Feminist Musings: How to Like Ripper Street

In another of our republications from CST Online, Elke Weissmann considers Ripper Street.  Whilst that series is no longer on our screens, despite a brief revival on Amazon Prime, Elke offers us a layered reading which identifies a particular kind of 'contradiction' experienced by modern spectatorship in the face of politically-dissonant material: '...by engaging with the exact … Continue reading Feminist Musings: How to Like Ripper Street

Television: Where Patriarchy and Grown-Up Cinema Go To Die

In the following article, Julia Havas offers us a nuanced analysis of the apparent underlying assumptions informing critical debates over modern long-form television versus cinema.  She examines how gender and feminism are mobilised in these discussions in a way which conflates all kinds of women-centric texts into one homogenous form; their multiplicity has been streamlined by … Continue reading Television: Where Patriarchy and Grown-Up Cinema Go To Die

My Mum was a Feminist in the 1970s: Radical Feminism in ‘Fresh Meat’

  My Mum was a Feminist in the 1970s: Radical Feminism in Fresh Meat  Susan Berridge In her CST Online blog on the Channel 4 sitcom Fresh Meat, Susan Berridge considered the portrayal of feminism itself through its recurring characters, leading on to key questions for creatives and academics alike concerning fictional portrayals on television: … Continue reading My Mum was a Feminist in the 1970s: Radical Feminism in ‘Fresh Meat’

Television’s Difficult Women

In this contribution from CST Online, originally published in 2013, Lisa Kelly follows on from Christine Geraghty’s contribution last week and writes in depth of the reception of women on television, concluding with some of the funding structures that perpetuate women’s absence on screen. Writing on the power of the commissioning process, she looks at one … Continue reading Television’s Difficult Women

Re-Appraising the Television Heroine

WFTHN begins 2017 by highlighting our commitment to questions regarding women and television alongside our continuing research into women and film.  We are very pleased to announce the republication of some key contributions to CST (Critical Studies in Television) online on women’s representation and institutional position.  We welcome further contributions on aspects of women’s work … Continue reading Re-Appraising the Television Heroine