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Williams, Linda 1946-

Works: 40 works in 224 publications in 3 languages and 7,464 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion pictures  Exhibition catalogs  History  Documentary films  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Nonfiction films  Independent films  Experimental films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, 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 1,216 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 )

38 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,137 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 725 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 )

29 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porn studies by Linda Williams( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 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 )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screening sex by Linda Williams( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 534 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 )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 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 )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many television critics, legions of fans, even the president of the United States, have cited The Wire as the best television series ever. In this sophisticated examination of the HBO serial drama that aired from 2002 until 2008, Linda Williams, a leading film scholar and authority on the interplay between film, melodrama, and issues of race, suggests what exactly it is that makes The Wire so good. She argues that while the series is a powerful exploration of urban dysfunction and institutional failure, its narrative power derives from its genre. The Wire is popular melodrama, not Greek tragedy, as critics and the series creator David Simon have claimed. Entertaining, addictive, funny, and despairing all at once, it is a serial melodrama grounded in observation of Baltimore's people and institutions: of cops and criminals, schools and blue-collar labor, local government and local journalism. The Wire transforms close observation into an unparalleled melodrama by juxtaposing the good and evil of individuals with the good and evil of institutions
Screen ecologies : art, media, and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region by Larissa Hjorth( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of environmental disaster and degradation have become part of our everyday media diet. This visual culture focusing on environmental deterioration represents a wider recognition of the political, economic, and cultural forces that are responsible for our ongoing environmental crisis. And yet efforts to raise awareness about environmental issues through digital and visual media are riddled with irony, because the resource extraction, manufacturing, transportation, and waste associated with digital devices contribute to environmental damage and climate change. Screen Ecologies examines the relationship of media, art, and climate change in the Asia-Pacific region -- a key site of both environmental degradation and the production and consumption of climate-aware screen art and media. Screen Ecologies shows how new media and visual artists provide alternative ways for understanding the entanglements of media and the environment in the Asia-Pacific. It investigates such topics as artists' exploration of alternative ways to represent the environment; regional stories of media innovation and climate change; the tensions between amateur and professional art; the emergence of biennials, triennials, and new arts organizations; the theme of water in regional art; new models for networked collaboration; and social media's move from private to public realms. A generous selection of illustrations shows a range of artist's projects
Mika Rottenberg by Mika Rottenberg( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 108 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 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bad girl by Willie Varela( 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 )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 31 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 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masculinity/femininity( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prominent filmmakers, film theorists, gender theorists, and artists come together in this experimental documentary that interrogates normative notions of gender, sexuality and performance. Shot primarily on Super 8 mm film, 'Masculinity/femininity' is a document of gender de-construction." -- Container
2112 imagining the future by Linda Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 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
Ways of seeing film( Book )

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

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

2 editions 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

ليندا وليامز

لیندا ویلیامز

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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