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.
"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.
"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.