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Robin L Murray <[log in to unmask]>
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Dear colleagues,
My project “Air and Environmental Health in the (Post-)COVID-19 World” has been funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). You can find a brief description of the project below.
I am currently looking for 2 research assistants (research foci: environmental humanities and medical humanities) to be employed for 3 years at the University of Vienna (Austria) as pre-docs (PhD students).
The application deadline is November 5, 2021.
The project starts on February 1, 2022.
More information on the application process can be found here:
Environmental Humanities:

Medical Humanities:

Successful applicants must move to Vienna (Austria) – ideally by Feb. 1, 2022, but we can always negotiate final dates.
Please spread the word!

Thank you,
Tatiana Konrad

“Air and Environmental Health in the (Post-)COVID-19 World” is a 3-year project, directed by Dr. Tatiana Konrad at the University of Vienna and supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The project explores how, through the virus, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the ways we understand air, giving it agency as a visible, existent, and vital substance. These new meanings of air and their crucial contribution to the environmental humanities are the primary concerns of this project. The project employs perspectives from environmental and medical humanities, literary and cultural studies, race studies, and history.

c/o Dr. Robin L. Murray, Professor Emeritus
Film Studies
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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  1. Somebody similar as Xavier Dolan?
  2. Movie Mavens edited by Richard Abel

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Date:    Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:29:21 -0500
From:    Petra Dominkova <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Somebody similar as Xavier Dolan?

Hi everyone,

I wanted to reach out and ask you for help in the research of one student of mine. I am mentoring her thesis on Xavier Dolan, and she is trying (so far in vain) to find someone who would be similar to him in those aspects:

1/ direct himself/herself in multiple films (e.g. being at the same time director and actor/actress);
2/ openly state that the characters played by him/her are sort of autobiographical;
3/ make first of his/her films fairly young (in his/her 20s, 30s).

She was so far able to come up with few names who, however, do not correspond with XD in one or more above-mentioned aspects, as is Ben Affleck, Woody Allen, Orson Welles.

Any suggestion would be very welcome!


Petra Dominkova, Ph.D.
FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic

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Date:    Wed, 29 Sep 2021 13:09:41 +0000
From:    Rachel Shand <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Movie Mavens edited by Richard Abel

Dear SCREEN-L Subscribers,

We would like to announce a new publication from the University of Illinois Press, which we hope will be of interest.
Movie Mavens
US Newspaper Women Take On the Movies, 1914-1923
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“A revelation! From snarky hard-talking dames to tartly respectable scholars, Movie Mavens recovers the diverse and compelling voices of the legions of newspaperwomen who wrote about movies during the tumultuous 1910s and early 1920s. An invaluable resource from a model film historian.”—Laura Horak, author of Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema, 1908-1934
During the early era of cinema, moviegoers turned to women editors and writers for the latest on everyone’s favorite stars, films, and filmmakers. Richard Abel returns these women to film history with an anthology of reviews, articles, and other works. Drawn from newspapers of the time, the selections show how columnists like Kitty Kelly, Mae Tinee, Louella Parsons, and Genevieve Harris wrote directly to female readers. They also profiled women working in jobs like scenario writer and film editor and noted the industry’s willingness to hire women. Sharp wit and frank opinions entertained and informed a wide readership hungry for news about the movies but also about women on both sides of the camera. Abel supplements the texts with hard-to-find biographical information and provides context on the newspapers and silent-era movie industry as well as on the professionals and films highlighted by these writers. An invaluable collection of rare archival sources, Movie Mavens reveals women’s essential contribution to the creation of American film culture.
Richard Abel is a professor emeritus of international cinema and media studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Menus for Movieland: Newspapers and the Emergence of American Film Culture.
With all best wishes,

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University of Illinois Press | Women & Film History International | September 2021 | 272pp | 9780252086045 | PB | £20.99*
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