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Jennifer Stuller: Pen-Wielding Scholar, by Katherine Keller for Sequential Tart

“I first met Jennifer Stuller at a Buffy The Vampire Slayer conference a few years ago and since I’ve seen her present at several conventions and have always enjoyed picking her very shiny brain. She’s been busy touring for her book, Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors and graciously took the time out to do an interview for us.” MORE…

Kicking Ass and Taking Names: An Interview with Jennifer K. Stuller, by Sara Freeman for ChicagoNow

“From characters and actresses like Wonder Woman and Tura Satana to creators like Joss Whedon and William Moulton Marston, Stuller’s book chronicles the fascinating journey superwomen have taken in modern mythology and pop culture since the ’40s.”

A Damn Scribbling Woman: An Interview with Jennifer K. Stuller about Ink-Stained Amazons, by Kjerstin Johnson for Bitch

“Blogging as Ink-Stained Amazon on the Bitch blogs, Jennifer Stuller took on Barbarella, Lois Lane, and Tura Satana with her blog Grrl on Film. With her new book, Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology, released a few days ago, you can find even more on kick-ass women in popular culture.” MORE…

Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology (2010) by Jennifer K. Stuller, Review by Malgorzata Drewniok

“The general claim of the book is clear: we need female heroes in popular culture, not just heroines swept off their feet by male heroes. Although Stuller shows that there is still a lot to be done to give women proper representation in Superheroes-verse, the sheer amount of her examples – from films through sitcoms and TV series to comic books – proves that we already have many strong women to look up to. The author also calls for diversity, for all people to be represented – men, women, straight, gay (or anything in between), as well as racial minorities. Stuller believes everyone can be a hero and popular culture should inspire us to find this hero inside, no matter whether we are male or female. And she is right: we do not need a copy of the existing heroes, we need new ones.” MORE…

Geek Mom: Ink-Stained Amazons Should Adorn Your Stocking This Holiday, Review by Cathé Post

“Wow, I don’t even know where to begin. I am overwhelmed with quotable material from Jennifer K. Stuller’s book Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology. Amazon already gave this book a 5 star review. I would like to go one step further and give the author 5 stars as well.” MORE…

Sliver of Ice: Book Review: Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors by Jennifer K. Stuller. Book Review by Erica McGillivray

“The book is very accessible and easy to read, even if you aren’t familiar with every movie, show, comic book, or novel which Stuller references. (There’s an appendix filled with footnotes and notes on characters and the author’s own recommended reading and viewing.) It’s definitely a geeky book as Stuller is very excited to share with you, the reader, about the media and super-powered women she loves.” MORE…

Fangirlblog Reflection: Book Review: Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors

“What Ink-Stained Amazons provides is deep knowledge about past portrayals of women, effective (and not-so-effective) characterization, and the ruts that storytellers get stuck in.

Self-awareness grows as you read the book. Jennifer is very effective at demonstrating the ways that we truly do write what we know in terms of tropes, relationships with our family, and our own internal biases from a lifetime of experience. Once a writer recognizes his or her own bias – yet another form of rut that can trap our storytelling – that is the path to breaking new ground, making the stories better.

Finally, Jennifer’s book reminds everyone that writers must have empathy, for their characters and for their audience. This book should be a must-read for any writer working in genre storytelling. As a resource for women in fantasy and science fiction who are still searching for that sense of who they are, this book will be a big help as well.” MORE…