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AFTER THE CHICK FLICK: FEMALE IDENTITIES AND HOLLYWOOD FILM HIS GIRL FRIDAY + PANEL DISCUSSION

Howard Hawks

Following a screening of Howard Hawks’ 1940 screwball comedy His Girl Friday starring Cary Grant as sardonic newspaper editor Walter Burns and Rosalind Russell as his ex-wife and star reporter Hildy Johnson (originally written as a male role), a panel comprising Professor Diane Negra (UCD), Dr. Deborah Jermyn (Roehampton University) and Dr. Shelley Cobb (University of Southampton) will address a diverse set of questions in relation to the continued viability of the ‘chick flick’ as a means of coming to grips with some of the ideological uncertainties, ambivalence’s and industrial shifts that currently characterise female media representation.

Notes by Alice Butler.

PANEL DISCUSSION INFO: 60 mins

Tickets: €10 for both screening and panel discussion (tickets not sold separately). There will be a short break after the screening (approx. 30 mins) before the discussion starts.

 

Howard Hawks, 92 mins, USA, 1940, 35mm

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