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Melanie Williams

Reader in 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, and David Lean. She is currently working on an AHRC-funded collaborative project on British cinema of the 1960s.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer of Film and Television, University of East Anglia
  • –present
    Reader , UEA