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Table of Contents

Portrayals of Joan of Arc in Film:
From the Historical Joan to Her Mythological Daughters
by Margaret Joan Maddox

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER ONE
Archetypal Joan: Limitations of Gender
Jung’s Theory of Archetypes
Joan’s Story as Metanarrative
The Cinematic Ritual of Scene Selection
Archetypes of Containment

CHAPTER TWO
Historical Joan: Limitations of Historiography
Sources
Trial Transcripts
Chronicles, Letters, and Diaries
Literary Works
From Domrémy to Chinon
Peasant Origins
Efforts to See the Dauphin
Lifting the Siege at Orléans
From Orléans to Reims
Mopping up the Loire Valley
Leading the Dauphin to Reims
After the Coronation
Joan’s Failure at Paris
Joan’s Minor Campaigns
Joan’s Revolt and Capture
From Capture to the Stake
Prisoner of the Burgundians
Prisoner of the English
The Trial at Rouen

CHAPTER THREE
Cinematic Joan: Limitations of Film Stereotypes
Joan’s Story as Epic
Joan the Woman (1916) DeMille
Joan of Arc (1948) Fleming
Joan’s Story as Morality Play
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) Dreyer
Saint Joan (1957) Preminger
Joan’s Story as Psycho-babble
Joan of Arc (1999) Duguay
The Messenger (1999) Besson

CHAPTER FOUR
Joan’s Daughters: Threshold to the Eternal Now
Some Failed Daughters of Joan
Wonder Woman
Princess Leia
Supergirl
Xena Warrior Princess
Dark Angel and Witchblade
Joan’s True Successor: Buffy Summers
Revolutionary Aspects of the Buffyverse
Gender
Family
Sexuality
Absence of Eve
Presence of the Goddess
Female Solidarity
A New Paradigm of Female Behavior

TABLE OF HISTORICAL EVENTS 1412-1920
FILMOGRAPHY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX