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Towards an African women in cinema studies

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The focus of this article is the conceptualization of an approach to the study of African women in cinema, proposing tenets for constructing a historiography, developing a theoretical framework and formulating a feminist critic of African women’s cinematic practices, as well as gendered representations as a whole. The article considers the extent that African transnational expression has influenced its makers from the very beginning of African cinema history. Avoiding reductive declarations of a monolithic African women in cinema studies, the article attempts to discern key components that are representative of African women and their cinematic gaze

Keywords: African cinema studies; African women in cinema studies; feminist film criticism; postcolonial studies; transnational cinemas; women’s studies

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/jac.4.2.221_1

Affiliations: Centre for the Study and Research of African Women in Cinema

Publication date: October 1, 2012

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  • The Journal of African Cinemas will explore the interactions of visual and verbal narratives in African film. It recognizes the shifting paradigms that have defined and continue to define African cinemas. Identity and perception are interrogated in relation to their positions within diverse African film languages. The editors are seeking papers that expound on the identity or identities of Africa and its peoples represented in film. 
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