Symposium Review. Broad Strokes: Trailblazing Comedy Screenwriters

Exclusively for WFTHN members, Jay Bamber presents a comprehensive and lively review of a packed one-day symposium on women writers and screen comedy, held at the BFI, Southbank in October 2018. Broad Strokes: Trailblazing Comedy Screenwriters 28/10/2018 - BFI Southbank Speakers Pamela Hutchinson - ‘Anita Loos: The Soubrette of Satire’ Gail Renard - ‘Carla Lane: … Continue reading Symposium Review. Broad Strokes: Trailblazing Comedy Screenwriters

New Publication: British Women Amateur Filmmakers. National Memories and Global Identities.

On the publication of their book, British Women Amateur Filmmakers. National Memories and Global Identities, Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes and Heather Norris Nicholson give an exclusive insight into the writing and research undertaken for WFTHN members. As taboos and patriarchal structures receded in the early twentieth century, societal and geo-political changes enabled, or required, women to live, … Continue reading New Publication: British Women Amateur Filmmakers. National Memories and Global Identities.

Conference Report: Women and New Hollywood, Maynooth University (May 2018)

Fjoralba Miraka shares some key insights into the debates during the Women and New Hollywood Conference at Maynooth University in May 2018. What questions do the current histories of New Hollywood raise for feminist scholars of this period of cinema history - and for feminist historians more generally? These names are important to note, because … Continue reading Conference Report: Women and New Hollywood, Maynooth University (May 2018)

The Twitterverse: #dwfth4 from a distance.

Dear @wfthn and @callingtheshots What does #dwfth4 look like, viewed from a distance, via its tweets? Collated out of the Twitter feed from the inspirational conference at Southampton University, organized by the @callingtheshots team, here is the image - our #dwfth4 group photo/temporary planet (via wordcloud). A little background about the process to create this picture: all the … Continue reading The Twitterverse: #dwfth4 from a distance.

Feature: New Publication: ‘Women do Genre in Film and Television’

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz gives an exclusive insight into the evolution of her new publication, co-edited with Mary Harrod, which develops key theoretical questions in relation to women and genre.  Dealing with work across film and television, including new digital media forms, it asks what women can do with genre from a very contemporary perspective.  As we go … Continue reading Feature: New Publication: ‘Women do Genre in Film and Television’