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Incomplete: The feminist possibilities of the unfinished film

Beeston, Alix and Solomon, Stefan, eds. 2023. Incomplete: The feminist possibilities of the unfinished film. Feminist Media Histories, Los Angeles: University of California Press.

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This field-defining collection establishes unfinished film projects—abandoned, interrupted, lost, or open-ended—as rich and underappreciated resources for feminist film and media studies. In a series of deeply researched and creatively conceived chapters, scholars join with film practitioners in approaching the unfinished film as an ideal site for revealing the lived experiences, practical conditions, and institutional realities of women’s film production across historical periods and national borders. Incomplete recovers projects and practices marginalized in film industries and scholarship, while also showing how feminist filmmakers have cultivated incompletion as an aesthetic strategy. Objects of loss and possibility, incomplete films raise profound historiographical and ethical questions about the always-unfinished project of film history, film spectatorship, and film studies.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: In Press
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Publisher: University of California Press
Funders: American Philosophical Society (Franklin Grant)
Date of Acceptance: June 2022
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2022 12:49

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