Jill Craigie: Documentary, Realism and Histories of British Cinema – Professor Yvonne Tasker, 3 November 2020

Project co-investigator Yvonne Tasker will be speaking as part of the  University of Southampton Centre for International Film Research speaker series on Tuesday 3rd November at 4pm.

Focusing on Craigie’s work in documentary and realist modes of filmmaking during the 1940s, Yvonne’s 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.

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).

Any questions or queries please contact Tracy Storey on tps@southampton.ac.uk. Please note this seminar will be recorded.