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.
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.
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.
Events/Facebook Editor – Janet 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.
Meetings Co-Ordinator & minutes – Christine 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.
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.
Acting Website Manager/Social Media Editor – Sarah 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.
Acting Website Manager/Social Media Editor – Daisy 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.
Website Manager – Clarissa 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 Member – Yvonne 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
Steering Group Member – Melanie 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
DWFTH5 (2021) Conference Organiser – Sarah Arnold (Lecturer in Media, Maynooth University).
For information on the organisers of our past conferences, Doing Women’s Film and Television History (DWFTH), click here
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