Podcast: ‘Here’s Looking at You’: Call for Contributions

Scholars and researchers, are you ready for your close-up?

Online podcast, ‘Here’s Looking at You‘, hosted by Dr Ellen Wright, is on the lookout for feminist scholars doing research on gender, sexuality, performance, or any intersections of these and related topics.

If you would like to record around a forty-five minute interview about your work, please get in touch via e-mail: ellen.wright@dmu.ac.uk and on Twitter as @DrSmut.


CFP: Visionaries: Thinking Through Women Filmmakers

The Visionaries team are pleased to announce that the first six volumes of the Visionaries Series are forthcoming in 2019:


Kelly McWilliam, An Oeuvre of Outsiders
Michelle Royer, MarAna Kokkinos: guerite Duras: Feminine Subjectivity and Sensoriality
Emma Wilson, Celine Sciamma: Girlhoods
Geetha Ramanathan, The Black Essai Cinema: Kathleen Collins
Sheila Petty, Algerian Memory Narrative:  Habiba Djahnine
Julia Erhart, The Cinema of Gillian Armstrong


 We are now seeking proposals for further volumes on individual women filmmakers, and would particularly welcome proposals on Andrea Arnold, Kathryn Bigelow, Shirley Clarke, Julie Dash, Agnieska Holland, Kirsten Johnson, Margarethe von Trotte, Ana Lily Amirpour, Shirin Neshat, Amma Assante, Marta Meszaros, Deepa Mehta, Ava du Vernay and Jessica Hausner.


 We are also looking to expand the focus of Visionaries to include filmmakers who are star directors and producers, such as Drew Barrymore or Maggie Cheung, or editors such as Thelma Schoonmaker of Alma Hitchcock. This is a way of opening out the series to non-standard filmmakers, inviting proposals that examine invisible labour or shifts in career development.


 We are also interested in proposals that examine filmmakers from movements or waves in national or political contexts whose individual bodies of work may not as yet invite a whole volume by themselves. For example, a volume on Carol Morley, Clio Barnard and Amma Assante from the British context, or Forough Farrokhzad, Rakshan Bani-Etemad amd Samira Makhmalbaf  from Iran.


 For informal discussions about filmmakers for Visionaries, please contact the series editors LucyBolton l.c.bolton@qmul.ac.uk and Richard Rushton r.rushton@lancs.ac.uk

Film Event: Artists & Activists: Second Wave Feminist Filmmakers: 2-3 June 2018

At the Barbican Cinema, London

Anything You Want To BeStill from ‘Anything You Want To Be’, Dir: Liane Brandon, 1971.

Coming up at the Barbican, a weekend of conversation and 1970s film from glass-ceiling smashing women who began making movies in the name of liberation. Featuring films by Joyce Chopra, Julie Dash, Liane Brandon and Barbara Hammer.


For more information, please download the event brochure here


The booking link can be accessed here. 


Doing Women’s Film and Television History IV: Calling the Shots – Then, Now and Next

Please find below information relating to this year’s conference DWFTH-IV: 23rd to 25th May 2018.

The latest programme is available to download here: FINAL SCHEDULE for DWFTH4.

In addition, REGISTRATION is now open. Click here for a direct link to the University of Southampton online store. The options are in a list form, so here is some clarification:

1. Full standard registration (all 3 days, including buffet dinner on the 23rd): £165

2. Full unwaged registration (all 3 days, including buffet dinner on the 23rd): £85
*please note the unwaged rate is for those who are unemployed, on part-time hourly paid contracts, and students

3-5. Day rates: £85 (for those who have obligations that keep them from attending the full 3 days – please choose the day you will be attending)

6. 2 Day registration: £160 (for those who have obligations that keep them from attending the full 3 days but will be there for 2 days)

Any queries may be addressed to: dwfth4@gmail.com

Dr Shelley Cobb, Dr Linda Ruth Williams, Dr Natalie Wreyford

Statement from MeCCSA regarding U.K. USS Pension Dispute

For WFTHN members, please see below a statement from MeCCSA regarding the USS pension dispute between UCU and UUK.

As an association representing the interest of university students, teachers, and researchers in our field, we wish to express our strong support for those of our members currently taking strike action in opposition to proposed changes in their pension arrangements. The health and diversity of our field are already unduly dependent on the goodwill and commitment of many people in unacceptably precarious employment conditions.  To diminish their pension rights further would be to the detriment of both staff and students in this field as in others. The threat to pension arrangements is thus a direct hazard to the academic vitality and vigour of the field we represent, and in the interests of all our members we oppose the projected changes and support the continued opposition to them.​

(With apologies for any cross-posting).