Liz Clarke

Assistant Professor

PhD – Wilfrid Laurier University
MA – York University
BA – Wilfrid Laurier University

Office: SBH 333
905-688-5550 x6705

Liz Clarke (PhD Wilfrid Laurier University) teaches classes in popular narrative, serial storytelling, film history, film theory, film and TV genres, and gender film and TV. Her research examines women in film and television both on and off the screen. Her current book project is on women in war films from 1908 to 1918. She also researches women writers in film and television from the silent period to contemporary female show-runners.

I am happy to supervise projects in the following areas:

  • the war film
  • silent film
  • screenwriting history (particularly women screenwriters) and women in film and television production
  • seriality
  • television and streaming services
  • Vamps and Virgins: The Women of 1920s Hollywood War Romances,” in New Perspectives on the War Film, Palgrave-MacMillan, Forthcoming Fall 2019.
  • “A Band of Adventurers: Kalem’s Gauntier-Olcott Film Unit in Egypt.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. 38:4 (2018): 695-710.
  • Valencia: The Movie(s): A New Collectivity.” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (2016) 31(3 93): 165–175. Co-written with Topiary Landberg.
  • “No Accident of Good Fortune:’ Autobiographies and Personal Memoirs as Historical Documents.” Feminist Media Histories.2.1 (2016): 45-60.
  • “Ladies Last: Masculinization of the American War Film in the 1920s.” Journal of Popular Film and Television. 43.4 (2015): 171-187.
  • Popular Narrative/Seriality
  • Film Theory and Film History
  • Popular Film and Hollywood History
  • Gender and Film/TV
  • TV Genres