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Critics Workshop

It will look at questions such as: should the role of a feminist publication be wholly celebratory? How useful are terms such as “intersectional” and the “female gaze”? What duties do we have to others in critical writing? How should we write about works by “neglected” women filmmakers, who are older or no longer alive?

Another Gaze is a feminist film journal, founded in January 2016 to provide nuanced criticism about women and queers as filmmakers, protagonists and spectators.

Hosted by Daniella Shreir (co-editor and founder of Another Gaze). With presentations by Simran Hans, Emily LaBarge, Rebecca Liu, Alice Spawls & Missouri Williams.

In partnership with Another Gaze

Daniella Shreir is the founder and co-editor of Another Gaze journal and founding programmer of Another Screen. She is also a translator from the French. In 2019, her translation of Chantal Akerman’s My Mother Laughs won a PEN award.

Simran Hans is a freelance culture writer and film critic for The Observer. Her writing has appeared in or on publications including Dazed, Empire, The Guardian, New Statesman, Sight & Sound, Variety and VICE among others. She also co-hosts the podcast Twenty Twenty, about pop culture from the year 2000.

Rebecca Liu is a writer and editor in London who write features, essays, and longform criticism about culture. She is a staff writer for feminist film journal Another Gaze and an assistant editor at Prospect Magazine. Her work has been published in the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, gal-dem, the Financial Times, the White Review, and Internazionale, and has been translated into Italian and Portuguese.

Emily LaBarge is a writer based in London, where she teaches at the Royal College of Art. She has written for Artforum, Bookforum, the London Review of Books, the White Review, Granta, and the Paris Review, among other publications. She is the London correspondent for the Montreal-based quarterly, esse arts + opinions.

Alice Spawls is co-editor of the London Review of Books and one of the founders of Silver Press.

Missouri Williams is the co-editor of Another Gaze. Her work has appeared in The Nation, The Baffler, The Believer, and Five Dials. Her first novel, The Doloriad, will be published by Dead Ink Books in the UK and Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the US.

“The Critics Workshop is an immersive five-day programme developed with the Another Gaze editorial team that will provide an introduction to the ethics and methodologies of feminist film criticism for 12 selected participants.”