Claire Johnston

Claire Johnston (1940–1987) was a feminist film theoretician.[1] She wrote seminal essays on the construction of ideology in mainstream cinema (Hollywood and European auteur cinema).


  • "Women's Cinema as Counter-Cinema" (1973) in: Claire Johnston (ed.), Notes on Women's Cinema, London: Society for Education in Film and Television, reprinted in: Sue Thornham (ed.), Feminist Film Theory. A Reader, Edinburgh University Press 1999, pp. 31–40
  • "Feminist Politics and Film History", Screen 16, 3, pp. 115–125
  • (Editor), The work of Dorothy Arzner: Towards a Feminist Cinema, London: British Film Institute, 1975

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Stern, Lesley; Jayamanne, Laleen; Grace, Helen (1988). "Remembering Claire Johnston 1940-1987". Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media. 35: 114–129 – via JSTOR.