Being in the Room or How to Come to Terms with Screen Theory while Sitting on the Floor

By Christine Geraghty After a quiet 2019, I had a slew of conferences lined up for 2020. Little did I know what was going to happen as I left the first of them in January, an enjoyable MeCCSA conference in Brighton. And then it began – in quick succession plans for a workshop in Lund … Continue reading Being in the Room or How to Come to Terms with Screen Theory while Sitting on the Floor

The Secret Thoughts of Laura Jesson (as Voiced by Celia Johnson) 

by Catherine Grant https://vimeo.com/249186166 This video compiles all of Celia Johnson's voiceover utterances from BRIEF ENCOUNTER. It is a work of film-studies creative critical research that entailed much "material thinking" through the procedures of digitally collecting, handling and arranging the original film's sequences. It is the third in a series of audiovisual film studies of … Continue reading The Secret Thoughts of Laura Jesson (as Voiced by Celia Johnson) 

Of Nail Varnish and Toothpaste: Early Controversies on RTÉ Women’s Programmes

By Morgan Wait What we remember and what we forget in history is often a gendered issue. This is certainly true in the case of television history. In Ireland, women’s programmes have been more or less omitted in standard histories of television. More attention has been focused on high-profile programmes like The Late Late Show, … Continue reading Of Nail Varnish and Toothpaste: Early Controversies on RTÉ Women’s Programmes

“Women are Angry”: Remembering the Feminist Protests at UK Cinemas of November and December 1980, Forty Years On

by Hannah Hamad 17th November 2020 marks the fortieth anniversary of the tragic death of 20-year-old University of Leeds student Jacqueline Hill. She was the thirteenth and final woman known to have been killed by the serial murderer of women who came to be known colloquially and infamously as the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’. After the media … Continue reading “Women are Angry”: Remembering the Feminist Protests at UK Cinemas of November and December 1980, Forty Years On

A note on the creative filmmaking of Barbara Loden’s Wanda (1970) : prompted by Women Make Film (Mark Cousins 2019)

by Angela Martin This blog is part of the Women Make Film Blog Series. To read more about this series, or to contribute to the blog, click here. Wanda appears in three of the ‘chapters’ in the first episode of Mark Cousins’s epic Women Make Film: Tone, Meet Cute, and Framing. Cousins’s intention was ‘to … Continue reading A note on the creative filmmaking of Barbara Loden’s Wanda (1970) : prompted by Women Make Film (Mark Cousins 2019)