W.I.SS.PE.R (Women’s Impact on Silent Screen PErformance Reloaded)
The W.I.SS.PE.R (Women’s Impact on Silent Screen PErformance Reloaded) project website is now online!
W.I.S.S.PE.R is the Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral research project pursued by our fellow Elisa Uffreduzzi at Université libre de Bruxelles.
The project focuses on the study of women’s contribution to the improvement of European screen acting, both as theory and practice, during the silent era (namely between 1895 and 1930). The acronym “W.I.S.S.PE.R.” suggests that women’s influence as acting theorists, has been reduced to a “whisper” by traditional film historiography.
The principal aim of this research is to evaluate and valorize the impact of migrating European actresses-dancers on the theory and practice of screen acting, internationally, especially through choreographic conceptions and embodiments.