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New Approaches to Lusophone Culture

Natália Pinazza
ISBN: 9781604979152

This book takes original and unique approaches to explore a selected body of Portuguese-language cultural production from four different continents. Such a broad geographical scope allows exploration of a variety of genres, and subject matter that reflects the cultural diversity of the Lusophone community while simultaneously situating Portuguese-language cultural production within a globalized and postcolonial context. Read More..

Screening Vienna: The City of Dreams in English-Language Cinema and Television

Timothy K. Conley
ISBN: 9781604979145

This book is unique in its scope (over one hundred and fifty productions from the 1920s to 2013) and in its inclusion of leading reviews of many films, references to cultural and historical studies of Vienna, and references to modern and contemporary Austrian fiction. Read More..

Transatlantic Memories of Slavery:

Reimagining the Past, Changing the Future
Elisa Bordin and Anna Scacchi
ISBN: 9781604979039

"With great courage, sharp intuition and professional dedication they have tackled some of the most controversial issues of historical revision and imaginative projection linked to the slave trade all over the world."—European Journal of American Studies Read More..

The Middle Ages in Popular Culture:

Medievalism and Genre
Helen Young
ISBN: 9781604978971

This book puts multiple genres in dialogue and considers both medievalism and genre to be frameworks from which meaning can be produced. Chapters in it explore works from a wide range of genres—children’s and young adult, historical, cyberpunk, fantasy, science fiction, romance, and crime—and across multiple media—fiction, film, television, video games, and music. Read More..

Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms:

From Isaac Asimov to A Game of Thrones
Helen Young
ISBN: 9781604978964

Science fiction and fantasy, with their necessarily impossible worlds, are perhaps the ultimate in neomedievalism. The focused approach of this book provides a directed pathway into the myriad medievalisms of modern popular culture. By engaging directly with genre(s), this book shows how medievalist creative texts and practices are shaped by multiple cultural forces and concerns; medievalism is never just about the Middle Ages. Read More..

Unnatural Reproductions and Monstrosity:

The Birth of the Monster in Literature, Film, and Media
Andrea Wood and Brandy Schillace
ISBN: 9781604978803

Much has been written about gender and the monstrous, but sustained engagement with textual manifestations of cultural and unconscious fears and anxieties about “unnatural” reproduction has been limited. This book expands the current discourse and analyzes how fears about unnatural reproduction and monstrous offspring—and their frequent connections to the feminine—have proliferated and propagated across the very texts which are repetitively created and consumed. Read More..

Picturing Argentina:

Myths, Movies, and the Peronist Vision
Currie K. Thompson
ISBN: 9781604978797

“Picturing Argentina is a much-needed and carefully researched history of film production and social and cultural influences on Argentine cinema from the thirties to the sixties. ... This study will be beneficial to anyone interested in Latin American cinema while providing essential background for understanding one of the world's major film traditions.” – Gerald Duchovnay, general editor, Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities Read More..

Victorian Literature and Film Adaptation

Abigail Burnham Bloom and Mary Sanders Pollock
ISBN: 9781604977868

"An impressive array of international scholars analyzes films extracted from works … The essays discuss 11 Victorian authors (those on Joseph Conrad, Jane Austen, and Bram Stoker are particularly interesting); topics range from queer theory to intertextuality and film praxis. Highly recommended.” – CHOICE Read More..

The Working Class in American Film:

The Creation of Image and Culture by Hollywood in the 1960s and 1970s
Robert Marcink
ISBN: 9781604977721

"Provides a well-documented survey of motion pictures that reflected and defined the working class. As the author states, this simplistic version of the responsible middle class responding to the attacks of counterculture ideals had the effect of bringing both groups into the movie theaters. What is good about Marcink's commentary is that he is merciless in pointing out weaknesses on both sides of the political spectrum as well as noting the strengths of these films. He comments on 44 films. Recommended. All readers." - CHOICE Read More..

Performance in the Cinema of Hal Hartley

Steven Rawle
ISBN: 9781604977455

"A rare contribution of a readable auteur-focused monograph to film performance studies. The book's title somewhat belies its complex theoretical framework. Overall, Rawle's analysis of performance adopts a variety of theories that prove complementary." - Scope Read More..

 

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