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  1. Top Girls (1996 Video)

    Producer
    Mags Noble
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 180 minutes), £44.99

    An introduction to Caryl Churchill’s play ‘Top Girls’, its production history. The full television production of the play, broadcast on BBC2 on 2 Nov 1991 and directed by Max Stafford-Clark, is shown....

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  2. Yang and Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema (1996 Video)

    Director
    Stanley Kwan
    Subject
    Media studies
    Distribution
    VHS Out of Distribution, 1997 sale (VHS): £15.99 (inclusive)

    Film director Stanley Kwan traces the evolution of his identity as a gay man through the films he grew up with, demonstrating that Chinese cinema (from Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China) has dealt with...

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  3. Psychoanalysis and the Image 1 (1994 Video)

    Subject
    Sociology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 60 min., 1995 sale: £40.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Joan Copjec discusses ‘The Invention of Crying: Melodrama and Magnitude’, which explores the relationship between melodrama and certain representations of women within society. Slavoj Zizek discusses...

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  4. Introduction to Literature (12 Parts) (1993)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (NTSC, 30 minutes each)

    Professor Allan Gedalof and others discuss, analyse, and even perform literary works. The series aims to teach viewers to read critically, stressing the use of language, and provides analytical tools that...

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  5. Voyeur, The (1993 Film, Video)

    Subject
    Art; Psychology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    The film is intended to challenge many widely held attitudes, beliefs and ideas. It examines questions of self-discovery, learning and understanding. A fashion model re-lives a day that changed her life. She...

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  6. Gentle Sex?, The (1991 Video)

    Producer
    Mags Noble
    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Examines some of the ways in which cultural images of gender in the 20th century have arisen. Drawing material from a wide variety of sources, the programme offers a historical justification for Simone de...

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  7. Images of Women (1991 Multimedia)

    Subject
    Art
    Distribution
    Sale, 15 slides., 2000 sale: £16.50 (inc. VAT +p&p)

    Works from the collection of the Leeds City Art Galleries provide a varied critical study of images of women. The works range from Victorian narratives by Tissot and Waterhouse, and high-minded embodiments...

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  8. Lesson in Gender, A (1985 Video)

    Director
    Jan Mathew
    Subject
    Dance; Psychology; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 38 minutes), £34.50

    Considers the construction of femininity through dance. Looks at a class of 8-10-year-olds in their ballet class and discusses the pressure on girls to conform to a romantic notion of beauty. Interviews the...

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  9. Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (1984) (1984 Film)

    aka: Suena de una Noche de Verano

    Director
    Celestino Coronado
    Producer
    David Haughton; Lindsay Kemp
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Opera, ballet and pantomime are incorporated into this adaptation which is derived from a Lindsay Kemp stage production at Sadler’s Wells. Titania (The Incredible Orlando) is a drag queen; the Indian boy...

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  10. Face Value (1981 Video)

    Director
    Jo Spence
    Subject
    Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Hire Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 19 min.

    Former British commercial photographer Jo Spence presents the photographs in her ‘family snapshot album’ and questions how and why women value images of themselves.

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