WMSN History

The launch of the Network took place in September 2001 at
a one-day event at Derby University. This involved two roundtable
sessions: Promoting Research – Fund-seeking and Journal
and Research Work in Progress. There
was also a session on how to develop the Network itself.

Since then, there have been two events in 2002. The first
in June was held at the University of North London and considered Feminist
Theory in Media Studies – Contemporary Perspectives
Speakers included Yvonne Tasker and Lyn Thomas who looked
at ways of applying media theories to film and audience studies.
A panel considering The Media and Feminist Values – with
Christine Geraghty, Annabelle Sreberny and Elizabeth Wilson,
concluded the event.

The latest network event was held at Coventry University
and offered a roundtable on media studies post-September
11 with Gillian Branston, Val Hill and Jane Widdess. This
was followed by a discussion on Pedagogy and Power introduced
by Cindy Carter, Angela Devas, Natalie Fenton and Heather

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