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The Resource Adaptation, authorship, and contemporary women filmmakers, Shelley Cobb, (electronic book)

Adaptation, authorship, and contemporary women filmmakers, Shelley Cobb, (electronic book)

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Adaptation, authorship, and contemporary women filmmakers
Title
Adaptation, authorship, and contemporary women filmmakers
Statement of responsibility
Shelley Cobb
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A lively discussion of costume dramas to women's films, Shelley Cobb investigates the practice of adaptation in contemporary films made by women. The figure of the woman author comes to the fore as a key site for the representation of women's agency and the authority of the woman filmmaker.
  • 'How can a woman filmmaker claim her own authority? In this engaging book, Cobb shows how women directors adapt the figure of the woman writer to negotiate questions of subjectivity, desire and control. Moving adeptly from classics to chick lit, from art films to popular cinema, Cobb weaves these doubly female texts into a productive conversation.' - Christine Geraghty, Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Glasgow, UK
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UK-WkNB
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Cobb, Shelley
Dewey number
791.436
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Film adaptations
  • Women motion picture producers and directors
Summary expansion
Shelley Cobb explores film adaptations directed by women (often working with women screenwriters, producers, and sometimes editors) that foreground the figure of the female author. Through analysis of the films themselves, and their reception and discussion of the cultural and industrial contexts in which these films were released, she sees the figure of the woman author functioning as a representative of female agency. A lively discussion of costume dramas to women's films, the figure of the woman author comes to the fore as a key site for expressing the authority of the woman filmmaker
Label
Adaptation, authorship, and contemporary women filmmakers, Shelley Cobb, (electronic book)
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Publication
Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction: Agency, Adaptation and Authorship 1. Envisioning Judith Shakespeare: Collaboration and the Woman Author 2. Adapt or Die: The Dangers of Women's Authorship 3. Authorizing the Mother: Sisterhoods in America 4. Postfeminist Austen: by Women, for Women, about Women Conclusion: The Secret Life of Bees and Authorial Subversion Bibliography Endnotes
Control code
9781137315878
Extent
176 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137315878
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Adaptation, authorship, and contemporary women filmmakers, Shelley Cobb, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction: Agency, Adaptation and Authorship 1. Envisioning Judith Shakespeare: Collaboration and the Woman Author 2. Adapt or Die: The Dangers of Women's Authorship 3. Authorizing the Mother: Sisterhoods in America 4. Postfeminist Austen: by Women, for Women, about Women Conclusion: The Secret Life of Bees and Authorial Subversion Bibliography Endnotes
Control code
9781137315878
Extent
176 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137315878
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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