Essays

Click the images to read recently published essays and reviews (or see the full list below)

                            

Peer-reviewed articles and chapters:
  • In press: Beeston, Alix. “Mothering Photography: Gertrude Käsebier and the Maternal Line of Sight.” Edinburgh Companion to Modernism and Technology, ed. Alex Goody and Ian Whittington, forthcoming 2021
  • Beeston, Alix. “The Watch-Bitch Now: Reassessing the Natural Woman in Han Kang’s The Vegetarian and Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 45.3 (2020): 679–702
  • Beeston, Alix. “Working the Trap.” Introduction to Special Essay Cluster, “Modernist #MeToo and the Working Woman,” ed. Alix Beeston. Feminist Modernist Studies 2.9 (2019): 304–13
  • Beeston, Alix. “Icons of Depression.” Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 73.2 (2017): 1–36
  • Beeston, Alix. “Images in Crisis: Three Lives’s Vanishing Women.” Modernism/modernity Print Plus 2.2 (2017)
  • Beeston, Alix. “A ‘Leg Show Dance’ in a Skyscraper: The Sequenced Mechanics of John Dos Passos’s Manhattan Transfer.PMLA 131.3 (2016): 636–51

If you don’t have institutional access to the above articles and you’d like to request one or more of them as PDFs, please contact Alix via email.

Reviews:
  • Beeston, Alix. “Fingers Stained with Fruit and Ink.” Rev. of Ellena Savage, Blueberries (London: Text Publishing, 2020). Sydney Review of Books, 15 June 2020.
  • Beeston, Alix. Rev. of Louise Hornby, Still Modernism: Photography, Literature, Film (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017). Modernism/modernity 26.1 (2019): 219–22. Selected as feature review for January 2019 and cross-published at Modernism/modernity Print Plus
Other publications:
  • In press: Beeston, Alix. “A Ghost with a Camera.” Special Essay Cluster on Ling Ma’s Severance, ed. Jane Hu and Anjuli Raza Kolb. Post45 Contemporaries, forthcoming July 2020
  • Beeston, Alix, Alexandra Kingston-Reese, and Cadence Kinsey. “On Instagram: An Intimate, Immediate Conversation.” ASAP/J, 29 February 2020
  • Beeston, Alix. “Looking Like A Modernist.” Visualities forum, Modernism/modernity Print Plus 4.2, 5 August 2019
  • Beeston, Alix. “The Sound of Loss.” Docalogue, 1 July 2019
  • Beeston, Alix. “Opening the Book: I Didn’t Wake Up Like This.” Modernism/modernity Print Plus 3.4, January 2019
  • Beeston, Alix. “The Rock on Top: From King Kong to Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper.Los Angeles Review of Books, 4 August 2018
  • Beeston, Alix. “From Early Photography to the Instagram Age.” Oxford University Press Blog, 24 April 2018
  • Beeston, Alix. “Looking Again at Women in Photography.” Wales Arts Review and George Eastman Museum Blog, 1 March 2018
  • Beeston, Alix. “What Do We Love When We Love Books by Dead Authors?” The Conversation Australia, July 2015