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B. Ruby Rich

Interview with B. Ruby Rich, 2006 October 24

B. Ruby Rich (b. 1949?), a film critic, film festival programmer, cultural theorist, and professor is perhaps best known for her work in feminist film criticism and the creation of the term “New Queer Cinema.” In recent years, Rich has written for The Guardian (UK), the SF Bay Guardian, and Previously she was a contributor to Sight and Sound, The Nation, The Village Voice, The New York Times, Cinema Journal, and many other popular and scholarly journals. The author of Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement, Rich now teaches in the Social Documentation Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she’s currently chair of the Community Studies Department.

Further Reading

Rich, B. Ruby. "After the Fall: Cinema Studies Post-9/11." Cinema Journal 43, no. 2 (Winter 2004): 109-115.

———. "Anti-Porn: Soft Issue, Hard World." Feminist Review no. 13 (Spring 1983): 56-67.

———. "Brokering Broke Back: Jokes, Backlashes, and Other Anxieties." Film Quarterly 60, no. 3 (Spring 2007): 44-48.

———. Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement. Durham: Duke University Press, 1998.