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First Name
Last Name
W. Anselmo
California State University
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Feminist Film History, Queer History, Silent Cinema, Fan Studies
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About Me

Feminist film historian and queer immigrant.

Recent Publications

“Picture Pain: Anti-Heteronormative Female Fandom in Early Hollywood.” JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies 62.1 (Fall 2022): 7-35. 

“The ‘Girl Suicide Epidemic’ of the 1910s: Pain & Prejudice in US Newspapers.” Journal of Women’s History 34.3 (Fall 2022): 34-58. 

“Alternative Archives, or The Things We Did Not Lose in the Fire.” JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, In Focus Dossier, 60.4 (Summer 2021): 160-167.

“Bound by Paper: Girl Fans, Movie Scrapbooks & Hollywood Reception during World War I.”Film History: An International Journal 31.3 (Fall 2019): 141–172.

“‘I Want to Be Good:’ Morality, Faith, and Female Spectatorial Pleasure during World War I,” New Review ofFilm and Television Studies 22.1 (2024), forthcoming.

“Willing Clay: Consent, Stardom & Female Adolescence in Early Hollywood.”Desire & Consent: Representations of Adolescent Sexuality in Film & Media. Eds. Diane Waldman and Maureen Turim (New York: Routledge, 2023), forthcoming.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Labor, Libraries & Archives, Material Culture, Medicine, Sexuality, Technology, Women, World War I