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Jill Craigie: Documentary, Realism and Histories of British Cinema Seminar

16:00 - 18:00
13 March 2020
Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus SO17 1BF

Event details

A film seminar

This session will draw from an ongoing AHRC research project exploring the political and filmmaking life of Jill Craigie (1911-99). Focusing on Craigie's work in documentary and realist modes of filmmaking during the 1940s, the talk will situate films such as Out of Chaos (1944), The Way We Live (1946) and Blue Scar (1949) in relation to Craigie's filmmaking and her feminist/socialist politics. The talk will reflect on the ways in which Craigie's public persona was constructed during this period. In addition, it will reflect on the ways in which Craigie might more effectively be included within accounts of British cinema history.

Speaker information

Professor Yvonne Tasker, Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. Areas of expertise: Feminist media studies; gender and sexualities in cinema and culture; women filmmakers and media history; postfeminist culture

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