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- DescriptionHow has popular film, television and fiction responded to the realities of an ageing Western population? This volume analyses this field of representation to argue that, while celebrations of ageing as an inspirational journey are increasing, most depictions still focus on decline and deterioration.
- Author BiographyImelda Whelehan is Professor of English and Gender Studies and Pro Vice Chancellor (Research Training) at the University of Tasmania, Australia. Her research focuses on feminist thought, popular fiction and film, and adaptation studies. Recent books include Screen Adaptation (with D. Cartmell, 2010), The Cambridge Companion to Literature on Screen (ed. with D. Cartmell, 2007) and The Feminist Bestseller (2005). She is also Co-Editor of the journal Adaptation and Associate Editor of Contemporary Women's Writing (OUP). She is currently writing on bras and post-war Hollywood. Joel Gwynne is Assistant Professor of English at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the author/co-editor of several books on contemporary literature and visual culture, including Sexuality and Contemporary Literature (2012), Erotic Memoirs and Postfeminism: The Politics of Pleasure (2013) and Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema (2013). His essays have appeared in journals such as Journal of Gender Studies, Women's Studies International Forum, Journal of Contemporary Asia and Feminist Theory.
- PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
- Date of Publication05/11/2014
- GenreCultural Studies
- Place of PublicationBasingstoke
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPalgrave Macmillan
- Content Notebiography
- Weight465 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byImelda Whelehan,Joel Gwynne
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