Louisa Wei’s Golden Gate Girls (2013) and the (re)discovery of Esther Eng, Chinese American film pioneer (1914-1970)

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Highlighting Wei’s documentary about the American-born Chinese female director by Melanie Williams One of the highlights of the ‘Doing Women’s Film and Television History’ conference in Norwich in April was the chance to see S. Louisa Wei’s beguiling documentary on a … Continue reading

‘Doing Women’s Film and Television History’ 2014

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Tamsyn Dent and Kate Ince review WFTHN’s 2014 conference by Tamsyn Dent Conferences are a great way to get away from the computer screen, share ideas, thoughts on research and catch up with other academics from related fields. The 2nd ‘Doing … Continue reading

Programme Announced for WFTHN Conference 2014

‘DOING WOMEN'S FILM AND TELEVISION HISTORY' 2014
The Second International Conference 
of the
Women's Film and Television History Network – UK/Ireland
Thursday 10 - Saturday 12 April 2014
  University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
  • Keynote speakers: Jane Gaines, Christine Gledhill, Jackie Stacey, Sue Thornham, Helen Wheatley
  • Film and television director Beeban Kidron in conversation
  • Screening of the documentary Golden Gate Girls and Q&A with writer/director Louisa Wei

Building on the success of the firstDoing Women’s Film History’ conference held in 2011, this three-day international conference will bring together academics, archivists, curators and creative practitioners to explore and celebrate women’s significant contribution to film and television, providing a forum for the latest research in the field.

Topics covered by panels include: women’s filmmaking co-operatives; Nordic women in film; women’s documentary; Hollywood genre and female authorship; global film pioneers; women working in British film and television; female screenwriters; reflections on teaching women’s film and television history; fans/audiences; female performers and stars; and many, many more…

For a full provisional programme of the conference and a downloadable registration form, please visit the conference website.

Conference email: doingwomensfilmandtvhistory@uea.ac.uk

De Montfort University University of East Anglia Women's Film and Television History Network