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Screening Scarlett Johansson

Gender, Genre, Stardom

Editors: Loreck, Janice, Monaghan, Whitney, Stevens, Kirsten (Eds.)

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  • Provides an account of the intersection of stardom with issues of gender, sexuality, racial and national identity, transnational cinema flows, and genre
  • Identifies Scarlett Johansson as an emblematic contemporary star
  • Positions Johansson as a point of reference for interrogating how femininity, sexuality, identity and genre play out through a contemporary woman star and the textual manipulations of her image
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Screening Scarlett Johansson: Gender, Genre, Stardom provides an account of Johansson’s persona, work and stardom, extending from her breakout roles in independent cinema, to contemporary blockbusters, to her self-parodying work in science-fiction. Screening Scarlett Johansson is more than an account of Johansson’s career; it positions Johansson as a point of reference for interrogating how femininity, sexuality, identity and genre play out through a contemporary woman star and the textual manipulations of her image. The chapters in this collection cast a critical eye over the characters Johansson has portrayed, the personas she has inhabited, and how the two intersect and influence one another. They draw out the multitude of meanings generated through and inherent to her performances, specifically looking at processes of transformation, metamorphosis and self-deconstruction depicted in her work.

About the authors

Janice Loreck lectures in the School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry at Curtin University, Australia. Her research examines subjectivity, gender representation and authorship in contemporary screen culture. She is the author of Violent Women in Contemporary Cinema (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Whitney Monaghan is an Assistant Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies at Monash University, Australia. She is the author of Queer Girls, Temporality and Screen Media: Not ‘Just a Phase’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and co-author of Queer Theory Now: From Foundations to Futures (Red Globe Press, 2019) with Hannah McCann.

Kirsten Stevens is Lecturer in Arts and Cultural Management at The University of Melbourne, Australia. Author of the book Australian Film Festivals: Audience, Place and Exhibition Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), her research engages with media industries in national screen contexts, reception studies, and issues of gender in the cultural industries.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Why Scarlett Johansson?

    Pages 1-21

    Stevens, Kirsten (et al.)

  • Young Scarlett Johansson and the Liminal Perspective

    Pages 23-40

    Monaghan, Whitney

  • Blank Stares and Blonde Hair: Performing Scarlett Johansson

    Pages 41-61

    Stevens, Kirsten

  • “Certain Only of What She Didn’t Want”: Scarlett Johansson’s American Outsiders in Woody Allen’s Match Point, Scoop and Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    Pages 63-79

    Lamberti, Edward

  • “Who Do You Want Me to Be?” Scarlett Johansson, Black Widow and Shifting Identity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Pages 81-98

    Davies, Chris

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eBook $89.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-33195-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Screening Scarlett Johansson
Book Subtitle
Gender, Genre, Stardom
Editors
  • Janice Loreck
  • Whitney Monaghan
  • Kirsten Stevens
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33196-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33196-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-33195-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 227
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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