Fan Culture and Female Spectatorship in the British Silent Cinema

Stead, Lisa (2006) Fan Culture and Female Spectatorship in the British Silent Cinema. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study of female fan audiences across the period 1918 to 1928 seeks to engage and readdress conceptions of spectatorship and consumption in silent cinema specific to the British female experience. In focusing upon the film fan magazine���¢��������s ability to offer a platform for the voice of female fans, I explore how fan discourses relate to the struggle between dominant representation and self-representation in the cultural construction of modern British femininity and female spectatorship, progressing towards a exploration of women���¢��������s interaction with female star images as fundamentally entwined with notions of ���¢��������new woman���¢�������� and female consumption.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: film, spectatorship, fan magazine, picturegoer, women, silent cinema, british
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 17:11
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/20673

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