​​​​​​​Selected Articles

Essay, “Kinuyo Tanaka’s The Eternal Breasts (Chibusa yo eien nare, 1955),” Senses of Cinema 86 (March 2018)

Article, Great Directors Essay on “Chantal Akerman,” Senses of Cinema 86 (February 2018) 

Essay, “Girlhood in Reverse: Jane Campion’s Two Friends,” Senses of Cinema 84 (September 2017)

Essay, ”Pre-Code Women: Dorothy Arzner’s Working Girls (1931),” Senses of Cinema 82 (February 2017)

Essay, “Two Ordinary People, One Special Day,” Senses of Cinema 81 (January 2017) Article, “Consuming the Apocalypse, Marketing Bunker Materiality,” Quarterly Review of Film and Video, March 17, 2016.

Article, “Stella Dallas: The Female Hero in the Maternal Melodrama,” Senses of Cinema 78, March 2016.

"Sex Radical Cinema by Carol Siegel,” (Review) Choice May 2016.

The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul by Gina Freitag and André 
Loiselle, eds.” (Review) Choice April 2016.

Borderland Films: American Cinema, Mexico, and Canada During the Progressive Era by Dominique Brégent-Heald,” (Review) Choice March 2016.

The Classical Mexican Cinema: The Poetics of the Exceptional Golden Age Films by Charles Ramirez Berg,” (Review) Choice January 2016.

Ten Arab Filmmakers: Political Dissent and Social Critique by Josef Gugler, ed.” (Review), Choice December 2015.

Sounding the Modern Woman: The Songstress in Chinese Cinema by Jean Ma,”(Review) Choice December 2015.

Latin American Cinema by Stephen M. Hart,” (Review) Choice November 2015.

New Voices in Arab Cinema by Roy Armes,” (Review) Choice August 2015.

Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945 by 
Weihong Bao,” (Review) Choice August 2015.

Lois Weber in Early Hollywood by Shelley Stamp,” (Review) Choice August 2015.

Critical Approaches to the Films of Robert Rodriguez by Frederick Luis Aldama, 
ed.” (Review) Choice August 2015.

Recycled Stars: Female Film Stardom in the Age of Television and Video by Mary R. Desjardins,” (Review) Choice July 2015.

Women’s Cinema, World Cinema: Projecting Contemporary Feminisms by Patricia White,” (Review) Choice June 2015.

"Magnolia : A Savage Attack on Masculinity and Whiteness," Senses of Cinema 74 (February, 2015).

"Bottled Up: The Treacherous Terrain of Poverty, Family, and Love," Film International June 1, 2014.

"Female Sexual Pleasure Unpunished in Bright Days Ahead," Film International May 14, 2014.

The Phantom of Liberty,” Senses of Cinema 70 (March 2014). 

“Surviving the Monster Mom: Child’s Pose,”Film International March 17, 2014.

The Narcissistic Sociopathology of Gender: Craig’s Wife and The Hitch-Hiker, Part 1, Film International March 2, 2014; and Part 2 March 9, 2014.

“Yayoi Kusama: The Orgy of Self-Obliteration,” Film International October 18, 2013.

“Reconsidering The Landscape of the Homoerotic Body in Claire Denis’s Beau Travail,” Film International September 10th, 2013.

“Alice Guy’s La Vie du Christ: A Feminist Vision of the Christ Tale,” Film International September 3, 2013.

“Life with Betty White: Performing the Authentic Proto-Feminist in Pioneering Early Television,” Film International August 6, 2013.

“The Politics of Critical Reception and the Marxist Feminist Sublime in Carlos Reygadas’ Post Tenebras Lux,” Film International July 8, 2013.

“Family Friendly Torture Porn,” Film International April 14, 2013.

“The Dialogics of Sisterly Advice in The Boarding School,” rpt. in The Norton Critical Edition of The Coquette and The Boarding School by Hannah Webster Foster; Jennifer Harris and Bryan Waterman, eds. New York: Norton, 2013: 402-408.


“Fifties Hysteria Returns: Doomsday Prepping in a Culture of Fear, Death, and Automatic Weapons,” Film International January 2, 2013.

“Capitalism Eats Itself: Gluttony and Coprophagia from Hoarders to La Grande Bouffe,” Film International September 4th, 2012.

"A Man Escaped by Robert Bresson (Review), Senses of Cinema 62 (March 2012).

“Embracing The Apocalypse: A World Without People,” Film International August 21, 2012.

“Subverting Capitalism and Blind Faith: Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs,” Film International July 29, 2012.

No Fear, No Die by Claire Denis,” Senses of Cinema 63 (July, 2012).

“Teaching Film in the Age of Transformation,” (co-written with Wheeler Winston Dixon), in Teaching Film, MLA “Options for Teaching Series,” Patrice Petro and Lucy Fischer, Eds. New York: Modern Language Association: 357 – 363, 2012.

La Ciénaga by Lucrecia Martel” Senses of Cinema 60 (2011).

“Women Filmmakers and Directors,” The St. James Women Filmmakers Encyclopedia: Women on the Other Side of the Camera. Amy Unterberger, ed. St. James Press, Farmington Hills, MI: 1998; rpt. Visible Ink Press January 5, 2011.

“Queer Aesthetics of Film Noir: Born to Kill,” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 28.1 (2011): 80-85.

The Colbert Report: Performing the News as Parody for the Postmodern Viewer,” Genre and Performance: Film and Television. Christine Cornea, ed. Manchester University Press, 2010: 113 – 129.

“Self-Stylization and Performativity in the Work of Yoko Ono, Yayoi Kusama and Mariko Mori,” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 27.4 (2010): 267-275.

My Son John and The Red Scare in Hollywood,” Senses of Cinema 51 (2009).

“The Corruption of the Family and the Disease of Whiteness in I Walked With a Zombie,” in A Family Affair: Cinema Calls Home. Murray Pomerance, ed. Wallflower Press, 2008: 149–159.

“Producers,” Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History. Oxford University Press, 2008: 384-386.

“Performing and Othering Class: Visions of Class-Passing in New York City,” in City 
That Never Sleeps. Murray Pomerance, Ed., Rutgers University Press, 2007: 151 – 165.


“Performing Modernity and Gender in the 1930s,” in Cinema and Modernity. Murray Pomerance,
ed. Rutgers University Press. 2006: 93–109.

“Experiments in Ethnography,” Jean Petrolle and Virginia Wright Wexman, Eds., Women and Experimental Filmmaking. University of Illinois Press, 2005: 177–191.

Interview, “Barbara Hammer,” in Film Voices: Interviews from Post Script, Gerald Duchovnay, ed., State University of New York Press, 2004: 109 – 127.

“Monstrosity and the Bad-White Body Film,” in Bad: Infamy, Darkness, Evil and Slime on Screen. Murray Pomerance, ed. State University of New York Press, 2004: 38-53.

“Women Filmmakers in British Sound Cinema,” in The Encyclopedia of British Film, Brian McFarlane, ed., London: Methuen Press /British Film Institute, 2003: 738. 

“Mira Nair,” Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers, Yvonne Tasker, ed., New York: Routledge Press, 2002: 263 – 272.

“Re/Constructing Lesbian Auto/Biographies in Tender Fictions and Nitrate Kisses” in Experimental Cinema: The Film Reader, edited by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster and Wheeler Winston Dixon, Routledge, 2002: 283-297.

“Über Freundschaft, Humor und Zusammenarbeit,” (German translation of “Character Zone: An Interview with Trinh T. Minh-ha,” Countervisions: Asian American Film Criticism, Sandra Liu and Darrell Y. Hamamoto, eds., Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2000, 204 – 220). Trans. Katja Wiedersphan and Dagmar Fink; Secession: Trinh T. Minh-Ha Texts. Secession Publications, Vienna, Austria, 2001: 17-20.

 “The Post-Colonial Vision of The Great White of Lambaréné,” Popular Culture Review, 11.2 (Summer 2000): 113- 119.

“Feminist Theory and the Performance of Lesbian Desire in Persona,Ingmar Bergman’s Persona, Lloyd Michaels, ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000: 130-146.

“Diasporic Representations of Identity and Space in the Films of Mira Nair,” Deep Focus: A Film Quarterly 7.3/4  (1999): 47 –58.

“The Women in High Noon: The Metanarrative of Difference,” The Films of Fred Zinnemann, Arthur Nolletti, ed., State University of New York Press, 1999: 93-102.

“Performativity and Gender in Alice Guy’s La Vie du Christ,” Film Criticism 23.1 (Fall, 1998): 6-17.

“Safi Faye: Ethnographic Films and Questions of Subjectivity,” Popular Culture Review 9.2 (August 1998): 19-29.

“Third World Women’s Cinema: If the Subaltern Speaks, Will We Listen? “ Interventions: Gender, Ideology and Third World Feminisms, Bishnupriya Ghosh and Brinda Bose, eds., Chandra Mohanty, Series Editor, (Garland, 1997): 213-226.

“Crossdressing and Disruptions of Identity in The Dalton Girls,” Film Criticism 20.3  (Spring 1996): 24-33.

“No Male Frontal Nudity: The Denial of Female Fetishism in Hollywood Cinema,” The Mid-Atlantic Almanack 4 (1995): 32-42. 

“Looking in the Mirror: Women Filmmakers; A Bibliographic Essay,” Transformations 6.1 (Spring, 1995): 39-57.

“The Dialogic Margins of Conduct Fiction: Hannah Webster Foster’s The Boarding School,” Journal of American Studies Association of Texas 25 (October 1994): 59-72.

“Wordsworth Renarrated in Victorian Conduct Literature,” The Friend: Comment on Romanticism 2. 2 (October 1993): 1-8.

“Troping the Body: Etiquette Texts and Performance,” Text and Performance Quarterly 13.1 (January 1993): 79-96. 

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