Welcome to SRN 2023!

“Gender and the Female Gaze”

September 20-23, 2023

Stephens College

Columbia, Missouri

The Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) is comprised of scholars, writers, and practice-based researchers. Started in 2006, the network currently has 700 members from 50+ countries. The 15th annual conference is organized by the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting and the School of Integrative Studies at Stephens College. The arts and humanities thrive in Columbia, Missouri, as dozens of on- and off-campus performances occur year-round at Stephens, making the College one of Columbia’s premier centers for the performing arts.

Coming from a host college that focuses on female participation in the arts, the conference theme “Gender and the Female Gaze” will discuss the contributions of female screenwriters and the plethora of female-focused stories told on screen from the Silent Era through the modern-day.


If you have questions about the event after perusing this page and included links, email Dr. Rosanne Welch.




Conference poster designed by Grace Bailey and Savana “SJ” Johnson.  Click to download it for your social media needs.

"A Star is Born" Fashion Gallery Exhibit

How Fashion Supported Screenwriters to Create Iconic Female Characters

Located in Lela Raney Wood Hall, Mezzanine, and open during the SRN Conference for your enjoyment.

Audience Menu