Women We Loved: Paradoxes of public and private in the biographical television drama

Andrews, Hannah (2016) Women We Loved: Paradoxes of public and private in the biographical television drama. Critical Studies in Television. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1749-6020 DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1749602016682750

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Abstract

Broadcast to critical acclaim and relatively large audiences for its niche channel, the Women We Loved season (BBC Four, November 2009) consisted of biographical dramatisations of three prominent female figures of 20th century British culture. These dramas shared in common narratives that centre on two aspects of public and private: the tension between public career and personal life, and the discrepancy between celebrity persona and private individual. Combining theoretical insights from feminist studies of biography with close textual analysis, this article analyses how performance, aesthetics and narrative express the ambivalent placement of their protagonists between public and private sphere.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: biographical drama, feminist criticism, public and private spheres
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Media
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Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2016 15:32
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/7464

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