Alison McMahan has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines such as Filmmaker, Millimiter, American Cinematographer and The Independent. In addition she has written  academic papers on the topics of film history, digital media, and virtual reality. Here is a selection.

"La Relation Gaumont-Lumière" in L'aventure du Cinématographe, Actes du Congrès mondial Lumière, Lyon: ALÉAS, 1999, pp. 125-131.

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"Cinema of Attractions or poor man's sound cinema?" paper revising the cinema of attractions theory in light of early sound experiments given at Technologies of the Moving Image Conference, Stockholm University, December 1998.

Lecture and slide show on early sound experiments, DOMITOR Conference, Washington D.C. 1998.

"Alice I attraktionernas Land" (Alice in the Land of Attractions) Aura, Vol. III, No. 3-4/1997 The University of Stockholm.

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Photo Essay from the works of Alice Guy in oltre l'autore I/beyond the author I, October 1996 issue of film journal Fotogenia.

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"Plagiarism between Pathé and Gaumont up to 1907" DOMITOR 1996 Conference, Paris.

"Voice and Voyeurism in Early Cinema" Prima dell 'Autore, Spettacolo Cinematografico, testo, autorialita dalle origini agli anni Trenta Conference sponsored by the University of Bologna in Udine, Italy March 1996

"Cross-Dressing in the Comedies of Alice Guy Blaché" the Columbia Series Seminar, November 1995.

"The Lumière/Gaumont Relationship" Congrès Lumière, Lyons June 1995.

"Madame a des Envies: Runaway Desire in the Gaumont Films of Alice Guy" Le Cinema au tournant du siecle/The Cinema at the Turn of the Century, The proceedings of the Third International DOMITOR Conference (New York 1994), edited by Claire Dupre la Tour, Andre Gaudreault and Roberta Pearson.

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