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A New Gaze

Women Creators of Film and Television in Democratic Spain

Editor(s): Concepción Cascajosa Virino
Contributors: Vicente Rodriquez Ortega, Sagrario Beceiro Ribela, Ruben Romero Santos, Asier Aranzubia, Marta Senent Ramos,

Book Description

This book deepens the understanding of the work carried out by professional women in Spanish film and television since the arrival of democracy, a period of radical changes that saw an emergence of female talent. Although most of the literature on women and media deals with female film directors, this book also addresses television, a medium where the presence of women was significant throughout this period. This book makes an important contribution to the study of the history of women in Spanish media, focusing on the work of some well-known names, while also rescuing from oblivion others now forgotten. It brings together scholars from Spain, the United States and Ireland to analyze films and television programs written or directed by female professionals such as Pilar Miró, Josefina Molina, Cecilia Bartolomé, Rosa Montero, Carmen Martín Gaite, Cristina Andreu, Isabel Coixet and Paloma Chamorro. The book also includes four interviews with screenwriter Esmeralda Adam, television executive Carmen Caffarel, filmmaker Ana Díez and television director Matilde Fernández. Their reflections on personal and professional experiences shed light on the changes that took place in Spanish society during this period and the challenges they have faced in their careers.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7527-1
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7527-9
Date of Publication: 01/05/2015
Pages / Size: 240 / A5
Price: £47.99


Concepción Cascajosa Virino is Senior Lecturer at Carlos III University of Madrid, where she is a member of the research group TECMERIN and Director of the MFA Program in Screenwriting. She has written three books and more than thirty papers about media history, including articles in Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, and Journal of European Television History and Culture.