The terrible girls: feminism and popular culture

This panel had been convened on the occasion of the publication of Diane Negra’s book What a Girl Wants?: Fantasizing the Reclamation of Self in Postfeminism and as a continuation of the debates raised in the successful conference ‘The Point of Feminism’ which took place at Reading in September. We are pleased that Professor Negra …Continue Reading

The Shadow of Thatcher: Women, Feminism, Politics and Culture 30 Years On

Key Speakers: Charlotte Brunsdon Heather Nunn Jackie Stacey Beverley Skeggs The first British woman Prime Minister.  A resolute anti-feminist. Political icon. Scourge of the left. What is the legacy for feminists and cultural scholars of Margaret Thatcher’s premiership? 30 years after Margaret Thatcher’s election as Conservative Prime  Minister in 1979, a number of films and …Continue Reading

Executive Committee

Chair Shelley Thompson Bournemouth University Secretary/Vice Chair Markee Rambo-Hood Glasgow University Communications Matthew Holtmeier University of St Andrews Journal Editor Vincent Gaine University of East Anglia Outreach Victoria Kearley University of Southampton        Training Florian Zollmann University of Lincoln MeCCSA Representative Prof Mark Jancovich University of East …Continue Reading

MeCCSA Conference 2009

National Media Museum, Bradford Wed 14 – Fri 16 January 2009 Hosted by the School of Informatics, University of Bradford Plenary speakers Shaun Moores, University of Sunderland Matthew Fuller, Goldsmiths College Laura Mulvey, Birkbeck University of London Diane Negra, University College Dublin Shearer West, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Flyers Flyer 1 (PDF, 147k) …Continue Reading

Third Issue of ‘Networking Knowledge’ published

Following the success of the fifth MeCCSA Postgraduate Network conference held at the University of Sussex in July 2008, we are pleased to announce that a new issue of the e-journal Networking Knowledge is now available online on the journal’s website This issue includes a selection of 16 articles originally delivered at the conference by …Continue Reading

Janey Gordon

Janey Gordon is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Media, Art and Design; Media Undergraduate Field Chair and Associate and Fellow for the Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Bedfordshire. She teaches radio broadcasting and her research interests and publications are in the areas of community radio, mobile phones …Continue Reading

Media, Gender and Representation

This was a half day event was organised by Milly Williamson, Member of the WMSN steering group, together with Sharon Lockyer. Speakers were Milly, Deborah Philips (Brighton), Louise Smith (UEA) and Stacey Abbott (Roehampton). It re-examined the question of gender and media representation in light of a number of contemporary developments in film, television and …Continue Reading

The Point of Feminism

This event was organised by Elke Weissmann (Edge Hill), Heather Sutherland (Reading) and Helen Thornham (City) with the support of the WMSN. The keynotes were: Sue Thornham (University of Sussex): ‘(Post) Feminism and the Academy’; Maureen McNeill (University of Lancaster): ‘Relative Neglect: Some Reflections on Feminism and Cultural Studies’ Christine Geraghty (University of Glasgow): ‘What …Continue Reading

Heather Nunn

 WMSN Chair and MeCCSA Vice-Chair Heather Nunn is Professor of Culture and Politics and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures in the Department of Media, Culture and Language at the University of Roehampton, London. Her research interests include politics and the media, documentary and reality programming, cultural politics, class and gender. She …Continue Reading

Karen Ross

MeCCSA Treasurer Karen Ross is Professor of Media and Public Communication and Associate Dean (Academic) in the Department of Communication and Media, University of Liverpool . She teaches political communication and gender/media, and was Visiting Professor in the School of Communication and Journalism at Massey University (2007, 2009) and Visiting Professor at the Centre for …Continue Reading

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