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Agata Frymus

BA (Hons): Film and Media and Cultural Studies, University of the West of England MA: Film and Television Studies, University of Bristol



Thesis - European Stars in the Discourse of 1920's America

My thesis examines the representation of European female stars in the context of the 1920s in America. I focus on star personas of Pola Negri, Vilma Bánky and Jetta Goudal. I am supervised by Prof. Andrew Higson. 



My main research interests include star studies and the history of sexuality and gender representations in Hollywood, with emphasis on silent film. I am a current recipient of White Rose Scholarship of Arts and Humanities and a former recipient of Bristol Alumni Foundation award.



Selected Conference Papers

‘White Perfection: The Image of Vilma Bánky in America of the 1920s’, Film and History Conference, Madison, Wisconsin

Mulattos and Birth of a Nation’, In the Shadow of The Birth of a Nation: A Centennial Assessment of Griffith's Film, UCL, London

‘Egyptomania and Early British Cinema’, British Silent Film Festival, Kings College, London

‘The Eternal Camp: The Construction of Pola Negri’s Star Persona in 1920s America’, Evil Women and The Feminine: Interdisciplinary Conference, Lisbon

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Ms Agata Frymus
Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media