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Emerging Media Industries: Women and the Birth of Intervisual Culture

Goal: This project explores women and the emergence of global media industries. It argues that the nineteenth stage actress helped launch celebrity media culture and networks as we understand them today. I look particularly at transnational actresses.

Date: 2 December 2016

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Victoria Duckett
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I am happy to announce that I am now waiting on reader reports for my book project (UC press) , now entitled 'Media Matriarchs: French Stage Celebrities and the Development of Transnational Film.'
 
Victoria Duckett
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Through my research I have come to understand the pivotal function that ephemera can have in our understanding of women’s contribution to film and media industries. Particularly in the instance of French actress Sarah Bernhardt–where the collection boasts three rare film programmes written explicitly for UK audiences–we have evidence of the historical importance of ephemera to histories of theatre and film.
Victoria Duckett
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This project has developed enormously in 2017.
  • In April I undertook a Harry Ransom Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin where I collected over 2000 images for use my research. I established the actresses, roles, and media used by the actresses I am exploring. I was able to begin to map the exchange these actresses promoted across global industries. Thanks to Eric Colliery for his assistance at the Center. Thanks also to Jane Gaines and Vito Adriaensens for inviting me to present some of this research at Columbia University.
  • In June I participated in the IX Women and Silent Screen Conference, which was for the first time held in China. Thanks to Elena Mosconi and Maria Pia Pagani for their support in developing a panel that focused on women in the emerging media industries. My paper will be published by the prestigious China Film Press next year.
  • In November I was invited to present my research at the University of Otago, NZ. Thanks to Kevin Fisher and his wonderful colleagues– Rosemary Overell, Paul Ramaeker, and Holly Randell-Moon–for making this such a productive and enjoyable visit. My presentation will be published in a special issue of 'L’Esprit Createur' next year.
I am looking forward to my fellowship at the Bill Douglas Museum, University of Exeter, in January where I will continue my research.
 
Victoria Duckett
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This project explores women and the emergence of global media industries. It argues that the nineteenth stage actress helped launch celebrity media culture and networks as we understand them today. I look particularly at transnational actresses.