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Sinéad Edmonds

Current Research

Subverting Patriarchal Myths: Feminism and Women Directors in Exploitation Film

My research explores the work of women who worked as directors in exploitation film, looking at the production, content, and legacy of their work and exploring the relationship between women's authorship and feminist film theory. My thesis addresses the industrial context of the production of their work, alongside analysis of the content of the films they produced from a feminist perspective. My research is funded by a CADRE scholarship.

Supervisor: Professor Rachel Moseley

Conference Papers

'“Keep Your Eyes to Yourself” - Women Directors and The Exploitation Slasher' Cine-Excess 15, [online], October 2021.

'“It Was the Only Way I Could Work” - Exploitation Film, Problematic Material and Feminist Histories of Cinema.' Doing Women's Film and Television History V, [online], July 2021.

'Humanoids from the Deep (1980) and female authorship in the Exploitation Film' Department of Film and Television Studies Research Day, University of Warwick [online], May 2021.

'Subverting Patriarchal Myths: Feminism and Women Directors in Exploitation Film', Horror, Cult and Exploitation Media IV, [online], May 2021.

'Reversing Expectations: The Female Director in Exploitation Film', genre/nostalgia, [online], January 2021.



Autumn Term
FI114: Film and Television Analysis

Spring Term
FI251: Post-Classical Hollywood


I completed my undergraduate degree at Coventry University in Psychology (BSc) in 2011. After working in the higher education sector for a number of years, I went on to complete a master’s degree in Culture, Communication and Media from Coventry University in 2020. I have previously written for Screen QueensLink opens in a new window.

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Twitter: sinead_edmonds

Woman wearing a silver dress sitting on a chair behind a background of red drapes

The Velvet Vampire (1971)

Girls in a bedroom where a man stands menacingly behind them

The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)