Maggie Hennefeld

Maggie Hennefeld

Year entered: 2008

Research interestsComedy, Film Historiography, Early Cinema, Feminist Theory, Geopolitics, WWI, Modernity, Poststructuralism

"Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes"


“Slapstick Comediennes in Transitional Cinema: Between Body and Medium.”  Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (forthcoming August, 2014)

“Griffith’s Body Language: Transitional Cinema and the Discursive Construction of ‘the Spirituelle.’” Companion to D.W. Griffith ed. Charles Keil (Blackwell Publishers: forthcoming)

“The Politics of Hyper-Visibility in Leni Riefenstahl’s The Blue Light.” Women and the Silent Screen Conference VI Proceedings eds. Monica Dall’Asta and Victoria Duckett (Summer 2013)

“The Geopolitics of Narrative Parody in Ulrike Ottinger’s Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia.” Media Fields: Critical Explorations in Media and Space. Issue 3 (Summer 2011)

Book / Festival Reports 
“Book Review of Maggie Nelson’s The Art of Cruelty.” Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind (special issue on "Entertaining Violence," Summer 2013)

“The Providence Women’s Film Festival Report.” Screen 52.3 (Fall 2011)

Courses Taught
MCM0901D "Film Comedy" (Spring 2012)