Bibliography: Orlando the Film

Robert Preissle, The Ohio State University

Film—Academic Articles

Barrett, Eileen. "Response: Decamping Sally Potter’s Orlando." Re: Reading, Re: Writing, Re: Teaching Virginia Woolf."  Ed. Eileen Barrett and Patricia Cramer. New York: Pace UP, 1995. 197-199.

Cummins, June. "What Are They Really Afraid Of?: Repression, Anxiety, and Lesbian Subtext in the Cultural Reception of Sally Potter’s Orlando. Virginia Woolf and Her Influences."   Ed. Laura Davis and Jeannette McVicker. New York: Pace UP, 1998. 20-26.

Degli-Esposti, Christina. "Sally Potter’s Orlando and the Neo-Baroque Scopic Regime." Cinema Journal 36.1 (1996): 75-93.

Doty, Kathleen L. "Performing Gender: The Semiotics of the Body in Three Recent Films." Semiotics Around the World: Synthesis in Diversity, II. Ed. Irmengard Rauch and Gerald F. Carr. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1997. 921-924.

Ferriss, Suzanne, and Kathleen Waites. "Unclothing Gender: The Postmodern Sensibility in Sally Potter’s Orlando." [Bibl. info not available, sorry, but should have made it to indexes by now; think it’s in Literature/Film Quarterly, late 1999]

Garrett, Roberta. "Costume Drama and Counter Memory: Sally Potter’s Orlando." Postmodern Subjects/Postmodern Texts. Ed. Steven Earnshaw. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1995. 89-99.

Hankins, Leslie K. "Redirections: Challenging the Class Axe and Lesbian Erasure in Potter’s Orlando." Re: Reading, Re: Writing, Re: Teaching Virginia Woolf. Ed. Eileen Barrett and Patricia Cramer. New York: Pace UP, 1995. 168-184.

Humm, Maggie. "Postmodernism and Orlando." Feminism and Film. Maggie Humm. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1997. 142-178.

Marcus, Jane. "A Tale of Two Cultures." Women’s Review of Books 11.4 (1994): 11-13.

Mimlitsch, Michelle N. "Envisioning/Revisioning Woolf in Film at the End of the Twentieth Century." [Unpbl. paper presented at Woolf conference, June 1999; subsequently accepted for publ. in the annual proceedings, but I don’t currently have the updated bibl info]

Moore, Madeline. "Virginia Woolf and Sally Potter: The Play of Opposites and the Modern Mind in Orlando." Re: Reading, Re: Writing, Re: Teaching Virginia Woolf. Ed. Eileen Barrett and Patricia Cramer. New York: Pace UP, 1995. 184-197.

Pidduck, Julianne. "Travels with Sally Potter’s Orlando: Gender, Narrative, Movement." Screen 38.2 (1997): 172-189.

Silver, Brenda. "Whose Room of Orlando’s Own: The Politics of Adaptation." The Margins of the Text. Ed. D. C. Greetham. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997. 57-81). [Appears in revised form in Silver’s Virginia Woolf Icon as well]

Watkins, Susan. "Sex Change and Media Change: From Woolf’s to Potter’s Orlando." Mosaic 31.3 (1998): 41-59.



Canby, Vincent. "Waking Up to a Change: He Is a She." New York Times. June 11, 1993: C12.

Denby, David. "The Last Class-action Hero." New York. July 12, 1993: 53-54.

Dowell, Pat. "Orlando." Cineaste 20.1 (1993): 36-37.

Francke, L. "Orlando." Sight and Sound 3.3 (1993): 48.

Kroll, J., and D. Ansen. "The Many Guises of Love." Newsweek. June 21, 1993: 65.

Levine, Michael L. "Orlando on Screen: Three Hundred Years of Nothing Happening." Virginia Woolf Miscellany 42.3 (1994): 3-4.

Rafferty, Terence. "Born Under a Bad Sign." The New Yorker. June 14, 1993: 94-97.

Travers, P. "The Smart Choice: Orlando." Rolling Stone. June 24, 1993: 89.


Dargis, M. "Sally Potter: A Director Not Afraid of Virginia Woolf." Interview 23.6 (1993): 42-43.

Dowell, Pat, "Demystifying Traditional Notions of Gender." Cineaste 20.1 (1993): 16-17.

Ehrenstein, David. "Out of the Wilderness: An Interview with Sally Potter." Film Quarterly 47.1 (1993): 2-7.

Glaessner, Verina. "Fire and Ice." Sight and Sound 2.8 (1992): 12-15.

Hoberman, J. "Woolf in Potter’s Clothing." Premiere 6.7 (1993): 43-45.

James, C. "Film View: Orlando, Like Its Hero(ine), Is One for the Ages." New York Times. June 6, 1993: 2, 17.

Travers, P. "Introducing Orlando Director Sally Potter." Rolling Stone. June 24, 1993: 90.

Weinraub, B. "How Orlando Finds Her True Self: Filming a Woolfian Escapade." New York Times. February 15, 1993: C11.

West, Dennis, and Joan M. West. "Achieving a State of Limitlessness: An Interview with Tilda Swinton." Cineaste 20.1 (1993): 18-21.