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Dr Margaretta Jolly

Post:Reader in Cultural Studies (Media and Film, Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies)
Other posts:Director (Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research)
Location:SILVERSTONE SB 130
Email:M.Jolly@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:3585
UK:01273 873585
International:+44 1273 873585

Research expertise:
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Biography

Margaretta Jolly is a cultural critic with a particular interest in life writing and life history. Her work has focused on auto/biography and oral history, feminist theory and social movement history.

Role

I am Reader in Cultural Studies with a specialism in Life Writing, Life History and Audio/Visual Life Story-telling, in the School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex. I direct the University's Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research.

See under 'Teaching' for more detail of my fields of interest, including areas of PhD supervision.

Community and Business

Consultancies    

I have undertaken a range of consultancies and training in oral history and life writing, including with the Open University and the International Labour Organisation.

 

Literary festivals and public lectures

I have worked as chair, interviewer and programmer for the Brighton Literary Festival, the Cheltenham Literary Festival, the Bath Literary Festival and Exeter's Text Festival, since 2004. I have also given public lectures including at The Women’s Library, London.

 

Television and radio

BBC Radio 4, 'Today Programme' on Mass Observation; Denham TV Productions for ITV, filmed for ‘Letters in the Attic’; Al-Jazeera TV, Filmed for ‘Everywoman’, on women’s social movements; Australian ABC Radio National, ‘The Book Show’, on the art of letter writing; Women’s Hour, Radio 4, on my book Dear Laughing Motorbyke: Letters from Women Welders; BBC Southern Counties Radio on the Mass-Observation Archive

 

Public bodies

2008-present       QueenSpark Books, Management Committee

2003-2007           Exeter Arts Council, Management Committee