Exporting Perilous Pauline

Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

Redaktör
Marina Dahlquist

Förlag / Utgivare
University of Illinois Press

Beskrivning

Exceptionally popular during their time, the spectacular American action film serials of the 1910s featured exciting stunts, film tricks, and effects set against the background of modern technology, often starring resourceful female heroines who displayed traditionally male qualities such as endurance, strength, and authority. The most renowned of these "serial queens" was Pearl White, whose career as the adventurous character Pauline developed during a transitional phase in the medium's evolving production strategies, distribution and advertising patterns, and fan culture. In this volume, an international group of scholars explores how American serials starring Pearl White and other female stars affected the emerging cinemas in the United States and abroad. Contributors investigate the serial genre and its narrative patterns, marketing, cultural reception, and historiographic importance, with essays on Pearl White's life on and off the screen as well as the "serial queen" genre in Western and Eastern Europe, India, and China.

Contributors are Weihong Bao, Rudmer Canjels, Marina Dahlquist, Monica Dall'Asta, Kevin B. Johnson, Christina Petersen, and Rosie Thomas.

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Detaljer

  • Typ:
    Samlingsverk / Antologi (refereegranskat)
  • Publicerad:
    2013
  • Förlag / Utgivare:
  • Språk:
    Engelska
  • ISBN:
    9780252037689
  • Upplaga:
    1st
  • Sidor:
    248

Om redaktören

Marina Dahlquist

I received my PhD in Cinema Studies at Stockholm University in 2001 with a thesis titled The Invisible Seen in French Cinema before 1917. I am presently finishing a book manuscript for an anthology on the so-called serial craze of the 1910's as a ... Läs vidare

Referens

Dahlquist, M. (ed.). (2013). Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.