Volume 38, Number 1 (Spring/Summer 2022)
The Singular Plural of Feminist Film Practice
Guest-edited by Angelica Fenner and Barbara Mennel
Introduction: The Singular Plural of Feminist Film Practice
Angelica Fenner and Barbara Mennel
Activating the Archive: Feminism and German Women’s Film Heritage, 2010–2020
Feminist Filmmaking before Feminism: An Interview with Ula Stöckl
Angelica Fenner and Hester Baer
Embodiment, Agency, and Ethics in Margarethe von Trotta’s Cinema: From Rosa Luxemburg (1986) to Hannah Arendt (2012)
Home, History, and Memory: Spatial Explorations in Recha Jungmann’s Etwas tut weh (1979/1980) and Sandra Wollner’s Das unmögliche Bild (2016)
Refracting the Gaze: A Conversation with Ines Johnson-Spain on Becoming Black (2019)
The Ethics of Difference: Masculinity and Foreignness in Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann (2016) and Valeska Grisebach’s Western (2017)
A Gendered Suspension of Time: Waiting in the Cinema of Angela Schanelec
Shoes, Drunk Women, and Phallic Girls: Tatjana Turanskyj’s Feminist Interventions in German Cinema
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