ReFocus: The Films of Antoinetta Angelidi edited by Penny Bouska and Soitiris Petridis

  • Hailey Glennon Kwantlen Polytechnic University


Antoinetta Angelidi is a ground-breaking filmmaker who has crafted a legacy in the realm of experimental film and feminist film theory. The book ReFocus: The Films of Antoinetta Angelidi edited by Penny Bouska and Soitiris Petridis breaks down this legend by addressing her many films such as Topos (1985) and Idées Fixes / Dies Irae (1977) and analyzes the many techniques and themes that make Angelidi’s work stand out. From her avant-garde feminist perspectives on women's sexualities and motherhood, to visual and sound techniques, the film scholars within this text take a deep dive to give context and analysis on Angelidi's artistic contributions. 

Author Biography

Hailey Glennon, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Hailey Glennon is a graduate from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a BA in English and a minor in creative writing. Her academic pursuits include focusing on the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality across literature and film, but specifically in the speculative fiction genre. She is interested in the bridge between race and identity, and a lot of her research revolves around South Asian, Black and Indigenous studies. She hopes to continue this work in graduate school. Outside academic pursuits, she is a lifelong film enthusiast and creative writer. Her work spans across various genres from short fiction, speculative novels, and feature screenplays. As a mixed-race South Asian woman, Hailey’s creative and academic endeavours aim to address the ethnic and gender-based stereotypes often overlooked within literature and film. She is also a 2023 recipient of KPU's Intersectional Social Justice Essay Award.