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Women’s War Work is Never Done!

Women’s War Work Is Never Done: Representation of women in The War Illustrated Are you interested in history, the Great War, magazines, the representation of women, or in being part of a research project organised and run locally? If so, NoRMMA needs you! NoRMMA (Network of Researchers: Movies, Magazines, Audiences http://www.normmanetwork.com/) is an international research group founded at the University…

Reviewing Reviewing the Fan Mags…

Exciting news! Recently, founding NoRMMA member Dr Tamar Jeffers McDonald published the article “Reviewing Reviewing the Fan Mags” in Film History – it can be found in Vol. 28, no. 4 of the journal, or using the following link: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/647242 Congratulations, Tamar! The abstract reads as follows: On June 2, 1933, trade daily the Hollywood Reporter announced it was inaugurating a…

Publication announcement: “Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure”.

Just a brief post today, dear NoRMMAs, to flag up the recent publication of Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure, edited by Lucy Bolton and Julie Lobalzo Wright, for Palgrave Macmillan. More information can be found here: http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137407320 The book promises to examine “the issue of stardom and longevity and investigates the many reasons for the persistence…

The Romanian magazine “Cinema”, 1924-48.

Today, our blog features a guest post by Oana-Maria Mazilu (University of Kent), one of our conference presenters who is currently working on her PhD on Romanian movie magazine culture. Hello NoRMMAs, Following my presentation on Nicolae Ceausescu’s image in the Romanian film magazine Cinema for our Ghent conference, I thought I would take this opportunity to show and discuss…

NAPS: the Network of American Periodical Studies

Here’s a new and exciting network for those of us interested in American periodicals of all kinds! Thanks to a call for registration for their exciting upcoming symposium at the British Library, NoRMMA recently found out about NAPS, the Network of American Periodical Studies. Do have a look at their website, which can be found at https://periodicalstudies.wordpress.com/. For more information about…

“Life and happiness wait upon its ring… and horror… and loneliness… and death…”: Sorry, Wrong Number (Litvak, 1948)

Our second joint screening with the Melodrama Research Group took place on Monday, and although we initially hoped to show Uncle Silas (Frank, 1947), we ended up watching Sorry, Wrong Number (Litvak, 1948) instead, due to some technical issues. This (glorious) film was originally based on a radio play by Lucille Fletcher and was, interestingly, also the subject of another radio version about a…

“Do you think the dead come back and watch the living?”: Rebecca (Hitchcock, 1940)

Last Monday, we attended a screening organised by the Melodrama Research Group (also based at the University of Kent); the film in question was Rebecca (1940), and an excellent summary of the discussion afterward can be found here: http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/melodramaresearchgroup/2015/10/27/summary-of-discussion-on-rebecca/ Since many of the core NoRMMA members at Kent are members of the Melodrama Research Group as well, we are aiming to provide a…