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’

Closing the Gaps: Researching the Women’s Event at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 1972

Katharine Kamleitner reflects on the process of investigating a key film festival event from feminist history and brings to life its blend of challenge, complexity, opportunity and success.  Her piece ends with an appeal to our members regarding their potential contribution and news of a upcoming event to celebrate this history. In my PhD project, … Continue reading Closing the Gaps: Researching the Women’s Event at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 1972

 “Is This my Life?” Part Two: Discovering Anne Charlotte Robertson through the Harvard Film Archive

Brett Kashmere continues his riveting account of the life and work of Anne Charlotte Robertson.  Part One summarised the results of his retrospective study, the character of the person and the work.  Now, in Part Two, he considers further the steps involved in retrospective archival work and the challenges facing exhibition of fragile material. Finally, … Continue reading  “Is This my Life?” Part Two: Discovering Anne Charlotte Robertson through the Harvard Film Archive