Category Archives: Women and New Hollywood

A collection of posts, thoughts, video essays and more related to my Irish-Research-Council funded research fellowship on women in New Hollywood.

The Auteur Paradigm, Part 2

In Part 1 I outlined a few key developments that led – by the late 1960s – to a widespread cultural reimagining of the role of a film director. That entry is not meant to be exhaustive. There are a … Continue reading

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Polly Platt – DVDs and collaboration

While I put the finishing touches on part 2 of my thoughts on the auteur paradigm, I thought I’d post a few words about my big “black Friday” purchase. I ordered three DVDs that I hope don’t take forever to … Continue reading

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The Auteur Paradigm, part 1

(In this entry, I’m playing around with a few concepts and terms – such as “authorship by ownership” or “the idea of ownership.” I welcome thoughts about these concepts, suggestions for alternate terminology, or references to other texts and writers … Continue reading

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Why New Hollywood?

As I’ve begun to discuss this project with friends and colleagues, one of the questions that regularly comes up is, why New Hollywood? What specifically about this era and the way it accommodated (or didn’t!) women’s work and creativity has … Continue reading

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De Palma De Palma! DE PALMA

My original plan for this entry was to talk a little bit about New Hollywood – not to try to define it or anything like that (well, maybe a bit like that), but just to say a few words about … Continue reading

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Women and New Hollywood: A New Research Project

With this entry I’m happy to announce that I’ve recently begun a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship on the topic of Women and New Hollywood. The fellowship is based in the department of media studies at Maynooth University and is sponsored by … Continue reading

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