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Research project

Cobb AHRC Calling the Shots: Women and contemporary film culture in the UK, 2000-2015

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Arts & Humanities Research Council
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Project overview


Lead researcher

Professor Shelley Cobb

Head of Department

Research interests

  • My interests include women filmmakers, women's films/chick flicks, gender and popular culture (esp Hollywood), celebrity studies, postfeminism and feminism in the media, contemporary Hollywood cinema, film and television adaptation, the figure of the woman author, and reception discourses. I have recently published on black women filmmakers who make romantic comedies, the politics of the chick flick and Trainwreck, and race in the sitcom Friends.
  • I welcome PhD applications on topics related to any of the above areas.

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Research outputs

& Linda Ruth Williams
, 2020 , Women's History Review , 29 (5) , 890--902
Type: article
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