Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2016

232 Pages | 13 b/w illus. 49 colour illus.

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780748694884

Bookseller Code (06)

Off to the Pictures

Cinemagoing, Women's Writing and Movie Culture in Interwar Britain

Lisa Stead

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Off to the Pictures looks at the relationship between film and popular fiction between the wars. It includes case studies of writers such as Winifred Holtby, Jean Rhys, Stella Gibbons, C. A. Lejeune, Elizabeth Bowen and Elinor Glyn, illuminating their diverse uses of film and cinemagoing within their fictional and critical writings. The book presents a new view on interwar cinema, looking at the ways in which writing about film both examined and created an intermedial female cinema culture, and played a part in shaping women's ideas of selfhood and identity.