Alison McMahan has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines such as Filmmaker, Millimiter, American Cinematographer and The Independent. In addition she has written  academic papers on the topics of film history, digital media, and virtual reality. Here is a selection.

"Identifying a Feminist Address in Early Cinema," Paper for the Women and Silent Screen Conference, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, November 2001.

"Sentient VR Environment Design: The Memesis Project" Poster for the COSIGN 2001 Conference, September 2001, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

"Interactive Television: The Hyperserial" Console-ing Passions Conference, July 2001, Bristol, UK

"The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Interactive Fiction: The Case of The Sims", GAMECULTURES, International Conference at the Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, UK 29 June - 1 July, 2001.

McMahan, Alison, Ph.D., "To Heal the Gap between Subject and Protagonist: Restoring Female Agency with Immersion and Interactivity," Paper for ASCA Mini-Conference, June 8, 2001, Amsterdam

"Race Pictures Before Race Cinema: An Analysis of A Fool and His Money (Alice Guy Blaché, Solax, 1912)." Society for Cinema Studies Conference, Chicago, May 2001.

"Social Stage, Simulacra, Civilzation™" paper on city-simulation games given at SCREEN studies conference, Glasgow, July 2000.

“Biography of Alice Guy” in Contemporary Issues, International Film Festival of Loulé: The Feminine Look: Women in Literature and Cinema, Film Festival Catalogue, 17-23 June 2000, Loulé: Camara Municipal de Loulé, June 2000, pp. 31-38.


"The Quest for Motion: Moving Pictures and Flight" in Visual Delights: Essays on the Popular and Projected Image in the 19th Century, edited by Simon Popple and Vanessa Toulmin, Trowbridge, UK: Flicks Books, 2000, pp. 181-193.

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