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Afterword

Sue Thornham

Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of numerous books including Women, Feminism and Media (2007), What if I Had Been the Hero (BFI Publishing 2012); the co-author, with Tony Purvis, of Television Drama: Theories and Identities (2005); the editor of Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (1999), and the co-editor, with Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris, of Media Studies: A Reader (3rd edition 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spaces of Women’s Cinema : Space, Place and Genre in Contemporary Women’s Filmmaking

British Film Institute, 2019

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...In this Afterword I want to return briefly to two of the issues with which this book began. The first concerns the importance of the concepts at its centre – why I think that these things matter. The gendering of time and space...

‘What If I Had Been The Hero?’

Sue Thornham

Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of numerous books including Women, Feminism and Media (2007), What if I Had Been the Hero (BFI Publishing 2012); the co-author, with Tony Purvis, of Television Drama: Theories and Identities (2005); the editor of Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (1999), and the co-editor, with Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris, of Media Studies: A Reader (3rd edition 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What If I Had Been the Hero? : Investigating Women’s Cinema

British Film Institute, 2012

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...We live our lives through texts. They may be read or chanted, or experienced electronically, or come to us, like the murmurings of our mothers, telling us what conventions demand. Whatever their form or medium, these stories have formed us...

Postscript

Sue Thornham

Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of numerous books including Women, Feminism and Media (2007), What if I Had Been the Hero (BFI Publishing 2012); the co-author, with Tony Purvis, of Television Drama: Theories and Identities (2005); the editor of Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (1999), and the co-editor, with Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris, of Media Studies: A Reader (3rd edition 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What If I Had Been the Hero? : Investigating Women’s Cinema

British Film Institute, 2012

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...My grand-daughter, who is two years old, frequently fantasises inhabiting other identities. ‘Today I’m a cat,’ she will say, or ‘I’m a penguin and my name is Henry.’ The identities are taken, inevitably, from her favourite books and films...

Conclusion

Sue Thornham

Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of numerous books including Women, Feminism and Media (2007), What if I Had Been the Hero (BFI Publishing 2012); the co-author, with Tony Purvis, of Television Drama: Theories and Identities (2005); the editor of Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (1999), and the co-editor, with Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris, of Media Studies: A Reader (3rd edition 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What If I Had Been the Hero? : Investigating Women’s Cinema

British Film Institute, 2012

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...I am indebted for the title of this Conclusion, and indeed for the conclusion itself, to the anonymous reviewer who insisted that this book needed more than the postscript I had given it. She – or perhaps he – also perceptively pointed...

Heroes and Writers

Sue Thornham

Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of numerous books including Women, Feminism and Media (2007), What if I Had Been the Hero (BFI Publishing 2012); the co-author, with Tony Purvis, of Television Drama: Theories and Identities (2005); the editor of Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (1999), and the co-editor, with Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris, of Media Studies: A Reader (3rd edition 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What If I Had Been the Hero? : Investigating Women’s Cinema

British Film Institute, 2012

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...I doubt that a writer can be a hero. I doubt that a hero can be a writer.In 1931 Virginia Woolf gave a speech to the London/National Society for Women’s Service which was later to become the essay ‘Professions for Women’. Her speech...

Border Spaces

Sue Thornham

Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of numerous books including Women, Feminism and Media (2007), What if I Had Been the Hero (BFI Publishing 2012); the co-author, with Tony Purvis, of Television Drama: Theories and Identities (2005); the editor of Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (1999), and the co-editor, with Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris, of Media Studies: A Reader (3rd edition 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spaces of Women’s Cinema : Space, Place and Genre in Contemporary Women’s Filmmaking

British Film Institute, 2019

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... are metaphorical, see Thornham (2012). To the extent that it is the former, however, its resistant power has two recurring elements. The first, as suggested in McClintock’s critique of Schreiner described above, is a focus on boundaries, borders...

Introduction: Space and Women’s Cinema

Sue Thornham

Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of numerous books including Women, Feminism and Media (2007), What if I Had Been the Hero (BFI Publishing 2012); the co-author, with Tony Purvis, of Television Drama: Theories and Identities (2005); the editor of Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (1999), and the co-editor, with Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris, of Media Studies: A Reader (3rd edition 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spaces of Women’s Cinema : Space, Place and Genre in Contemporary Women’s Filmmaking

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... [1993/1929: 5]), Massey does not go on to suggest the kinds of representation that women thus excluded or marginalized might produce, questions with which Woolf herself struggled.See Thornham (2012). Yet it seems to me that these are issues...

City Spaces

Sue Thornham

Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of numerous books including Women, Feminism and Media (2007), What if I Had Been the Hero (BFI Publishing 2012); the co-author, with Tony Purvis, of Television Drama: Theories and Identities (2005); the editor of Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (1999), and the co-editor, with Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris, of Media Studies: A Reader (3rd edition 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spaces of Women’s Cinema : Space, Place and Genre in Contemporary Women’s Filmmaking

British Film Institute, 2019

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... are contained (Wolff 1985; Fraser 1989a). This, however, is the constructed city, and its masculine identifications are complicated by two factors. The first is that as space the city as much as the wilderness is identified with the feminine. Sue...

Wilderness Spaces

Sue Thornham

Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of numerous books including Women, Feminism and Media (2007), What if I Had Been the Hero (BFI Publishing 2012); the co-author, with Tony Purvis, of Television Drama: Theories and Identities (2005); the editor of Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (1999), and the co-editor, with Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris, of Media Studies: A Reader (3rd edition 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spaces of Women’s Cinema : Space, Place and Genre in Contemporary Women’s Filmmaking

British Film Institute, 2019

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...‘Is it possible that landscape … is integrally connected with imperialism?’ asks W. J. T. Mitchell (2002a: 9). It is of course a rhetorical question. Mitchell’s essay inescapably links landscape – defined both as the visual representation...

Doubled Spaces: The Landscapes of Adaptation

Sue Thornham

Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of numerous books including Women, Feminism and Media (2007), What if I Had Been the Hero (BFI Publishing 2012); the co-author, with Tony Purvis, of Television Drama: Theories and Identities (2005); the editor of Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (1999), and the co-editor, with Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris, of Media Studies: A Reader (3rd edition 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spaces of Women’s Cinema : Space, Place and Genre in Contemporary Women’s Filmmaking

British Film Institute, 2019

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... to convey both her sense of confinement (by the ‘Angel in the House’) and the ‘politics of trespass’ that she advocates (J. Marcus 1994: 172). As I have commented elsewhere (Thornham 2012), it is women’s relationship to landscape,...