Doing Womens Film History Conference April 2011
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DOING WOMEN'S FILM HISTORY: REFRAMING CINEMA PAST & FUTURE

13-15 April 2011, University of Sunderland

For more details see Conference website: http://dwfh.wordpress.com/
The conference took place on 13-15 April 2011 at the University of Sunderland
It was held in association with the AHRC supported Women's Film History Network UK/Ireland

This conference brought together researchers, archivists, filmmakers, producers, programmers and musicians to explore current developments in researching and interpreting the history of women's activity in and around cinema in different parts of the world, from cinema’s beginnings to now.

We programmed 70 papers, 35 from UK, 35 from overseas including: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United States of America.

Below is a list of key speakers, plenary panels and special events, together with a list of panels.

DOING WOMEN’S FILM HISTORY: PLENARY SESSIONS

1) 4 X KEYNOTES

1. Debra Zimmerman (Executive Director, Women Make Movies, New York)

2. Margo Harkin (Producer/Director/Writer; Derry Film & Video; Besom Productions; Northern Ireland Film Commission)

3. Monica Dall’Asta (Associate Professor of Film, Photography & Television, University of Bologna; Author, Non solo dive. Pioniere del cinema italiano)
Jane Gaines (Professor of Film, Columbia University; Director Women Film Pioneers Project; Author, Fictioning Histories: Women Film Pioneers, forthcoming)

4. Neepa Majumdar (Pittsburgh University; Author, Wanted, Cultured Ladies Only: Female Stardom in India 1930s-1950s)

2) 3 X PLENARY PANELS

1) Looking Back, Looking Forward: Feminist Film Theory and Women’s Film Practice in
Britain, Then and Now

Christine Geraghty (Professor of Film & Television Studies, University of Glasgow; Author, Women and Soap Opera)
Laura Mulvey (Professor of Film Theory, Birkbeck College, London University, London University; feminist filmmaker & writer)
Felicity Sparrow (Founder of Circles; Researcher at Central St Martins College of Art & Design)

2) Thinking from Elsewhere: National Histories: Transnational Research

Sue Harper (Emeritus Professor, University of Portsmouth; author, Women in British Cinema)
Heide Schlüpmann (Emeritus Professor, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt; author, The Uncanny Gaze)
Neepa Majumdar(Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh; Author, Wanted! Cultured Ladies Only: Female Stardom and Cinema in India, 1930s 50 1950s
Karen Alexander (Freelance writer and curator; lecturer at Royal College of Art)

3) Filmmaking as Women's Work

Debbie Horsfield (Theatre/TV Writer & Producer)
Nadine Marsh-Edwards (Film/TV Producer)
**Kate Kinninmont
(Chief Executive, WiFT (UK))

3) 3 x SPECIAL EVENTS

1. Film Curation: Screenings as History
Karola Gramman (Kinothek Asta Neilsen, Frankfurt)

2 Music Composition for Silent Film
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3. Introducing SP-ARK: Interactive Archive
Clare Holden (Adventure Pictures/SP-ARK - Sally Potter Archive)

4) 5 x PANELS of delegate papers in 4 parallel strands

For details please see:

DWFH Full Programme

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