Ageing femininity on film: the older woman in contemporary cinema

Richardson, Niall (2018) Ageing femininity on film: the older woman in contemporary cinema. Library of Gender and Popular Culture . I B Tauris. ISBN 9781784532802

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What can feminism, queer theory and media studies bring to our understanding of cinema and television's older leading ladies? Addressing the groundswell of scholarly interest in age and its representation, Ageing Femininity analyses contemporary screen depictions of older women that have attempted to challenge the history of negative stereotypes such as the grotesque hag or the dotty old dear. Studying recent examples of age-affirmation film and television, this important book considers how issues of cinematic genre (ranging from heritage cinema to the action movie), narrative, aesthetics and strategies of performance, such as age camp and age drag, can promote a sensibility of "successful ageing" on the screen.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Depositing User: Sarah Maddox
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2019 13:04
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