Alison McMahan's most recent article, “The Most Famous Woman You’ve Never Heard Of: Alison McMahan on Alice Guy Blaché,” appeared in Artforum, November, 2009, p. 81-82. She has also been published in such journals as Filmmaker, Millimiter, American Cinematographer and The Independent. In addition she has written numerous academic papers on the topics of film history, digital media, and virtual reality.
"The Quest for Motion: Cinema and Aviation" paper given at the Visual Delights Conference, Sheffield University, June 1999.
"Interactive Narrative and the Interstitial Interface" Interactive Frictions Conference, The University of Southern California, June 4-6, 1999.
"Interactive ruimten:screenspace (Interactive Space:screenspace)" Archis, 4:1999, p. 78-80.
"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.
"1911: The Year of the Western," Back in the Saddle Conference, University of Utrecht, July 1997.
"Alice I attraktionernas Land" (Alice in the Land of Attractions) Aura, Vol. III, No. 3-4/1997 The University of Stockholm.