapter ;-)
>> Best,
>> 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]
>>>>> Womenıs 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.
>>>>> ³This definitive volume on U.S. womenıs 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 womenıs experimental film but
>>>>> of avant-garde filmmaking in general from the 1940s to the
>>>>> present.²‹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
>>> 413-538-2984
>>> __________________________________________________________________
>>> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
>> __________________________________________________________________
>> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.

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