Gender and the body are inextricably connected, and it could be argued that within any given filmic context, they are also closely related to genre and generic traditions. Moreover, genres often use genders, gender stereotypes and bodies in diverse and specific ways, and gender and its relationship to the body performs different functions in the context of any given genre. This collection aims to critically examine and interrogate the representation of the body and its relationship to both gender and genre in contemporary North American and European films.
Review of Aaron Kerner and Jonathan L. Knapp’s Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media. Edinburgh University Press. June 2016 (Hardback). August 2017 (Paperback). 192 pages.
Review by Marc Démont, University of South Carolina.