Mary Ann Doane

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Mary Ann Doane (born 1952) is the Class of 1937 Professor of Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley and was previously the George Hazard Crooker Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She is a pioneer in the study of gender in film.[1]

In 1974, Doane received a B.A. in English from Cornell University and in 1979, earned her Ph.D. in Speech and Dramatic Art from the University of Iowa. Doane specializes in film theory, feminist theory and semiotics,[2] and has written, published, and co-edited numerous articles and books, including Femmes Fatales: Feminism, Film Theory, Psychoanalysis[3] and The Emergence of Cinematic Time: Modernity, Contingency, the Archive.[4] Doane joined the UC Berkeley Film and Media faculty as the Class of 1937 Film and Media professor in the fall of 2011.[5]


  1. ^ "Speaking the "mind's voice": double discursivity in Jane Campion's The Piano.". Post Script. 2004-01-01. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Gender and Sexuality Studies Board: Affiliated Faculty.". Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. Brown University. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  3. ^ Doane, Mary Ann (1991). "Femmes Fatales: Feminism, Film Theory, Psychoanalysis", Routledge, New York. ISBN 978-0-415-90320-2.
  4. ^ Doane, Mary Ann (2002). "The Emergence of Cinematic Time: Modernity, Contingency, the Archive", Harvard University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 978-0-674-00784-0.
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