Organisation : Alexandre Diallo (University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, DEMOSERIES), Caroline San Martin (University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, ACTE)
Although women have long had access to important roles in security TV shows, from Nina Myers and Chloe O’Brian in 24 to Elizabeth Jennings in the Americans, some of the most popular, critically acclaimed and sought-after TV series now feature women in leading roles (see for example Carrie Mathison in Homeland, Villanelle and Eve in Killing Eve). Such an evolution resonates with the need expressed in society to modify an industry which long has all-too-often revolved around the presence of white male lead actors.
This international conference will bring together researchers working in the fields of television series, security studies, and women’s and gender studies as well as television professionals, in order to develop together an interdisciplinary reflection on the place of women in security television series.
March 19-20, 202, online
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