Nasty Women Bibliography
Related works by project co-curators
Maggie Hennefeld, Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes (Columbia University Press, 2018).
Laura Horak, Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema, 1908-1934 (Rutgers University Press, 2017).
Hennefeld, Maggie, Laura Horak, and Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi. “Feminist Catastrophe Against Disaster Patriarchy: Curating Cinema’s First Nasty Women.” Modernism/modernity. July 28, 2021. https://modernismmodernity.org/forums/posts/hennefeld-horak-rongen-kaynakci-feminist-catastrophe.
Hennefeld, Maggie. “Looking for Léontine: My Obsession with a Forgotten Screen Queen.” Los Angeles Review of Books. September 24, 2019. https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/looking-for-leontine-my-obsession-with-a-forgotten-screen-queen/.
Hennefeld, Maggie, and Laura Horak. “The Nasty Women of Silent Cinema.” Ms. Magazine, October 25, 2017. https://msmagazine.com/2017/10/25/nasty-women-silent-cinema/.
Hennefeld, Maggie. “Death from Laughter, Female Hysteria, and Early Cinema.” differences (2016): 45-92.
Hennefeld, Maggie. “Destructive Metamorphosis: The Comedy of Female Catastrophe and Feminist Film Historiography.” Discourse 36, no. 2 (2014): 176–206.
Hennefeld, Maggie. “Editor’s Introduction: Toward a Feminist Politics of Comedy and History.” Feminist Media Histories 3, no. 2 (Spring 2017): 1–14.
Hennefeld, Maggie. “Miniature Women, Acrobatic Maids, and Self-Amputating Domestics: Comediennes of the Trick Film.” Early Popular Visual Culture 13, no. 2 (2015): 134–151.
Hennefeld, Maggie. “Slapstick Comediennes in Transitional Cinema: Between Body and Medium.” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies 29, no. 2 (86) (2014): 85–117.
Hennefeld, Maggie. “Women’s Hats and Silent Film Spectatorship: Between Ostrich Plume and Moving Image.” Film History 28, no. 3 (2016): 24–53.
Horak, Laura. “‘Would You like to Sin with Elinor Glyn?’ Film as a Vehicle of Sensual Education.” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies 25, no. 2 (74) (2010): 75–117.
Horak, Laura. “Cross-Dressing and Transgender Representation in Swedish Cinema, 1908–2017.” European Journal of Scandinavian Studies 47, no. 2 (2017): 377–397.
Horak, Laura. “Cross-Dressing in Griffith’s Biograph Films: Humor, Heroics, and Edna ‘Billy’ Foster’s Good Bad Boys.” In A Companion to D.W. Griffith, ed. Charlie Keil. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018. 284–308.
Horak, Laura. “Landscape, Vitality, and Desire: Cross-Dressed Frontier Girls in Transitional-Era American Cinema.” Cinema Journal 52, no. 4 (Summer 2013): 74–98.
Horak, Laura. “Queer Crossings: Greta Garbo, National Identity, and Gender Deviance.” In Silent Cinema & the Politics of Space, eds. Jennifer M. Bean, Anupama Kapse, and Laura Horak. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2014. 270–94
Horak, Laura. “Sex, Politics and Swedish Silent film: Mauritz Stiller’s Feminism Comedies of the 1910s.” Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 4(3) (September 2014): 193-208.
Horak, Laura. “Tracing the History of Trans and Gender Variant Filmmakers.” Spectator: The University of Southern California Journal of Film & Television 37, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 9–20.
Duckett, Victoria. “Interview with Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam, January 7, 2015.” Feminist Media Histories 2, no. 1 (January 1, 2016): 175–97.
Fossati, Giovanna, Victoria Jackson, Bregt Lameris, Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi, Sarah Street, and Joshua Yumibe, eds. The Colour Fantastic: Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018.
Olesen, Christian. “Found Footage Photogénie: An Interview with Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi and Mark-Paul Meyer.” NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, November 8, 2013. https://necsus-ejms.org/found-footage-photogenie-an-interview-with-elif-rongen-kaynakci-and-mark-paul-meyer/.
Rongen-Kaynakçi, Elif, and Rob Byrne. “Amsterdam – The Resurrection of The Spanish Dancer.” Journal of Film Preservation, no. 86 (April 2012): 124–28.
Further Recommended Reading
Acker, Ally. Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema 1896-Present. Continuum Publishing Group, 1993.
Balides, Constance. “Scenarios of Exposure in the Practice of Everyday Life: Women in the Cinema of Attractions.” Screen (1983): 28.
Banks, Miranda, Ralina Joseph, Shelley Stamp, Michele White, eds. “Genealogies of Feminist Media Studies.” Feminist Media Histories 4, no. 2 (2018).
Bean, Jennifer. “Introduction: Toward a Feminist Historiography of Early Cinema.” In Feminist Reader in Early Cinema, eds. Jennifer Bean and Diane Negra. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002.
Bean, Jennifer. Flickers of Desire: Movie Stars of the 1910s. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2011.
Beckman, Karen. Vanishing Women: Magic, Film and Feminism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003.
Bowser, Eileen. The Transformation of Cinema: 1907-1915. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
Bruno, Giuliana. Streetwalking on a Ruined Map: Cultural Theory and the City Films of Elvira Notari. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992.
Callahan, Vicki, ed. Reclaiming the Archive: Feminism and Film History. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2010.
Dixon, Bryony. “The Relationship between Archives and Festivals: Reflections on the British Silent Film Festival.” Film Festival Yearbook 5: Archival Film Festivals, ed. Alex Marlow-Mann. St Andrews: St Andrews Film Books, 2013. 105–115.
Field, Allyson Nadia. Uplift Cinema: the Emergence of African American Film and the Possibility of Black Modernity. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.
Flynn, Peter. “How Bridget Was Framed: The Irish Domestic in Early Cinema: 1895-1917.” Cinema Journal no. 50.2 (2011): 1-20.
Gaines, Jane M. “World Women: Still Circulating Silent Era Film Prints.” Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media 51, no. 2 (2010): 283–303.
Gaines, Jane M. Pink-Slipped: What Happened to Women in the Silent Film Industries? Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2018.
Gates, Racquel. “Art and Artifact: Pioneers of African-American Cinema and Its Contemporary Relevance.” Film Quarterly 70, no. 2 (December 1, 2016): 88–93.
Gledhill, Christine. ed., special dossier on “Transnationalizing Women’s Film History.” Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media no. 51.2 (2010).
Glenn, Susan. Female Spectacle: The Theatrical Roots of Modern Feminism. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000.
Gordon, Rae. Why the French Love Jerry Lewis: From Cabaret to Early Cinema. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2002.
Griffiths, Alison. Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.
Groo, Katherine. Bad Film Histories: Ethnography and the Early Archive. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019.
Hansen, Miriam. Babel and Babylon Spectatorship in American Silent Film. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994.
Hastie, Amelie. Cupboards of Curiosity: Women, Recollecting, and Film History. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007.
Higashi, Sumiko. “Vitagraph Stardom: Constructing Personalities.” In Reclaiming the Archive: Feminism and Film History. Wayne State University Press, 2010.
Keil, Charles and Shelley Stamp, eds. American Cinema’s Transitional Era: Audiences, Institutions, Practices. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004.
Kibler, Alison. Rank Ladies: Gender and Cultural Hierarchy in American Vaudeville. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999.
King, Rob. The Fun Factory: The Keystone Film Company and the Emergence of Mass Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008.
Kuhn, Annette. Women’s Pictures: Feminism and Cinema. Routledge and K. Paul, 1982.
Landay, Lori. Madcaps, Screwballs, and Con Women: The Female Trickster in American Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.
Lowe, Denise. An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films, 1895-1930. New York: Haworth Press, 2005.
Mahar, Karen Ward. Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Massa, Steve. Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy. Albany: BearManor Media, 2017.
Maurice, Alice. The Cinema and Its Shadow: Race and Technology in Early Cinema. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013.
Mayne, Judith. Woman at the Keyhole: Feminism and Women’s Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.
McMahan, Alison. Alice Guy Blaché: Lost Visionary of the Cinema. New York: Continuum, 2002.
Mizejewski, Linda. Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015.
Potter, Susan. Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema. IL: University of Illinois Press, 2019.
Rabinovitz, Lauren. Electric Dreamland: Amusement Parks, Movies, and American Modernity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.
Rabinovitz, Lauren. For the Love of Pleasure: Women, Movies, and Culture in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago. New Brunswick: Rutgers, 1998.
Rapf, Joanna. “Marie Dressler.” In Idols of Modernity: Movie Stars of the 1920s. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2010.
Rich, B. Ruby. Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement. Durham: Duke University Press, 1998.
Rowe, Kathleen. The Unruly Woman. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011.
Russo, Mary. The Female Grotesque: Risk, Excess, Modernity. United Kingdom: Routledge, 1994.
Schlüpmann, Heide. The Uncanny Gaze: The Drama of Early German Cinema. Translated by Inga Pollmann. Foreword by Miriam Hansen. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2010.
Shore, Amy. Suffrage and the Silver Screen. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2014.
Sloan, Kay. “Sexual Warfare in the Silent Cinema: Comedies and Melodramas of Woman Suffragism.” American Quarterly no. 4 (1981): 419.
Stamp, Shelley. “Editor’s Introduction.” Feminist Media Histories, no. 1 (2015): 1-3.
Stamp, Shelley. Lois Weber in Early Hollywood. Oakland: University of California Press, 2015.
Stamp, Shelley. Movie Struck Girls: Women and Motion Picture Culture After the Nickelodeon. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2000.
Stewart, Jacqueline Najuma. Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.
Sturtevant, Victoria. A Great Big Girl Like Me: The Films of Marie Dressler. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2009.
Tomkins, Kyla Wazana. Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the 19th Century. New York: New York University Press, 2012.
Waggoner, Linda. Starring Red Wing!: The Incredible Career of Lilian M. St. Cyr, the First Native American Film Star. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2019.
Wagner, Kristen Anderson. Comic Venus: Women and Comedy in American Silent Film. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2018.
Williams, Tami. Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2014.