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This list relates to the 2017-18 which ended on 18/08/2018
  1. Women on Film: Sight & Sound’s coverage of female filmmaking | BFI

    Webpage Recommended Sight & Sound's coverage of women in film. An outstanding resource.

  2. Popular pieces on feminism, feminist issues.... 58 items
    Over the course of the module, this section will continue to grow. Here we post articles of interest to subjects of this module and topics arising in seminars. Students are also encouraged to submit via the MC! (Sub-heads and classifications to be produced as we go.)
    1. Online Feminist Magazines, Journals, Projects 9 items
      Help the class create a resource!
      1. Another Gaze

        Website Recommended 'A new journal exploring feminist and lgbtq+ perspectives in cinema, featuring essays, interviews, reviews and accompanying events.'

      2. Contemporary UK Feminism - The F-Word

        Website Optional A webzine for contemporary UK feminism, feminists, and feminist issues.

      3. Feminism news

        Webpage Optional Buzzfeed Feminism (not a site, but a tag and might as well)

    2. Feminist Satire/Humour 10 items
    3. Feminism: Offscreen Cultures 5 items
    4. Feminist Reflections on Popular Culture 34 items
  3. Week 1: Introduction: Politics of Representation 22 items
    1. Required Viewing: 1 item
      1. Margarita with a Straw - Shonali Bose 2014 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Required Reading: 4 items
      1. From reverence to rape: the treatment of women in the movies - Molly Haskell, Manohla Dargis 2016

        Book  Read: 'Introduction to the Third Edition'

      2. Cultural Studies and Popular Film - Andy Willis

        Chapter Essential

    3. Additional Reading: 5 items
      1. Popularity Contests: The Meanings of Popular Feminism - Joanne Hollows, Rachel Moseley

        Chapter  pp 1-22

    4. Additional Viewing: 12 items
      1. Feud: Bette and Joan (Prod. Ryan Murphy, FX-TV, 2017)

      2. Appropriate Behaviour - Desiree Akhavan 2014 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      3. Pariah - Dee Rees 2011 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      4. Caramel - Nadine Labaki 2007 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      5. Desperately Seeking Susan - Susan Seidelman 1985 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      6. Now voyager - Irving Rapper 1942 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      7. Double indemnity - Billy Wilder 1944 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      8. The Neon Demon - Nicolas Winding Refn 2016 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      9. Daughters of the Dust - Julie Dash 1991 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      10. The Watermelon Woman - Cheryl Dunye 1996 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      11. Goddesses - Līn̲ā Maṇimēkalai 2007 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      12. In a World - Lake Bell 2013 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

  4. Week 2: The Politics of Feminist Film: Second Wave Feminisms (1970s and 1980s) 23 items
    1. Required Viewing: 1 item
      1. Born in Flames - Lizzie Borden 1983 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Required Reading: 3 items
      1. Women and Film: PDFs of Women & Film Magazine 1972-

        Webpage Essential Look over Women & Film No.1 and No. 2 (1972) and choose a few articles to read. But look at the editorials, the aesthetics, and the intentions. How do the editors and contributors view their task as feminists and film critics?

    3. Additional Reading: 9 items
      1. In the Name of Feminist Film Criticism - B. Ruby Rich

        Chapter  Available in library and as an e-book. pp 62-91

      2. The Politics of Realist Feminist Documentaries - Alexandra Juhasz

        Chapter  pp 190-215

      3. Flaherty’s Midwives - Patricia R. Zimmermann

        Chapter 

    4. Additional Viewing: 10 items
      1. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles - Chantal Akerman 1974 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      2. The Year of the Woman (Sandra Hochman, USA, 1974)

      3. Rape - JoAnn Elam 1975

        Audio-visual document 

      4. Girlfriends (Claudia Weill, 1978)

      5. Your Children Come Back to You - Alile Sharon Larkin 1979

        Audio-visual document  On Disc 2 of 'L.A. Rebellion: Creating a new black cinema : DVD anthology 1971-2006'

      6. Losing Ground - Kathleen Collins 1982 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      7. Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy - Tracey Moffatt 1989

        Audio-visual document  Part 1 (Part 2 also on YouTube)

      8. Riddles of the Sphinx - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen 1977 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      9. Virgin Machine - Monika Treut 1988 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

  5. Week 3: Post-Feminism 25 items
    1. Required Viewing: 2 items
      1. Bridget Jones's Diary - Sharon Maguire 2001 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document Essential

      2. Inside Amy Schumer: Assorted clips 2015 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Required Reading: 3 items
      1. Jason Middleton, 'A Rather Crude Feminism: Amy Schumer, Postfeminism, and Abjection' Feminist Media Histories, 3.2 (2017): 121-140. [See Dr Torchin]

    3. Additional Reading: 9 items
      1. Post-feminism and shopping films - Charlotte Brunsdon

        Chapter  pp 289-299

      2. Neo-feminism and the Rise of the Single Girl - Hilary Radner

        Chapter  Available in library and as an e-book. pp 6-25

      3. Breda R. Weber (ed.) Reality Gendervision: Sexuality & Gender on Transatlantic Reality Television (Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press, 2014).
        Read: 1-34.

    4. Additional Viewing: 11 items
      1. Working Girl - Mike Nichols 1988 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      2. Pretty Woman - Garry Marshall 1990 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      3. Clueless - Amy Heckerling 1995 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      4. Legally Blonde - Robert Luketic 2001 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      5. Bend it Like Beckham - Gurinder Chadha 2002 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      6. Live nude girls unite! - Julia Query, Vicky Funari 2000 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      7. The Kabul Beauty Academy - Liz Mermin 2006 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      8. Trainwreck (Judd Apatow, USA 2015)

      9. Girls: the complete first season - Lena Dunham 2012 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      10. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Rachel Bloom, CW-TV, 2015)

      11. Inside Amy Schumer: Seasons 1 and 2 2013 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

  6. Week 4: Emergent Feminisms, Emergent Politics 24 items
    1. Required Viewing: 3 items
      1. Her Story (Season 1) - Sydney Freeland 2016

        Audio-visual document  Web Series

      2. Vessel - Diana Whitten 2014 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      3. The VaChina Monologues 来自阴道 13/12/2013

        Audio-visual document Recommended

    2. Required Reading: 3 items
      1. Introduction: Youth Cultures and Feminist Politics - Anita Harris

        Chapter Essential pp 1-13

    3. Additional Reading: 12 items
      1. Myra Marx-Feree and Aili Mari Tripp, Global Feminism: Transnational Women's Activism, Organising and Human rights (New York and London: New York University Press, 2006).

      2. Diane Negra and Yvonne Tasker (eds.) Gendering the Recession: Media and Culture in an Age of Austerity (Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press, 2015)
        Read: 1-30.

    4. Additional Viewing: 6 items
      1. Miss Representation - Jennifer Siebel Newsom 2011 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      2. The Owls - Cheryl Dunye 2010 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      3. Drunktown's Finest - Sydney Freeland 2014 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      4. Broad City (Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson: web series 2009-2011; Comedy Central, 2014)

      5. Tu Nu/Dirty Bitch (Sun Koh, Singapore, 2009)

  7. Week 5: The Musical 17 items
    1. Required Viewing: 1 item
      1. Dirty Dancing - Emile Ardolino 1987 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Required Reading: 3 items
      1. Why the Shirelles Mattered - Susan J. Douglas

        Chapter Essential

    3. Additional Reading: 7 items
      1. Dirty Dancing: Dance, Class and Race in the Pursuit of Womanhood - Collen Dunagan, Roxanne Fenton

        Chapter  pp 135-154 [Available in the library and as an e-book. ]

      2. Kelly Kessler, Destabilizing the Hollywood Musical: Music, Masculinity, and Mayhem (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

      3. Dance Narratives and Fantasies of Achievement - Angela McRobbie

        Chapter  pp 189-219

      4. Music and the body in dance film - Lesley Vize

        Chapter  pp 22-38

      5. White Enough - Richard Dyer

        Chapter Recommended

    4. Additional Viewing: 6 items
      1. Top hat - Mark Sandrich, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Irving Berlin 2005 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document Recommended

      2. Meet Me in St Louis - Vincente Minnelli 1935 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      3. Cabaret - Bob Fosse 1972 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      4. Hairspray - John Waters 1988 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      5. Hedwig and the Angry Inch - John Cameron Mitchell 2001 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      6. Mamma Mia! - Phyllida Lloyd 2008 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

  8. Week 7: The Rom-Com 18 items
    1. Required Viewing: 1 item
      1. Obvious Child - Gillian Robespierre 2014 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Required Reading: 3 items
      1. The Radical Romantic comedy - Tamar Jeffers McDonald

        Chapter Essential pp 59-84

    3. Additional Reading: 8 items
      1. Acting Funny: Comedy and Authority - Yvonne Tasker

        Chapter  pp 161-176

    4. Additional Viewing: 6 items
      1. Juno - Jason Reitman 2007 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      2. For a Good Time, Call - Jamie Travis 2012 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      3. Bad Moms (Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, 2016)

      4. Arrival - Denis Villeneuve 2016 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      5. Prevenge - Alice Lowe 2016 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

  9. Week 8: The Action Film 25 items
    1. Required Viewing: 1 item
      1. Wonder Woman - Patty Jenkins 2017 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Required Reading: 3 items
      1. Action women - Lisa Purse

        Chapter Essential pp 76-93

      2. Find an article published in 2017 on Wonder Woman (before or after the film's release) that focuses on issues of gender (also race, class or other intersectional issues).

    3. Additional Reading: 9 items
    4. Additional Viewing: 7 items
      1. Aliens - James Cameron 1986 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      2. Aeon flux - Karyn Kusama, Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller 2006 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document Recommended

      3. Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: Season 1 1997 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      4. Buffy, the vampire slayer: Season 2 1997-2003 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      5. Zero Dark Thirty - Kathryn Bigelow 2012 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      6. Edge of Tomorrow - Doug Liman 2014 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      7. Ghostbusters - Paul Feig, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon 2016 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document Recommended

    5. Wonder Woman: What Are People Saying? 5 items
  10. Week 9: Feminist Film Historiography: Archives and Auteurs from Early Cinema to Classical Hollywood 26 items
    1. Required Viewing: 4 items
      1. Falling Leaves - More treasures from the American film archives 1894-1931 - Alice Guy Blaché 1912 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document Essential

      2. Suspense - Saved from the flames - Lois Weber 1913 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document Essential

      3. La souriante Mme. Beudet - Germaine Dulac 1923

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Required Reading: 4 items
      1. Feminism and Film History - Patrice Petro

        Chapter Essential Available in library and as an e-book.

    3. Additional Reading: 8 items
      1. Alison McMahan, Alice Guy Blaché: Lost Visionary of the Cinema (New York: Continuum, 2002).

      2. Tami Williams, Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2014).

      3. Lois Weber in Early Hollywood - Shelley Stamp 2015

        Book 

      4. American Historical Review 113:5 (2008)  https://academic.oup.com/ahr/issue/113/5

    4. Additional Viewing: 10 items
      1. Making An American Citizen - Alice Guy 1912

        Audio-visual document 

      2. How Men Propose - Lois Weber 1913

        Audio-visual document 

      3. The Blot - Lois Weber 1921 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      4. The Seashell and the Clergyman / La coquille et le clergyman - Germaine Dulac 1928 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      5. The Wild Party (Arzner, 1929)

      6. Madchen in Uniform - Leontine Sagan 1931 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      7. Outrage (Lupino, 1950)

      8. Wanda - Barbara Loden 1970 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      9. The Gold Diggers - Sally Potter 1983 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      10. Golden Gate Girls (Wei, 2014)

  11. Week 10: Race, Gender and Cultural Memory: From the New Black Cinema to the Woke Music Video 20 items
    1. Required Viewing: 3 items
      1. Daughters of the Dust - Julie Dash 1991 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document Essential

      2. Lemonade: Visual - Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Khalil Joseph 2016 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      3. Don't Touch My Hair - Alan Ferguson, Solange Knowles 2016

        Audio-visual document 

    2. Required Reading: 4 items
      1. Feminist Film Studies and Race - Karen Hollinger

        Chapter Essential

      2. Daughters of the Dust - Jacqueline Bobo

        Chapter Essential

      3. Moving Beyond Pain - Bell Hooks Institute 2016

        Webpage Essential

    3. Additional Reading: 7 items
      1. Gladstone Yearwood, "Narration as Cultural Memory in Daughters of the Dust," Black Film as a Signifying Practice (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press: 2000), pp. 217-228. 

    4. Additional Viewing: 6 items
      1. Mahogany (Berry Gordy, USA, 1975)

      2. Illusions (Julie Dash, USA, 1982)

      3. Nice Coloured Girls (Tracey Moffat, Australia, 1986)

      4. She's Gotta Have It - Spike Lee 1986 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      5. Chocolat - Claire Denis 1988 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      6. Cranes in the Sky (Alan Ferguson and Solange Knowles, USA, 2016)

         

  12. Week 11: A Media Archaeology of Women’s Industrial Work: From Telegraph to Telephone, Cinema to Siri. 23 items
    1. Required Viewing: 3 items
      1. The Lonedale Operator - D.W. Griffith 1911 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document Essential Part of Treasures from American film archives: 50 preserved films - Program 2

      2. Riddles of the Sphinx - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen 1977 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document Essential Excerpts from this film

      3. The Phantom of the Operator (Caroline Martel, Canada, 2006) [Dr Torchin to bring to screening]

    2. Required Reading: 5 items
      1. The Voice with a Smile - Ellen Lupton

        Chapter 

      2. Nina Power, "Woman Machines: the Future of Female Noise," Noise and Capitalism ed. Mattin & Iles (Arteleku Audiolab: 2012), 96-103.

        Can be found within the PDF download: http://artxibo.arteleku.net/es/islandora/object/arteleku%3A374

    3. Additional Reading: 6 items
      1. Anne Carson, "The Gender of Sound," Glass, Irony and God (New York: New Directions, 1992).

      2. Telephonic Film - Ned Schantz

        Chapter  pp 54-73

      3. Technology’s Body - Mary Ann Doane

        Chapter  pp 530-551

      4. Flaherty’s Midwives - Patricia Zimmermann

        Chapter  pp 64-83

      5. Adrienne L. McLean, Being Rita Hayworth: Labor, Identity, and Hollywood Stardom (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004)

    4. Additional Viewing: 9 items
      1. Song of the Shirt (Clayton and Curling, UK, 1979)

      2. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (Connie Field, USA, 1980)

      3. Maquilapolis (city of factories) - Vicky Funari, Sergio De La Torre 2006 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      4. Last train home - Lixin Fan 2009 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      5. The Workers Exiting the Factory (Farocki, Germany, 1995),

      6. Her - Spike Jonze 2013 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      7. Operator (Kibens, USA, 2016)

      8. I am Somebody (Madeline Anderson, USA, 1969)

      9. Harlan County USA (Barbara Kopple, USA, 1976)

  13. Women and Film: PDFs of Women & Film Magazine 1972-

    Webpage Essential Look over Women & Film No.1 and No. 2 (1972) and choose a few articles to read. But look at the editorials, the aesthetics, and the intentions. How do the editors and contributors view their task as feminists and film critics?

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