“My only problem is finding a way to play my fortieth fallen female in a different way from my thirty-ninth.”

by Lies Lanckman In February of this year, I was asked to contribute to the launch event of the BFI’s Barbara Stanwyck season – an invitation I very happily accepted, since I frequently describe Stanwyck (along with Ingrid Bergman) as “my Norma before I met Norma”. While Norma Shearer ended up becoming “my” primary star, and the topic of my…

Second Digitizing The War Illustrated Workshop

Our second free Digitizing The War Illustrated Workshop will take place on the 24th of July, 10am-4pm, in Jarman Studio 7 at the University of Kent in Canterbury. During the workshop, we will give volunteers some background information on the important World War I magazine The War Illustrated (August 1914-February 1919). We will help them to familiarise themselves with the…

Links to The War Illustrated on the Internet Archive

We are very pleased that the National Lottery Heritage Fund has granted us money to digitize the important World War I magazine The War Illustrated (August 1914-February 1919) and make it available forever, for all, for free. Please visit the following links to 6 month sections of the publication which have been uploaded thus far on the Internet Archive. 1914Aug-Dechttps://archive.org/details/TWI1914…

Digitizing The War Illustrated – First Workshop (27th June, 10am-5pm, University of Kent)

Our first Heritage Lottery-funded Digitizing The War Illustrated workshop will take place on Thursday 27th of June, from 10 am – 5pm, in Studio 7 in the Jarman Building at the University of Kent. At this session, we will introduce attendees to The War Illustrated, equip them with information about how to search the digitised collection online, and provide guidance…

Call for Papers – Audience Lost: Minority Women and Spectatorship

Dear friends of NoRMMA – today I come bearing a call for papers for a conference I (Lies) am co-organising this coming November. It would be great to receive some magazine-related abstracts! CFP – AUDIENCE LOST: MINORITY WOMEN AND SPECTATORSHIP 22-23 November 2019, Ghent, Belgium Keynote speakers: Prof. Judith Thissen (Utrecht University) Prof. Allyson Nadia Field (University of Chicago) In 2002,…