Books

Climate Trauma: Foreseeing the Future in Dystopian Film and Fiction

Lucidly synthesizing cutting-edge research in media studies, psychoanalytic theory, and environmental science, Climate Trauma provides us with the tools we need to extract something useful from our nightmares of a catastrophic future.

Trauma Culture: The Politics of Terror and Loss in Media and Literature

From World War II to 9/11, this passionate study eloquently navigates the contentious debates surrounding trauma theory and persuasively advocates the responsible sharing and translating of catastrophe.

Feminism and Film

Order from IndieBound¬†| Amazon | Oxford U Press | Barnes & Noble This book brings together carefully selected essays on feminism and film with a view to tracing major developments in theory, criticism, and practices of women and cinema from 1973 to the present day. It illuminates the powerful, if controversial, role feminist research has… Continue reading Feminism and Film

Looking for the Other: Feminism, Film, and the Imperial Gaze

Order from Amazon | Indie Bound | Routledge | Books-a-Million | Google Play (ebook) What happens when white people look at non-whites? What happens when the gaze is returned? Looking for the Other responds to criticisms leveled at white feminist film theory of the 1970s and 1980s for its neglect of issues to do with… Continue reading Looking for the Other: Feminism, Film, and the Imperial Gaze

Women & Film: Both Sides of the Camera

Order from Amazon | Indie Bound | Barnes & Noble The focal point in recent feminist film criticism is the controlling power of the “male gaze” as it works to relegate women to marginality, silence, or absence. Ann Kaplan takes four films from different decades from Hollywood’s “classical period” (1930-60), and a contemporary Hollywood film,… Continue reading Women & Film: Both Sides of the Camera

Memory Loss, Gender and the Politics of Care–on and off the Screen

This is a long-range project, building on research I have done over the years, dating back at least to an essay I wrote for a stunning 1995 conference on Women and Age organized by Kathleen Woodward, who was then Director of the famous U Milwaukee Center for Twentieth Century Studies. The paper, “Trauma and Aging:… Continue reading Memory Loss, Gender and the Politics of Care–on and off the Screen