Women's Lives on Screen






We warmly thank the contributors of the cluster “Women’s Lives on Screen” for their excellent papers and for the dedication that they have shown to this article cluster on Women’s Lives on Screen despite the intense pressures, limitations, and uncertainties of the global Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, we would like to acknowledge the time and effort devoted by reviewers to ascertain the quality of this cluster, and the invaluable support of our copy editor Edward Saunders. Our gratitude also goes to the Centre for Life Writing Research at King’s College London and to Caitríona Ní Dhúill and Clare Brant, who have played crucial roles in the development of the conference ‘Herstory Re-Imagined’. Petra van Langen of the European Journal of Life Writing took care of the production of this cluster and we are very grateful for her patience and efficiency. Finally, we would like to give mention to the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), which supported this work under Grant V543-G23.

Author Biographies

Eugenie Theuer, University of Vienna

Eugenie Theuer is a film scholar and film curator. In her doctoral dissertation at the University of Vienna, she studies the metareferential turn in contemporary Hollywood as a modernist response to cinema’s digital transition. Her research has focused on contemporary cinema and Hollywood history. In her curatorial practice, she is interested in Austrian cinema, particularly the Jewish presence in Austrian film, and the work of women filmmakers.

Julia Novak, University of Vienna

Julia Novak is ERC Research Fellow and tenure-track professor for Anglophone Literature and Mediality at the University of Vienna. She is the author of Gemeinsam Lesen (Lit 2007 – a book on reading groups) and Live Poetry: An Integrated Approach to Poetry in Performance (Brill | Rodopi 2011). She is an editor of the European Journal of Life Writing and has published extensively on biographical fictions about historical women artists. Her (co-) edited books and journal issues include a special issue of Life Writing on the theme of “Life Writing and Celebrity” (Taylor & Francis, 2019) that was republished as a book by Routledge and the collection Experiments in Life-Writing (Palgrave, 2017). www.julianovak.at





Women's Lives on Screen