Critical Reflection

Always radical, always engaged, always personal. Either scholarly or polemic writing that engages with feminist visual culture and feminist theory and history from a contemporary perspective. Our authors provide ground for reassessment of existing paradigms or subversive recuperation and reinterpretation.

Female documentary filmmakers who seek to re-tell their mothers’ stories create opportunities to re-negotiate and re-invest in the lost, interrupted or ‘slipping away’ maternal relation.<...

‘It’s difficult not to fall in love with danger unless it makes us squirm. What if you would drink the water from the red river, then? What if the Jordan was, in fact, red?’

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Following on from her two edited volumes on female authorship and documentary practices (co-edited with Anna Backman Rogers), Boel Ulfsdotter reads Nahid Persson Sarvestani’s work as a form ...

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...

Daisy Patton has been a compulsive collector of discarded family photographs since 2014, a daring colourist whose expressive overpaintings magnify photography and transgress media boundaries to por...

For decades, women practising subjective nonfiction filmmaking have worked to develop a language that speaks to their individual perspective while also inviting and including differing perspectives...

Based on the 1993 novel by Jeffrey Eugenides, Sofia Coppola’s 1999 film The Virgin Suicides offers a provocative examination of sublimity, specifically in its relation to gendered notion...

The three research-creation events discussed in the paper disrupt chronological time through queer and trans theories of time, Afrofuturism, and Indigenous futurism and ...

Renold & Ringrose develop a phEmaterialist approach to examine how gender and sexuality matter for children and young people today.

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Tamboukou asks how to conceptualise the researcher and the archive as an assemblage rather than as separate and independent entities.

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The team of MAI supporters and contributors is always expanding. We’re honoured to have a specialist collective of editors, whose enthusiasm & talent gave birth to MAI.

However, to turn our MAI dream into reality, we also relied on assistance from high-quality experts in web design, development and photography. Here we’d like to acknowledge their hard work and commitment to the feminist cause. Our feminist ‘thank you’ goes to:


Dots+Circles – a digital agency determined to make a difference, who’ve designed and built our MAI website. Their continuous support became a digital catalyst to our idealistic project.
Guy Martin – an award-winning and widely published British photographer who’s kindly agreed to share his images with our readers

Chandler Jernigan – a talented young American photographer whose portraits hugely enriched the visuals of MAI website
Matt Gillespie – a gifted professional British photographer who with no hesitation gave us permission to use some of his work
Julia Carbonell – an emerging Spanish photographer whose sharp outlook at contemporary women grasped our feminist attention
Ana Pedreira – a self-taught Portuguese photographer whose imagery from women protests beams with feminist aura
And other photographers whose images have been reproduced here: Cezanne Ali, Les Anderson, Mike Wilson, Annie Spratt, Cristian Newman, Peter Hershey