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Intro to Girlhood

Thu 10 Mar 2022


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40 mins


£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s



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Intro to Girlhood

As part of our Girlhood on Screen season join Professor Danielle Hipkins and Professor Fiona Handyside, who will unpick how cinema frames Girlhood for the big screen.

Drawing from examples in contemporary and classic cinema and referring to their latest research in the subject this informal lecture will explore how girlhood is shaped, identified and owned on screen, and will debate whose ‘Girlhood’ audiences are experiencing. Taking a global perspective on what it means to be a girl on screen in 2022 this event will launch the full programme of events for the Season of Girlhood on Screen.

Tickets for this event will include a drink and entry to LA MIF, which follows this event at 8:20pm


Professor Danielle Hipkins and Professor Fiona Handyside Danielle Hipkins and Fiona Handyside are Professors of Modern Languages and Film at the University of Exeter. Since 2010 they have co-taught a module on the representation of girlhood in European cinema. They are interested in how films about girlhood are received by girl audiences, and are currently working in pilot projects (funded internally by HASS) in schools in Los Angeles, Exeter, France and Italy in which girls watched and made their own films about girlhood.


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