A bibliography of books, special journal issues and some individual articles published about feminism and film from the 1970s onwards, women filmmakers and women’s cinema.
Note: This list is a WORK IN PROGRESS. I’m adding as I go. Feel free to add suggestions in the comments below.
‘Eleanor Perry: One Woman in Film’ interviewed by Kay Loveland and Estelle Changas, Film Comment Vol. 7 No. 1 (Spring 1971)
‘The Role of Women in Seven Women‘ by Nancy Schwartz, The Velvet Light Trap Vol. 1 No. 2 (1971)
‘Review: Woman’s Film’ by Ruth McCormick,, Cineaste 4, no. 3 (1971): 40 – 41.
Film Library Quarterly (Women in Film) Vol. 5 No. 1 (Winter 1971-72)
Women and Film: A Resource Handbook, Bernice Sandler et al, (Washington, D.C.: Association of American Colleges, 1972).
Films By and/or About Women: Directory of Filmmakers, Films and Distributors Internationally, Past and Present by Laura X, Women’s History Research Center, Berkeley, 1972.
‘Women’s Liberation Cinema’ by Ruth McCormick, Cineaste Vol. 5, No. 2 (Spring 1972)
Take One (Women in Film) Vol. 3 No. 2 (February 1972)
‘Brigitte Bardot and the Lolita Syndrome by Simone de Beauvoir’ reviewed by ReneeDelforge, Cineaste Vol. V No. 3 (Summer 1972)
‘Penelope Gilliatt: an interview by James Childs’, Vol. 8 No. 2 Film Comment (Summer 1972)
‘Women Directors: 150 filmographies’ by Richard Henshaw, Film Comment Vol. 8 No. 4 (Nov-Dec 1972)
‘The Revenge of Pirate Jenny: A Very Curious Girl Part One’ by Karyn Kay and ‘The Eternal Return of Circe: A Very Curious Girl Part Two’ by Diane Waldman, Velvet Light Trap, (No. 9 Summer 1973).
‘Dorothy Arzner’s Dance, Girl, Dance’ by Karyn Kay and Gerald Peary, Velvet Light Trap, No. 10 (Fall 1973).
Popcorn Venus; Women, Movies & the American Dream by Marjorie Rosen (New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1973)
‘Aspects of British Feminist Film Theory: A Critical Evaluation of Texts by Claire Johnston and Pam Cook.’ by E. Ann Kaplan, Jump Cut, no. 2 (1974): 52-55.
Work 1961-73 by Yvonne Rainer, (Halifax; New York: The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; New York University Press, 1974).
From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies by Molly Haskell (New English Library, 1974)
Women & Their Sexuality in the New Film by Joan Mellen (Horizon Press, 1974)
The Work of Dorothy Arzner: Towards a Feminist Cinema, edited by Claire Johnston, (London: British Film Institute, 1975)
Women Who Make Movies by Sharon Smith (Hopkinson and Blake, 1975)
Early Women Directors: Their Role in the Development of Silent Cinema by Anthony Slide (New Jersey: A. S. Barnes & Co, 1977)
Women and the Cinema: A Critical Anthology, edited by Karyn Kay and Gerald Peary (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1977)
Women in Film Noir, edited by E. Ann Kaplan, (London: British Film Institute, 1978).
Quarterly Review of Film Studies (Feminist and Ideological Criticism) Vol. 3 No. 4 (Fall 1978)
‘The Crisis of Naming in Feminist Film Criticism‘ by B. Ruby Rich, Jump Cut No. 19 (December 1978)
Sexual Stratagems: The World of Women in Film, edited by Patricia Erens, (New York: Horizon Press, 1979). Includes filmographies of women directors in appendix. Contains several articles and references from W+F.
Women’s Reflections: The Feminist Film Movement by Jan Rosenberg (Ann Arbour: UMI Research Press), adapted from her thesis published in 1979.