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[ecrea] New book: Deconstruction, Feminism, Film by Sarah Dillon

Thu Oct 11 07:38:15 GMT 2018

*NEW BOOK of possible interest to MECCSA List Members:*


*Sarah Dillon, /Deconstruction, Feminism, Film/ (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018)*

The writings of Jacques Derrida have had a profound but complex influence on both film studies and on feminism. In the first work of its kind, /Deconstruction, Feminism, Film/ explores the interconnections between these three fields through detailed filmic and philosophical close readings. Employing a dual feminist methodology of critique and generation, this book probes the feminist faultlines in Derrida’s thought and generates original feminist insight into key concerns of contemporary film studies, including spectatorship, realism vs artifice, narrative, adaptation, auto/biography and the still. In theory and in practice, /Deconstruction, Feminism, Film/ performs the possibilities of a new twenty-first century feminist spectatorship.

*Key Features*

  * Includes a detailed critique of Derrida’s thinking about gender,
    sexuality, film and the visual
  * An active work of film philosophy, performing its general
    philosophical work through singular close readings
  * Theorises and performs the possibilities of a deconstructive
    feminist film critical practice
  * Offers new feminist theories of key concerns of film studies
    including spectatorship, realism vs artifice, narrative, adaptation,
    auto/biography and the still
  * Places key deconstructive visual texts within their cinematic as
    well as philosophical contexts

*About the Author*

Sarah Dillon is a feminist film and literary critic and theorist in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge. She is author of /The Palimpsest: Literature, Criticism, Theory/ (2007), editor of /David Mitchell: Critical Essays/ (2011), and co-editor of /Maggie Gee: Critical Essays /(2015). She is the General Editor of the book series Gylphi Contemporary Writers: Critical Essays, and broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 3 and 4.

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