PORTRAYALS OF JOAN OF ARC IN FILM
From Historical Joan to Her Mythological Daughters

Author: Maddox, Margaret Joan
Year:2008
Pages:280
ISBN:0-7734-4945-0
978-0-7734-4945-9
Price:199.95
Analyzes how Joan of Arc’s heroism is deliberately undermined in film through the repetition of interpretations of her which enforce conventional patriarchal constructs and limit her heroism. This book contains four black and white photographs and five color photographs.

Reviews

“. . . what makes it especially exciting is Dr. Maddox’s ability to weave together so many diverse fields of expertise, including Comparative Literature and Film Studies, Pop Culture and Medieval Studies, hagiography and Jungian analysis, philology and feminist theory. Maddox begins with a very provocative essay in which she would marry the absolutist authority of archetypal criticism to the urgent interests of contemporary feminism.” – Prof. William A. Quinn, University of Arkansas

“. . . combines mythography, history, and pop culture studies to provide a fresh perspective on this endlessly fascinating and malleable woman.” - Prof. Mary Ann Beavis, St. Thomas More College

“With skillfully introduced examples, summaries and citations, she illustrates how writers and film makers have used Joan’s career for their own political, social, and entertainment purposes, at the same time imposing gender limitations on Joan’s heroism.” - Prof. John Tabb DuVal, University of Arkansas

"Maddox offers her readers well thought out and artfully expressed ideas about an icon that we have all known about since childhood. I am grateful for her devotion to exposing Joan of Arc's identity more fully, and recommend this book about a historic figure and hero that needs to be kept alive." -- Dr. Janet Bubar Rich

Table of Contents

FOREWORD by William A. Quinn
AUTHOR'S PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
INTRODUCTION
1. Archetypal Joan: Limitations of Gender
2. Historical Joan: Limitations of Historiography
3. Cinematic Joan: Limitations of Film Stereotypes
4. Joan's Daughters: Threshold to the Eternal Now
TABLE OF HISTORICAL EVENTS 1412-1920
FILMOGRAPHY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX