Dear WHFTN members,
A new blog for you by Julia Havas reposted from CST. With Big Little Lies currently on our screens, Havas' intervention into debates about the gendered cultural valuing of television versus cinema is very timely, reminding us that "lurking behind the struggles to denote 'quality' TV drama as the Land of Lost [Cinema] Art is the tiny hope that by watching it we can just a little longer remain fully a man."
That patriarchal desire seems all the more renewed under the current state of US politics.
You can find the blog here: https://womensfilmandtelevisionhistory.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/television-where-patriarchy-and-grown-up-cinema-go-to-die/
Membership and Listserve Officer
Dr. Shelley Cobb
Associate Professor, Film
University of Southampton
PI of AHRC-funded Calling the Shots: women and contemporary film culture in the UK, 2000-2015