What is the FEMALE GAZE?

All Stephens students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend any of the Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) Conference presentations for FREE! It's your chance to learn more about what it means to write, think, and showcase the female gaze in film and beyond. 

What: 2023 International Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) Conference

When: Thursday, 9/21/2023 - Saturday, 9/23/2023

Where: around Stephens College Campus, various locations (see schedule for details, link below)

Curious? Learn more on the conference webpage: 2023 Screenwriting Research Network Conference (stephens.edu)

  • Attend presentations on how the female gaze is being interpreted globally and its impact, given by industry professionals from all over the world.
  • Learn from industry leading, award-winning keynote speakers.
  • Watch a live recording of The Screenwriting Life podcast with writers Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna, happening Saturday morning at Macklanburg Playhouse.
  • Visit the acclaimed Costume Museum Gallery (LRW, Mezzanine) for a look at how fashion has played a role in Hollywood and helped writers bring iconic female characters to life.
  • See a special screening of Pixar's animated hit Inside Out and interact with screenwriter Meg LeFauve.(Hosted off-campus at Ragtag. Movie ticket required, purchase here: Ragtag Cinema)

For a full event schedule and presentation details, click here: 

Papers and Presenters: Abstracts (stephens.edu)


2023 SRN Conference Makes Headlines

Check out this great article featured in the Columbia Daily Tribune: Screenwriters, academics gather at Columbia's Stephens College (columbiatribune.com).

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