Book Review

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

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...

Dumitrescu’s mediative reading of Ensing’s Watermarks turns into a metaphysical reflection on the materiality and intellectual nature of our reading experiences.


Oliver Kenny reviews Ahmed Elbeshlawy’s monograph addressing the contentious cinema of Lars von Trier and his female protagonists.


Mennel’s 2019 monograph Women at Work in Twenty-first-century European Cinema analyses the increased attention given to women’s work in films of various genres. Regular MAI contributor...

Sarah Banet-Weiser’s timely book offers powerful conceptual tools for thinking about popular feminism and its correlative misogyny, argues McNeill.


Tessa Nunn discusses the topical Heroines by Kate Zambreno as a poetic memoir and a pertinent critique of sexism in academia and mental health care.



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