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The Woman's Film of the 1940s: Gender, Narrative, and History
(2014)
  • Alison McKee, San Jose State University
Abstract

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

Publication Date
April 24, 2014
Publisher
Routledge
Citation Information
Alison McKee. The Woman's Film of the 1940s: Gender, Narrative, and History. New York, NY(2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alison_mckee/1/