Female Agencies and Subjectivities in Film and Television
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1. Introduction.- 2. Agnès Varda and the Singular Feminine.- 3. Female Agency in Pelin Esmer Films: The Play (2005) and Queen Lear (2019).- 4. The Feminine Indistinction in Susanne Bier’s Cinema: The Brothers (2005), In a Better World (2010), Bird Box (2019).- 5. Consuming Bodies, Abject Spaces: Ana Lily Amirpour’s Transcultural Expressionism.- 6. Claire Underwood: Feminist Warrior or Shakespearean Villain? Re-visiting Feminine Evil in House of Cards.- 7. The Phenomenology of Orphan Black as Molecular Politics.- 8. ‘I will not be bullied into submission’: Discussing subjection and resistance in GLOW (2017).- 9. Female Body Language: Cutting, Scarring, and Becoming in HBO’s Sharp Objects.- 10. The Strong Female Lead: Postfeminist Representation of Women and Femininity in Netflix Shows, Derya Özkan, Deborah Hardt.- 11. The Technological Turn of the Femme Fatale: The Fembot and Alternative Fates.- 12. Women Remembering: Gender and Genre in Persona and Happy Valley.- 13. Bridal anxieties: Politics of gender, neoconservatism and daytime TV in Turkey.- 14. International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival on Wheels: “Women’s Cinema, Women’s Resistance, Cinema of Resistance."- 15. Machine gaze on women: How everyday machine-vision-technologies see women in films.
--Professor Kate Ince, University of Birmingham, UK, author of The Body and the Screen: Female Subjectivity in Contemporary Women's Cinema
Focuses on how the politics of gender are mediated, what kind of transformative power film and television narratives poses and how technological developments and new media forms challenge existing perspectives and re-imagine the possible future directions
Offers intercultural and international perspectives on globally distributed film and television content, as well as bringing critically acclaimed non-Western examples into focus
Feride Çiçekoğlu holds a Ph.D. in architecture from University of Pennsylvania, USA. Her stint in prison during the military junta of 1980 in Turkey was the inspiration for her first novella, which she later adapted to screen and used as a springboard to build a second academic career in film.
Aslı Tunç is a professor of media studies and communication at Department of Media at Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey. She holds a Ph.D. in media and communications at Temple University, USA.
Ebru Thwaites Diken is an assistant professor in the Department of Film and Television at İstanbul Bilgi University, Turkey. She holds a a PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University, UK.