Sunday, February 21, 2010
Dr. Ilana Nash Publishes New Essay On Filmic Virgins
Dr. Ilana Nash has published her essay "The Innocent Is a Broad: American Virgins in a Global Context," in the newly-released collection _Virgin Territory: Representing Sexual Innocence in Film_, ed. Tamar Jeffers McDonald (Wayne State University Press, 2010). Nash's essay analyzes four comedic films -- two from the World War II era, and two from the Cold War era -- to demonstrate how American films have used the virginal female body, during periods of global conflict, as a symbol for national ideals and national safety.