The Woman's Film of the 1940s: Gender, Narrative, and History

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The Woman's Film of the 1940s: Gender, Narrative, and History

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This book explores the relationship among gender, desire, and narrative in 1940s "woman’s films" as they navigate the terrain between public history and private experience. The woman’s film and other form of cinematic melodrama have often been understood as positioning themselves outside history; this book challenges and modifies that understanding, contextualizing the films it considers against the backdrop of World War II. Department of Television-Radio-Film and Theatre

ISBN

978-0415833066

Publication Date

4-24-2014

Publisher

Routledge

City

New York, NY

Disciplines

American Film Studies | Film and Media Studies | Women's Studies

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Alison McKee

The Woman's Film of the 1940s: Gender, Narrative, and History

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