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 publications and you’d like to request one or more of them as PDFs, please feel free to contact Alix via email.

Book 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:

  • Beeston, Alix. “A Ghost with a Camera.” Special Essay Cluster on Ling Ma’s Severance, ed. Jane Hu and Anjuli Raza Kolb. Post45 Contemporaries, October 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