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Spring 2022
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Kareem Estefan
After the Palestine Liberation Organization withdrew from Beirut as a result of Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon, the most significant Palestinian film archive, comprising more than 100 documentaries, was nowhere to be found. This article examines ...
Yasmin Desouki
Documentarian and writer Atteyat al-Abnoudy was a fierce proponent of Egypt’s working class and marginalized communities. She carved indelible, haunting images onto the national psyche through her work, which is more prescient than ever. This essay ...
Cinta Pelejà
For decades, scholarly and popular literature have reproduced multiple stories about an alleged protest that the NAACP organized against the circulation and preservation of St. Louis Blues (1929), a Black-cast talkie that contains the only film ...
Phoebe Chen
This article analyzes the 1986 restoration of the first successful Technicolor II feature film, The Toll of the Sea (1922), which invoked Madame Butterfly tropes and fantasies of Asiatic femininity to amplify its spectacle of chromatic novelty. ...
Julianne Pidduck
This article reflects on the author’s research-creation project entitled After Hours Chez Madame Arthur as a speculative practice of archival media bricolage. After Hours was a multimedia installation returning to the 1970s lesbian bar Chez Madame ...

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Feminist Media Histories publishes original research, oral histories, primary documents, conference reports, and archival news on radio, television, film, video, digital technologies, and other media across a range of historical periods and global contexts. Inter-medial and trans-national in its approach, Feminist Media Histories examines the historical role gender has played in varied media technologies, and documents women’s engagements with these media as audiences, users and consumers, creators and executives, critics, writers and theorists, technicians and laborers, educators, activists, and librarians.

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