Special Feature: Film and Violence

Edited by Shilyh Warren and Merry Jett


Pleasure and Peril in Narrative Film Violence

by Shilyh Warren

A Lust for Violence

by Merry Jett

Birthing from Within: On Teaching Monstrous Birth in Cronenberg’s The Brood

by Jason Middleton

Biting the Trigger That Feeds You? Teaching Teeth as Feminist Horror

by Maria Pramaggiore

Figuring Violence

by Amy Rust




Kimberly Lamm

Girls Town

dir. Jim McKay, 1996.

Foxy Brown

dir. Jack Hill, 1974

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

dir. Chantal Ackerman, 1975. 201 minutes

Larkin Hiott


dir. Kimberly Peirce, 2013

Dawn of the Dead

dir. Zack Snyder, 2004

Ora Gelley

À Ma Sœur! (Fat Girl)

dir. Catherine Breillat, 2001

Clitha Mason

Fruitvale Station

dir. Ryan Coogler, 2013




Rita Liberti

Derby Crazy Love

dir. Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott, 2013

It Takes a Team! Making Sports Safe for LGBT Athletes and Coaches

dir. Dan Nocera, 2004

Ladies of the Gridiron

dir. Briana Young, 2010

Not Just a Game: Power, Politics & American Sports

dir. Jeremy Earp, 2010

Elana Levine

Girl Power: All Dolled Up

dir. Sarah Blout Rosenberg, 2011

Mickey Mouse Monopoly: Disney, Childhood, and Corporate Power

dir. Chyng Feng Sun, 2001

Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood, and American Culture

dir. Jeremy Earp, 2013

Afiya S. Zia and Shahrzad Mojab

Quest for Honor

dir. Mary Ann Smothers Bruni, 2009

Mutluluk (Bliss)

dir. Abdullah Oğuz, 2007

In the Name of the Family

dir. Shelley Saywell, 2010

Verna St. Denis

Honor The Treaties

dir. Eric Becker, 2012

Tinku Kamayu

dir. Mabel Maio, 2008

Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi

SAJ: Muslim in America

dir. Sam Pollard, 2005

Unveiled Views: Muslim Women Artists Speak Out

dir. Alba Sotorra, 2009

Going up the Stairs: Portrait of an Unlikely Iranian Artist

dir. Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 2011

Cynthia M. Baker

Esther Broner: A Weave of Women

dir. Lilly Rivlin, 2013

Her Israel

dir. Marjan Tehrani, 2003

The Queen Has No Crown

dir. Tomer Heymann, 2011