Acknowledgements Introduction: Agency, Adaptation and Authorship 1. Envisioning Judith Shakespeare: Collaboration and the Woman Author 2. Adapt or Die: The Dangers of Women's Authorship 3. Authorizing the Mother: Sisterhoods in America 4. Postfeminist Austen: by Women, for Women, about Women Conclusion: The Secret Life of Bees and Authorial Subversion Bibliography Endnotes
A lively discussion of costume dramas to women's films, Shelley Cobb investigates the practice of adaptation in contemporary films made by women. The figure of the woman author comes to the fore as a key site for the representation of women's agency and the authority of the woman filmmaker.