A close up of a woman's lips in bright lipstick with nails coming out of her mouth.

"Woman Biting Gray Nails in Her Mouth" by Rodolfo Clix  is used with permission.

Women's Politicized Screen Voices

This theme week brings together academics and practitioners working on women’s voices across a diverse range of screen media (film, television, podcasts, digital media) in order to develop and share insights into the ways women’s speaking voices continue to be tied to a gendered politics. The week will include curated posts on the ways the women’s voices continue to be policed in the popular media, such as the relative silencing of women of color on Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017—), and misogynistic reactions to female experts who appear on British current affairs television. Yet the theme week will also highlight how newer media forms – such as a podcast focused on woman’s pictures, or videographic studies of women’s screen dialogue – can offer opportunities to redistribute women’s policed voices. Or, at the very least, we will consider how digital formats’ ability to remix media can draw attention to the ongoing gendered politics of female voices.