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

120 years of Women in Film

120 years of Women in Film Melody Bridges In an inspiring blog entry, Melody Bridges, award winning film director and writer, remembers the impact of the Doing Women’s Film History conference in 2014 on her own relationship to women and cinema. In outlining her current work – as filmmaker, festival director and scholar – she … Continue reading 120 years of Women in Film

‘The Girl on Fire’ Part II

Children's Fiction, Female Stars and Contemporary Hollywood Blockbusters by Peter Krämer In the second part of his blog, Peter Krämer considers further the figure of the girl in contemporary Hollywood blockbusters and the rise of the actresses playing these roles, especially Jennifer Lawrence. A recent cinema outing to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part … Continue reading ‘The Girl on Fire’ Part II

‘The Girl on Fire’

Children's Fiction, Female Stars and Contemporary Hollywood Blockbusters by Peter Krämer In Part One of this blog, Peter Krämer discusses the importance of young adult fiction for girls and its adaptation into film, focusing on the rise of the figure of the girl in contemporary cinema franchises. In December 2015, I visited the local multiplex … Continue reading ‘The Girl on Fire’