Fjoralba Miraka

Fjoralba Miraka is a research student at Roehampton University and teaching associate, with a research focus on ‘Women, Movie Brats and Sexual Politics in the era of Hollywood Renaissance’. She holds an MA Degree in American Literature and Culture and a BA Degree in English Language and Philology, both from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She has presented in national and international conferences and received the Arthur Smith Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the Fran Trust, for her participation in the Women and New Hollywood conference, Maynooth University, Ireland. She occasionally contributes essays at the WFTHN blog ( and writes film reviews of Albanian films for the online magazine Sbunker ( In 2019, her entry on the History of Feminist Film Theory will be published in the first International Encyclopaedia of Gender, Media, and Communication by Wiley Blackwell, which constitutes the latest project in the ICA series of Sub-disciplinary Encyclopaedias of Communication.


Fjoralba Miraka re-reads Barbara Loden’s Wanda as a representation of class politics that works to reclaim the road movie genre from the romanticised notion of the lone hero on the road and replaces it with the motif of a woman on the run.


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