This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

Masculine Singular: French New Wave Cinema [9780822341925]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review
Masculine Singular is an original interpretation of French New Wave cinema by one of France's leading feminist film scholars. While most criticism of the New Wave has concentrated on the filmmakers and their films, Genevieve Sellier focuses on the social and cultural turbulence of the cinema's formative years, from 1957 to 1962. The New Wave filmmakers were members of a young generation emerging on the French cultural scene, eager to acquire sexual and economic freedom. Almost all of them were men, and they wrote in the masculine first-person singular, often using male protagonists as stand-ins for themselves. In their films, they explored relations between men and women, and they expressed ambivalence about the new liberated woman. Sellier argues that gender relations and the construction of sexual identities were the primary subject of New Wave cinema.

Sellier draws on sociological surveys, box office data, and popular magazines of the period, as well as analyses of specific New Wave films. She examines the development of the New Wave movement, its sociocultural and economic context, and the popular and critical reception of such well-known films as Jules et Jim and Hiroshima mon amour. In light of the filmmakers' focus on gender relations, Sellier reflects on the careers of New Wave's iconic female stars, including Jeanne Moreau and Brigitte Bardot. Sellier's thorough exploration of early New Wave cinema culminates in her contention that its principal legacy-the triumph of a certain kind of cinephilic discourse and of an auteur theory recognizing the director as artist-came at a steep price: creativity was reduced to a formalist game, and affirmation of New Wave cinema's modernity was accompanied by an association of creativity with masculinity.


AUTHOR:

Genevieve Sellier is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Caen. Her books include Jean Gremillon: Le cinema est a vous and La Drole de guerre des sexes du cinema francais, 1930-1956 (with Noel Burch). Kristin Ross is Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University. She is the author, most recently, of May '68 and Its Afterlives and Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture.

more
less
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £20.99
£19.73
(You save £1.26 )
Availability:
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Add to Wish List
SKU:
9780822341925
ISBN13:
9780822341925
Availability:
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Author:
Kristin Ross
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Publication:
25-Mar-2008
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
280
Weight:
400 Grams
Master Humphrey's Clock cover photo

Master Humphrey's Clock [9780486838496]

rrp: £2.99
£2.81
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Master Guide Handbook to Outdoor Adventure Trips: Expert Advice on Camping, Canoeing, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking & Other Adventures in the Woods cover photo
Marvellous Magicians: The greatest magicians of all time! cover photo

Marvellous Magicians: The greatest magicians of all time! [9780500652213]

Marvellous Magicians celebrates the work of eight pioneering illusionists, both famous and under-represented, whose tricks have been the making of mod…

rrp: £14.99
£12.44
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Marxism and Hegel cover photo

Marxism and Hegel [9780902308732]

The interpretation of Hegel has been a focal point of philosophical controversy ever since the beginning of the twentieth century, both among Marxists…

rrp: £18.99
£16.27
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Masters are You Mad? cover photo

Masters are You Mad? [9781849434072]

'I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you!' vowed Malvolio at the end of Twelfth Night, but twelve years have passed in Illyria and nothing has been …

rrp: £11.99
£11.27
Not currently available.
Mary Shelley cover photo

Mary Shelley [9781786037473]

New in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Mary Shelley, the English novelist and creator of Fr…

rrp: £9.99
£7.83
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
MasterClass in Science Education: Transforming Teaching and Learning cover photo

MasterClass in Science Education: Transforming Teaching and Learning [9781474289412]

Worried about teaching natural selection, submicroscopic particle models or circuits? Keith S. Taber explores a range of issues faced in secondary sci…

rrp: £27.99
£26.63
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress cover photo

Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress [9781626254640]

Do you ever feel angry, disappointed, or stressed out about family problems, school, bullies, or trouble with friends? If so, mindfulness can help. Ma…

rrp: £12.99
£12.66
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Match! Build Your Own Club cover photo

Match! Build Your Own Club [9781509880065]

A fantastic colour, fill-in-and-keep football activity book from the makers of Match! magazine. Match! Build Your Own Club makes you the owner of your…

rrp: £5.99
£5.79
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
MasterChef The Classics with a Twist cover photo

MasterChef The Classics with a Twist [9780241340585]

Dinner ideas with a difference: take your cooking to the next level with MasterChef winners' takes on 100 classic recipes. Gazpacho granita, chilli co…

rrp: £25.00
£12.98
Not currently available.