British Women’s Cinema examines the place of female-centred films throughout British film history, from silent melodrama and 1940s costume dramas right up to the contemporary British ‘chick flick’.
1. The Hour of the Cuckoo: Reclaiming the British Woman's Film Melanie Bell and Melanie Williams 2. Pictures, Romance and Luxury: Women and British Cinema in the 1910s and 1920s Nathalie Morris 3. '20 Million People can't be Wrong': Anna Neagle and Popular British Stardom Josephine Dolan and Sarah Street 4. The Hollywood Woman's Film and British Audiences: A Case Study of Bette Davis and Now, Voyager Mark Glancy 5. Ingénues, Lovers, Wives and Mothers: the 1940s Career Trajectories of Googie Withers and Phyllis Calvert Brian McFarlane 6. A Landscape of Desire: Cornwall as Romantic Setting in Love Story and Ladies in Lavender Rachel Moseley 7. 'A Prize Collection of Familiar Feminine Types': the Female Group Film in 1950s British Cinema Melanie Bell 8. Swinging Femininity, 1960s Transnational Style Marcia Landy 9. The British Women's Picture: Methodology, Agency and Performance in the 1970s Sue Harper 10. 'The Hollywood Formula has been Infected': the Post-Punk Female Meets the Woman's Film - Breaking Glass Claire Monk 11. 'It's been Emotional': Reassessing the Contemporary British Woman's Film Justine Ashby 12. Not to be looked at: Older Women in Recent British Cinema Imelda Whelehan 13. Selective Filmography Melanie Bell and Melanie Williams