About the Author

Joanna completed her MA in Cinema Studies from New York University after receiving her BA in English and Film Studies at Mount Holyoke College. She has blogged about film and New Media since 2006, including contributing reviews to the online forum Elevate Difference (formerly Feminist Review) and weekly editorials for Man, I Love Films. You can now find her online at Filmoria, where she contributes film news, reviews, and features.

4 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. I’d love to see you do an aliens piece about “Aliens” 1986. That has to be an amazing piece of work from the viewpoint of a feminist. It’s most likely been done to death at this point, but still deserving of scholarly analysis. All the strongest and most talented characters in the film are women, and even the male android possesses feminine qualities. My writing partner pointed out your site to me. Glad he did. Cheers.

    • Thanks for stopping by! I agree, “Aliens” is a film that is almost tailor-made for consideration from a feminist perspective. There are a lot of intriguing issues regarding motherhood and the abject in that film. I’ve written a bit about cyborg theory and the abject (though not on this blog), and I think that ties in nicely as well. Perhaps I’ll write a post to discuss those sometime soon; I’ll be sure to let you know!

  2. Just a reminder that during the LAMBcast taping last week we talked about how common it is in animation to stress the “evil” nature of the antagonist by making them do things outside of the socially accepted norms for their genders. Disney is a great source of examples for this (check out the eye makeup on Jafar and Scar), but you can find it in almost every animated movie or TV show out there. It’s more common among male protagonists unless you consider that violence and bullying would be traditionally male traits, then you see it just about everywhere.

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