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Film Studies

Women in Contemporary World Cinema


Alexandra Heidi Karriker

Contents: Alexandra Heidi Karriker: Preface – Susan Smith Nash: Female Desire in Paraguayan Filmmakers Maneglia and Schembori’s Artefacto de la Primera Necesidad: Revenge Fantasy, Camp, or Postdictatorship Self-Loathing? – Katherine J. Patterson: Deflecting Desire: Destabilizing Narrative Univocality and the Regime of Looking in Agnes Varda’s French Film Vagabond – Karen Boyle: «Not All Angels Are Innocent» - Violence, Sexuality, and the Teen Psychodyke – Davinia Thornley: Executing the Commoners: Examining Class in Heavenly Creatures – Ann Hardy: The Heroine’s Journey? Women and Spiritual Questing in New Zealand Film and Television - A Production Study – Paul Sutton: La Femme Nikita: Violent Woman or Amenable Spectacle? – Jane Knox-Voina: The Myth of Beauty and Eroticism: Female Icons in Recent Russian Film, Advertising, and Popular Journals – Margaret Allison: Women Behind the Grave – Amanda L. Maxfield: The Quest for External Validation in Female Coming-of-Age Films – Binnie Brook Martin: Sound and Visual Misprecision in Faces of Women: Visual Difference Redefined in Thought.