Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and serial film craze
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Cinema Studies. Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5815-5641
2013 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Exceptionally popular during their time, the spectacular American action film serials of the 1910s featured exciting stunts, film tricks, and effects set against the background of modern technology, often starring resourceful female heroines who displayed traditionally male qualities such as endurance, strength, and authority. The most renowned of these "serial queens" was Pearl White, whose career as the adventurous character Pauline developed during a transitional phase in the medium's evolving production strategies, distribution and advertising patterns, and fan culture. In this volume, an international group of scholars explores how American serials starring Pearl White and other female stars affected the emerging cinemas in the United States and abroad. Contributors investigate the serial genre and its narrative patterns, marketing, cultural reception, and historiographic importance, with essays on Pearl White's life on and off the screen as well as the "serial queen" genre in Western and Eastern Europe, India, and China.

Contributors are Weihong Bao, Rudmer Canjels, Marina Dahlquist, Monica Dall'Asta, Kevin B. Johnson, Christina Petersen, and Rosie Thomas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013. , 233 p.
, Women and Film History International
Keyword [en]
Pearl White, Film serials, New Women, Fan culture, Pathé Frères
National Category
Research subject
Cinema Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97053ISBN: 9780252037689ISBN: 9780252079214OAI: diva2:668712
Available from: 2013-12-02 Created: 2013-12-02 Last updated: 2013-12-03Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Dahlquist, Marina
By organisation
Department of Cinema StudiesDepartment of Media Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 43 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link