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Barbara Zecchi's new monograph: _Desenfocadas_ (Icaria Editorial: Barcelona, 2014)

Barbara Zecchi's new monograph: _Desenfocadas_  (Icaria Editorial: Barcelona, 2014) | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

 

Barbara Zecchi (UMass Amherst) is the author of Desenfocadas. Cineastas españolas y discursos de género, published in the Mujeres y culturas series (Icaria, 2014). This volume proposes an analysis of about a hundred Spanish films which have in common having been directed by women, a corpus which Zecchi designates as "gynocine". With the notion of authorship as a guiding principle, Desenfocadas analyzes four generations of female film-makers: the pioneers in film direction during the times of silent cinema, the women directors during the first stages of sound, the "mothers" during the Transition period and their "heiresses", the film directors of today. From the forerunners such as Carmen Pisano, Anaïs Napoleón and Rosario Pi Brujas, to Isabel Coixet and Icíar Bollaín, Zecchi aims at rescuing female film directors from the shadows and oblivion of the masculine world which constitutes the film industry.

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Barbara Zecchi presents her Digital Humanities project GYNOCINE

Barbara Zecchi presents her Digital Humanities project GYNOCINE | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Dec. 10-- On Friday Prof. Barbara Zecchi and her advisees Eva París and Irene Melé  presented GYNOCINE: HISTORY OF SPANISH WOMEN'S CINEMA in the Digital Humanities Lab at Umass Amherst.

Funded by a University of Massachusetts Digital Humanities Initiative seed grant, the goal of this project is to develop an open access online database on the History of Spanish Cinema by Women. The primary outcome of this project is offer unique resources related to the production of women directors in Spain. The database, at this initial stage, will illustrate the socio-historical context of the life of these filmmakers, provide their biographical information, give access to their work (or what it is left of it), to reviews, journal and newspaper articles, to interviews and to a bibliography of scholarly works on the topic.

The members of the team are: Barbara Zecchi, who designed the project and directs it; Irene Melé, who works on the film pioneers; Eva París-Huesca who is in charge of collecting information on contemporary filmmakers; José Madiedo who takes care of the technical aspects of the project; and Mikel Monleón who has designed the homepage.  

 

URL: http://digitalhumanities.umass.edu/gynocine/

 In the photo from left to right: Eva París-Huesca, Barbara Zecchi and Irene Melé.

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Gynocine: Teoría de género, filmología y praxis cinematográfica

Gynocine: Teoría de género, filmología y praxis cinematográfica | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Barbara Zecchi publishes the edited book _Gynocine: teoría de género, filmología y práxis cinematográfica_ for the collection Sagardiana, Estudios feminista of Publicaciones Universidad Zaragoza (2013). The book collects articles by different scholars on Spanish women filmmakers's production (i. e. "gynocine", according to Zecchi's neologism). Barbara Zecchi contributes to the volume with the introduction (Qué es "gynocine") and an article on Women's Comedy.

The volume is divided into four parts. Part I (Los debates) focuses on central topics of Feminist Film Theory, such as Feminist Criticism, Visual Pleasure, Female Authorship and the Ethics of Esthetics, with articles by Carmen Peña Ardid, Susan Martin-Márquez, Silvia Guillamón-Carrasco and Reyes Lázaro.

Part II is on Film Practice, with contributions by film director Inés París and scriptwriter Alicia Luna. Part III is on the Gender of Genre, with articles by Jorge Pérez on the road movie, Barbara Zecchi on the comedy,  Darío  Sánchez-González on the documentary, Eva París Huesca on the thriller and Mario Santana on the western. Finally, Part IV (Las temáticas) completes the volume with contributions on diverse topics such as historical memory  (Sara J. Brenneis), women in jail (Ana Corbalán); women and terrorism (Carmen Arranz), domestic violence (Linda Gould Levine), the family (Maribel Rams) and femenine poetics (Jesús Fariña Busto).  

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GYNOCINE: Mujeres, Dones and Cinema

GYNOCINE: Mujeres, Dones and Cinema | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Oct. 27-29, 2011-- El propósito de este encuentro es establecer un puente entre la teorí­a fílmica feminista y la práctica cinematográfica de las mujeres españolas, y empezar un nuevo diálogo.

Contamos con la participación de las siguientes invitadas:
Margarita Alexandre: actriz, directora, productora
Mar Coll: directora
Inés Parí­s: directora, guionista
Alicia Luna: guionista
Margarita Lobo: Filmoteca Nacional
Susan Martin-Márquez: Rutgers University
Núria Triana-Toribio: University of Manchester
Kathleen Vernon: SUNY at Stony Brook

 

URL: http://people.umass.edu/mujercine/descripcion.html

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