Welcome to the summer issue of Feminist Media Histories (FMH 9.3), the second of two pertaining to Women and the Silent Screen. In my editorial preface to the spring issue, I reminisced on the affective intensities generated by the 11th International Women and the Silent Screen conference (WSSXI) held at Columbia University in New York in June 2022, the first in-person academic event for many attendees (including myself) following the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. More such gatherings now shimmer on the horizon. By the time this issue is released, for instance, the University of Calgary in Canada will have hosted Console-ing Passions, an international conference on television, video, audio, new media, and feminism, while scholars attending the Doing Women’s Film and Television History conference will have convened at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. I believe I speak for many readers of this journal when I give thanks to...
Note from the Editor: Presenting Film History
Jennifer M. Bean is the Robert Jolin Osborne Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her publications include A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema (Duke University Press, 2002), Flickers of Desire: Movie Stars of the 1910s (Rutgers University Press, 2011), and the award-winning Silent Cinema and the Politics of Space (Indiana University Press, 2014). She is currently an NEH fellow (2023-24) and Editor-in-Chief of Feminist Media Histories.
Jennifer M. Bean; Note from the Editor: Presenting Film History. Feminist Media Histories 1 July 2023; 9 (3): 1–3. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2023.9.3.1
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