Women and Film History International


Acquiring Editor: Daniel Nasset
Series Editors: Kay Armatage, Jane M. Gaines, and Christine Gledhill

A new generation of motion picture historians has discovered that women have been much more influential as spectators, actors, and producers in world film history than previously thought. The series investigates the significance of gender in the cinema century by taking advantage of new print material and moving picture archival discoveries as well as the benefits of digital access and storage. The Women and the Silent Screen conferences held in the Netherlands, United States, Canada, and Mexico indicate an internationalization of research efforts. The Press seeks single-authored books and collections as well as short monographs of 40,000 to 50,000 words.

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link to catalog page, Doing Women's Film History

Doing Women's Film History

Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future

Author: Edited by Christine Gledhill and Julia Knight
Pub Date: October 2015

The complexity and diversity of women's involvement in world cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Seeing Sarah Bernhardt

Seeing Sarah Bernhardt

Performance and Silent Film

Author: Victoria Duckett
Pub Date: September 2015

How an icon of the stage leapt to the early silver screen   learn more...

link to catalog page, Germaine Dulac

Germaine Dulac

A Cinema of Sensations

Author: Tami Williams
Pub Date: August 2014

The first in-depth historical study of the trailblazing filmmaker and feminist and her work   learn more...

link to catalog page, Exporting Perilous Pauline

Exporting Perilous Pauline

Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

Author: Edited by Marina Dahlquist
Pub Date: July 2013

Daring queens of the screen in early cinema history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Universal Women

Universal Women

Filmmaking and Institutional Change in Early Hollywood

Author: Mark Garrett Cooper
Pub Date: April 2010

An incisive analysis of the early film industry's support, then rejection of women directors   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Uncanny Gaze

The Uncanny Gaze

The Drama of Early German Cinema

Author: Heide Schlüpmann
Pub Date: January 2010

The first English translation of a preeminent analysis of early German film   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Great Big Girl Like Me

A Great Big Girl Like Me

The Films of Marie Dressler

Author: Victoria Sturtevant
Pub Date: June 2009

A captivating study of one of classic Hollywood's most fascinating bodies   learn more...