New cluster and book review


We are very happy to announce that the EJLW has published the new cluster 'Women's Lives on Screen' edited by Eugenie Theuer and Julia Novak, and a new book review.


Women’s Lives on Screen

Eugenie Theuer, ‘Mattering’ Women’s Lives on Screen: An Introduction.

Belén Vidal, New Women’s Biopics: Performance and the Queering of Herstor/ies.

Bethany Layne, ‘Full cause of weeping’: Affective Failure in The Queen (2006) and The Crown (2019).

Paulina Korzeniewska-Nowakowska, American Poverty and Social Rejection in Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya.

Timo Frühwirth e.a., ‘For better or for worse, there is history, there is the book and then there's the movie’: Foregrounding and Marginalizing African American Women in the Film Hidden Figures (2016).

Kate Sutherland, Giving Voice to a Portrait: The Intersection of Gender, Race, and Law in Belle.

Kanchanakesi Warnapala, The Reluctant Wife: Ginnen Upan Seethala and Gendering Revolution.

Sylvie Pomiès-Maréchal, The Enduring Influence of Female Special Operations Executive Agent Biopics on Cultural Memory and Representations in France and Great Britain.

Marija Antic, Beyond the Voice of Egypt: Reclaiming Women’s Histories and Female Authorship in Shirin Neshat’s Looking for Oum Kulthum (2017).

Jaap Kooijman, What’s Whitney Got to Do with It: Black Female Triumph and Tragedy in the 2015 Lifetime Biopic Whitney.

Christina Schönberger-Stepien, Making Her Case: Dramatisation, Feminism, and the Law in the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biopic On the Basis of Sex.


Women’s Lives on Screen. Creative Section

Maria Hinterkörner, ‘The Great Scene That Never Happened’ – A Screenwriter’s Techniques of Blending Fact and Fiction in Creating a Compelling Character Arc in Biopics.


Book review

Christine Fischer, Anne Smith, Ina Lohr (1903-1983). Transcending the Boundaries of Early Music.