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Ms Eve Benhamou

Ms Eve Benhamou

Ms Eve Benhamou

Film and Television (PhD)

Research summary

Eve Benhamou is a PhD candidate at the University of Bristol. Her research examines how Disney contemporary animated features (2008-2016) revisit Hollywood film genres, considering more particularly aspects of gender constructions and aesthetics. Her article “Freezing versus wrecking: Reworking the superhero genre in Disney’s Frozen (2013) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012)” was published in Animation Practice, Process & Production in 2016. She has co-organised 2016’s “Reimagining Beauty and the Beast” interdisciplinary conference, and has administrated the 5th Annual BAFTSS Conference under the direction of Prof. Sarah Street (2017). She is the co-convenor of the BAFTSS Special Interest Group on ...

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Biography

Eve Benhamou is a PhD candidate in Film Studies at the University of Bristol (funded by the University of Bristol Research Scholarship).

She completed an MA in History and Film at the University of Warwick (distinctions), during which she worked on postfeminism and gender constructions in Disney and Pixar 2010s animated fairy tales, focusing on the film texts, their production, marketing and merchandising.

Her thesis explores genre within Disney's contemporary feature-length animation (2006-2016), focusing more particularly on gender constructions, elements of aesthetics and narrative.

Her research interests also revolve around issues of race and gender in mainstream animation and ...

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