Exploring the performances we choose to forget
Dr Victoria Duckett
Research and Experience
Victoria Duckett is a Senior Lecturer in Screen in the School of Communication and Creative Arts. Victoria brings to light the ways actresses move across the media landscape of their time, both as artists and as entrepreneurs. Her strength lies in her transnational as well as transmedial perspective: she explores screen performance as a border-crossing enterprise not only in a geographical sense, but also with respect to its objects of study. An interdisciplinary researcher, Victoria’s work engages Theatre Studies and Film Studies, also addressing scholars and professionals interested in media history, cultural history, economic history, and 19th-century studies. Ongoing projects include programming overlooked and forgotten films (featuring stars such as Mistinguett, Gabrielle Réjane) at the international film festival, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, Pordenone. Victoria is currently completing a book entitled Media matriarchs: French Stage Celebrities and the Development of Transnational Film in the Cinema Cultures in Contact series with the University of California Press.
transmedia, transnational cinemas, performance on screen