Book Review

Personal responses to feminist writing and reassessment of canonical, overlooked or forgotten and new/emerging texts from a feminist perspective.

Austin’s Monstrous Youth demonstrates how monsters have become potent symbols of adolescent deviance and rebellion.


While rather uneven, Gendered Defenders forms a strong contribution to the scholarly debate on the representation of women on the screen.


Cassigneul reads They Call it Love to praise Gotby for upholding the radical politics of care against heterosexual romantic traditions.


Sadri reviews a new study of the parallels between newspaper comic strips created by and featuring women, and the feminist movement in the US.


Neela Bhattacharya Saxena immerses herself in Usha Akella’s newly published powerful volume of feminist poetry.


Casini’s important new ethnographic study of MRI work and its human and non-human effects, reviewed by Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė.


Sweet reviews the collection of essays edited by Frankel which precisely documents new fourth wave feminist trends in representing women in TV.


Cooke’s collection of essays is a subversive intersectional chorus aiming to decipher the gendered ideologies of the Western culture.


Kate Ince’s book is a comprehensive study on Mia Hansen- Løve, documenting how her early career impacted the later practice of the filmmaker.


Sadri ruminates and reflects on This One Sky Day, the magical and important ne...


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