Dr Josie Dolan

Area of expertise

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.

My Publications