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Melanie Williams

Professor of Film and Television Studies, University of East Anglia

Melanie Williams specialises in the study of British cinema with a particular emphasis on issues of gender. Her publications include British Women's Cinema, Prisoners of Gender: Women in the Films of J. Lee Thompson, Ealing Revisited, Shane Meadows: Critical Essays, Mamma Mia: Perspectives on a Cultural Phenomenon, David Lean, Female Stars of British Cinema, Transformation and Tradition in 1960s British Cinema, and a forthcoming BFI Film Classic book on A Taste of Honey.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer of Film and Television, University of East Anglia
  • 2020–present
    Professor, University of East Anglia