Medieval women on film : essays on gender, cinema and history / edited by Kevin J. Harty.
- Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2020.
viii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
- Women in motion pictures.
Middle Ages in motion pictures.
Historical films -- History and criticism.
Feminism and motion pictures.
- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
- ""In this first ever book-length treatment, 11 scholars with a variety of backgrounds in medieval studies, film studies, and medievalism discuss how historical and fictional medieval women have been portrayed on film and their connections to the feminist movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. From detailed studies of the portrayal of female desire and sexuality, to explorations of how and when these women gain agency, these essays look at the different ways these women reinforce, defy, and complicate traditional gender roles. Individual essays discuss the complex and sometimes conflicting cinematic treatments of Guinevere, Morgan Le Fay, Isolde, Maid Marian, Lady Godiva, Heloise, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Joan of Arc. Additional essays discuss the women in Fritz Lang's The Nibelungen, Liv Ullmann's Kristin Lavransdatter, and Bertrand Tavernier's La Passion Béatrice."-- Provided by publisher.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Harty, Kevin J., editor.
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