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  1. Queer Timing
    In Queer Timing, Susan Potter offers a counter-history that reorients accepted views of lesbian representation and spectatorship in early cinema. Potter sees the emergence of lesbian figures as only the most visible but belated... Learn More
    Published: 16th June 2019
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  2. Subject to Reality
    Revolutionary thinking around gender and race merged with new film technologies to usher in a wave of women's documentaries in the 1970s. Driven by the various promises of second-wave feminism, activist filmmakers believed authentic... Learn More
    Published: 17th June 2019
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  3. Pink-Slipped
    Women held more positions of power in the silent film era than at any other time in American motion picture history. Marion Leonard broke from acting to cofound a feature film company. Gene Gauntier, the face of Kalem Films, also... Learn More
    Published: 23rd February 2018
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  4. Seeing Sarah Bernhardt
    The most famous stage actress of the nineteenth century, Sarah Bernhardt enjoyed a surprising renaissance when the 1912 multi-reel film Queen Elizabeth vaulted her to international acclaim. The triumph capped her already lengthy... Learn More
    Published: 9th September 2015
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  5. Doing Women's Film History
    Research into and around women's participation in cinematic history has enjoyed dynamic growth over the past decade. A broadening of scope and interests encompasses not only different kinds of filmmaking--mainstream fiction, experimental,... Learn More
    Published: 15th September 2015
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  6. Germaine Dulac
    Best known for directing the Impressionist classic The Smiling Madame Beudet and the first Surrealist film The Seashell and the Clergyman, Germaine Dulac, feminist and pioneer of 1920s French avant-garde cinema, made close to... Learn More
    Published: 24th July 2014
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  7. Exporting Perilous Pauline
    Exceptionally popular during their time, the spectacular American action film serials of the 1910s featured exciting stunts, film tricks, and effects set against the background of modern technology, often starring resourceful... Learn More
    Published: 28th June 2013
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  8. Universal Women
    Between 1912 and 1919, the Universal Film Manufacturing Company credited eleven women with directing at least 170 films, but by the mid-1920s all of these directors had left Universal and only one still worked in the film industry... Learn More
    Published: 10th March 2010
    Paperback | £20.99
  9. The Uncanny Gaze
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    Published: 15th January 2010
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  10. A Great Big Girl Like Me
    In the first book-length study of Marie Dressler, MGM's most profitable movie star in the early 1930s, Victoria Sturtevant analyzes Dressler's use of her body to challenge Hollywood's standards for leading ladies. At five feet... Learn More
    Published: 8th May 2009
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £17.99