1. Set of Early-Stage Research Questions
How are the ideals of feminism and female independence/ power illustrated
and projected through various films in the science fiction genre?
Is there a notable difference between the way male
1. Smith, Jen. Doin It for the Ladies- Youth Feminism: Cultural Productions/ Cultural
Activism. Third Wave Agenda: Being Feminist, Doing Feminism. 226-232. (1997): Web.
13 November. 2012
Jennifer Smith begins her article by stating
Alien Discussion Questions
How does the Alien present the maternal instinct and representation of the female form in
terms of space, psychological, and physical matter?
Pay particular attention to aspects of actual birthing (not just motherhood) in the fi
While I still have extensive planning and research to do for my final paper, I can see
certain difficulties that may arise. While I am very set on discussing feminism, I feel that
my questions may pull my paper in multiple directions. I would rea
1. Preliminary Bibliography
A. Smith, Jen. Doin It for the Ladies- Youth Feminism: Cultural
Productions/ Cultural Activism. Third Wave Agenda: Being Feminist,
Doing Feminism. 226-232. (1997): Web. 28 October. 2012
B. Hoffman, Alison. The Persistence of (P
1. Hoffman, Alison. The Persistence of (Political) Feelings and Hand-Touch
Sensibilities: Miranda Julys Feminist Multimedia-Making. There She Goes:
Feminist Filmmaking and Beyond. 18-33. (2009): Web. 13 November. 2012.
Alison Hoffmans article is fairly de
1. Zeisler, Andi. Feminism and Pop Culture: Seal Studies. Pop and Circumstance:
Why Pop Culture Matters. 1-17. (2008): Web: 13 November. 2012.
The chapter that I have selected from Andi Zeislers novel is a particularly relaxed
1. July, Miranda. It Chooses You. New York: McSweeneys, 2012.
As a book written by the female director whos film I am basing the majority of
my final paper on, It Chooses You is an invaluable resource. I had been reading this
1. Kuhn, Annette. Womens Pictures: Feminism and Cinema. The Pleasure
Machine. 36-51. (1994): Web. 13 November. 2012.
Annette Kuhn provides an excellent and fairly unbiased description of feminist
cinema in her article. She focuses m
1. Short Summary of the Project
When I originally enrolled in Science Fiction film, I was a little nervous about how
the class was going to be formatted. I view science fiction films, in general, as being
fairly aggressive and intense; while this makes fo