Now retired, I am actively working in Ageing Studies where I am a member of WAM, ENAS, NANAS and a research partner with the Canadian SSHRC ACT project. Using my expertise in British cinema, women and film and the politics of identity I have published on older female stars; fantasy films and abject femininity; Norah Ephron and older women's creativity; The Iron Lady and organised forgetting; and British 'old 'age' narrative films. I am co-editor (with Estella Tincknell) of Aging Feminities: Troubling Representations. In 2013 we contributed to Labour's committee on Older Women in Public Life, whilst our evidence to Labour's Commission on Older Women in the Media was cited in its interim report. http://www.yourbritain.org.uk/agenda-2015/policy-review/commission-on-older-women. I am currently writing a book for Palgrave, Contemporary cinema and 'old age': gender and the silvering of stardom.
Crumbling rejuvenation: Archetype, embodiment and the “aging beauty myth”.
In: Hockley, L. and Fadina, N., eds.
The Happiness Illusion: How the Media Sold Us a Fairytale.
London & New York: Routledge, pp. 75-88.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/28275
Smoothing the wrinkles: Hollywood, “successful aging” and the new visibility of older female stars.
In: Carter, C., Steiner, L. and McClaughlin, L., eds.
The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender.
London & New York: Routledge, pp. 342-351.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/21952
Firm and hard: Popular culture, gendered stardom and the troubling embodiment of “successful aging”.
In: Prieto-Arranz, José I., Bastida-Rodríguez, P., Calafat-Ripoll, C., Fernández-Morales, M. and Suárez-Gómez, C., eds.
De-Centring Cultural Studies: Past, Present and Future of Popular Culture.
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, pp. 217-246.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/17882
Dolan, J. and Tincknell, E.
Representing older women in the media: The key issues.
Labour Party, House of Commons.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/21953
Dolan, J. and Tincknell, E.
Aging femininities: Troubling representations.
Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/17119
‘Stuff it’: Respectability and the voice of resistance in letter to Brezhnev.Journal of British Cinema and Television, 9 (2).
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/17881
'It isn’t going to be like this, is it?': A celebration of age festival: Class, race and dis-identification.
In: Dolan, J. and Tincknell, E., eds.
Aging Femininities: Troubling Representations.
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 69-82.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/17883
'The queen', aging femininity and the recuperation of the monarchy.Ageing Studies in Europe, 2 (1).
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/17872
Keynote conference presentation. ‘Firm and Hard: Old age, the “youthful” body and essentialist discourses’.
IV SELICUP Conference: Past, Present and Future of Popular Culture: Spaces and Contexts, Palma, Spain, October, 2010. Palma, Spain: UIB
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/21954
Dolan, J. and Spicer, A. H.
On the margins: Anthony Simmons, 'The Optimists of Nine Elms' and 'Black Joy'.
In: Newland, P., ed.
Don't Look Now: British Cinema in the 1970s.
Bristol: Intellect, pp. 79-91.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/8213
The Queen, aging femininity and the recuperation of the monarchy.
In: Swinnen, A. and Stotesbury, J., eds.
Ageing, Perfomance and Stardom: Doing Age on the Stage of Consumerist Culture.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/8227
Embodied reality: Contemporary biopics and the inflections of stardom.
IMAGEing reality: Representing the Real in Film, Television and New Media, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, 22-24 October 2009.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/8274
Dolan, J., Gordon, S. and Tincknell, E.
The "postfeminist" biopic: Re-telling the past in The Hours, Sylvia and Iris.
In: Carroll, R., ed.
Textual Infidelities: Adaptations in Print and Visual Cultures.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/8220
Dolan, J. and Street, S.
20 million people can't be wrong: Anna Neagle and popular British stardom.
In: Bell, M. and Williams, M., eds.
British Women's Cinema.
Routledge, pp. 34-48.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/8215
Framing Film: Cinema and the Visual Arts, University of Winchester, 6 September 2009.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/8270
A(cute) animation: Miss Potter and the creative subject.
Framing Films Conference, University of Winchester, 4-6 September 2009.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/8249
"It's not going to be like this is it?": Celebrating age festival 2008.
Crossing Cultures: Woman, Aging and Media AHRC International Conference, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK, 5 December 2008.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/8236
Dolan, J., Jenning, R., Garde Hansen, J., Gorton, K., Wilson, S. and Tincknell, E.
Women, ageing and media workshops.
AHRC funded Research Networks and Workshops: Women, Ageing and Media, http://insight.glos.ac.uk/researchmainpage/centres/wam/Pages/AHRCfundedResearchNetworksandWorkshopsProject.aspx, 2008.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/8247
Women, Ageing and Media AHRC Research Network, St Matthias Campus, UWE, Bristol, 10 September 2008.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/8241
Dolan, J. and Spicer, A. H.
The Outsider: Anthony Simmons.Journal of British Cinema and Television.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/8233
Post-war Englishness: Maytime in Mayfair, utopian visions and consumer culture.
In: Hart Kingswinford, C., ed.
Approaches to Englishness: Differences, Diversity and Identities.
Midrash Publishing, pp. 45-53.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/6928
Aunties and uncles: The BBC's Children's Hour and liminal concerns in the 1920's.The Historical Journal of Film and Radio and Television, 23 (4).
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/6884
The voice that cannot be heard: Radio/broadcasting and "the archive".The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media, 1 (1).
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/6885
Anchorage and play in Frenchman's Creek: Children, gender and national identity.The Yearbook of English Studies, 32.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/6886