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

Film screening in a cinema
3 November 2020

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Tracy Storey at .

Event details

Film seminar

Please register using Eventbrite and you will then be sent a Outlook meeting request which will include the link to the seminar. Please note the seminar will take place online using Microsoft Teams. The deadline for registering for this event is 1pm on the day of the seminar (03/11/2020).

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. Focusing on the latter – Craigie's only feature as director – in particular, the talk will explore some of the ways in which Craigie's public persona was constructed during this period. It will also reflect on the ways in which Craigie might more effectively be included within accounts of British cinema history.

Speaker information

Professor Yvonne Tasker , 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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