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Violent Women in Contemporary Cinema

Authors: Loreck, Janice

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About this book

Violent women in cinema pose an exciting challenge to spectators, overturning ideas of 'typical' feminine subjectivity. This book explores the representation of homicidal women in contemporary art and independent cinema. Examining narrative, style and spectatorship, Loreck investigates the power of art cinema to depict transgressive femininity.

About the authors

Janice Loreck is a Teaching Associate in the School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University.

Reviews

“Violent men in film are usually received without comment, whereas violent women are suspect and thus the victims of a double standard. … they are some of the most important works currently being created, and they deserve a wider audience. This thoughtful, well-written book gives them the deft and detailed consideration due them. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.” (G. A. Foster, Choice, Vol. 54 (2), October, 2016)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Loreck, Janice

    Pages 1-17

  • Horror, Hysteria and Female Malaise: Antichrist

    Loreck, Janice

    Pages 18-35

  • Science, Sensation and the Female Monster: Trouble Every Day

    Loreck, Janice

    Pages 36-53

  • Sex and Self-Expression: Fatal Women in Baise-moi

    Loreck, Janice

    Pages 54-74

  • Romance and the Lesbian Couple: Heavenly Creatures

    Loreck, Janice

    Pages 75-99

Buy this book

eBook £47.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52508-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £60.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52507-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Violent Women in Contemporary Cinema
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52508-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137525086
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52507-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 179
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