Liz Clarke

Assistant Professor

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

Office: SBH 332a
905-688-5550 x6705
lclarke@brocku.ca

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
  • Forthcoming: Clarke, L. (2022), The American Girl Goes to War: Women and National Identity in US Film, 1908-1918. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
  • Clarke, L. (2021), “Doing Her Bit: Women, Propaganda, and World War I,” Resetting the Scene: Classical Hollywood Revisited, eds. Philippa Gates and Katharine Spring, Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.
  • Clarke, L. (2020), “World War One in American Film,” Martial Culture, Silver Screen: War Movies and the Construction of American Identity, eds. Matthew Stanley and Matthew C. Hulbert, Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press.
  • Clarke, L. (2019), ”Vamps and Virgins: The Women of 1920s Hollywood War Romances,” New Perspectives on the War Film, eds. Clémentine Thomas, Janis Goldie, and Karen Ritzenhoff, Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-MacMillan.
  • Clarke, L. (2018), “A Band of Adventurers: Kalem’s Gauntier-Olcott Film Unit in Egypt,” Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 38:4: 695-710.
  • Popular Narrative/Seriality
  • Film Theory and Film History
  • Popular Film and Hollywood History
  • Gender and Film/TV
  • TV Genres