|Author/Contributor(s):||Lindner, Katharina; Smith, Angela; Nally, Claire|
In Film Bodies, Katharina Lindner took film studies into a new direction, integrating queer and feminist theory with film phenomenology. Her groundbreaking book explores the presence of women's bodies in movement in a range of genres, including the dance film, the sports film and queer cinema, providing detailed textural analyses of Black Swan (2010), The Tango Lesson (1997), 2 Seconds (1998), Offside (2006), Tomboy (2011), and Girlhood (2014), and discussing the queer feminist encounters they give rise to.
Published after Lindner's untimely death in 2019, this new paperback edition of Film Bodies includes a special foreword by Jenny Chamarette, exploring the embodied, time travelling nature of Lindner's work. "Trailing gloriously in the wind behind Film Bodies are all the beginnings, the experiences that shape it, the visceral connections that give the book a bodymind from which to speak."