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

At the Barbican Cinema, London   Still 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.   … Continue reading Film Event: Artists & Activists: Second Wave Feminist Filmmakers: 2-3 June 2018

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

Event Report: The Women Over 50 Film Festival Brighton: 14-17 September 2017

In September, the third Women Over Fifty Film Festival in Brighton took place. Deborah Jermyn presents us with some highlights from a vital, entertaining and thought-provoking event. As Austen might well have observed had she been writing today, it has been a truth universally acknowledged for really far too long now that the film industry is no … Continue reading Event Report: The Women Over 50 Film Festival Brighton: 14-17 September 2017

Call for Papers DWFTH-IV: Calling the Shots – Then, Now, and Next

The call for papers is now available for: Doing Women's Film and Television History IV: Calling the Shots – Then, Now, and Next May 23 – 25, 2018 University of Southampton, UK Organising team: Shelley Cobb, Linda Ruth Williams, and Natalie Wreyford As researchers of the AHRC-funded project Calling the Shots: Women and Contemporary UK … Continue reading Call for Papers DWFTH-IV: Calling the Shots – Then, Now, and Next

Conference Report: ‘Love Across the Atlantic’ (June 2017)

Love Across the Atlantic: An Interdisciplinary Conference on US-UK Romance University of Roehampton, June 16 2017. In conjunction with New College, University of Alabama Continuing our conference theme, we are delighted to feature two responses from June’s Love Across the Atlantic, an interdisciplinary intervention exploring cultural and political resonances of the ‘special relationship’ across literature, film … Continue reading Conference Report: ‘Love Across the Atlantic’ (June 2017)