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Screening Scarlett Johansson

Gender, Genre, Stardom

  • Janice Loreck
  • Whitney Monaghan
  • Kirsten Stevens
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Introduction

Screening Scarlett Johansson: Gender, Genre, Stardom provides an account of Johansson’s persona, work and stardom, extending from her breakout roles in independent cinema, to contemporary blockbusters, to her self-parodying work in science-fiction. Screening Scarlett Johansson is more than an account of Johansson’s career; it positions Johansson as a point of reference for interrogating how femininity, sexuality, identity and genre play out through a contemporary woman star and the textual manipulations of her image. The chapters in this collection cast a critical eye over the characters Johansson has portrayed, the personas she has inhabited, and how the two intersect and influence one another. They draw out the multitude of meanings generated through and inherent to her performances, specifically looking at processes of transformation, metamorphosis and self-deconstruction depicted in her work.

Keywords

Scarlett Johansson Celebrity studies Contemporary film star Stardom Gender and celebrity Black widow Celebrity persona Under the skin Marvel cinematic universe Vicky Cristina Barcelona Match Point Scoop

Editors and affiliations

  • Janice Loreck
    • 1
  • Whitney Monaghan
    • 2
  • Kirsten Stevens
    • 3
  1. 1.Screen Arts and Cultural StudiesCurtin UniversityBentleyAustralia
  2. 2.Film and Screen StudiesMonash UniversityCaulfieldAustralia
  3. 3.Culture and CommunicationUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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