Elspeth Mitchell

Elspeth Mitchell


My doctoral project examines theories of 'the girl' and the moving image in reference to films and artworks by Chantal Akerman and Eija-Liisa Ahtila and the philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir and Luce Irigaray.

Visual culture, Film theory/philosophy; feminist theory; sexual difference; experimental film and video practices; representations of the body;

My research has been made possible with the generosity of the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) studentship.


Events Organised 

A Feminist Space at Leeds: Looking Back to Think Forward, 16-17 December 2017, University of Leeds.  
Feminist Readings: Theory, Practice and Politics of Reading Today, 15-16 April 2016, University of Leeds Keynote speakers: Prof. Anne Berger and Prof. Tuija Pulkkinen.

PGR Rep 2015-2016



  • BA History of Art
  • MA Cultural Studies