When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
On March 3, 2021, Prof. Kathleen Rowe Karlyn (University of Oregon) led a discussion about female unruliness and WONDER WOMAN. Female audiences worldwide were moved to tears by WONDER WOMAN (2017), which broke records of all kinds and provided a moment of solidarity and optimism for women in a time of political turmoil and despair. Using examples from on screen and off, Kathleen Rowe Karlyn will use her work on female unruliness to explore the intense and often ambivalent responses elicited by women who, in seeking power, threaten existing structures of gender.
Kathleen Rowe Karlyn is the author of the award-winning The Unruly Woman: Gender and the Genres of Laughter (Texas, 1995); Unruly Girls, Unrepentant Mothers (Texas, 2011); and numerous articles on film, television, genre, feminist theory and cultural studies. She is Professor Emerita at the University of Oregon and was founding director of its program in Cinema Studies. She now resides in Philadelphia, where she continues to read, write, and give lectures on popular film and television.
Read Prof. Karlyn’s article “Wonder Women: Women’s Tears, and Why They Matter,” published in Jump Cut Magazine.
Rated PG-13. 141 minutes.