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Emeritus Professor Hilary Radner

Radner_Hilary_2Hilary Radner is Emeritus Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Otago and author of three monographs that form a trilogy addressing the formation of feminine identity at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century as it is manifested in a nexus of media forms: Shopping Around: Consumer Culture and the Pursuit of Pleasure (Routledge, 1995), Neo-Feminist Cinema: Girly Films, Chick Flicks and Consumer Culture (Routledge, 2011), and The New Woman’s Film: Femme-centric Movies for Smart Chicks (Routledge, 2017).


Her research interests revolve around understanding the representations of gender and identity in contemporary visual culture, particularly in terms of how these evolve over time in relation to second wave feminism. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on cinema, visual culture and gender: these range in topic from film melodrama, make-up, fashion photography and women's magazines to, more recently, the woman’s film, cinema and fashion, celebrity culture, the contemporary bromance, New Zealand fashion, Hollywood film genres, New Zealand cinema, World Cinema and French cinema.


Her publications also include seven co-edited volumes: Film Theory Goes to the Movies (Routledge, 1993); Constructing the New Consumer Society (Macmillan, 1997); Swinging Single Representing Sexuality in the 1960s (U of Minnesota P, 1999); Jane Campion: Cinema , Nation, Identity (Wayne State UP, 2009); New Zealand Cinema: Interpreting the Past (Intellect/University of Chicago 2011); Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporary Cinema (Routledge, 2011); A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema (Wiley/Blackwell, 2015). Her most recent project Raymond Bellour: Cinema and the Moving Image, which explores the work of this important film theorist, is in production with Edinburgh UP. She is currently working on a monograph addressing the place of the woman’s film in New Zealand cinema, a topic on which she has published a number of articles over the past ten years.


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Publications

Radner, H. (2011). Neo-feminist cinema: Girly films, chick flicks and consumer culture. New York: Routledge, 240p.

Fox, A., Marie, M., Moine, R., & Radner, H. (Eds.). (2015). A companion to contemporary French cinema [Translations by Alistair Fox]. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 691p.

Radner, H., & Stringer, R. (Eds.). (2011). Feminism at the movies: Understanding gender in contemporary popular cinema. New York: Routledge, 320p.

Radner, H., & Smith, N. (Eds.). (2011). NOM*d: The art of fashion. Dunedin and Gore, New Zealand: Centre for Research on National Identity, University of Otago, and the Eastern Southland Gallery, 82p.

Fox, A., Grant, B. K., & Radner, H. (Eds.). (2011). New Zealand cinema: Interpreting the past. Bristol, UK: Intellect, 350p.

Radner, H. (2011). Neo-feminist cinema: Girly films, chick flicks and consumer culture. New York: Routledge, 240p.

Authored Book - Research

Fox, A., Marie, M., Moine, R., & Radner, H. (Eds.). (2015). A companion to contemporary French cinema [Translations by Alistair Fox]. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 691p.

Edited Book - Research

Radner, H., & Stringer, R. (Eds.). (2011). Feminism at the movies: Understanding gender in contemporary popular cinema. New York: Routledge, 320p.

Edited Book - Research

Radner, H., & Smith, N. (Eds.). (2011). NOM*d: The art of fashion. Dunedin and Gore, New Zealand: Centre for Research on National Identity, University of Otago, and the Eastern Southland Gallery, 82p.

Edited Book - Research

Fox, A., Grant, B. K., & Radner, H. (Eds.). (2011). New Zealand cinema: Interpreting the past. Bristol, UK: Intellect, 350p.

Edited Book - Research

Radner, H. (2015). The historical film and contemporary French cinema: Representing the past in the present. In A. Fox, M. Marie, R. Moine & H. Radner (Eds.), A companion to contemporary French cinema [Translations by Alistair Fox]. (pp. 289-313). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Chapter in Book - Research

Radner, H., & Novero, C. (2014). From hypnosis to animals by Raymond Bellour: Introduction. Cinema Journal, 53(3), 2-8.

Journal - Research Article

Radner, H. (2014). Creating female audiences: the decline of the 'girly' heroine and the return of the formidable 'femme'. Comunicazioni Sociali, 3, 357-367.

Journal - Research Article

Radner, H. (2014). Grumpy old men: "Bros before hos". In M. Deangelis (Ed.), Reading the bromance: Homosocial relationships in film and television. (pp. 52-78). Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Radner, H. (2013). La Peau douce: François Truffaut's passionate object. In D. Andrew & A. Gillain (Eds.), A companion to François Truffaut. (pp. 469-488). Oxford, UK: Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118321591.ch26

Chapter in Book - Research

Radner, H., & Smith, N. (2013). Fashion, feminism and the neo-feminist ideal: From Coco Chanel to Jennifer Lopez. In S. Bruzzi & P. Church Gibson (Eds.), Fashion cultures revisited: Theories, explorations and analysis. (pp. 275-286). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Radner, H. (2013). Dirty dancing: Feminism, post-feminism, and neo-feminism. In Y. Tzioumakis & S. Lincoln (Eds.), The time of our lives: Dirty dancing and popular culture. (pp. 131-149). Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Pullar, E., & Radner, H. (2013). 'Endangered species turned dangerous': Rena Owen and celebrity in Aotearoa/NZ. Pacific Journalism Review, 19(2), 28-48.

Journal - Research Article

Radner, H. (2011). Film as popular culture. In W. Guynn (Ed.), The Routledge companion to film history. (pp. 16-26). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Radner, H., Fox, A., & Bessière, I. (Eds.). (2009). Jane Campion: Cinema, nation, identity. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 400p.

Edited Book - Research

Fox, A., & Radner, H. (Eds.). (2008). Cinema genre by Raphaëlle Moine [Translated by Alistair Fox and Hilary Radner]. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 248p.

Edited Book - Research

Smith, N., & Radner, H. (2011). NOM*d: Conceptual couture in Dunedin. In H. Radner & N. Smith (Eds.), NOM*d: The art of fashion. (pp. 13-34). Dunedin and Gore, New Zealand: Centre for Research on National Identity, University of Otago, and the Eastern Southland Gallery.

Chapter in Book - Research

Radner, H. (2011). Screening women's histories: Jane Campion and the New Zealand heritage film, from the biopic to the female gothic. In A. Fox, B. K. Grant & H. Radner (Eds.), New Zealand cinema: Interpreting the past. (pp. 257-276). Bristol, UK: Intellect.

Chapter in Book - Research

Radner, H. (2011). Speaking the name of the father in the neo-romantic comedy: 13 going on 30 (2004). In H. Radner & R. Stringer (Eds.), Feminism at the movies: Understanding gender in contemporary popular cinema. (pp. 134-148). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Radner, H. (2011). Woman alone: An Angel at My Table (1990) and the New Zealand new wave female biopic cycle. In A. Fox & G. Hine (Eds.), Cinematic adaptation and the articulation of New Zealand identity. (pp. 31-41). Dunedin, New Zealand: Centre for Research on National Identity, University of Otago.

Chapter in Book - Research

Radner, H. (2009). Le Divorce: Romance, separation and reconciliation. In S. Abbott & D. Jermyn (Eds.), Falling in love again: Romantic comedy in contemporary cinema. (pp. 208-221). London, UK: I. B. Tauris.

Chapter in Book - Research

Radner, H. (2009). ″In extremis″: Jane Campion and the woman's film. In H. Radner, A. Fox & I. Bessière (Eds.), Jane Campion: Cinema, nation, identity. (pp. 3-26). Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Radner, H. A. (2006). France. In B. K. Grant (Ed.), Schirmer encyclopedia of film. (pp. 253-269). Detroit, MI: Schirmer Reference.

Chapter in Book - Research

Radner, H. (2006). Louis Jourdan: The 'hyper-sexual' Frenchman. In A. Phillips & G. Vincendeau (Eds.), Journeys of desire: European actors in Hollywood: A critical companion. (pp. 125-132). London: British Film Institute.

Chapter in Book - Research

Radner, H. (2008). Compulsory sexuality and the desiring woman. Sexualities, 11(1/2), 94-100. doi: 10.1177/13634607080110010304

Journal - Research Article

Radner, H. (2008). Lettre de Dunedin: Le cinéma au « pays du long nuage blanc ». Trafic 67, (Automne), 122-133.

Journal - Research Article

Radner, H. (co-curator), & Smith, N. (co-curator) (2011). NOM*d: The art of fashion. Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore, New Zealand.

Exhibition

Radner, H. (2001). Embodying the single girl in the 1960's. In E. Entwistle & E. Wilson (Eds.), Body Dressing. (pp. 183-201). Oxford: Berg.

Chapter in Book - Research

Radner, H. (2001). Lectures du melodrame: Max Ophuls et le film de femme. 1895, 34-35(October), 121-136.

Journal - Research Article

Radner, H. (2000). Un sujet masculin: Le corps, la femme et la figurabilité dans le cinéma de Philippe Garrel. In J. Aumont (Ed.), La différancedes sexes est-elle visible? Les hommes et les femmes du cinéma. (pp. 275-290). Paris: Cinémathèque Française.

Chapter in Book - Research

Radner, H., & Luckett (Eds.). (1999). Swinging Single: Representing sexuality, the 1960s. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.

Edited Book - Research

Holmwood, J., Radner, H., Schulze, G., & Sulkunen, P. (Eds.). (1997). Constructing the new consumer society. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 302p. doi: 10.1007/978-1-349-25337-1

Edited Book - Research

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