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.
"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.
"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.