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Andrew Dix

very easily becomes second nature. However, this Nature does not sit easily and shifts restlessly in its borrowed transvestite clothes’ ( 1989 : 33). Where transvestism offers Mulvey a resource for conceptualising female spectatorship, masquerade fulfils this function for Mary Ann Doane. In ‘Film and the Masquerade – Theorising the Female Spectator’, an important essay first published in Screen in 1982, Doane utilises feminist work on the performed quality , rather than biological rootedness, of femininity. To think of this gender performance in terms

in Beginning film studies (second edition)
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Brian McFarlane and Anthony Slide

Featuring more than 6,500 articles, including over 350 new entries, this fifth edition of The Encyclopedia of British Film is an invaluable reference guide to the British film industry. It is the most authoritative volume yet, stretching from the inception of the industry to the present day, with detailed listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century or so of great British cinema.

Brian McFarlane's meticulously researched guide is the definitive companion for anyone interested in the world of film. Previous editions have sold many thousands of copies, and this fifth instalment will be an essential work of reference for universities, libraries and enthusiasts of British cinema.

in The Encyclopedia of British Film