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Williams, Linda 1946-

Works: 32 works in 192 publications in 3 languages and 6,996 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  History  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Collector
Classifications: PN1995.9.S45, 305.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Linda Williams
Most widely held works by Linda Williams
Playing the race card : melodramas of black and white from Uncle Tom to O.J. Simpson by Linda Williams( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The black man suffering at the hands of whites, the white woman sexually threatened by the black man. Both images have long been burned into the American conscience through popular entertainment, and today they exert a powerful and disturbing influence on American's understanding of race. So argues Linda Williams in this inquisitive book, where she probes the bitterly divisive racial sentiments aroused by such recent events as O.J. Simpson's criminal trial. Williams, the author of Hard Core, explores how these images took root, beginning with melodramatic theater, where suffering characters acquire virtue through victimization."--Jacket
Hard core : power, pleasure, and the "frenzy of the visible" by Linda Williams( Book )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this now-classic study, Linda Williams moves beyond the impasse of the anti-porn/anti-censorship debate to analyze what hard-core film pornography is and does - as a genre with a history, as a specific cinematic form, and as part of contemporary discourse on sexuality." "For the 1999 edition, Williams has written a new preface and a new epilogue, "On/scenities," illustrated with 26 photographs, and has added a supplementary bibliography."--Back cover
Viewing positions : ways of seeing film by Linda Williams( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On visual perception in film and human subjectivity
Figures of desire : a theory and analysis of surrealist film by Linda Williams( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porn studies by Linda Williams( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Porn Studies' offers a cultural study of pornographic film & video, acknowledging that with a generated revenue greater than that of American football, basketball & baseball combined, pornography has assumed a central role in contemporary American popular culture
Re-vision : essays in feminist film criticism( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screening sex by Linda Williams( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many years, kisses were the only sexual acts to be seen in mainstream American movies. Then, in the 1960s and 1970s, American cinema "grew up" in response to the sexual revolution, and movie audiences came to expect more knowledge about what happened between the sheets. In Screening Sex, film scholar Linda Williams investigates how sex acts have been represented on screen for more than a century and, just as important, how we have watched and experienced those representations." "Combining stories of her own coming of age as a moviegoer with film history, cultural history, and readings of significant films, Williams presents a fascinating history of the on-screen kiss, a look at the shift from adolescent kisses to more grown-up displays of sex, and a comparison of the "tasteful" Hollywood sexual interlude with sexuality as represented in sexploitation, Blaxploitation, and avant-garde films. By understanding screening sex as both revelation and concealment, Williams has written the definitive study of sex at the movies."--Jacket
Reinventing film studies( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text film scholars reflect on their own area of expertise on film studies in this changing environment. They examine key issues, challenge received thinking, and reinvent film studies for the post-film era
On the Wire by Linda Williams( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World enough and time: the genesis and genius of the Wire -- Justice in the Wire: tragedy, realism, and melodrama -- Surveillance, schoolin' and race -- Conclusion: home sweet Baltimore
Mika Rottenberg by Mika Rottenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography of the diffusion of innovations by Everett M Rogers( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bad girl( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women filmmakes are directing and producing hard-core videos to the female consumer. These women claim the right to pornography made by women for women and reject the censorship called for by feminists. Are they simply business-women out for their share of one of the most lucritive film markets, or avant-garde feminists and advocates of new sexual relationships? This documentary features selected film clips and interviews with feminist authors, filmmakers, anthropologists, sexologists and porn producers, directors and activists
Maxwell St. blues by Linda Williams( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago's urban legend where ethnic groups mingle in a unique and true representation of the melting pot, and where great blues music continues to be born and re-born on the street corners. The video combines a brief historical background with the present-day story of the musicians - Arvella Gray, Jim Brewer, John Henry David, Coor "Playboy" Venson, and Floyd Jones
Caroline Williams : There by Caroline Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figures of desire an analysis of surrealist film by Linda Williams( )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heat : art and climate change by Suzanne Davies( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heat : Art and Climate Change" brings together local and international artists and shows their response to this serious issue. It will feature photography, sound installation, multimedia, and painting."--Provided by publisher
2112 imagining the future by Linda Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ways of seeing film( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screen ecologies : art, media, and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region by Larissa Hjorth( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerontology : a guide to selected materials in the NAU Libraries by Northern Arizona University( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Playing the race card : melodramas of black and white from Uncle Tom to O.J. Simpson
Alternative Names
Fitzgerald, Linda.

Fitzgerald, Linda 1946-

Linda Williams Amerikaans hooglerares

Linda Williams US-amerikanische Filmwissenschaftlerin und Hochschullehrerin

Williams, Linda L.

Williams Linda L. 1946-....

Линда Уильямс

لیندا ویلیامز

English (175)

French (2)

Polish (1)

Hard core : power, pleasure, and the "frenzy of the visible"Viewing positions : ways of seeing filmPorn studiesScreening sexReinventing film studiesMika RottenbergHeat : art and climate change