Special issue of Journal of British Cinema and Television now out

Special issue of Journal of British Cinema and Television now out

Team members Yvonne Tasker, Sadie Wearing and Hollie Price together with Christine Geraghty have edited this special issue on ‘Jill Craigie and Women in British Film and Documentary Cultures 1930–55’.  The issue draws on some of the papers presented at our symposium at LSE on Early Women Film-makers in April 2019. A million thanks to… Continue reading

‘Independent Miss Craigie’ visits the home of ‘Blue Scar’

‘Independent Miss Craigie’ visits the home of ‘Blue Scar’

73 years after Craigie made her only feature film, Blue Scar, based in Abergywnfi near Port Talbot, Hollie Price and Lizzie Thynne went back to the ex-pit village to screen ‘Independent Miss Craigie’ on 16 September 2021. The film played to a full house in the G2 Club and the event was a collaboration with… Continue reading

Doing Women’s Film and Television History conference panel

Doing Women’s Film and TV History conference 5, Histories of Women in Film and Television: Then and Now – Maynooth University, 10-11 July [Zoom] The many lives of ‘Jill Craigie’: socialist, feminist, film-maker, writer and ‘media personality’ The project team will be presenting their collaborative research on Craigie’s career exploring what it reveals about the obstacles… Continue reading

Jill Craigie at the BBC, Hollie Price – 7 May 2021

Project research fellow Hollie Price delivered a paper titled ‘Jill Craigie at the BBC: Filmmaker, Writer and Television Personality’ at the Critical Studies in Television Workshop – 100 Years of Women at the BBC Organised by the Institute of Social Responsibility, Edge Hill University.   Abstract: In 1949, Jill Craigie wrote to Cecil McGivern, the… Continue reading

Upcoming previews of ‘Independent Miss Craigie’

  Wednesday 6 April 2021, 6-7pm – British Association of Film and Television Studies conference, University of Southampton Screening and Q&A with Lizzie Thynne and Hollie Price, presented by the British Film and Television Special Interest Group (link to be sent in advance to delegates) https://sites.google.com/view/baftss2021/programme   July 10-11 2021 – Doing Women’s Film and… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

The Political Geographies of the Archive – online seminars, 17 & 24 September 2020

This two-part online event will look at how archives are re-activated within contemporary photographic and film practice. During the presentations, each speaker will examine how archives are re-activated within contemporary photographic practice as potential sites of critical political significance.   Thursday 17th September 2020 (6:00 – 7:30pm), Part 1 – The Personal Is Still Political … Continue reading

Feminist Flix: Women Make Movies – online workshop series

Led by Prof Penny Florence, with Sally Anderson and Lizzie Thynne 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd July 2020 5-5.45pm (via Zoom – link will be emailed out following booking – £20 booking fee covers entry to all four sessions. See below for further details).   Discover just how much women makers of film and video… Continue reading

Betty’s Paper, Interwar Girlhood and ‘Bank Holiday’ (1938)

In 1932, Jill Craigie was working as a journalist for Betty’s Paper, one of a number of ‘girls’ papers’ launched in the interwar years that targeted an audience of single working women in their late teens and early twenties.[i] Her work included writing horoscopes as ‘Professor Philastro’ and advising readers on beauty and relationships as… Continue reading

Letters, lives and archives panel – BAFTSS, St Andrew’s 16-18 April 2020

Letters, lives and archives: an epistolary approach to women’s film history With papers by Julia Eisner (KCL), Lizzie Thynne (Sussex) and Tashi Petter (QMUL) Letters and personal correspondence held in public and private collections offer a rich primary resource for film scholars, especially for research on figures who have been side-lined or marginalised in traditional… Continue reading