To my knowledge, my PhD is the first ever depth study of Woman’s Weekly (WW) magazine. Focusing on the years 1918 to 1955, I will examine WW within its socio-historical context, and contribute significantly to understandings of the social culture of early-mid 20th-century lower-middle class British housewives. In addition to my thesis, I aim to edit a popular collection of WW extracts and curate a museum exhibition based on my research.
My research project aims to establish whether the inclusion of explanatory audiodescription is an effective means of aiding accessibility to the emotional content of television and film texts in young audiences on the autistic disorder spectrum. Audiodescription (AD) is a secondary sound track added to film, television programmes and other art forms to facilitate access to visual semiotics for blind and partially-sighted audiences.
How can Independent Black Publishing make a positive impact within the creative industry? This project will examine the history of small and Independent Black Publishers in Britain, starting with the first issue of RACE, published in 1960 by the Institute of Race Relations and concluding in the 1990s.