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Calling the Shots: Constructing Histories of Contemporary Women Filmmakers in the UK
Film, Theatre and Television Research Seminar series.
Dr Shelley Cobb and Prof. Linda Williams
Dr. Shelley Cobb is the Principle Investigator of Calling the Shots: Women and Contemporary Film Culture in the UK, 2000-2015. Shelley is an Associate Professor of Film at the University of Southampton. Her main areas of research and teaching expertise are in women and film (both production and representation), gender and popular culture, celebrity studies and adaptation. Her articles and chapters on women filmmakers, gender and contemporary Hollywood, film adaptation, and celebrity culture appear in a range of journals as well as edited collections. In 2015 she published her first monograph Adaptation, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers (Palgrave Macmillan).
Prof. Linda Ruth Williams is the Co-Investigator of Calling the Shots: Women and Contemporary Film Culture in the UK, 2000-2015. Linda is Professor in Film Studies at Exeter University. She has written five books and edited or co-edited several others, including The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema, Contemporary American Cinema (co-edited with Michael Hammond) and others. Linda Ruth Williams has always worked on gender and culture, and has a longstanding interest in representations of sexuality and the history of censorship and classification.