Christine Gledhill's profile
- British cinema, especially but not only 1920s
- women's film history
- melodrama, genre and debates about transnational cinemas
- screen actresses
- stars and film performance
- feminist film theory
Funded research projects:
- 2009-2010 Principal Investigator on Women's Film History Network - UK/Ireland (AHRC Research Network funding, £34,000 over 21 months)
- 2007 Transnational Mediations: melodrama and stardom between Britain, India and USA in the pre-sound era (British Academy award, £2287, for archive research in India)
See research projects and collaborations for further details
2015 Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Present (University of Illinois Press), co-edited with Julia Knight.
2012 Gender into Genre: Cross-currents in Post-War Cinema, edited collection (University of Illinois Press).
2003 Reframing British Cinema 1918-1928: Between Restraint and Passion (London: British Film Institute). Supported by Leverhulme Research Fellowship, and AHRB Award in Creative and Performing Arts.
2000 Reinventing Film Studies, edited with Linda Williams (London: Edward Arnold).
1996 Nationalising Femininity: Culture, Sexuality and British Cinema in the Second World War, edited with Gillian Swanson (Manchester: Manchester University Press).
1994 Melodrama: Stage*Picture*Screen, edited with Jacky Bratton and Jim Cook (London: BFI).
1991/6 Stardom: Industry of Desire, edited collection (London: Routledge; reprinted,Vision and Language, Seoul, Korea: Vision and Sound, 1996).
1987 Home Is Where the Heart Is: Essays on Melodrama and the Woman's Film, edited collection (London: BFI).
- Essays and Chapters
Forthcoming 'Lydia Elizabeth Hayward 1879–1945' in Jill Nelmes and Jule Selbo (eds), Women Screenwriters: An International Guide (Palgrave Macmillan)
2014 'Introduction' to Dominque Nasta and Muriel Andrin (eds), Film Melodrama Revisited/Le melodrame filmique revisite (Brussels: PIE P. Lang).
2011 'Remembering the War in 1920s British Cinema' in Michael Hammond and Michael Williams (eds), British Silent Cinema and the Great War (Palgrave Macmillan).
2011 'Mary Pickford: Icon of Stardom' in Jennifer M. Bean (ed), Flickers of Desire: Movie Stars Of The 1910s (Rutgers University Press), pp. 43-68.
2009 'Late Silent Britain' in R. Murphy (ed), The British Cinema Book, 3rd ed. (London: BFI).
2008 'Play as Experiment in 1920s British Cinema', Film History, 20(1) special issue on experimental film, edited by John Fullerton.
2008 with Martin Shingler, 'Bette Davis: Actor/Star', Screen 49(1), Spring, pp. 67-76.
2007 'Genre and Nation' in Brian McIlroy (ed), Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism (Routledge), pp. 11-25.
2007 'Reframing Women in 1920s British Cinema: the Case of Violet Hopson and Dinah Shurey', Journal of British Cinema and Television, 4(1), Summer, pp. 1-17.
2007 'Pastoral Transformations in 1920s British Cinema' in Laraine Porter and Ian Christie (eds), Picture Perfect: Landscape, Place and Travel in British Cinema Before 1930 (Exeter University Press), pp. 37-47.
2007 'The Screen Actress from Silence to Sound'in Maggie Gale and John Stokes (eds), Cambridge Companion to the Actress (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
2006 8 entries in Robert Murphy (ed), Reference Guide to British Film Directors (London, British Film Institute).
2004 'Rethinking Gender/Genre Relations in the Postmodern Era' translated into German in Monika Bernold, Andrea B. Braidt und Claudia Presch (eds), Screenwise. Film, Fernsehen, Feminismus (Marburg, Germany: Schueren) pp. 200-9 .
2004 Entry on Maurice Elvey for New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
2003 'Adaptations, Realisations and Documents' in Alan Burton and Larraine Porter (eds) Scene Stealing: Investigating British Silent Cinema and its Sources (Trowbridge, Flicks Books), pp. 9-20.
2001 'Melodrama and Cultural Disorder' in Jostein Gripsrud (ed), The Aesthetics of Popular Art (Norwegian Academic Press), pp. 63-75.
2000 'Wit and the Literate Image: the AA Milne/Adrian Brunel Collaborations', in Pimple, Pranks and Pratfalls (Trowbridge, Flicks Books).
2000 Taking it Forward: Theatricality and British Cinema Style in the 1920s' in Linda Fitzwilliams and Sarah Street (eds), Moving Performance (Trowbridge, Flicks Books).
2000 Rethinking Genre' in C. Gledhill & Linda Williams (eds), Reinventing Film Studies (Edward Arnold).
1997 'Genre and Gender: the Case of Soap Opera' in Stuart Hall (ed), Representation (Sage), pp. 337-386.
1997 'In the National Cultural Frame: British Filmmakers of the 1920s' in Monica Dall'Asta and Guglielmo Pescatore (eds), Prima Dell'Autore (Editrice Clueb Bologna).
1996 'Identity Politics: or, Living with Illusion' in D. Derman, N. Dakovic, K. Ross (eds), Women and the Media (Ankara: Gisam/Metu).
1996 'An Abundance of Understatement: Documentary, Melodrama and Romance' in C. Gledhill and G. Swanson (eds), Nationalising Femininity (Manchester University Press), pp. 213-229.
1995 'Women Reading Men' in Pat Kirkham and Janet Thumim (eds), Me Jane (Lawrence & Wishart), pp. 73-93.
1993 'Between Melodrama and Realism: Underground and The Crowd' in Jane Gaines (ed), Classical Hollywood Narrative: The Paradigm Wars (Duke University Press), pp. 129-167.
1992 'Speculations on the Relationship Between Melodrama and Soap Opera' for Quarterly Review of Film and Video, (Fall 1992), pp. 103-124, reprinted in Nick Browne (ed), American Television: Hollywood Narrative: Economies, Sexualities, Forms (New York: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1993), pp. 123-144.
1992 'Text and Context: Melodrama and Feminism' in Jostein Gripsrud (ed), Cultural Identity and the Media (Bergen: University of Bergen Department of Mass Communication, Report No. 14, 1992), pp. 122-139.
1991 'Signs of Melodrama' in Stardom: Industry of Desire (London: Routledge, July 1991), pp. 207-229; translation of shortened version in Christian Cargnelli and M. Palm (eds), Und Immer Wieder Geht Die Sonne Auf (PVS Verleger, 1995), pp. 191-209.
1988 'Pleasurable Negotiations' in E. Deidre Pribram (ed), Female Spectators: Looking at Film and Television, (London: Verso), abridged version reprinted in Imagining Women (Polity/Open University, 1992); abridged version reprinted in John Storey (ed.) Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994), pp. 241-254. Translated into Polish, 2001.
1987 'The Melodramatic Field: An Investigation' in C. Gledhill (ed), Home Is Where the Heart Is: Essays on Melodrama and the Woman's Film (London: BFI).