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The University of Southampton
Centre for International Film Research

Doing Women’s Film and Television History IV: Calling the Shots – Then, Now, Next Event

Calling the Shots
22 - 25 May 2018
Wednesday, May 23rd at Solent Conference Centre Thursday, May 24th at Grand Habour Hotel Friday, May 25th at Grand Harbour Hotel

For more information regarding this event, please email Shelley Cobb at .

Event details

The focus for DWFTH-IV is predicated on the idea of the contemporary as an historical formation. The conference will offer a space to think about the interconnectedness of the past, present and future in feminist historiography and theory, as well as across all forms of women’s film culture and film and television production. It will also consider women’s film and television histories and their relationships with the contemporary, framed and read historically, to reflect on our methodological, theoretical, ideological and disciplinary choices when researching and studying women and/in film and television. In addition to this theme, we are interested in proposals/panels on all topics related to women’s film and television history, from all eras and from all parts of the globe. We hope that DWFTH-IV will build on the successes of the previous conferences through new work on women, both historical and contemporary, and fresh thinking on what we mean by women’s film and television history. The registration fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon teas and coffees, Accommodation is not included in the conference fee.

Keynote papers

Oluyinka Esan (University of Winchester)
Women in Nigerian Films: Roles and Tropes

Rashmi Sawhney (Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology)
Cinema as Specters of History

Shelley Stamp (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Forgetting Women and the Silent Screen

Yvonne Tasker (University of East Anglia)
Women and…(the Canon?): Picturing and Positioning the Woman Filmmaker

Jane Gaines (Columbia University)
How to Really Bust the Canon

Speaker information

Professor Jane Gaines ,Columbia University, USA,Professor in Film

Dr. Oluyinka Esan , University of Winchester, UK,Reader, Department of School of Media and Film Paper: Women in Nigerian Films: Roles and Tropes

Dr Rashmi Sawhney ,Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, India,Associate Professor, Cinema Studies

Professor Shelley Stamp ,University of Santa Cruz, USA,Professor, Film and Digital Media

Professor Yvonne Tasker ,University of East Anglia, UK,Professor, Film Studies

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