We are happy to announce that you will see new books coming from assistant acquisitions editor Mariah Schaefer in the near future. Mariah has been working on charting the future of the Women and Film History International series—she has added a new series editor, expanded the purview, and developed a new title with the series editors: Women’s Media History Now! Please join us in congratulating Mariah on her well-deserved new acquisitions responsibilities and in welcoming Sangita Gopal to the series board!!
Women’s Media History Now! was established in 2009 to promote the groundbreaking research of a new generation of motion picture historians, who opened up the previously unknown and unexplored work of women in world film history. Originally called Women and Film History International, the series is global in scope and investigates the significance of women’s contributions to film, television, broadcast, audiovisual, print, digital, and social media history by taking advantage of archival discoveries and new materials. The series editors seek monographs and edited collections that explore women’s media histories through a variety of lenses (including feminism, intersectionality, decoloniality, politics, ecology, intermediality, materialism, science, and technology). Of particular interest are projects that address histories, problems, and issues raised by gendered historiography, such as the relations between past and present and between women’s histories and the work of women now.
Some of the more recent titles in the series include:
Illuminating and astute, Movie Workers is a first-of-its-kind examination of the unsung women whose invisible work brought British filmmaking to the screen.
An invaluable collection of rare archival sources, Movie Mavens reveals women’s essential contribution to the creation of American film culture.
In Queer Timing, Susan Potter offers a counter-history that reorients accepted views of lesbian representation and spectatorship in early cinema.
Filled with challenging insights and new close readings, Subject to Reality sheds light on a profound and unexamined history of feminist documentaries while revealing their influence on the filmmakers of today.