WFTHN Steering Group

Please see below for more information and contact details for our Steering Group members who are responsible for various aspects of WFTHN‘s work:

Blog Editor – Angela Martin (Formerly: Snr Lecturer in Film Practice and Studies, Sheffield Hallam University; film/video editor (freelance); Commissioning Editor Publications, British Film Institute)
Academic/professional interests: creative and/or politically-informed film and art practice; women and film authorship.
Contact: amartin200@yahoo.co.uk

Education Liaison – Lee-Jane Bennion (Head of Programme Film and TV Production BA at York St. John University)
Academic/professional interests: women in the film and tv industries; postfeminism; women warriors on screen.
Contact: L.BennionNixon@yorksj.ac.uk
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Enquiries (via website)Elaine Burrows (BECTU History Project; formerly of the British Film Institute)
Academic/professional interests: women’s film and television history; a long-time member of the Board of Cinenova.
Contact: elaine_burrows@hotmail.com

Facebook EditorJanet McCabe (Lecturer in Film, Television and Creative Industries at Birkbeck, University of London; Editor of Critical Studies in Television and CSTonline)
Academic/professional interests: women’s television histories, particularly US; feminist film and television theories; histories of feminism on television and cultural memory.
Contact: j.mccabe@bbk.ac.uk
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Link to Critical Studies in Television
Link to CSTonline

Meetings Co-Ordinator & minutesChristine Gledhill (Professor, Cinema Studies)
Academic/professional interests: women’s film history; feminist film theory; British cinema – especially but not only 1920s; stars and film performance; melodrama, genre and transnational cinemas.
Contact: christine.gledhill@googlemail.com
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Membership and Listserv Manager
Shelley Cobb (Associate Professor in Film at University of Southampton)
Academic/professional interests: women filmmakers (directors, producers, screenwriters); women in contemporary British film industry; film and tv adaptation.
Contact: s.cobb@soton.ac.uk
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Secretary – Angela Martin

TreasurerElaine Burrows

Twitter editorSarah Louise Smyth  PhD Student in Film at the University of Southampton. Academic/professional interests: women filmmakers, particularly in contemporary Britain; representations of women in film and television; feminist film theory; genre filmmaking, especially rom-coms, horror films, and heritage cinema; women and the media; celebrity and star studies.
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Website ManagerClarissa K. Jacob (Visiting Lecturer, Royal Holloway, University of London/Associate Lecturer, University for the Creative Arts).  Academic/professional interests: 1970s feminist film criticism and women’s filmmaking. Completed PhD (2018) on the history and development of California-published Women & Film magazine (1972-75).

WFTHN 2011 (Inaugural) Conference Organisers
Christine Gledhill  (Visiting Professor at University of Sunderland)
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Julia Knight  (Professor Emerita of Moving Image University of Sunderland)
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WFTHN 2014 Conference Organisers
Laraine Porter (Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at DeMontfort University)
Academic/professional interests: women in silent film; ‘adopt a woman’ campaign for the BECTU oral history project.
Contact: lporter@dmu.ac.uk
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Melanie Williams (Snr Lecturer, Film and Television, University of East Anglia)
Academic/professional interests: women in the British film industry and representations of women in post-war British cinema.
Contact: Melanie.Williams@uea.ac.uk
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WFTHN 2016 Conference Organisers
Vicky Ball (Snr Lecturer in Cinema and Television Histories at De Montfort University) was also a Network Co-ordinator during 2011-13.
Academic/professional interests: women’s British television histories; women’s production histories.
Contact: vicky.ball@dmu.ac.uk

Melanie Bell (Lecturer in Film at Newcastle University) also edited the WFTHN e-Newsletter between 2011-2013.
Academic/professional interests: women in history of British film and television industries; British female stars; representation of women in British cinema.
Contact: Melanie.Bell@newcastle.ac.uk
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WFTHN 2018 Conference Organisers
Shelley Cobb (Associate Professor of Film at University of Southampton)
Contact: s.cobb@soton.ac.uk
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Linda Williams (Professor in Film Studies at Exeter University)
Contact: L.Williams4@exeter.ac.uk
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Natalie Wreyford  (Research Fellow on AHRC-funded Calling the Shots at University of Southampton)
Contact: n.l.wreyford@soton.ac.uk
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