“Not only is this monograph sure to become an essential resource for Germanists and historians of socialist media and East German culture, but it will also make rewarding reading for feminist scholars keen to explore the implications of the public/private dichotomy and possibilities for women’s emancipation under socialism. With this well-researched and skillfully argued study, Creech undertakes the critical intervention of rescuing East German women’s films from the dustbin of history.”
“Mothers, Comrades, and Outcasts in East German Women’s Film provides new readings on East German women’s films and raises important questions about the cross-border continuities of feminist discourse played out on East German cinema screens. ”
— Modern Language Review
“Overall, Creech practices a form of critical film analysis that also attends to aesthetic and formal aspects. She combines thorough and insightful analysis with a rich catalogue of intertextual references to other films. The book is relevant for scholars and students of women's studies, film studies, and GDR studies.”
— German Studies Review
“Creech has delivered a well-written and fascinating study of feminist films under state socialism. Her descriptions and analysis of the films are rich and convincingly argued in elegant prose.”
“With this well-researched and skillfully argued study, Creech undertakes the critical intervention of rescuing East German women’s films from the dustbin of history.