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Off to the pictures: cinema-going, women's writing and movie culture in interwar Britain

Off to the pictures: cinema-going, women's writing and movie culture in interwar Britain

Stead, Lisa, author

Using detailed case studies, this innovative book draws upon new archival research, industrial analysis and close textual readings to consider cinema's place in the fictions and critical writings of major female literary figures. Off to the Pictures: Cinemagoing, Womens Writing and Movie Culture in Interwar Britain offers a rich new exploration of interwar womens fictions and their complex intersections with cinema. Interrogating a range of writings, from newspapers and magazines to middlebrow and modernist fictions, the book takes the reader through the diverse print and storytelling media that women constructed around interwar film-going, arguing that literary forms came to constitute an intermedial gendered cinema culture at this time. Using detailed case studies, this innovative book draws upon new archival research, industrial analysis and close textual readings to consider cinemas place in the fictions and critical writings of major literary figures such as Winifred Holtby, Stella Gibbons, Elizabeth Bowen, Jean Rhys, Elinor Glyn, C. A. Lejeune and Iris Barry. Through the lens of feminist film historiography, Off to the Pictures presents a bold new view of interwar cinema culture, read through the creative reflections of the women who experienced it

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Published Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
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Statement of responsibility: Lisa Stead
ISBN: 0748694897, 9780748694891
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 224 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: Motion pictures in literature.; Motion pictures and women Great Britain History 20th century.; Feminism and motion pictures Great Britain History 20th century.; Film history, theory & criticism; Gender studies: women & girls; English prose literature Women authors History and criticism.; Women Great Britain Social conditions 20th century.; Reference works; Literary studies: general; Literature.; English prose literature 20th century History and criticism.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780748694884