Acting Their Age -Women, Ageing & Popular Cinema: A one-day research symposium Friday 4th May 2012

Acting Their Age: Women, Ageing & Popular Cinema: A one-day research symposium took place on Friday 4th May, it was an excellent day and a stimulating range of papers were presented from analysis of Bette Davis’s career to examination of older female detectives. Check here soon for updates…http://actingtheirage.tumblr.com/ Also, independent researcher Rina Rosselson’s blog onContinue reading “Acting Their Age -Women, Ageing & Popular Cinema: A one-day research symposium Friday 4th May 2012”

New Women’s Film and Television History Network-UK/Ireland website.

The Women’s Film and Television History Network – UK/Ireland has recently been launched. WFTHN focuses on British and Irish women working in the UK/Ireland or abroad. It is affiliated to Women & Film History International and encourages British and Irish contributions to international initiatives such as the Women Film Pioneers Database, the biennial international Women and Silent Screen conferences and theContinue reading “New Women’s Film and Television History Network-UK/Ireland website.”

Creative Hive Live at The University of Salford 29th May 2012

Creative Hive and The School of Media, Music and Performance, MediaCityUK play host to an exciting creative digital collaboration event using state of the art technology on 29 May 2012, 2pm – 9pm. Creative Hive Live will form the launch event for Salford University’s School of Media, Music and Performance final year shows, but willContinue reading “Creative Hive Live at The University of Salford 29th May 2012”

Ashley Judd: Hollywood feminist?

An interesting article written by Hollywood actress Ashley Judd  in response to a swathe of accusations regarding cosmetic surgery in relation to her recent appearance. This is a rather unusual move for an actress to directly face her critics in such an obviously feminist way. Read Judd’s article here. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/09/ashley-judd-slaps-media-in-the-face-for-speculation-over-her-puffy-appearance.html

The University of Salford’s 6th International Comedy Conference

The University of Salford’s 6th International Comedy Conference: Drawing The Line – Comics, Comedy & Comics a collaboration between The University of Salford / Manchester Metropolitan University will be held between May 31-June 1 2012 at the Geoffrey Manton Building, Faculty of Humanities, Law & Social Science, Rosamond Street West, off Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6LL Topics under the Comedy microscope this yearContinue reading “The University of Salford’s 6th International Comedy Conference”

Acting Their Age: Women, Ageing & Popular Cinema

I’m speaking at this symposium at Newcastle University in May 2012. The event will look at women and ageing in Hollywood and is concerned with how cinema has responded to and historically dealt with older women both off and on screen. My paper is focussed on Meryl Streep as the ‘acceptable’ face of ageing in Hollywood. Continue reading “Acting Their Age: Women, Ageing & Popular Cinema”