Mary Ann Doane is Class of 1937 Professor of Film and Media at The University of California-Berkeley. She is the author of The Emergence of Cinematic Time: Modernity, Contingency, the Archive (2002), Femmes Fatales: Feminism, Film Theory, Psychoanalysis( 1991), and The Desire to Desire: The Woman's Film of the 1940s (1987). In 2007, she edited a special issue of differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, “Indexicality: Trace and Sign.” In addition, she has published a wide range of articles on feminist film theory, sound in the cinema, psychoanalytic theory, television, and sexual and racial difference in film. She is currently completing a book on the use of the close-up in film practice and theory, and the way in which screen size and its corresponding scale have figured in the negotiation of the human body’s relation to space in modernity.
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