Biography

Yvonne Tasker is Professor of Film Studies, Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Her research is broadly concerned with the politics of popular culture.  In current and recent work Yvonne has explored these issues in relation to popular constructions of “postfeminism”; gender and military culture on screen; action and adventure narratives; crime television. 

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Tasker, Y.

(2017)

Military Women in Cinema: War Stories and Future Worlds,

in The Palgrave International Handbook of Gender and the Military.

Palgrave Macmillan

pp. 493-507

ISBN 978-1-137-51676-3

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Tasker, Y.

(2016)

Contested masculinities: The action film, the war film, and the western,

in The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Gender.

Taylor and Francis Inc.

pp. 111-120

ISBN 9781138924956

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Tasker, Y., Steenberg, L.

(2016)

Women Warriors from Chivalry to Vengeance,

in Women of Ice and Fire : Gender, Game of Thrones, and Multiple Media Engagement.

Bloomsbury

pp. 171-192

ISBN 978-1-5013-0290-9

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Tasker, Y.

(2016)

Sensation/investigation: Crime television and the action aesthetic,

in New Review of Film and Television Studies

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(3)

pp. 304-323

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Tasker, Y.

(2015)

The Hollywood Action and Adventure Film,

Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN 9780470659250

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Tasker, Y.

(2014)

British Action and Adventure: A National Take on a Global Genre,

in Frames Cinema Journal

(6)

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Negra, D., Tasker, Y.

(2013)

Neoliberal frames and genres of inequality: Recession-era chick flicks and male-centred corporate melodrama,

in European Journal of Cultural Studies

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(3)

pp. 344-361

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Tasker, Y.

(2012)

Television Crime Drama and Homeland Security: From Law & Order to "Terror TV",

in Cinema Journal

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(4)

pp. 44-65

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Tasker, Y.

(2012)

Bodies and Genres in Transition: Girlfight and Real Women have Curves,

in Genre and Gender: Cross-Currents in Postwar Cinema.

University of Illinois Press

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Tasker, Y.

(2011)

Dynamic Erections on the Road to Nowhere? Lead essay for booklet accompanying DVD release of Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs (1974),

(Other contribution)

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Tasker, Y.

(2011)

Enchanted by Postfeminism,

in Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema.

Routledge

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Tasker, Y.

(2011)

Haunting Crime: the Gothic, the Grotesque and the Paranormal,

in Flow

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(7)

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Tasker, Y.

(2011)

Permissive British Cinema? Essay for booklet accompanying DVD release of Deep End (1970),

(Other contribution)

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Tasker, Y.

(2011)

Soldiers' Stories: Military Women in Cinema and Television since WWII,

Duke University Press

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Tasker, Y.

(2010)

Action Television/Crime Television: Sensation and Attraction,

in Flow

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(2)

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Tasker, Y.

(2010)

"Aging and Action Authenticity",

(Other contribution)

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Tasker, Y.

(2010)

Fifty Contemporary Film Directors,

Routledge

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Tasker, Y.

(2010)

Vision and Visibility: Women Filmmakers, Contemporary Authorship and Feminist Film Studies,

in Reclaiming the Archive: Feminism and Film History.

Wayne State University Press

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Tasker, Y., Atakav, E.

(2010)

The Hurt Locker: Male intimacy, violence and the Iraq war movie,

in Sine

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Tasker, Y.

(2009)

"Comic Situations/Endless War: MASH and war as entertainment",

in War isn't Hell, It's Entertainment.

McFarland

pp. 132-49

ISBN 9780786435586

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Key Research Interests

Research is broadly concerned with the politics of popular culture, gender, race and sexuality in film and television, postfeminist media culture, security, trauma and loss in crime television, military women in film and television since World War II.  

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate teaching:

Key Issues in Film Studies

Gender and Genre in Contemporary Cinema

Crime and Investigation in Contemporary US Television

 

MA teaching:

Gender and Genre in Contemporary Cinema