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Ellen Wright

Ellen Wright is the Vice Chancellor’s 2020 Lecturer in Cinema and Television History at De Montfort University, Leicester. She has previously taught film studies, media studies and photographic theory at undergraduate level and specializes in the study of leisure industries, consumer culture and broader social contexts surrounding Hollywood cinema in the early, to mid-twentieth century. She recently completed her PhD thesis ‘More Than Pin-Up Lines’: Public Femininity and the Reception of Hollywood Glamour in Second World War Britain at the University of East Anglia. Amongst other academic publications, she has written ‘Glamorous Bait for an Amorous Killer!: How Audiences Were Lured By Lucille’ for Frames cinema journal, co-written ‘Betty Grable: An American Icon in Wartime Britain’ for The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television and written a chapter on feminine performance in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes for the forthcoming edited collection Howard Hawks: New Perspectives.