Lachende Körper

Komikerinnen im Kino der 1910er Jahre

Claudia Preschl

Austrian Film Museum

Lachende Körper

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Pub Date: March 2013

ISBN: 9783901644276

208 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $30.00

Lachende Körper

Komikerinnen im Kino der 1910er Jahre

Claudia Preschl

Austrian Film Museum

Claudia Preschl's study focusses on female performers in comedies between 1910 and 1918. The book is a contribution to the rediscovery of this early "other" cinema in which comediennes such as "Rosalie", "Léa" or Asta Nielsen played a decisive part. Lachende Körper describes the variety of preposterous body-language and shows how anarchistic body-politics and rebellious strategies of Gender in Early Cinema can be decoded for today.
A book for all those who love cinema. literaturkritik.de

About the Author

Claudia Preschl is a film scholar, curator and university professor at Vienna's Film Academy (Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst). The core areas of her work and research are feminist film theory and history, early cinema and gender studies.