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Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas

Christine Gledhill


This book challenges traditional ways of thinking about the relationship between gender and genre, understanding their meeting as a mutually transformative encounter. Responding to postmodernist conceptions of genre and postfeminist theories of gender and sexuality, the book moves beyond the limits of representation. Testing new thinking about genre, gender, and sexuality against closely analyzed films, the book explores generic convention as putting into play what our culture makes of us, while finding in genre's repetitions infinite possibilities of cross-generic, cross-gender, cross-sex per ... More

Keywords: gender, sexuality, generic convention, cross-gender, cross-sex, film genres, cinema, feminism, generic filmmaking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036613
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036613.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Gledhill, editor
University of Sunderland

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Christine Gledhill

Part One Refiguring Genre and Gender

Chapter 3 Circulating Emotion

E. Deidre Pribram

Part Two Postfeminism and Generic Reinventions

Part Three Gender Aesthetics in “Male” Genres

Part Four Genre and Gender Transnational

Chapter 14 Homoeroticism Contained

Vicente Rodriguez Ortega

Part Five Generic “Trans-ings”: Between Genres, Genders, and Sexualities

Chapter 15 Trash Comes Home

Derek Kane-Meddock