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mw. dr. M.C. (Maryn) Wilkinson

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
    Capaciteitsgroep Media & Cultuur
  • Bezoekadres
    BG 1
    Turfdraagsterpad 1  Kamernummer: 1.09
  • Postadres:
    Turfdraagsterpad  1
    1012 XT  Amsterdam
    T: 0205255687

Mini Biography

Maryn Wilkinson is Assistant Professor in Film Studies for the Department for Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam. She studied Film and Television Studies at the University of Kent in Canterbury and the University of Warwick in the UK, and received a fellowship from the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis for her PhD; a project that looked at feminist film theory, neo-conservative politics and the representation of teenage girls in 1980s American cinema.

Her current research interests focus on politics and aesthetics, popular culture and critical theory, especially issues around feminist film theory, representations of youth and labour.


Taught courses include:


- Film style and close analysis

- Politics and film; particularly feminist film theory and issues of representation

- Cinema and the body; agency, resistance, affect, experience

- American cinema and popular culture

- Genre: teen film and television, the Comedies of Remarriage, musicals

- World cinema

- Music and film



" Echte" vrouwen willen geen makeover! Een analyse van het kritische anti-makeovermanifest Beperkt Houdbaar . Valck, Marijke de en Maryn Wilkinson. 2010. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies , Vol. 13 (1): 5-17.


"The makeover and the malleable body in 1980s American Teen Film". Wilkinson, Maryn. 2014. International Journal of Cultural Studies. Published: 2015, Vol 18 (3): 385-391. 


"The representation of American versus non-American fans in Baillie Walsh's Springsteen & I (2013)". Wilkinson, Maryn. Transformative Works and Cultures. Special Issue on European Fans and European Fan Objects: Localization and Translation. 2015.



  • Wilkinson, M. C. (2018). On the Depths of Surface: Strategies of Surface Aesthetics in The Bling Ring (Coppola, 2013), Spring Breakers (Korine, 2012) and Drive (Winding Refn, 2011). Film-Philosophy, 22(2), 222-239.


  • Wilkinson, M. C. (in press). Taylor Swift: the hardest working, cutest (strike that, zaniest!) girl in show business…. Celebrity Studies.
  • Wilkinson, M. C. (Accepted/In press). Working girls: The Performativity of labour and femininity in Mad Men. In Mad Men Edinburgh UP.
  • Wilkinson, M. (2017). Leisure/Crime, Immaterial Labor, and the Performance of the Teenage Girl in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers (2012) and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring (2013). The Journal of Feminist Scholarship, 12/13, 20-37. [details] 



  • Wilkinson, M. (2014). The makeover and the malleable body in 1980s American teen film. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 18(3), 385-391. DOI: 10.1177/1367877913513698  [details] 


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