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/Secretary – 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.

Contactamartin200@yahoo.co.uk

Education Liaison – Lee-Jane Bennion (Portfolio Leader, BA Film and Television Production & Masters Programmes, University of Greenwich)

Academic/professional interests: women in the film and tv industries; postfeminism; women warriors on screen.

Contact: L.BennionNixon@greenwich.ac.uk

Link to website

Treasurer/Enquiries (via website)Elaine Burrows (British Entertainment History Project BEHP; formerly of the British Film Institute Archive)

Academic/professional interests: British cinema; women’s film and television history; a long-time member of the Board of Cinenova.

Contact: elaine_burrows@hotmail.com

Events/Facebook EditorJanet McCabe (Reader in Television and Film, Studies at Birkbeck, University of London; Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Critical Studies in Television).

Academic/professional interests: feminist film curator (feminist collectives and the TV essay); feminist film and television theories and histories; histories of feminism on television; transnational television and feminism.

Contact: j.mccabe@bbk.ac.uk

Link to website
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@gmail.com

Membership and Listserv ManagerShelley 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

Link to website

Acting Website Manager/Social Media EditorSarah Louise Smyth  (Lecturer in Film, University of Essex).

Academic/professional interests: women filmmakers, particularly in contemporary Britain; representations of women in film and television; feminist film theory; genre theory; Nora Ephron.

Contact:  sarah.smyth@essex.ac.uk

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Acting Website Manager/Social Media EditorDaisy Richards (PhD Researcher).

Academic/professional interests: representations of bodies on screen, particularly in relation to women on television, issues of “quality”, and discourses of sexual violence in the media. 

Contact:  daisy.richards@dmu.ac.uk

Link to website

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).

Steering Group MemberYvonne Tasker  (Professor of Media and Communication, University of Leeds).

Academic/professional interests: Feminist media studies; gender and sexualities in cinema and culture; women filmmakers and media history; postfeminist culture

Contact:  Y.Tasker@leeds.ac.uk

Link to website

Steering Group MemberMelanie Bell  (Associate Professor in Film and Media).

Academic/professional interests: gender and film; women’s film culture; British cinema history; media production; labour and work; oral history; life-story interviews; archival research

Contact:  M.J.Bell@leeds.ac.uk

Link to website

DWFTH5 (2021) Conference OrganiserSarah Arnold  (Lecturer in Media, Maynooth University).

Academic/professional interests:

Contact:  sarah.arnold@mu.ie

Link to website

For information on the organisers of our past conferences, Doing Women’s Film and Television History (DWFTH), click here

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