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FILM HISTORY Educational Institutions in Horror Film


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Sex and Film

Andrew L. Grunzke, Mercer University, USA

The Erotic in British, American and World Cinema Barry Forshaw, Freelance, UK Sex and Film is a frank, comprehensive analysis of the cinema's love affair with the erotic. Forshaw's lively study moves from the sexual abandon of the 1930s to filmmakers' circumvention of censorship, the demolition of taboos by arthouse directors and pornographic films, and an examination of how explicit imagery invaded modern mainstream cinema. Contents: Acknowledgments * Introduction * 1. The 1930s: Mae West, Garbo, Harlow, Dietrich and the Coming of the Legion of Decency * 2. Getting it Past the Bluenoses: The 1940s * 3. The Kinsey Era: The 1950s * 4. Pushing the Boundaries: Preminger the Rebel * 5. This Property is Condemned: Tennessee Williams * 6. Arthouse cinema: the New Explicitness * 7. Sex à la Français * 8. World Cinema Strategies: Britain and America: The 1960s * 9. World Cinema Strategies: Europe * 10. No Fun Being a Pornographer: Ingmar Bergman and Nagisa Oshima * 11. The 1970s: Exploitation Joins the Mainstream * 12. Vixens and Valleys: Russ Meyer’s Cinema * 13. British Smut * 14. The Porn Revolution * 15. Sex in the Mainstream: The 80s and 90s * 16. Anything Goes: the 21st Century * 17. The End of Sex: The New Puritanism * 18. Painful Odysseys * Appendix 1 * Appendix 2 February 2015 UK February 2015 US 240pp Hardback £65.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Paperback £19.99 / $29.00 / CN$33.50 Canadian Rights ebooks available

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An exploration of how educational institutions have been portrayed in horror film, this book examines the way that scary movies have dealt with the issue of school violence, focusing on movies set in high schools, colleges, and summer camps. Contents: 1. Introduction * 2. Is There A Doctor In The House?: The Evolution of Van Helsing And Frankenstein As Intellectual * 3. The Transformation of Dr. Jekyll: The Evolution of Film and Television Portrayals of Stevenson’s Intellectual in the Age of Academe * 4.Student Bodies: The School as Locus of Trauma in American Horror Films of the 1970s and 1980s * 5.Final Exams and Greek Tragedies: Colleges and Universities in American Horror Films of the 1970s and 1980s * 6.Survival Training: Summer Camp as Educational Institution in Slasher Films of the 1980s * 7. Some Concluding Thoughts April 2015 UK April 2015 US 272pp Hardback £65.00 / $100.00 / CN$115.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available



World Cinema and Cultural Memory Inez Hedges, Northeastern University, USA "Inez Hedges' book is a fascinating excursion on the multiple oppositional uses of memory in world cinema. It shows, in a lively and insightful way, how movies bring the memory of past struggles forward into the present, to serve as an inspiration for the future. The spirit of Surrealism - the movement that according to Walter Benjamin was able to ‘win the energies of intoxication for the revolution’ - haunts the pages of this beautiful essay." - Michael Löwy, Emeritus Research Director, CNRS, France


Cinema has long played a crucial role in the way that societies represent themselves. Hedges discusses the role of cinema in creating cultural memory within a global perspective that spans five continents. The book's innovative approach and approachable style should transform the way that we think of film and its social effects.

Literature and Film, Dispositioned Thought, Location, World Alice Gavin, ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Germany Literature and Film, Dispositioned looks to twentiethcentury literature's encounter with film as a means to thinking about the locations of thought in literature and literature's location in the world. It includes readings of works by James Joyce, Henry James, and Samuel Beckett, whose Film (1965) forms a concluding focus. Contents: Acknowledgements * Preface: Stimmung * 1. Literature * 2. Intermedium * 3. Intramedium * 4. Film * 5. Film * Works Cited * Notes

Contents: Introduction * 1. Living Memory: Representations Of Drancy * 2. Amnesiac Memory: Hiroshima In Japanese Film * 3. Convulsive Memory: The Spanish Civil War And Post-Franco Spain * 4. Performative Memory: The Nakba And The Construction Of Identity In Palestinian Film * 5. Radical Memory: Négritude, Anti-Colonial Struggles, And Cabral’s ‘Return To The Source’ * 6. Obstinate Memory: Chris Marker’s And Patricio Guzmán’s Pictures For A Revolution * 7. Productive Memory: ‘Forward Dreaming’ In Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s Cuban Films * 8. Reclaimed Memory: Worker Culture In The Former GDR And Peter Weiss’s The Aesthetics Of Resistance * Conclusion * Bibliography

Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies April 2015 UK April 2015 US 208pp 25 b/w illustrations Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Language, Discourse, Society October 2014 UK October 2014 US 200pp Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


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FILM HISTORY Stars, Fans, and Consumption in the 1950s Reading Photoplay Sumiko Higashi, The College at Brockport, SUNY, USA "What a pleasure and a wonderful surprise to see a new book by Sumiko Higashi! In poring over every issue of Photoplay from 1948 to 1963, Higashi has arrived at what is an eclectic, but surely significant group of women stars ... Higashi writes with style and grace; she takes her subject very seriously, but does not preach to the choir. The section on stars is a lot of fun, but also revealing; the section on fans, fandom, and consumerism is positively scintillating." - David M. Desser, Emeritus Professor, University of Illinois, USA The magazine Photoplay pioneered the construction of both female stars as social types and fans as aspiring consumers in the first mass consumption society. The construction of female identity based on goods and performance in a consumer society resulted in multiple, fragmented, and unstable selves - a legacy evident in postmodern culture today. Contents: General Introduction: Fan Magazines, Suburban America, and Consumer Goods * PART I: THE STARS * Introduction: The Stars * 1. Esther Williams: The Million Dollar Mermaid as the Girl Next Door * 2. Doris Day: The Big Band Singer as the Girl Next Door * 3. Debbie Reynolds: The Suburban Teenager as the Girl Next Door * 4. Susan Hayward: The Gal from Brooklyn as a Fiery Redhead * 5. Grace Kelly: The Philadelphia Socialite as the Princess of Monaco * 6. Audrey Hepburn: The Gamine As a Givenchy Fashion Plate * 7. Marilyn Monroe: The Playboy Centerfold as a Sex Symbol * 8. Kim Novak: Miss ‘Deep Freeze’ as Columbia’s Lavender Blonde * 9. Natalie Wood: The Rebellious Teenager as a Junior Femme Fatale * 10. Elizabeth Taylor: A Superstar as the World’s Most Beautiful Woman * Conclusion: The Stars * PART II: THE FANS * Introduction: The Fans * and more... December 2014 UK December 2014 US 312pp 35 b/w illustrations Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

Heroism and Gender in War Films Edited by Karen A. Ritzenhoff, Central Connecticut State University, USA, Jakub Kazecki, Bates College, USA "A timely collection of essays, bringing together a cluster of historical and contemporary chartings of unmapped territory in the interface between cinema and representations of war." - Elisabeth Bronfen, author of Specters of War: Hollywood's Engagment with Military Conflict Filmic constructions of war heroism have a profound impact on public perceptions of conflicts. Here, contributors examine the ways motifs of gender and heroism in war films are used to justify ideological positions, shape the understanding of the military conflicts, support political agendas and institutions, and influence collective memory. Contents: Preface; Anna Froula * Introduction; Karen A. Ritzenhoff and Jakub Kazecki * PART I: HISTORICAL LEADERS AND CELEBRITIES: THEIR ROLE IN MYTHMAKING IN THE CINEMA * 1. Mary Pickford’s WWI Patriotism: A Feminine Approach to Wartime Mythical Americanness; Clémentine Tholas-Disset * 2. The Reluctant Hero: Negotiating War Memory with Modern-Day Myths in Passchendaele (2008); Janis L. Goldie * 3. A Hero or a Villain, a Terrorist or a Liberator? The Filmic Representations of Gavrilo Princip since the Late 1960s; Tara Karajica * PART II: HOLLYWOOD’S WAR MYTHS IN THE 1940S AND 1950S * 4. No Women! Only Brothers: Propaganda, Studio Politics, and The Fighting 69th (1940); Rochelle Sara Miller * 5. The Postwar Anxiety of the American Pin-up: William Wyler’s The Best Years of Our Lives (1946); Lesley C. Pleasant PART III: IDEOLOGIES, NATIONALITY, AND WAR MEMORY * and more… August 2014 UK August 2014 US 288pp 13 b/w illustrations Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$109.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available



American Education in Popular Media From the Blackboard to the Silver Screen

Fin-de-Siècle Fictions, 1890s-1990s

Edited by Sevan G. Terzian, University of Florida, USA, Patrick A. Ryan, Mount St. Mary’s University, USA

Apocalypse, Technoscience, Empire Aris Mousoutzanis, University of Brighton, UK "A portrait of centuries' ends, of catastrophic denouements and apocalyptic rebirths, Fin de Siècle Fictions, 1890s-1990s brings to life the millennial preoccupations characteristic of the emergence and consolidation of global capitalism and technoscientific Empire. The range of texts – from HG Wells to Octavia Butler, future war fiction to Star Trek, lost world fiction to The X-Files – and contexts with which it engages is impressive." - Dr Mark Bould, University of the West of England, UK Fin-de-Siècle Fictions, 1890s-1990s focuses on finde-siècle British and postmodern American fictions of apocalypse and investigates the ways in which these narratives demonstrate shifts in the relations among modern discourses of power and knowledge. Contents: List of Illustrations * Acknowledgements * Introduction: Apocalypse, Technoscience, Empire * 1. When Time Shall Be No More: Entropy, Degeneration, History * 2. The Eternal Return of Chaos * 3. Dusk of the Nations: Century’s End and Imperial Crisis * 4. Terminal Bodies: New Men and Women for the ‘00s * Conclusion: Post-Millennial Apocalypse * Bibliography * Index May 2014 UK May 2014 US 272pp 5 b/w illustrations Hardback £55.00 / $85.00 / CN$98.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available



American Education in Popular Media explores how popular media has represented schooling in the United States over the course of the twentieth century. Terzian and Ryan examine prevalent portrayals of students and professional educators while addressing contested purposes of schooling in American society. Contents: 1. Popular Media Representations of American Schooling from the Past; Sevan G. Terzian and Patrick A. Ryan * 2. The College Man in Popular Fiction: American Magazines and the Vision of the Middle-Class Man, 1890-1915; Daniel A. Clark * 3. ‘A Touch of Risquity’: Teachers, Perception, and Popular Culture in the Progressive Era; Michelle Morgan * 4. ‘Spirit of Education’: The Gendered Vision of Compulsory Schooling in Mass Magazine Art, 1908-1938; Heather A. Weaver * 5. Chalk It Up To Experience: The Sacrificial Image of the Teacher in Popular Media, 1945-1959; Patrick A. Ryan * 6. Fears on Film: Representations of Juvenile Delinquency in Educational Media in Mid-Twentieth Century America; Amy Martinelli * 7. Students Without a Cause: Blackboard Jungle, High School Movies, and High School Life; Daniel Perlstein and Leah Faw * 8. The Importance of Teaching Ernest: The Fool Goes Back to School in Television and Film Comedies in the Late Twentieth Century; Andrew L. Grunzke * 9. Prosaic, Perfunctory Pedagogy: Representations of Social Studies Teachers and Teaching in 1970s and 1980s Movies; Robert L. Dahlgren * 10. Looking at the Man in the Principal’s Office; Kate Rousmaniere May 2015 UK May 2015 US 256pp 9 illustrations Hardback £65.00 / $100.00 / CN$115.00 Canadian Rights



The Fascination of Film Violence


Henry Bacon, University of Helsinki, Finland "Screen violence has been a core feature of cinema throughout its history. Henry Bacon gives us a wise and perceptive exploration of the uncanny appeals of movie violence and the numerous ways that it engages and affects audiences. This is an elegant and persuasive treatment of a complex and paradoxical subject." - Stephen Prince, author of Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and The Rise of Ultraviolent Movies

Texture In Film Lucy Fife Donaldson, University of Reading, UK Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives of art, literature and music, Donaldson develops a stimulating understanding of a concept that has received little detailed attention in relation to film. Based in close analysis, Texture in Film brings discussion of style and affect together in a selection of case studies drawn from American cinema. Contents: List of Figures * Acknowledgements * Introduction * 1. Introducing Texture in Film * 2. Textural Worlds * 3. Experiencing Space * 4. Sound * 5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia * Conclusion * Bibliography * Notes

The Fascination of Film Violence is a study of why fictional violence is such an integral part of fiction film. How can something dreadful be a source of art and entertainment? Explanations are sought from the way social and cultural norms and practices have shaped biologically conditioned violence related traits in human behavior. Contents: Introduction * 1. The Cultural Evolution of Representing Violence * 2.The Symbolism of Evil in Film * 3.Poetics of Fictional Violence * 4.Women and Violence on Screen * 5. Psychological and Structural Violence * Notes * Filmography * Bibliography * Index April 2015 UK April 2015 US 240pp Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Screenwriters and Screenwriting

Palgrave Close Readings in Film and Television August 2014 UK August 2014 US 208pp 50 figures Hardback £55.00 / $85.00 / CN$98.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

Putting Practice into Context 9781137034786

Mise en Scène and Film Style From Classical Hollywood to New Media Art Adrian Martin, Monash University, Australia "A wonderfully ambitious and erudite work that will require multiple rereadings to absorb and retain its generous profusion of ideas." - Girish Shambu, Styles of filmmaking have changed greatly from classical Hollywood through to our digital era. So, too, have the ways in which film critics and scholars have analysed these transformations in film style. This book explores two central style concepts, mise en scène and dispositif, to illuminate a wide range of film and new media examples. Contents: Contents * List of Figures * Acknowledgements * Prologue: At the Ballet Ruse * 1. A Term That Means Everything, and Nothing Very Specific * 2. Aesthetic Economies: The Expressive and the Excessive * 3. What Was Mise en scène? * 4. The Crises (1): Squeezed and Stretched * 5. The Crises (2): The Style It Takes * 6. Sonic Spaces * 7. A Detour via Reality: Social Mise en scène * 8. Cinema, Audiovisual Art of the 21st Century * 9. The Rise of the Dispositif * Epilogue: Five Minutes and 15 Seconds with Ritwik Ghatak * Notes * Bibliography

Palgrave Close Readings in Film and Television November 2014 UK November 2014 US 256pp 40 figures Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Edited by Craig Batty, RMIT, Australia "Each essay included in this collection serves two purposes: information and inspiration. Craig Batty has chosen authors who have dual abilities: they understand the creative process and they are able to find the kernels of truth in their topics that speak to both method and practice in screenwriting. This book is absolutely accessible and stimulating. Batty has gathered a compendium of worthy researchers whose studies, inquiries and insights motivate and encourage readers to think more deeply on the screenwriting process – and also aid those interested in the formation and construction of screenplays. His goals – to shape a collection of work that is relevant to both academics and at-work screenwriters, and to put the art and craft of screenwriting into 'context' – have been accomplished." - Jule Selbo, award-winning screenwriter and Professor of Screenwriting at California State University, Fullerton, USA This innovative, fresh and lively collection, assembled by both creative academics and critical practitioners, focuses on how screenplays are written, developed and received. Contents: Introduction * PART I: SCREENWRITERS AND THEIR SCREENPLAYS * 1. White Space: An Approach to the Practice of Screenwriting as Poetry; Elisabeth Lewis Corley and Joseph Megel * 2. Narrating Voices in the Screenplay Text: How the Writer can Direct the Reader’s Visualisations of the Potential FIlm; Ann Ingelstrom * 3. Writing Horror: Blending Theory With Practice; Shaun Kimber * 4. Beyond the Screenplay: Memoir and Family Relations in Three Films by Gaylene Preston; Hester Joyce * 5. Costume as Character Arc: How Emotional Transformation is Written into the Dressed Body; Craig Batty * PART II: SCREENWRITING AND THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS * 6. Developing the Screenplay: Stepping into the Unknown; Margot Nash * 7. ‘The Irish Film Board: Gatekeeper or Facilitator?’ The Experience of the Irish Screenwriter; Díóg O’Connell * 8. First Impressions: Debut Features by Irish Screenwriters; Susan Liddy * 9. ‘Sorry Blondie, I Don’t Do Backstory!’ Script Editing: The Invisible Craft; Paul Wells * 10. Scripting the Real: Mike Leigh’s Practice as Antecedent to Contemporary Reality TV Texts The Only Way is Essex and Made in Chelsea; Peri Bradley * and more... August 2014 UK August 2014 US 320pp 5 figures Hardback £60.00 / $85.00 / CN$98.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

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FILM THEORY AND CRITICISM Film and Female Consciousness Irigaray, Cinema and Thinking Women

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Lucy Bolton, Queen Mary, University of London, UK "What stands out in Film and Female Consciousness, and what makes it exceptional, is quite simply the care and attention given to the films themselves. This makes it very much a work of cinephilia in all of the best senses: it is a book that loves the cinema (and it is a book that makes me want to love the cinema too)." - Richard Rushton, author, The Politics of Hollywood Cinema and Cinema After Deleuze Film and Female Consciousness explores the representation of female consciousness on-screen and demonstrates the ways in which the thought of Luce Irigaray can be used to address the traditional problems of the objectification of women in cinema as outlined by feminist theory since the 1970s. Contents: Acknowledgements * Abbreviations * 1. Introduction * 2. ‘Frozen in Showcases’: Feminist Film Theory and the Abstraction of Woman * 3. The Camera as an Irigarayan Speculum * 4. In the Cut: Self-Endangerment or Subjective Strength? * 5. Lost in Translation: The Potential of Becoming * 6. Morvern Callar: In a Sensory Wonderland * 7. Architects of Beauty and the Crypts of Our Bodies: Implications for Filmmaking and Spectatorship * Concluding Remarks: The Object is Speaking * Bibliography * Filmography * Discography * Notes * Index March 2015 UK March 2015 US 248pp Paperback £18.99 / $30.00 / CN$34.50 Canadian Rights

This book argues theoretically for, and exemplifies through critical and historical analysis, the interrelatedness of discourses on scale, distance, identification and doubling in the cinema. It contains analyses of a wide variety of films, including Citizen Kane, The Double Life of Véronique, The Great Gatsby, Gilda, Vertigo and Wings of Desire. Contents: List of Figures * Acknowledgements * Introduction: Neither Here Nor There * 1. Doubles and the Shadows in Plato’s Cave * 2. Extensions of the Self * 3. Doubling, Distance and Instruments of Peceptions * 4. In and Out of the Shadows of Noir * 5. Cowboys and Aliens * Works Cited * Index March 2015 UK March 2015 US 240pp 4 figures Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Adaptation, Authorship, and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Dead but Not Gone Joanne Clarke Dillman, University of Washington, Tacoma, USA "This is a powerful work of immeasurable importance, a book which calls out our contemporary media culture for the insidious manner in which it has come to so effortlessly co-opt the bodies of dead women for our entertainment. Clarke Dillman compellingly charts the ubiquity of such representations and unpacks how they dripfeed us a relentless affirmation of the disposability of women within the misogynistic discourses of the twenty-first century. A shrewd, provoking, and truly overdue book." - Deborah Jermyn, University of Roehampton, UK and author of Crime Watching (2006) and Prime Suspect (2010) Dead women litter the visual landscape of the 2000s. In this book, Clarke Dillman explains the contextual environment from which these images have arisen, how the images relate to (and sometimes contradict) the narratives they help to constitute, and the cultural work that dead women perform in visual texts. Contents: 1. Introduction * 2. Film Narratives, Dead Women, and Their Meaning in a Changing World * 3. Family Films Gone Terribly Wrong: The Lovely Bones (2009) and Disturbia (2007) * 4. Television Narratives and Dead Women: Channelling Change * 5. News-Mediated Narratives of Disappearance: Chandra Levy, Laci Peterson, Natalee Holloway, and Conventions of Dead Women in the News * Conclusion


Paul Coates, University of Western Ontario, Canada


Women and Death in Film, Television, and News

November 2014 UK November 2014 US 220pp 13 b/w illustrations Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

Doubling, Distance and Identification in the Cinema


Shelley Cobb, University of Southampton, UK "How can a woman filmmaker claim her own authority? In this engaging book, Cobb shows how women directors adapt the figure of the woman writer to negotiate questions of subjectivity, desire and control. Moving adeptly from classics to chick lit, from art films to popular cinema, Cobb weaves these doubly female texts into a productive conversation." - Christine Geraghty, Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Glasgow, UK A lively discussion of costume dramas to women's films, Shelley Cobb investigates the practice of adaptation in contemporary films made by women. The figure of the woman author comes to the fore as a key site for the representation of women's agency and the authority of the woman filmmaker. Contents: Acknowledgements * Introduction: Agency, Adaptation and Authorship * 1. Envisioning Judith Shakespeare: Collaboration and the Woman Author * 2. Adapt or Die: The Dangers of Women’s Authorship * 3. Authorizing the Mother: Sisterhoods in America * 4. Postfeminist Austen: by Women, for Women, about Women * Conclusion: The Secret Life of Bees and Authorial Subversion * Bibliography * Endnotes November 2014 UK November 2014 US 176pp Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


FILM THEORY AND CRITICISM Besides the Screen Moving Images through Distribution, Promotion and Curation Edited by Virginia Crisp, Coventry University, UK, Gabriel Menotti Gonring, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil "Besides the Screen brings together a new generation of media scholars with a shared purpose: to excavate the practices that frame the moving image as it undergoes its most profound transition since the invention of television... This book is a powerful introduction to a new way of thinking the new media landscape." - Sean Cubitt, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK New media technologies impact cinema well beyond the screen. This volume speculates about the changes in modes of accessing, distributing, storing and promoting moving images and how they might affect cinematographic experience, economy and historiography. Contents: List of Figures * List of Tables * Notes on Contributors * Acknowledgements * Introduction: In the Grooves of the Cinematographic Circuit; Gabriel Menotti Gonring and Virginia Crisp * PART I: THROUGH MANY CHANNELS: DISTRIBUTION * 2. From the Big Screen to the Small Ones: How Digitisation is Transforming the Distribution, Exhibition and Consumption of Movies; Alejandro Pardo * 3. Notes on Film Distribution: Networks, Screens and Practices; Stefania Haritou * 4. Catering For Whom? The Problematic Ethos Of AudioVisual Distribution Online; Jonas Andersson-Schwarz * PART II: UNDER THE SPOTLIGHTS: PROMOTION * 5. 1-18-08 – Viral Marketing Strategies in Hollywood Cinema; Stephanie Janes * 6. Terms of Intimacy: Blog Marketing, Experiential Desegregation, and Collaborative Film Value Production; Ya-Feng Mon * 7. On The Problematic Productivity Of Hype: Flashforward’s Promotional Campaign; Enrica Picarelli * PART III: IN THE FILES AND OUT THERE: CURATION * and more... February 2015 UK February 2015 US 232pp 6 figures Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro Edited by Ann Davies, University of Stirling, UK, Deborah Shaw, University of Portsmouth, UK, Dolores Tierney, University of Sussex, UK Offering a multifaceted approach to the Mexican-born director Guillermo del Toro, this volume examines his wide-ranging oeuvre and traces the connections between his Spanish language and English language commercial and art film projects. Contents: Foreward; Paul Julian Smith * Introduction; Dolores Tierney, Deborah Shaw, and Ann Davies * PART I: DEL TORO’S PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES * 1. “There is No such Thing”: Del Toro’s Metafictional Monster Rally; Glenn Ward * 2. Guillermo del Toro’s Monsters: Matter Out of Place; Ann Davies * * 3. Myth and Monstrosity: The Dark Realms of H. P. Lovecraft and Guillermo del Toro; Rebecca Janicker * PART II: DEL TORO’S ENGLISH-LANGUAGE WORKS * 4. “This is Something New . . . Or—Something Very, Very Old”: The Strain Trilogy in Context; Simon Bacon * 5. Adapt or Die: Mimicry and Evolution in Guillermo del Toro’s English-Language Films; Peter Hutchings * 6. Of Monstrous Masses and Hybrid Heroes: Del Toro’s EnglishLanguage films; Laura Podalsky * 7. Pacific Rim: Reception, Readings and Authority; Niamh Thornton * PART III: DEL TORO’S SPANISH-LANGUAGE WORKS * 8. Reflected Horrors: Violence, War and the Image in Guillermo del Toro’s El espinazo del diablo / The Devil’s Backbone (2001); Miriam Haddu * 9. Transnational Political Horror in Cronos (1993), El espinazo del diablo (2001) and El laberinto del fauno (2006); Dolores Tierney * 10. Between Fantasy and Reality: the Child’s Vision and Fairy tales in Guillermo del Toro’s Hispanic trilogy; Juan Carlos Vargas October 2014 UK October 2014 US 228pp 9 b/w illustrations Hardback £62.50 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Embodiment and Horror Cinema Classical Myth on Screen

Larrie Dudenhoeffer, Kennesaw State University, USA

Edited by Monica S. Cyrino, University of New Mexico, USA, Meredith E. Safran, Trinity College, USA An examination of how screen texts embrace, refute, and reinvent the cultural heritage of antiquity, this volume looks at specific story-patterns and archetypes from Greco-Roman culture. The contributors offer a variety of perspectives, highlighting key cultural relay points at which a myth is received and reformulated for a particular audience. Contents: Introduction: Cinemyths; Monica S. Cyrino and Meredith E. Safran * PART I: THE HERO’S STRUGGLE * 1. ‘Italian Stallion’ meets ‘Breaker of Horses’: Achilles and Hector in Rocky IV (1985); Lisl Walsh * 2. The Isolated Hero: Papillon (1973), Cast Away (2000), and the Myth of Philoctetes; Scott A. Barnard * 3. The Limits of Human Knowledge: Oedipal Problems in A Serious Man (2009); Osman Umurhan * 4. Orpheus in a Grey Flannel Suit: George Nolfi’s The Adjustment Bureau (2011); Seán Easton * PART II: FASHIONING THE FEMININE * 5. Dystopian Amazons: Fantasies of Patriarchy in Le Gladiatrici (1963); Antony Augoustakis * 6. Arya, Katniss, and Merida: Empowering Girls through the Amazonian Archetype; Beverly J. Graf * 7. The Suspense Thriller’s Pygmalion Complex: Masculine Desire in Vertigo (1958), Les Biches (1968), and Body Double (1984); Kaelie Thompson * 8. Plastic Surgery: Failed Pygmalions and Decomposing Women in Les Yeux Sans Visage (1960) and Bride of Re-Animator (1989); Hunter Gardner * PART III: NEGOTIATING THE COSMIC DIVIDE * 9. Savior of the Working Man: Promethean Allusions in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927); Alex McAuley * and more... April 2015 UK April 2015 US 272pp 17 b/w illustrations Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$109.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

Using the four tissue types (connective, epithelial, nervous, and muscular), Dudenhoeffer expands and complicates the subgenre of ‘body horror.’ Changing the emphasis from the contents of the film to the ‘organicity’ of its visual and affective registers, he addresses the application of psychoanalysis, phenomenology, object-ontology, and cyborgism. Contents: Introduction: Darkness into Light: An Introduction to the Four Tissue Types of Horror Cinema * 1. Elbows and Assholes: The Anal Work Ethic in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho * 2. Spectral Filtering: Smart Television on the “Silver Screen” in Gore Verbinski’s The Ring * 3. The Red Scare: Marxism, Menstruation, and Stuart Rosenberg’s The Amityville Horror * 4. Grindhouse Ago-Go: Sounding the Collagenous Commons of Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem * 5. Spheres of Orientation: On Why Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm Series Is More Cerebral than One Might Think * 6. The AIllusion: Intelligent Machines, Ethical Turns, and Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity * 7. Monster Mishmash: Icon, Intertext, and Integument in Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre * 8. “Little children, it is the last time”: The Ovolutionary Trees of Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist * Conclusion: Post-Op: Giving Horror Film Another Chance December 2014 UK December 2014 US 304pp 17 b/w illustrations Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available



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FILM THEORY AND CRITICISM The Politics of Adaptation


Media Convergence and Ideology

Cinema, Gender, and Everyday Space

Edited by Dan Hassler-Forest, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Pascal Nicklas, University Medical Centre Mainz, Germany

Comedy, Italian Style Natalie Fullwood, University of Leeds, UK "Fullwood's study looks carefully at a genre that has, in a sense, been hiding in plain sight. While there have been isolated attempts to study the commedia all'italiana, this book combines an encyclopaedic knowledge of the films themselves with a historical and theoretical precision that allows us to understand this body of filmmaking as an index of historical change and a vital site of ideological conflict." - John David Rhodes, University of Cambridge, UK Commedia all'italiana, or Comedy, Italian style, became popular at a time of great social change. This book, utilizing comedies produced in Italy from 1958-70, examines the genre's representation of gender in the everyday spaces of beaches and nightclubs, offices, cars, and kitchens, through the exploration of key spatial motifs. Contents: PART I: CONTEXTS * 1. Cinema, Space, Gender * 2. Comedy, Italian Style * PART II: SPACES * 3. Bodies, Bikinis, and Bras: Beaches and Nightclubs in Comedy, Italian Style * 4. Masculinity at Work: Offices in Comedy, Italian Style * 5. Driving Passions: Cars in Comedy, Italian Style * 6. Recipe for Change: Kitchens in Comedy, Italian Style

Screening Spaces March 2015 UK March 2015 US 272pp 30 b/w illustrations Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Critical Perspectives on White-Authored Narratives of Black Life Edited by Claire Oberon Garcia, Colorado College, USA, Vershawn Ashanti Young, University of Waterloo, Canada, Charise Pimentel, Texas State University, USA "Using as an incisive point of interrogation numerous essays on the controversial book and film, The Help, Garcia, Pimentel, and Young have assembled a diverse range of essays that interrogate the political, social, class and gender assumptions cogent to 21stCentury representations of black identity. Engaging several exemplary texts by white authors, this book provides valuable perspectives on the virtues and limitations of fictional Otherness." - Alan Nadel, William T. Bryan Professor of American Studies, University of Kentucky, USA This book surveys the cultural, literary, and cinematic impact of white-authored films and imaginative literature on American society from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin to Kathryn Stockett's The Help. Contents: Introduction: What’s at Stake When White Writes Black?; Claire Oberon Garcia, Vershawn Ashanti Young, Charise Pimentel * 1. Bearing Witness?: The Problem with the White Cross-Racial (Mis)Portrayals of History; Luminita Dragulescu * 2. ‘Must the Novelist Ask Permission?’: Authority and Authenticity of the Black Voice in the works of Eudora Welty and Kathryn Stockett’s The Help; Ebony Lumumba *and more...


Contents: List of Figures * Acknowledgments * Notes on the Contributors * Introduction; Dan Hassler-Forest and Pascal Nicklas * PART I: ADAPTING THE PAST: POLITICS AND HISTORY * 1. History as Adaptation; Thomas Leitch * 2. Voyeuristic Revisionism?: (Re-)Viewing the Politics of Neo-Victorian Adaptations; Caterina Grasl * 3. Cultural Nostalgia, Orientalist Ideology, and Heritage Film; Antonija Primorac * PART II: ADAPTING AUTHORSHIP: POLITICS AND CONVERGENCE * 4. Emerging from Converging Cultures: Circulation, Adaptation, and Value; Timothy Corrigan * 5. Transmediality and the Politics of Adaptation: Concepts, Forms, and Strategies; Jens Eder * 6. Bastards and Pirates, Remixes and Multitudes: The Politics of Mash-Up Transgression and the Polyprocesses of Cultural Jazz; Eckart Voigts * PART III: ADAPTING POSTCOLONIALISM: POLITICS AND RACE * 7. ‘Bergman in Uganda’: Ugandan Veejays, Swedish Pirates, and the Political Value of Live Adaptation; Lindiwe Dovey * 8. Yvonne Vera’s Butterfly Burning and the Politics of Adaptation in African Literature; Aaron Bady * more... April 2015 UK April 2015 US 256pp 14 figures Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Revisionist Rape-Revenge

From Uncle Tom’s Cabin to The Help

August 2014 UK August 2014 US 268pp Hardback £57.50 / $90.00 / CN$104.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

In the age of globalization, digitization, and media convergence, traditional hierarchies between media are breaking down. This book offers new approaches to understanding the politics and their underlying ideologies that are reshaping our global media landscape, including questions of audience participation and transmedia storytelling.


Redefining a Film Genre Claire Henry, University of Melbourne, Australia "Claire Henry's provocative re-thinking of the rape-revenge genre from the 1970s classics to contemporary mainstream films is essential reading for all scholars interested in representations of women in the cinema. Bringing together film theory, popular culture, and political and ethical considerations, this book is both comprehensive and challenging. Revisionist Rape-Revenge offers new insights into one of cinema's most important film genres while asserting the relevance and significance of feminist theory for anyone interested in women's roles in contemporary film today." - Barbara Creed, Professor of Screen Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia Considered a notorious subset of horror in the 1970s and 1980s, there has been a massive revitalization and diversification of rape-revenge in recent years. This book analyzes the politics, ethics, and affects at play in the filmic construction of rape and its responses. Contents: Introduction: Reapproaching Rape-Revenge * 1. Remaking Rape-Revenge: The Last House on the Left (1972/2009) and I Spit on Your Grave (1978/2010) * 2. The Postfeminist Trap of Vagina Dentata for the American Teen Castratrice * 3. Rape, Racism, and Descent into the Ethical Quagmire of Revenge * 4. The Shame of Male Acolytes: Negotiating Gender and Sexuality Through Rape-Revenge * 5. Collective Revenge: Challenging the Individualist VictimAvenger in Death Proof, Sleepers, and Mystic River * Conclusion: Challenging the Boundaries of Cinema’s Rape-Revenge Genre in Katalin Varga and Twilight Portrait October 2014 UK October 2014 US 232pp 12 b/w illustrations Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


FILM THEORY AND CRITICISM The Zombie Renaissance in Popular Culture Edited by Laura Hubner, University of Winchester, UK, Marcus Leaning, University of Winchester, UK, Paul Manning, University of Winchester, UK

Meta-Narrative in the Movies Tell Me a Story Joseph Kupfer, Iowa State University, USA

This collection addresses the significant cultural phenomenon of the 'zombie renaissance' – the growing importance of zombie texts and zombie cultural practices in popular culture. The chapters examine zombie culture across a range of media and practices including films games, music, social media, literature and fandom.

Meta-Narrative in the Movies investigates narrative theory through close analysis of films featuring stories and storytelling. The cinematic interpretations investigate the role of story creation in knowing ourselves and planning our future, in structuring social relationships, and in sharpening our experience of popular culture.

Contents: Notes on Contributors * Acknowledgements * PART I: THE ZOMBIE RENAISSANCE * 1. Introduction; Laura Hubner, Marcus Leaning and Paul Manning * 2. An Infected Population: Zombie Culture and the Modern Monstrous; Ian Conrich * 3. ‘I always wanted to see how the other half lives’: The Contemporary Zombie as Seductive Proselyte; Kyle Bishop * PART II: ZOMBIES GO TO THE MOVIES * 4. Archiving Gore: Who Owns Zombie Flesh Eaters?; Laura Hubner * 5. Consumerism and the Undead City: The Silent Hill and Resident Evil Films; Antonio Sanna * 6. The Undead Down Under; Steven Allen * PART III: ZOMBIES INVADE TELEVISION, VIDEO GAMES AND MUSIC * 7. Rocking with the Undead: How Zombies Infected the Psychobilly Subculture; Jane Dipple * 8. A Utilitarian Antagonist: The Zombie in Popular Video Games; Nathan Hunt * 9. Zombies and the Sociological Imagination: The Walking Dead as Social-Science Fiction; Darren Reed and Ruth Penfold-Mounce * PART IV: ZOMBIE FANS AND DIGITAL CULTURES * 10. Mumsnet Zombies: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse on Mumsnet and YouTube; Marcus Leaning * 11. Zomedies, Digital Fan Cultures and the Politics of Taste; Paul Manning * 12. Zombie Culture: Dissent, Celebration and the Carnivalesque in Social Spaces; Emma Austin * PART V: ZOMBIES IN WRITING AND CULTURE * 13. The Galvanic ‘Unhuman’: Technology, the Living Dead and the ‘Animal-Machine’ in Literature and Culture; Fran Mason * 14. Zombies, a Lost Literary Heritage and the Return of the Repressed; Toby Venables

Contents: List of Figures * Acknowledgements * Introduction * 1. Narrative Theory, Intelligibility and the Good Life * 2. A River Runs Through It: Understanding Our Past through the Edifying Story * 3. Wonder Boys: Righting Our Lives by Writing the Story * 4. Narrative Conflict and Relationship in Ordinary People * 5. Art and Manipulative Narrative in The Shape of Things * 6. Unforgiven Shoots Holes in the Western Mystique * Conclusion * Index

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Memory and Imagination in Film Scorsese, Lynch, Jarmusch, Van Sant

Taking Fame to Market On the Pre-History and Post-History of Hollywood Stardom Barry King, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand This book explores, from a sociological perspective, the relationship between acting as symbolic work and the commercialization of popular culture. Particular attention is paid to the social conditions that gave rise to stardom in the theatre and cinema, and how shifts in the marketing of stars have impacted upon contemporary celebrity culture.

* Notes * Index

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Contents: List of Figures * List of Tables * Acknowledgements * Introduction * 1. From Custom to Price * 2. The Formation of Stardom * 3. Garrick as a Personage * 4. The Descent from Stardom as Personage * 5. Writing the Stars * 6. The High Tide of Biography * 7. The Rise of Autography * 8. The End of Seeming

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Patrizia Lombardo, University of Geneva, Switzerland Inspired by Baudelaire's art criticism and contemporary theories of emotions, and developing a new aesthetic approach based on the idea that memory and imagination are strongly connected, Lombardo analyzes films by Scorsese, Lynch, Jarmusch and Van Sant as imaginative uses of the history of cinema as well as of other media. Contents: List of Figures * Acknowledgments * Abbreviations * Introduction * PART I: THE WONDER OF CINEMA: SCORSESE * 1.Living in Manhattan in the 19th Century * 2.Memory and Astonishment in Shutter Island * 3.Style and Signature in Film * 4.Bazin, Bresson and Scorsese: Performatives in Film * Intermezzo * 5.Jim Jarmusch’s Philosophy of Composition * PART II: EXPERIMENTING TIME AND SPACE: VAN SANT AND LYNCH * 6.Minimalist Aesthetics in Gerry * 7.Space and Long Takes in Paranoid Park * 8.Lives on film: Gus Van Sant’s Milk * 9.David Lynch: Painting in Film * Filmography * Bibliography * Notes

Language, Discourse, Society September 2014 UK September 2014 US 264pp 25 figures Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

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FILM THEORY AND CRITICISM Body, Soul and Cyberspace in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema Virtual Worlds and Ethical Problems Sylvie Magerstädt, University of Hertfordshire, UK Body, Soul and Cyberspace explores how recent science-fiction cinema answers questions about body and soul, virtuality, and spirituality in the digital age by linking cinematic themes with religious, philosophical and ethical concepts. Contents: List of Illustrations * Acknowledgements * Introduction: Ethical Questions in Contemporary Science Fiction Films * 1. Body – Cyborgs, Clones and Automata: The Matrix, eXistenZ, Avatar * 2. Soul – Cyber-Spirituality and Immortality: The Thirteenth Floor, Aeon Flux, Transcendence * 3. Cyberspace – Dreams, Memory and Virtual Worlds: TRON: Legacy, Total Recall (2012), Inception * Conclusion: Imagining our Future(s) * Notes * Bibliography * Index

September 2014 UK September 2014 US 126pp Hardback £45.00 / $67.50 / CN$78.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Using an interdisciplinary approach, Film, History and Memory broadens the focus from 'history', the study of past events, to 'memory', the processes – individual, generational, collective or state-driven – by which meanings are attached to the past. Contents: List of Figures * Notes on Contributors * Introduction; Jennie M. Carlsten and Fearghal McGarry * 1.A Very Long Engagement: The Use of Cinematic Texts in Historical Research; Gianluca Fantoni * 2.Screening European Heritage: Negotiating Europe’s Past via the ‘Heritage Film’; Axel Bangert, Paul Cooke and Rob Stone * 3.Confronting Silence and Memory in Contemporary Spain: The Grandchildren’s Perspective; Natalia Sanjuan Bornay * 4.The Enchantment and Disenchantment of the Archival Image: Politics and Affect in Contemporary Portuguese Cultural Memories; Alison Ribeiro de Menezes * 5.Foundational Films: The Memorialization of Resistance in Italy, France, Belarus and Yugoslavia; Mercedes Camino * 6. Amnesty With a Movie Camera; Andrew J. Hennlich * 7.History, Fiction, and the Politics of Corporeality in Pablo Larraín’s Dictatorship Trilogy; Nike Jung * 8.Remember 1688? The Draughtsman’s Contract, the ‘Glorious Revolution’ and Public Memory; James Ward * 9.Not Thinking Clearly: History and Emotion in the Recent Irish Cinema; Jennie Carlsten * 10. Music and Montage: Punk, Speed and Histories of the Troubles; Liz Greene * 11. Reflections on What the Filmmaker Historian Does (to History); Robert A. Rosenstone * Index April 2015 UK April 2015 US 240pp 6 figures Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Race, Sex and Afro-Religiosity

Revisiting History, Theory and Practice Edited by Ewa Mazierska, University of Central Lancashire, UK, Lars Kristensen, University of Skovde, Sweden Marx and the Moving Image approaches cinema from a Marxist perspective. It argues that the supposed 'end of history', marked by the comprehensive triumph of capitalism and the 'end of cinema', calls for revisiting Marx's writings in order to analyse film theories, histories and practices. Contents: List of Figures * Notes on Contributors * Introduction; Ewa Mazierska and Lars Kristensen * 1. The Dialectical Image: Kant, Marx and Adorno; Mike Wayne * 2. The Utopian Function of Film Music; Johan Siebers * 3. Bloch on Film as Utopia: Terence Davies’ Distant Voices, Still Lives; Ian Fraser * 4. ‘But Joe, it’s ‘Hour of Ecstasy’’: A Materialist Revaluation of Fritz Lang’s You and Me; Iris Luppa * 5. Laughing Matters: Four Marxist Takes on Film Comedy; Jakob Ladegaard * 6. Workerist Film Humour; Dennis Rothermel * 7. Alienated Heroes: Marxism and the Czechoslovak New Wave; Peter Hames * 8. The Work and the Rights of the Documentary Protagonist; Silke Panse * 9. Amateur Digital Filmmaking and Capitalism; William Brown * 10. Citizen: Marx/Kane; John Hutnyk * 11. The Meanings of History and the Uses of Translation in News from Ideological Antiquity - Marx/Eisenstein/The Capital (Video 2008) by Alexander Kluge; Ewa Mazierska * 12. Marx for Children: Moor and the Ravens of London and Hans Röckle and the Devil; Martin Brady * Index


Edited by Jennie M. Carlsten, University of Ulster, UK, Fearghal McGarry, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK

Black Magic Woman and Narrative Film

Marx at the Movies

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Film, History and Memory


Montré Missouri, Howard University, USA Black Magic Woman and Narrative Film examines the transformation of the stereotypical 'tragic mulatto' from tragic to empowered, as represented in independent and mainstream cinema. The author suggests that this transformation is through the character's journey towards African-based religions. Contents: Acknowledgments * Introduction * 1. Womanism and Womanist Gaze * 2. Beauty as Power: In/visible Woman and Womanist Film in Daughters of the Dust * 3. Passing Strange: Voodoo Queens and Hollywood Fantasy in Eve's Bayou * 4. I'll Fly Away: Baadasssss Mamas and Third Cinema in Sankofa * 5. Not Another Westside Story: Nuyorican Women and New Black Realism in I Like It Like That * 6. It Is Easy Being Green: Disney's Post-Racial Princess and Black Magic * Conclusion: New Black Aesthetic and New Black Wave* Bibliography* Index May 2015 UK May 2015 US 224pp Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights


FILM THEORY AND CRITICISM Classical Masculinity and the Spectacular Body on Film

A Critique of Judgment in Film and Television Edited by Silke Panse, University for the Creative Arts Canterbury, UK, Dennis Rothermel, California State University, USA "Film and Media Studies has tended to shy away from the idea of judgement but, as this collection of essays edited by Panse and Rothermel makes clear, judgement is an integral aspect of how film and media works. Judgement is a two way street – we judge what we see on the screen and in turn it judges us. This outstanding collection explores in depth the practical and theoretical issues raised by the problem of judgement." – Ian Buchanan, University of Wollongong, Australia

The Mighty Sons of Hercules Daniel O’Brien, University of Southampton, UK "Daniel O'Brien's work here is both foundational and invaluable. Perhaps his most profound statement about these films is his most simple: that the strongman figure, embodied in Hercules, is part of our masculine mythopoesis as surely as the intellectual problem-solver, the suave secret agent, and the mysterious foreign count. This figure thus represents our desire to supersede the bonds of our own masculinity, reflecting not the dominant arm of the patriarchy, but that which surpasses it - the mythical, mystical link between human and deity, bound up in bodies too large to readily codify. This is a text that any scholar, critic, or fan of sword-andsandal films will want readily available for repeat consultation." - Michael G. Cornelius, Wilson College, USA The muscle-bound male body is a perennial feature of classically-inflected action cinema. This book reassesses these films as a cinematic form, focusing on the depiction of heroic masculinity. In particular, Hercules in his many incarnations has greatly influenced popular cultural interpretations of manliness and the exaggerated male form. Contents: List of Illustrations * Acknowledgements * Introduction * PART I: MEN AS MEN SHOULD BE * 1. Hercules Unchained * 2. Hercules Reformed * 3. Hercules Diminished * 4. Hercules Rebooted * 5. I’m Spartacus! * PART II: TAMING THE WOMEN WITH LOVE OR DEATH * 6. The Loves of Hercules * 7. The Temptress from Beyond * 8. Fight Like a Man * PART III: THIS THING OF DARKNESS * 9. White Man’s Burden? * 10. Doom’s Children * 11. This is Sparta! * Bibliography October 2014 UK October 2014 US 200pp 15 figures Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Children in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock Edited by Debbie Olson, University of Texas at Arlington, USA Children and youth perform both innocence and knowingness within Hitchcock's complex cinematic texts. Though the child often plays a small part, their significance - symbolically, theoretically, and philosophically - offers a unique opportunity to illuminate and interrogate the child presence within the cinematic complexity of Hitchcock's films. Contents: Introduction: Hitchcock’s Children; Debbie Olson * 1. Hitchcock’s Missing Children: Genre, Auteurship, and Audience Address; Noel Brown * 2. ‘The Future’s Not Ours to See’: How Children and Young Adults Reflect the Anxiety of Lost Innocence in Alfred Hitchcock’s American Movies; Jason McEntee * 3. The Child Who Knew Too Much: Liminality in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man who Knew Too Much (1934 and 1956); Elizabeth Ramsey * 4. No Laughing Matter: Imperiling Kids and Country in Alfred Hitchcock’s Sabotage; Peter Lee * 5. ‘If You Ripped the Fronts Off Houses’: Killing Innocence in Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt; Markus Bohlmann and Sean Moreland * 6. Daddy’s Girl: The Knowing Innocent in Strangers on a Train; Brian Walter * 7. Renegotiating Romanticism and the All-American Boy Child: Alfred Hitchcock’s The Trouble with Harry; Adrian Schober * 8. Between Knowingness and Innocence: Child Ciphers in Hitchcock’s Marnie and The Birds; F. E. Pheasant-Kelly * 9. The Child Hero in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds; Samantha Lay * and more... December 2014 UK December 2014 US 288pp 15 b/w illustrations Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


A Critique of Judgment in Film and Television is a response to a significant increase of judgment and judgmentalism in contemporary television, film, and social media by investigating the changing relations between the aesthetics and ethics of judgment. Contents: 1. Judgment between Ethics and Aesthetics: An Introduction; Silke Panse and Dennis Rothermel * PART I: JUDGMENT IN FACTUAL TELEVISION * 2. The Judging Spectator in the Image; Silke Panse * 3. The Tones of Judgment in Local Evening News; Dennis Rothermel * 4. ‘I’m Passionate, Lord Sugar:’ Young Entrepreneurs, Critical Judgment and Emotional Labor in Young Apprentice; Anita Biressi and Heather Nunn * PART II: JUDGING DOCUMENTARY IMAGES * 5. Amateur Biopolitics: Generalization of a Practice, Limits of a Concept; André Brasil and Cezar Migliorin * 6. Peirce’s Better Triad; Brian Winston * 7. A Judgment on Judgment: Milošević On Trial; Jon Kear * PART III: JUDGMENT AND UNIVERSALITY * 8. Screen Truth; Claire Colebrook * 9. Judging Cinema: Peter Greenaway’s Visual J’accuse; Alan Singer * 10. Cinematic Judgment and Universal Communicability: On Benjamin and Kant with Metz; Richard Rushton * PART IV: DISAPPEARED SUBJECTS AND SUPERNATURAL JUDGMENT * 11. Constructing the Non-Judgmental Event: Bruno Ganz’s Affective Ethics in Knife in the Head and in The White City; Colin Gardner * 12. Judgment and the Disappeared Subject in The Headless Woman; Bev Zalcock * 13. Without Judgment: A Feminist Reading of the Immanent Ethics and Aesthetics in Morvern Callar; Teresa Rizzo * 14. Biting Critiques: Paranormal Romance and Moral Judgment in True Blood, Twilight, and The Vampire Diaries; Lynn Marie Houston April 2014 UK April 2014 US 312pp Hardback £60.00 / $90.00 / CN$104.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Slapstick and Comic Performance Comedy and Pain Louise Peacock, University of Hull, UK "This is a very ambitious book, which considers a range of examples – anything from Punch & Judy to Jackass, from Buster Keaton to The Simpsons – woven together to form an illuminating set of ideas offering new insight into the delicious art of slapstick." Oliver Double, University of Kent, UK Slapstick comedy has a long and lively history from Greek Theatre to the present day. This book explores the ways in which comic pain and comic violence are performed within slapstick to make the audience laugh. It draws examples from theatre, television and film on both sides of the Atlantic. Contents: Introduction * PART I: ESTABLISHING A CRITICAL FRAMEWORK * 1. What is Slapstick? * 2. Structures and Techniques of Slapstick * 3. Comedy and Pain * PART II: TYPES OF PAIN ANALYSED * 4. Accidental Pain * 5. Random Pain: Objects and Animals * 6. Intentional Pain * 7. Real Pain * Conclusion * Bibliography * Index July 2014 UK July 2014 US 192pp Hardback £55.00 / $85.00 / CN$98.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

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FILM THEORY AND CRITICISM Storytelling in the Media Convergence Age

Public Discourses of Contemporary China

Exploring Screen Narratives

The Narration of the Nation in Popular Literatures, Film, and Television

Edited by Roberta Pearson, University of Nottingham, UK, Anthony N. Smith, University of Nottingham, UK Why do screen narratives remain so different in an age of convergence and globalisation that many think is blurring distinctions? This collection attempts to answer this question using examples drawn from a range of media, from Hollywood franchises to digital comics, and a range of countries, from the United States to Japan. Contents: List of Figures and Tables * Notes on Contributors * Introduction: The Contexts of Contemporary Screen Narratives: Medium, National, Institutional and Technological Specificities; Anthony N. Smith and Roberta Pearson * PART I: PRODUCTION * 1. Super Mario Seriality: Nintendo’s Narratives and Audience Targeting within the Video Game Console Industry; Anthony N. Smith * 2. The Muddle Earth Journey: Brand Consistency and Cross-Media Intertextuality in Game Adaptation; Claudio Pires Franco * 3. Distortions in Spacetime: Emergent Narrative Practices in Comics’ Transition from Print to Screen; Daniel Merlin Goodbrey * 4. Lengthy Interactions with Hideous Men: Walter White and the Serial Poetics of Television Antiheroes; Jason Mittell * 5. It’s a Branded New World: The Influence of State Policy upon Contemporary Italian Film Narrative; Gloria Dagnino * 6. Memento in Mumbai: ‘A Few More Songs and a Lot More Ass Kicking’; Iain Robert Smith * 7. A Case of Identity: Sherlock, Elementary and Their National Broadcasting Systems; Roberta Pearson * PART II: CIRCULATION AND RECEPTION * 8. Storyselling and Storykilling: Affirmational/Transformational Discourses of Television Narrative; Matt Hills * 9. Whistle While You Work: Branding, Critical Reception and Pixar’s Production Culture; Richard McCulloch * 10. Hidden in Plain Sight: UK Promotion, Exhibition and Reception of Contemporary French Film Narrative; Cécile Renaud * 11. Serial Narrative Exports: US Television Drama in Europe; Alessandro Catania * 12. Multimedia Muppets: Narrative in ‘Ancillary’ Franchise Texts; Aaron Calbreath-Frasieur December 2014 UK December 2014 US 272pp 3 figures Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


3D Cinema Miriam Ross, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 3D Cinema: Optical Illusions and Tactile Experiences questions the common frameworks used for discussing 3D cinema, realism and spectacle, in order to fully understand the embodied and sensory dimensions of 3D cinema's unique visuality. Contents: List of Figures * Preface * Acknowledgements * Introduction: Stereoscopic Illusions * 1. Hyper-haptic Visuality * 2. 3D Cinema of Attractions * 3. New Realisms * 4. Depth and Emergence Constructions * 5. Arresting Forms * 6. Bodies in Motion * 7. CG Animation * Conclusion * Bibliography


Analyzing contemporary Chinese literature, film, and television, Shen shows the significance of nationalism for the mass imagination in post-socialist China. Chapters move from the intellectual idealism of the 1980s, through the postTiananmen transition, to the national cinema of the 1990s, and finally to the Internet literature of today. Contents: Introduction * 1. Heshang: Socialist Historical Consciousness in Transformation and the 1980s Pedagogy of Reform * 2. Making Money Is Patriotic: New Immigrant Fiction of the Early 1990s * 3. Patriotism, History, and Leitmotif Films in the Late 1990s * 4. Netizens, Counter-memories, and Internet Literature into the New Millennium * Conclusion: Dreams in the Twenty-First Century

Chinese Literature and Culture in the World March 2015 UK March 2015 US 256pp Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Philosophy and Blade Runner

Optical Illusions and Tactile Experiences

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Yipeng Shen, Trinity College, USA "Public Discourses of Contemporary China is an ambitious and illuminating book. Through fascinating case studies and a rigorous reconceptualization of the relationship between aesthetics and politics, Shen convincingly shows the persistent centrality of nationalism in China even today and elucidates the ways in which individual subjects both participate in and remake stateinitiated modernization projects through narration and other forms of cultural production. It will be an essential read for anyone wishing to understand mass nationalism and the interaction between state and society in postsocialist China." - Tze-lan Deborah Sang, Professor of Chinese Literature & Visual Studies, Michigan State University, USA


Timothy Shanahan, Loyola Marymount University, USA Philosophy and Blade Runner explores philosophical issues in the film Blade Runner, including human nature, personhood, identity, consciousness, free will, morality, God, death, and the meaning of life. The result is a novel analysis of the greatest science fiction film of all time and a unique contribution to the philosophy of film. Contents: Acknowledgments * Preface * 1. Introduction * 2. Being Human * 3. Persons * 4. Identity * 5. Consciousness * 6. Freedom * 7. Being Good * 8. God * 9. Death * 10. Time and Meaning * Epilogue * Literature Cited * Endnotes * Index June 2014 UK June 2014 US 232pp Paperback £16.99 / $27.00 / CN$24.99 Canadian Rights ebooks available



Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television

Old Tales with a New Spin Sue Short, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

Edited by Michael Stewart, Queen Margaret, Edinburgh, UK

Sue Short examines how fairy tale tropes have been reworked in contemporary film, identifying familiar themes in a range of genres – including rom coms, crime films and horror – and noting key similarities and differences between the source narratives and their offspring. Contents: Foreword * Introduction: Old Tales with a New Spin * 1. Finding Love and Fulfilling Dreams: Female Aspirations in the Rom-Com * 2. Curses, Wishes, and Amazing Transformations: Male Maturation Tales * 3. Wealth through Stealth: Evening the Odds or Inviting Disaster? * 4. Demon Lovers, Ogre Husbands, and Female Avengers * 5. Houses of Horror: Domestic Dangers and Man-Made Monsters * 6. Postmodern Revisions: New Tales for Old? * Epilogue * Bibliography * Filmography December 2014 UK December 2014 US 232pp Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

The Documentary


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Politics, Emotion, Culture

Belinda Smaill, Monash University, Australia "Smaill covers very diverse subject material in an engaging and accessible manner. Her references extend far beyond the world of the big screen: rather than furrow through documentary film theory, the author draws on multidisciplinary sources to explore the idea of emotion, including the psychoanalytical perspectives of Melanie Klein and the linguistic articulations of Elaine Scarry." - New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film 8.1 Belinda Smaill proposes an original approach to documentary studies, examining how emotions such as pleasure, hope, pain, empathy, nostalgia or disgust are integral both to the representation of selfhood in documentary, and to the way documentaries circulate in the public sphere. Contents: Acknowledgements * PART I: DOCUMENTARY AND PLEASURE * 1. Introduction: Representation and Documentary Emotions * 2. Pleasure and Disgust: Desire and the Female Porn Star * PART II: PAIN AND THE OTHER * 3. Injury, Identity and Recognition - Rize and Fix: The Story of an Addicted City * 4. Women, Pain and the Documentaries of Kim Longinotto * PART III: THE LABOUR OF AUTHORSHIP: CARING AND MOURNING * 5. Loss and Care: Asian Australian Documentary * 6. Civic Love and Contemporary Dissent Documentary * PART IV: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: HOPE AND NOSTALGIA * 7. Children, Futurity and Hope: Born into Brothels * 8. Nostalgia, Historical Time and Reality Television: The Idol Series * Epilogue * Notes * Index January 2015 UK January 2015 US 232pp Paperback £18.99 / $28.00 / CN$32.00 Canadian Rights


Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television debates the ways in which melodrama expresses and gives meaning to: trauma and pathos; memory and historical re-visioning; home and borders; gendered and queer relations; the family and psychic identities; the national and emerging public cultures; and morality and ethics. Contents: List of Figures * Notes on Contributors * Preface * 1. Introduction: Film and TV Melodrama: An Overview * PART I: TELEVISION MELODRAMA * 2. Melodrama and the Classic Television Serial; Richard Butt * 3. Nature, Culture, Space: The Melodramatic Topographies of Lark Rise To Candleford; Douglas McNaughton * 4. ‘We Are Like That Only’: Prime Time Family Melodramas On Indian Television; Shoma Munshi * 5. On the ‘Scalpel’s Edge’: Gory Excess, Melodrama and Irony in Nip/Tuck; Alexia Smit * 6. ‘Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik’: Unearthing Gay Male Anxieties in Queer Gothic Soaps Dante’s Cove and The Lair; Darren Elliott-Smith * 7. Don’t Stop Believing: Textual Excess and Discourses of Satisfaction in the Finale of The Sopranos; Marty Zeller-Jacques * PART II: FILM MELODRAMA * 8. Melodrama as History and Nostalgia: Reading Hong Kong Director Yonfan’s Prince of Tears; Kenneth Chan * 9. Vincere: A ‘Strikingly Effective’ Contemporary Film Melodrama; Anne Gailly * 10. Vienna to Beijing: Xu Jinglei’s Letter From An Unknown Woman and the Symbolic Simulation of Europe; Sarah Artt * 11. Deconstructing Melodramatic Destiny: Late Marriage and Two Lovers; Robert Lang * 12. Anticipating Home: The Edge of Heaven as Melodrama; Michael Stewart * 13. Framing a Hybrid Tradition: Realism and Melodrama in About Elly; Taraneh Dadar * Index July 2014 UK July 2014 US 264pp 2 figures Hardback £60.00 / $85.00 / CN$98.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Human Rights Film Festivals Activism in Context Sonia M. Tascón, Curtin University, Australia Human rights film festivals have been steadily growing in number in recent years. They are all bound by a common thread, human rights, and yet show distinctly different films. What leads them to be so different, and how is the universalism of human rights made sense by each? Contents: Acknowledgements * PART I: FRAMINGS * Introduction * 1. Human Rights: From Universalism to Internationalism * 2. Film Festivals: Activism and The Gaze * PART II: FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINO DE DERECHOS HUMANOS, BUENOS AIRES * 3. Context 1997-2003: History and Politics * 4. The Festival 1997-2003: From the Desaparecidos to Neoliberalism * 5. Context 2004-2014: Post-Dictatorship, Post-Neoliberalism and New Argentine Cinema * 6. The Festival 2004-2014: The ‘Other’ and Cosmopolitan Visions * PART III: HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, NEW YORK * 7. Context: From the Cold War to The Yes Men * 8. The Festival: Presences: Eastern Europe, Middle East and United States * 9. Context: From Latin America to Political Documentary in the United States * 10. The Festival: Absence: Latin America * Conclusions * Notes * Bibliography * Filmography * Index January 2015 UK January 2015 US 264pp 2 figures Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

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FILM THEORY AND CRITICISM Humor, Entertainment, and Popular Culture during World War One

Interfacing with the Internet in Popular Cinema Aaron Tucker, Ryerson University, Canada "This is a lively and wide-ranging account of how cinema has engaged with the Internet age, and with how we have imagined ourselves and our interactions with digital technologies over the last three decades." - Lisa Purse, Associate Professor of Film, University of Reading, UK and author of Digital Imaging in Popular Cinema

Edited by Clémentine Tholas-Disset, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France, Karen A. Ritzenhoff, Central Connecticut State University, USA Humor and entertainment were vital to the war effort during World War I. While entertainment provided relief to soldiers in the trenches, it also built up support for the war effort on the home front. This book looks at transnational war culture by examining seemingly light-hearted discourses on the Great War. Contents: Introduction: Humor, Entertainment, and Popular Culture During World War One (WWI); Clémentine TholasDisset and Karen A. Ritzenhoff * PART I: MOVIES TO PLEASE? LAUGHTER, DIVERSION, AND NATIONHOOD IN GREAT WAR FILMS * 1. Alf’s Button (1920): Comedy in the Trenches; Lawrence Napper * 2. Body Politics: National Identity, Performance and Modernity in Maciste Alpino (1916); Francesco Pitassio and Giaime Alonge * 3. Hoaxes, ballyhoo stunts, war, and other jokes: humor in the American marketing of Hollywood war films During the Great War; Fabrice Lyzcba * 4. Johanna Enlists (1918) and the elliptic portrayal of the Great War in motion pictures; Clémentine Tholas-Disset * PART II: A WAR OF WITTY WORDS AND IMAGES: NOVELS, NEWSPAPERS, AND ILLUSTRATIONS * 5. War Memoir as Entertainment: Walter Bloem’s Vormarsch (1916); Jakub Kazecki * 6. Nature and functions of humor in trench newspapers (1914-1918); Koenraad Du Pont * 7. The Nuanced Comic Perspectives of the Cartoons in Mr. Punch’s History of the Great War; Renée Dickason * 8. When bande dessinée Goes to War: La Semaine de Suzette and The Birth of A. Breton’s Heroïne en négatif; Anne Cirella-Urrutia * and more... May 2015 UK May 2015 US 336pp Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$109.00 Canadian Rights

Alfred Thomas, University of Illinois, USA "Thomas has written a lively, intelligent, and interesting study of the politics of Shakespearean drama and its relationship to the literature and theater of Cold-War (and post-Cold-War) Europe... In analyzing Russian film versions of Hamlet and King Lear as indirect criticisms of the Soviet system, the Czech-English playwright Tom Stoppard's Cahoot's Macbeth in the context of post-1968 Czech political resistance, and Ingeborg Bachmann's poem 'Bohemia Lies on the Sea,' Thomas highlights the political potential of Shakespearean drama that can be translated into powerful political protest and analysis in changed (modern) circumstances." Arthur Marotti, Wayne State University, USA Shakespeare, Dissent and the Cold War is the first book to read Shakespeare's drama through the lens of Cold War politics. The book uses the Cold War experience of dissenting artists in theatre and film to highlight the coded religiopolitical subtexts in Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth and The Winter's Tale. Contents: Acknowledgments * Introduction * 1.Culture and Dissent in Shakespeare’s England and Cold War Europe * 2.‘The Heart of My Mystery:’ The Hidden Language of Dissent in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Grigorii Kozintsev’s Film Gamlet * 3.‘A Dog’s Obeyed in Office:’ Subverting Authority in Shakespeare’s King Lear and Grigorii Kozintsev’s Film Korol’ Lir * 4.‘Faith, Here’s an Equivocator:’ Language, Resistance, and the Limits of Authority in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Tom Stoppard’s Cahoot’s Macbeth * 5. ‘In Fair Bohemia:’ The Politics of Utopia in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale and Ingeborg Bachmann’s ‘Bohemia Lies on the Sea’ * Epilogue * Bibliography * Index

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Contents: Introduction * 1. The Cables Under, In, and Around Our Homes: ‘The Net’ as Viral Suburban Intruder * 2. The Evolution of the Web Browser: The Global Village Outgrown * 3. Avatar in the Uncanny Valley: The Na’vi and Us, The Machinic Audience * 4. Hacking Against the Apocalypse: Tony Stark and the Remilitarized Internet * 5. With a Great Data Plan Comes Great Responsibility: The Enmeshed Web 2.0 Internet User * 6. Don’t Shoot the (Instant) Messenger: The Efficient Virtual Body Learns * 7. The Reel/Real Internet: Beyond Genre and the Often Vulnerable Virtual Family * Conclusion July 2014 UK July 2014 US 268pp 18 b/w illustrations Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$109.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available



Shakespeare, Dissent and the Cold War

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the human body.

The Internet is the most terrifying and most beautifully innovative invention of the twentieth century. Using film theory and close textual analysis, Tucker offers an explanation of the Internet and a brief history of its portrayal on film in order examine how it has shaped contemporary versions of self-identity, memory, and


Psychosocial Explorations of Film and Television Viewing Ordinary Audience Jo Whitehouse-Hart, University of Leicester, UK Most people have, at some point, experienced powerful, often strange and disconcerting, responses to films and television programmes of which they cannot always make sense. Drawing on insights from psychoanalysis, this book argues that the seemingly mundane and everyday activity of film and television viewing in the home is in fact extraordinary. Contents: Introduction: Puzzling Viewing * 1.Favourites, TV and Home: Psychosocial Perspectives * 2.Psychosocial Methods and Audience Research * 3.Spending Too Much Time Watching TV? * 4.Favourite Things: Evocative Objects in the Life of a Castaway * 5.Mothers, Sons, Siblings and The Imaginative World of Working Class Women’s Viewing * 6.Risky Viewing and Risky Method? * 7.Conclusion: Viewing is Psychosocial

Studies in the Psychosocial October 2014 UK October 2014 US 216pp Hardback £58.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


FILM THEORY AND CRITICISM PALGRAVE STUDIES IN AUDIO-VISUAL CULTURE SERIES Danijela Kulezic-Wilson, University College Cork, Ireland The Musicality of Narrative Film is the first book to examine in depth the film/ music analogy. Using comparative analysis, Kulezic-Wilson explores film's musical potential, arguing that film's musicality can be achieved through various cinematic devices, with or without music. Contents: List of Figures * Acknowledgments * 1. Introduction * 2. Music as Model and Metaphor * 3. The Musicality of Film Rhythm * 4. The Rhythm of Rhythms * 5. Musical and Film Kinesis * 6. The Symbolic Nature of Musical and Film Time * 7. Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man and the Rhythm of Musical Form * 8. Hip Hop and Techno Composing Techniques and Models of Structuring in Darren Aronofsky’s π * 9. Audio-Visual Musicality and Reflexivity in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina * Conclusion * Bibliography * Filmography

Palgrave Studies in Audio-Visual Culture 9781137489982

The Sounds of Silent Films New Perspectives on History, Theory and Practice Edited by Claus Tieber, University of Vienna, Austria, Anna Katharina Windisch, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria The Sounds of Silent Films is a unique collection of investigatory and theoretical essays that, for the first time, unite up-to-date research on the complex historical performance practices of silent film accompaniment with in-depth analyses of relevant case studies. Contents: List of Tables and Figures * Notes on Contributors * Foreword; Rick Altman * Acknowledgements * Introduction: ‘The Birth of Cinema from the Spirit of Music’; Claus Tieber, Anna K. Windisch * PART I: THE HISTORICAL PRACTICE OF SILENT FILM SOUND * 1. Organizing a Music Library for Playing to Pictures in Britain: Theory vs. Practice; Julie Brown * 2. The Formation of a Swedish Cinema Music Practice, 1905–1915; Christopher Natzén * 3. The Use of Cue Sheets in Italian Silent Cinema: Contexts, Repertoires, Praxis; Marco Targa * 4. Music, Singing and Stage Practice in the Cinemas of Upper Silesia during the 1920s; Urszula Biel * 5. The Sound of Music in Vienna’s Cinemas, 1910-1930; Claus Tieber and Anna K. Windisch * 6. The Moving Picture World, W. Stephen Bush, and the American Reception of European Cinema Practices, 1907-13; James Buhler and Catrin Watts * 7. Musical Beginnings and Trends in 1920s Indian Cinema; Olympia Bhatt * PART II: NEW APPROACHES TO SILENT FILM MUSIC HISTORY AND THEORY * 8. Deconstructing the ‘Brutal Savage’ in John Ford’s The Iron Horse; Peter A. Graff * 9. The Hermeneutic Framing of Film Illustration Practice. The Allgemeines Handbuch der Film-Musik in the Context of Historico-Musicological Traditions; Maria Fuchs * 10. Sergei Eisenstein and the Music of Landscape: the ‘Mists’ of Potemkin between Metaphor and Illustration; Francesco Finocchiaro * 11. Paradoxes of Autonomy. Bernd Thewes’ Compositions to the Rhythmus-films of Hans Richter; Marion Saxer * 12. The Tradition of Novelty – Comparative Studies of Silent Film Scores: Perspectives, Challenges, Proposals; Marco Bellano * 13. Germaine Dulac’s Silent Film La Souriante Madame Beudet (1923) and its Scores by Arthur Kleiner and Manfred Knaak; Jürg Stenzl * Select Bibliography * Index

Palgrave Studies in Audio-Visual Culture September 2014 UK September 2014 US 288pp 38 figures Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Television and British Cinema Convergence and Divergence Since 1990

The Musicality of Narrative Film

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Hannah Andrews, University of York, UK "Hannah Andrews takes a sharp and intelligent look at the longstanding relationship between British film and television with this study of how it is weathering contemporary changes in technology and delivery. Analysing the failures as well as the successes, Andrews shrewdly uses her case studies to throw the spotlight on scheduling, budgets, commissioning and access while keeping a steady grip on slippery questions of quality and public service. Though the emphasis is on the BBC and Channel 4, this thoughtful and original book offers a timely analysis for anyone interested in digital impact and concerned about how convergence practices are playing out across screen media." - Christine Geraghty, Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Glasgow, UK Undertaking a thorough and timely investigation of the relationship between television and cinema in Britain since 1990, Hannah Andrews explores the convergence between the two forms, at industrial, cultural and intermedial levels, and the ways in which the media have also been distinguished from one another through discourse and presentation. Contents: Introduction: The Contexts of Convergence * 1.Film and Television Drama: The Making of a Relationship * 2.Television as Film, Film as Television: Broadcasting cinema in the 1990s * 3.Commercialism and Quality: Television Institutions and the British Film Industry, 1998 - 2002 * 4.Digital Departures: Television Institutions and Low-budget Production * 5.‘Great Films You Know, Great Films You Don’t’: The Birth and Life of the FilmFour Digital Channel * 6.New Logics of Convergence: Film Through Online Television * 7.Conclusion: Convergence and Divergence Now * Bibliography * Notes May 2014 UK May 2014 US 248pp Hardback £60.00 / $85.00 / CN$98.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


A New History of British Documentary James Chapman, University of Leicester, UK A New History of British Documentary is the first comprehensive overview of documentary production in Britain from early film to the present day. It covers both the film and television industries and demonstrates how documentary practice has adapted to changing institutional and ideological contexts. Contents: Preface * Abbreviations * Acknowledgements * Introduction: Critical and Historical Perspectives on British Documentary * 1.Documentary Before Grierson * 2.Documentary in the 1930s * 3.Documentary at War * 4.PostWar Documentary * 5.Television Documentary * 6.Alternative and Oppositional Documentary * Conclusion: British Documentary in Context * Notes * Bibliography * Index January 2015 UK January 2015 US 352pp Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available



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BRITISH AND IRISH CINEMA A History of 1970s Experimental Film


Britain's Decade of Diversity Patti Gaal-Holmes, Freelance, UK "Patti Gaal-Holmes's book offers a comprehensive, informative and readable survey of the creative innovations of experimental filmmakers working in Britain in the 1970s which places their work in key historical, political and socio-cultural contexts. What is particularly impressive here is the balance between Gaal-Holmes's passionate love of experimental film as an artist/filmmaker and her scholarly attention to detail." - Paul Newland, Aberystwyth University, UK This comprehensive historical account demonstrates the rich diversity in 1970s British experimental filmmaking, acting as a form of reclamation for films and filmmakers marginalized within established histories. An indispensable book for practitioners, historians and critics alike, it provides new interpretations of this rich and diverse history. Contents: List of Tables * Acknowledgements * List of Abbreviations * Image Credits for Book Cover * Introduction * 1. Questions of History * 2. Institutional Frameworks and Organisational Strategies * 3. Experimental Film and Other Visual Arts * 4. Visionary, Mythopoeia and Diary Films * 5. Experiments with Structure and Material * 6. Women and Film * Conclusion * Notes * Bibliography * Index March 2015 UK March 2015 US 224pp Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available



The American Success Myth on Film

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Julie Levinson, Babson College, USA "This is an excellent book on a compelling and underexamined topic: the myth, or dream, of 'success' in American films. The book is graced with an arresting cover image of Andy Griffith as the egomaniacal entertainer Lonesome Rhodes in Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd, staring out at the Manhattan skyline from his luxurious penthouse apartment. Levinson (Babson College) discusses myriad Hollywood films that examine the quest for fame and fortune. She divides the book into five well-argued chapters, beginning with a sharply observed introductory chapter. The following chapters treat the concept of 'moving up' the American corporate ladder, films that document the perils and challenges of the 'corporate workplace,' what happens when and if one reaches the top of the ladder, and 'the glorification of unemployment' (i.e., those who drop out or refuse to become involved in the endless search for power and social status). Levinson is a stylish, accessible writer, and her text is clear, concise, and well-illustrated." - W.W. Dixon, University of Nebraska, Choice The American Success Myth on Film examines the enduring appeal that rags-toriches stories and other success narratives exert on our collective imagination. It highlights how Hollywood movies have illuminated – if not resolved – the ideological contradictions at the heart of the American idea of success. Contents: Acknowledgements * 1. Top of the World: Cultural Narratives, Myths, and Movies * 2. Moving Up and Moving On: Mobility and the American Success Myth * 3. Work and its Discontents: The Corporate Workplace Movie * 4. Success Reassessed: Ambitious Women/ Midlife Men * 5. Hallelujah, I’m a Bum: The Glorification of Unemployment * 6. Conclusion * Bibliography * Filmography * Notes * Index

The Great War in Popular British Cinema of the 1920s

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Before Journey's End


Lawrence Napper, Kings College London, UK This book discusses British cinema's representation of the Great War during the 1920s. It argues that popular cinematic representations of the war offered surviving audiences a language through which to interpret their recent experience, and traces the ways in which those interpretations changed during the decade. Contents: List of Figures * Acknowledgements * Introduction: Peace Days in Pictureland * 1. ‘In the Midst of Peace we are at War’: The Film Trade in 1919 * 2. Battle Reconstructions and British Instructional Films * 3. Remembrance and the Ambivalent Gaze * 4. ‘When the Boys Come Home’ * Bibliography * Index May 2015 UK May 2015 US 256pp 8 figures Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Postmodern Metanarratives Blade Runner and Literature in the Age of Image Décio Torres Cruz, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil Postmodern Metanarratives investigates the relationship between cinema and literature by analyzing the film Blade Runner as a postmodern work that constitutes a landmark of cyberpunk narrative and establishes a link between tradition and the (post) modern. Contents: Contents * Acknowledgements * List of Illustrations * Introduction * 1. On Words and Meanings: Contradictions of the Modern or Postmodern Contradictions? * 2. Literature and Film: A Brief Overview of Theory and Criticism * 3. Blurring Genres: Dissolving Literature and Film in Blade Runner * 4. Revisiting the Biblical Tradition * 5. Revisiting the Freudian Tradition * 6. Collating the Postmodern * Conclusion: Replicating Life and Art * Works Cited * End notes July 2014 UK July 2014 US 232pp 10 figures Hardback £60.00 / $90.00 / CN$104.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available





Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox


Daniel Varndell, University of Winchester, UK "Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox re-makes Deleuze in order to re-think cinematic re-makes. It is a strikingly original piece of work about the paradoxes of the apparent unoriginality of re-makes. It is at once an elegant repudiation of a number of bad readings of Deleuze (particularly by Badiou and Zizek) and a vitally fresh contribution to the field of cinema studies." - Ian Buchanan, Editor, Deleuze Studies Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox explores the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze using the framework of Hollywood's current obsession with remaking and rebooting classic and foreign films. Through an analysis of cinematic repetition and difference, the book approaches remakes from a range of philosophical perspectives. Contents: List of Illustrations * Acknowledgements * Introduction: The Remake Paradox * PART I: THE PROBLEM OF CHOICE * 1. Shot For Shot Remakes * 2. Transnational Remaking * PART II: THE PROBLEM OF DISTANCE * 3. The Vicious Circles of Postmodern Representations * 4. Remake Series and the ‘Case’ of Film Noir * PART III: THE PROBLEM OF THE EXCEPTION * 5. The Other Side of Remakes * 6. The Grandfather Paradox * Conclusion: Encore Deleuze * Bibliography * Index August 2014 UK August 2014 US 232pp Hardback £60.00 / $90.00 / CN$104.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

Reading Rocky Horror The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Popular Culture


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Edited by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Central Michigan University, USA "Enlightened, witty, and perfectly attuned to all the requisite layerings and madnesses of its subject, this 'strange journey' is a must-read for any loyal fan of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, or for anyone fascinated by cult film, the self-referentiality of our media culture, and screen innovations in comedy. Weinstock is an adept and cagey master of ceremonies, who brings this show into the light of analysis, with the help of his many eager collaborators, in countless valuable ways." - Murray Pomerance, author of The Horse Who Drank the Sky: Film Experience Beyond Narrative and Theory The Rocky Horror Picture Show is undeniably the world's most famous "cult film," yet it has received very little scrutiny or consideration from scholars. Reading Rocky Horror is the first edited collection devoted to The Rocky Horror Picture Show and makes up for academia's neglect of this cult classic by assembling a variety of accessible contributions that examine the film from diverse perspectives including gender and queer studies, disability studies, cultural studies, genre studies, and film studies. Contents: Introduction: It’s Just a Jump to the Left: The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Popular Culture; Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock * PART I: ROCKY HORROR AND GENRE * 1. ‘Drinking Those Moments When’: The Use (and Abuse) of Late-Night Double Feature Science Fiction and Hollywood Icons in The Rocky Horror Picture Show; Sue Matheson * 2. Rocky Horror Glam Rock; Julian Cornell * 3. Reflections on the Self-reflexive Musical: The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the Classic Hollywood Musical; Sarah Artt * PART II: ROCKY HORROR AND CINEMA SPECTATORSHIP * 4. Heavy, Dark, and Pendulous: Unsuturing Rocky Horror; Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock * and more... June 2015 UK June 2015 US 256pp Paperback £19.00 / $30.00 / CN$34.50 Canadian Rights


Thinking Italian Animals Human and Posthuman in Modern Italian Literature and Film Edited by Deborah Amberson, University of Florida, USA, Elena Past, Wayne State University, USA "Animals and the Posthuman in Italian Literature and Film is an elegant and musing collection on what it means to be alive and thinking today. The volume contains a wonderful preface by Italian philosopher, Roberto Marchesini , who sets out the stakes of the work beautifully. Indeed, it has been a long time since I've come across such a powerful combination of erudition, cutting-edge readings of continential philosophy, and, though this may seem surprising given the title, humanity." - Timothy Campbell, Professor of Italian Studies and Chair of Romance Studies, Cornell University, USA This bracing volume collects work on Italian writers and filmmakers that engage with nonhuman animal subjectivity. These contributions address 3 major strands of philosophical thought: perceived borders between man and animals, historical and fictional crises, and human entanglement with the nonhuman and material world. Contents: Preface: Mimesis: The Heterospecific as Ontopoetic Epiphany; Roberto Marchesini * Introduction: Thinking Italian Animals; Deborah Amberson and Elena Past * PART I: ONTOLOGIES AND THRESHOLDS * 1. Confronting the Specter of Animality: Tozzi and the Uncanny Animal of Modernism; Deborah Amberson * 2. Cesare Pavese, Posthumanism, and the Maternal Symbolic; Elizabeth Leake * 3. Montale’s Animals: Rhetorical Props or Metaphysical Kin?; Gregory Pell * 4. The Word Made Animal Flesh: Tommaso Landolfi’s Bestiary; Simone Castaldi * 5. Animal Metaphors, Biopolitics, and the Animal Question: Mario Luzi, Giorgio Agamben, and the Human-Animal Divide; Matteo Gilebbi * PART II: BIOPOLITICS AND HISTORICAL CRISIS * * 6. Creatureliness and Posthumanism in Liliana Cavani’s The Night Porter and Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salò; Alexandra Hills * and more...

Italian and Italian American Studies September 2014 UK September 2014 US 300pp Hardback £57.50 / $90.00 / CN$104.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available



European Cinema and Television Cultural Policy and Everyday Life Edited by Andrew Higson, University of York, UK, Eva Novrup Redvall, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Ib Bondebjerg, University of Copenhagen, Denmark This book offers comparative studies of the production, content and reception of film and TV drama in Europe. It explores the role that film and TV drama play in the everyday lives of European citizens, the ways in which it contributes to establishing and maintaining a sense of European identity. Contents: Introduction: Mediated Cultural Encounters in Europe; Ib Bondebjerg, Eva Novrup Redvall and Andrew Higson * PART I: CULTURE, IDENTITY AND EVERYDAY LIFE * PART II: FILM AND MEDIA POLICY: BETWEEN THE NATIONAL AND THE TRANSNATIONAL * PART III: NATIONAL CINEMAS – EUROPEAN CINEMAS * PART IV: NATIONAL TELEVISION – EUROPEAN TELEVISION * and more...

Palgrave European Film and Media Studies May 2015 UK May 2015 US 288pp Hardback £60.00 / $115.00

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French Comedy on Screen


A Cinematic History Rémi Fournier Lanzoni, Wake Forest University, USA "Lanzoni effortlessly blends very astute aesthetic and formalistic analysis about the 'art' of a film with a vast knowledge of relevant facts about actors, directors, producers, social and political events relevant to a film or a period, spectatorship, and technical issues (sound, dubbing, photography, set design, etc.). He has a very sophisticated grasp on just what constitutes comedy in general and film comedy of the French variety in particular. This is a book that could be used by a number of courses on film comedy and on French cinema - there is nothing like it in print." - Peter Bondanella, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature, Film Studies and Italian, Indiana University, USA French comedy films occupy a specific cultural space and are influenced by national traditions and shared cultural references, but at the same time they have always been difficult to classify. This book investigates the different methods in which these comedies textually inscribed and exemplified a variety of cultural and historical landmarks. Contents: Introduction * 1. The Early Comedies of the Sound Era * 2. The Comedies of Post War France * 3. Comedy in the Modern Era * 4. French Comedy Today October 2014 UK October 2014 US 276pp 23 b/w illustrations Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Stars and Masculinities in Contemporary Italian Cinema

Indiana University, USA

Lindiwe Dovey, University of London, UK Tracing the history of Africa's relationship to film festivals and exploring the festivals' impact on the various types of people who attend festivals (the festival experts, the ordinary festival audiences, and the filmmakers), Dovey reveals what turns something called a ‘festival’ into a ‘festival experience’ for these groups. Contents: Introduction * 1. Early Curatorial Practices, European Colonialism, and the Rise of ‘A-list’ Film Festivals 2. Afri-Cannes? African Film and Filmmakers at the World’s Most Prestigious Film Festival 3. ‘Where is Africa?’ at the 2010 International Film Festival of Rotterdam 4. African Film Festivals in Africa: Curating ‘African Audiences’ for ‘African Films’ * 5. Moving Africa: African Film Festivals Outside of Africa * 6. The Rise of ‘International’ Film Festivals in Africa * 7. Festive Excitement and (Dis)sensus Communis In Action at Two Film Festivals in Africa * Conclusion

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Towards New Configurations

Stars and Masculinities in Contemporary Italian Cinema is the first book to explore contemporary male stars and cinematic constructions of masculinity in Italy. Uniting star analysis with a detailed consideration of the masculinities that are dominating current Italian cinema, the study addresses the supposed crisis of masculinity. Contents: Introduction: Trouble Men: Masculinity, Stardom, and Italian Cinema * 1. Mad About the Boy: Teen Stars and Serious Actors * 2. Comedy and Masculinity, Italian Style * 3. Boys Don’t Cry: Weeping Fathers, Absent Mothers, and Male Melodrama * 4. The Last Real Men: Romanzo criminale * 5. Brothers in Arms: History and Masculinity in the anni di piombo * 6. Impersonating Men: History, Biopics, and Performance

Global Masculinities


Curating Africa in the Age of Film Festivals

Bollywood and its Other(s)

Catherine O’Rawe, Department of Italian, University of Bristol, UK "Catherine O'Rawe's Stars and Masculinities in Contemporary Italian Cinema is an original and ground-breaking approach to stars and masculinity in the post-2000 Italian cinema. The author skillfully blends analyses of individual performances and star bodies with a consideration of different film genres. The book is especially useful as an introduction to a new generation of male actors and recent films that treat a contemporary crisis of Italian masculinity. O'Rawe's book should be required reading for everyone who loves the Italian cinema." - Peter Bondanella, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature, Film Studies and Italian,

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Edited by Vikrant Kishore, University of Newcastle, Australia, Amit Sarwal, Deakin University, Australia, Parichay Patra, Monash University, Australia How do we define the globalized cinema and media cultures of Bollywood in an age when it has become part of the cultural diplomacy of an emerging superpower? Bollywood and Its Other(s) explores the aesthetic-philosophical questions of the other through, for example, discussions on Indian diaspora's negotiations with national identity. Contents: List of Figures * Notes on Contributors * Introduction; Vikrant Kishore, Amit Sarwal and Parichay Patra * PART I: EXPLORING THE OTHER: CINEMA, AESTHETICS, PHILOSOPHY * 1. Self, Other and Bollywood: The Evolution of the Hindi Film as a Site of Ambivalence Dibyakusum Ray * 2. Bombay Cinema’s Aesthetic Other: Hindi Shastriya Cinema in Retrospect; Parichay Patra * PART II: DIASPORA AND THE FORMATION OF THE GLOBAL BOLLYWOOD * 3. Transgressing the Moral Universe: Bollywood and the Terrain of the Representable; Sarah A. Joshi * 4. A Perfect Match: Entertainment and Excess of Cricket within the Diasporic Experience of Bollywood; Sanchari De and Manas Ghosh * PART III: THE MUSICALITY OF BOLLYWOOD: POSSIBILITIES OF ALTERNATIVE READING(S) * 5. Hindi Popular Cinema and Its Peripheries: Of Female Singers, Approaches, and the Presence/Absence of Suraiya; Madhuja Mukherjee * 6. ‘Dil Dance Maare Re’: Bollywoodisation of the Indian Folk Dance Forms; Vikrant Kishore * 7. The Systems Model of Creativity and Indian Film: A Study of Two Young Music Directors from Kerala, India; Phillip McIntyre, Bob Davis, and Vikrant Kishore * PART IV: BOLLYWOOD’S OTHER(S): SEXUALITY, B MOVIE, QUEERNESS * 8. Sugar and Spice: The Golden Age of the Hindi Movie Vamps, 1960s-70s; Suneeti Rekhari * 9. Popular Forms, Altering Normativities: Queer Buddies in Contemporary Mainstream Hindi Cinema; Aneeta Rajendran * and more... November 2014 UK November 2014 US 248pp 3 figures Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


WORLD CINEMA Journeys in Argentine and Brazilian Cinema Road Films in a Global Era Natália Pinazza, Birkbeck, University of London, UK "Journeys in Argentine and Brazilian Cinema takes a nuanced look at the various levels of cultural exchange and reformulation present in the last few decades of Argentine and Brazilian cinema within a context of neoliberal globalization and international, trans-Atlantic co-productions. Pinazza does an excellent job of tying the production details and politico-economic context of filmmaking together with the thematic details and social issues addressed in the diegesis of each film analyzed. Readers will enjoy being introduced to a number of interesting films dealing with contemporary issues at the local level in dialogue with the global and the author's discussion of the films will encourage further exploration on the part of the readers—thus continuing on their own 'journey.'" - Jack A. Draper III, Associate Professor, Portuguese, University of Missouri, USA Many South American films use the popular road movie format to examine regional culture and attitudes, especially in Argentina and Brazil. Pinazza performs a careful cultural analysis of the films and investigates how road movies deal with narratives on nationhood whilst simultaneously inserting themselves in a transnational dialogue. Contents: Introduction * 1. National and Transnational Film Studies: The Argentine and Brazilian Case * 2. Home: National Crisis, Fragmented Family and Death * 3. Europe as Destination and Point of Departure * 4. Bordercrossing in the Southern Cone * 5. The Return to the Sertão and Patagonia * 6. Conclusion October 2014 UK October 2014 US 204pp 20 b/w illustrations Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Migration in Lusophone Cinema Edited by Cacilda Rêgo, Utah State University, USA, Marcus Brasileiro, Utah State University, USA "This is the first book about how migration has been represented in Lusophone cinema in the last decades. Rêgo and Brasileiro have moved beyond the mere confines of the field of film studies and enriched the text with thought-provoking essays written by academics from several disciplines. The result is a fascinating volume containing essays that inquire deeply about issues involving identity, immigration, transnationalism, and the meaning of 'home' in an increasingly complex world." - Eva Paulino Bueno, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, St. Mary's University, USA With more than 250 million speakers globally, the Lusophone world has a rich history of filmmaking. This edited volume explores the representation of the migratory experience in contemporary cinema from Portuguese-speaking countries, exploring how Lusophone films, filmmakers, producers, studios, and governments relay narratives of migration. Contents: Introduction; Cacilda Rêgo and Marcus Brasileiro * 1. Imagining Migration: A Panoramic View of Lusophone Films and Tabu (2012) as Case Study; Carolin Overhoff Ferreira * 2. Thinking of Portugal, Looking at Cape Verde: Notes on Representation of Immigrants in the Films of Pedro Costa; Nuno Barradas Jorge * 3. Outros Bairros and the Challenges of Place in Post-colonial Portugal; Derek Pardue * 4. Deterritorialisation Processes in the Portuguese Emigratory Context: Cinematic Representations of Departing and Returning; Fátima Velez de Castro * 5. Performing Criminality: Immigration and Integration in Foreign Land and Fado Blues; Frans Weiser * 6. Two Hungaries and Many Saudades: Transnational and Postnational Emotional Vectors in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema, Jack Draper III * 7. Reverse Migration in Brazilian Transnational Cinema: Um passaporte húngaro and Rapsódia Armênia; Nadia Lie * 8. Otherness and Nationhood in Tizuka Yamasaki´s Gaijin I and Gaijin II; Álvaro Baquero-Pecino * 9. Cinema, Aspirins, and Vultures. A Double Escape from a Global Conflict; Ursula Prutsch * 10; European Immigrants and the Estado Novo in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema; Carolina Rocha * 11. The Migrant in Helena Solberg’s Carmen Miranda: Bananas is My Business; Regina R. Felix November 2014 UK November 2014 US 248pp 13 b/w illustrations Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

Narco Cinema


Sex, Drugs, and Banda Music in Mexico's B-Filmography Ryan Rashotte, Independent Scholar, Canada This book provides the first comprehensive study of narco cinema, a cross-border exploitation cinema that has been instrumental in shaping narco-culture in Mexico and the US borderlands. Identifying classics in its mammoth catalogue and analyzing select films at length, Rashotte outlines the genre's history and aesthetic criteria. Contents: Introduction: Oye, Lecteur * 1. What is Narco Cinema? * 2. Hecho de coca: A Sentimental Education * 3. Two Foul Score of the Brothers Almada * 4. Narcas y Narcos * 5. ... and Narco Gays? * Postscript: From Culiacán to Cannes

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Documentary Films in India Critical Aesthetics at Work Aparna Sharma, UCLA, USA "This book is a delight to read. Brilliant descriptions of well-selected scenes from films that question normative documentary practice are integrated with a fine analysis. The section on Northeast Indian film is particularly welcome for receiving scant attention in the scholarly literature, and the chapters that foreground light and then sound are especially evocative. It is a unique contribution to the literature on South Asian film and media/cultural studies more generally." - Raminder Kaur, Professor of Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Sussex, UK This book introduces the diverse practices of three non-canonical practitioners: David MacDougall, Desire Machine Collective and Kumar Shahani. It offers analysis of their documentary methods and aesthetics, exploring how their oeuvres constitute a critical and self-reflexive approach to documentary-making in India. Contents: List of Figures * Preface * Acknowledgements * Introduction * PART I * 1. Constructing the Self, Constructing Others * 2. New Boys at the Doon School * 3. Gandhi’s Children * PART II * 4. An Arrested Eye: Trauma and Becoming in Desire Machine Collective’s Documentary Installations * 5. Passage * 6. Residue * PART III * 7. A Turn Towards the Classical: The Documentaries of Kumar Shahani * 8. The Bamboo Flute * Epilogue * Bibliography * Index April 2015 UK April 2015 US 272pp 20 figures Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

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WORLD CINEMA Cinema, Cross-Cultural Collaboration, and Criticism

East Asian Film Stars Edited by Leung Wing-Fai, University College Cork, Ireland, Andy Willis, University of Salford, UK

Filming on an Uneven Field Davinia Thornley, University of Otago, New Zealand "Davinia Thornley presents a detailed and logical exploration of cross-cultural filmmaking practices. Her description of 'collaborative criticism', bringing together diverse ways of knowing and working, is entirely persuasive, and her instantiation of transnational and global perspectives are of the current critical moment. This is a very fine book." - Arnold Krupat, Sarah Lawrence College, USA

indigenous and others.

Cinema, Cross-Cultural Collaboration, and Criticism provides a platform for a new politics of criticism, a collaborative ethos for a different kind of relationship to cross-cultural cinema that invites further conversations between filmmakers and audiences,

Contents: List of Figures * Preface * Acknowledgments * 1. Introduction - Cinematic CrossCultural Collaboration: Filming on an Uneven Field * 2. ‘An instrument of actual change in the world’: Engaging a New Collaborative Criticism through Isuma/Arnait Productions’ Film, Before Tomorrow * 3. ‘My whole area has started to be about what’s left over’: Alec Morgan, ‘Stolen Histories,’ and Critical Collaboration on the Australian Aboriginal Documentary, Lousy Little Sixpence * 4. ‘A space being right on that boundary’; Critiquing Cross-Cultural Collaboration in Aotearoa New Zealand Cinema * and more...

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Zhuoyi Wang, Hamilton College, USA "Revolutionary Cycles in Chinese Cinema provides a detailed, insightful, and vivid guide to the Maoist period. Looking at the conception, production, distribution, and reception of movies from 1949 to 1976, Wang fleshes out Chinese film culture in troubled times... This book is indispensable reading for those interested in the interaction between film and politics and in the power of culture in times of adversity." - Yomi Braester, University of Washington, USA A comprehensive history of how the conflicts and balances of power in the Maoist revolutionary campaigns from 1951 to 1979 complicated and diversified the meanings of films, this book offers a discursive study of the development of early PRC cinema. Contents: Introduction: Understanding Revolutionary Culture and Cinema * 1. From The Life of Wu Xun to the Career of Song Jingshi: Adapting Private Studio Filmmaking Legacy for a Nationalized Cinema, 1951-1957 * 2. From Revolutionary Canon to Bourgeois White Flag: Blooming Flowers and the Full Moon (1958) in the Maoist Campaigns * 3. From “a Hundred Flowers” to a “Poisonous Weed”: Dangerous Opportunities for Satirical Comedies, 1955-1958 * and more...


Contents: List of Figures * Notes on Contributors * Introduction; Andy Willis and Leung Wing-Fai * PART I: MARKETS AND RECEPTION * 1. Body of Action, Face of Authenticity: Symbolic Stars in the Transnational Marketing and Reception of East Asian Cinema; Daniel Martin * 2. Pop-orientalism and Asian Star Body: Rain and the Transnational Hollywood Action Movie; Nikki J.Y. Lee * 3. National Idols? The Problem of ‘Transnationalizing’ Film Stardom in Japan’s Idol Economy; Christopher Howard * 4. Zhang Ziyi: The New Face of Chinese Femininity; Leung Wing-Fai * PART II: REGIONAL AND GLOBAL STARS * 5. Maggie Cheung, ‘une Chinoise’: Acting and Agency in the Realm of Transnational Stardom; Felicia Chan * 6. Joan Chen: National, International and Transnational Stardom; Jie Zhang * 7. Translocal Imagination of Hong Kong Connections: The Shifting of Chow Yun-fat’s Star Image Since 1997; Lin Feng * 8. Asano Tadanobu and Transnational Stardom: The Paradoxical Polysemy of Cool; Anne Ciecko * 9. Too Late the Hero? The Delayed Stardom of Donnie Yen; Leon Hunt * PART III: STARDOM AND STARS: FROM THE PAST * 10. Grace Chang: Dreaming Hong Kong; David Desser * 11. Kyo Machiko: East Meets West; Martin Carter * 12. Stars as Production and Consumption: A Case Study of Brigitte Lin; Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley * 13. A Genealogy of the South Korean Action ‘Star’: Jang Dong-hwi, Hwang Jeong-ri, Jeong Du-hong; Mark Morris * Index May 2014 UK May 2014 US 248pp 6 figures Hardback £60.00 / $85.00 / CN$98.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

Revolutionary Cycles in Chinese Cinema, 1951-1979

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Many stars from China, Japan and Korea are the most popular and instantly recognizable in the world. East Asian Film Stars brings together some of the world's leading cinema scholars to offer their insights into the work of regional and transnational screen legends, contemporary superstars and mysterious cult personas.




Media Representations of Police and Crime Shaping the Police Television Drama Marianne Colbran, University of Oxford, UK "Media representations of policing are of crucial significance for both the legitimacy and the effective functioning of policing, and indeed social order more broadly. This pioneering ethnographic study is the first to analyse the interactions of creative personnel and the political-economic pressures that shape the production of fictional television stories about the police. It is a major contribution to the understanding of policing and the media, and will be of great value to criminology and to media sociology." - Robert Reiner, London School of Economics, UK This unique book explores the social processes which shape fictional representations of police and crime in television dramas. Exploring ten leading British and European police dramas from the last twenty-five years, Colbran, a former scriptwriter, presents a revealing insight into police dramas, informed by media and criminological theory.

Remembering Dennis Potter Through Fans, Extras and Archives Joanne Garde-Hansen, University of Warwick, UK, Hannah Grist, University of Gloucestershire, UK "This short book makes a persuasive case for television as the vehicle for the complexity of cultural memory and convincingly demonstrates the rich 'inheritability' of Potter's magnificent work." Timothy Corrigan, University of Pennsylvania, USA An accessible case study of television heritage, Remembering Dennis Potter Through Fans, Extras and Archive draws on the memories of fans and extras of Potter's productions. In providing insight into issues of visibility, memory and television production, it fulfils a vital need for better understanding of television production history as heritage. Contents: List of Illustrations * Acknowledgements * Preface by Melvyn Bragg * Introduction: Television as Heritage * 1. Potted Potter: The Impact of Dennis Potter Locally, Nationally and Internationally * 2. Archiving Potter: Memory and Television Production * 3. Potter’s Extras: Below the Line Production Memories * 4. Potter’s Fans: From Hyperlocal to International Fandom * Conclusion: Economies of Remembering Television * References * Index

Contents: 1. Introduction * 2. Research Methods * 3. Inside the World of The Bill * 4. The Origins of Story Ideas * 5. Influences on the Story-line * 6. Creating the Story * 7. Looking Beyond The Bill * 8. The Function and Importance of the Television Police Show in Shaping Public Understanding

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Supernatural, Humanity, and the Soul

Performance and Identity in Irish Stand-Up Comedy

On the Highway to Hell and Back

The Comic 'i' Susanne Colleary, Sligo Institute of Technology, Ireland "A lively and interesting book that provides a muchneeded examination of Irish stand-up comedy. The work of important comics like Dylan Moran, Tommy Tiernan and Maeve Higgins is explained in relation to Ireland's rich storytelling culture, and the author's own prose is fittingly wry and whimsical – which only adds to our enjoyment." - Dr. Oliver Double, University of Kent, UK One of the cultural phenomena to occur in Ireland in the last two decades has been the highly successful growth of stand-up comedy as a popular entertainment genre. This book examines stand-up comedy from the perspective of the narrated self, through the prism of the fabricated comedy persona, including Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran and Maeve Higgins. Contents: Introduction; The Warm Up * 1.The Trailblazers: Vaudeville, Music Hall and Hibernian Varieties * 2.The Comic ‘i’ * 3.Messages * 4.Everybody Knows That the Dice is Loaded * 5.Revenge of the Buckteeth Girl * Final Remarks * Appendix * Bibliography * Index January 2015 UK January 2015 US 224pp Hardback £55.00 / $90.00 / CN$104.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Edited by Susan A. George, University of California, Merced, USA, Regina M. Hansen, Boston University, USA "Supernatural, Humanity, and the Soul is an essential collection of important new pieces on Supernatural. Together they deliver a nuanced theological, philosophical, and gender-based analysis that revels in the series' multi-layered complexity. At once engaging, illuminating, and thought-provoking, this book offers valuable new approaches to, and insights into, this popular series. It is a must for all seekers of knowledge about the weird and wonderful world of the Winchesters." - Simon Brown, Television and Film Scholar, Kingston University, UK Through nine seasons the TV show Supernatural has delved into social, philosophical, literary, and theological themes that not only add depth to the show, but reflect our era's intellectual concerns. This book contextualizes Supernatural within the renaissance of the fantastic in pop culture and traces its roots in folklore and Biblical narrative. Contents: Introduction: On the Highway to Hell and Back; Susan A. George and Regina Hansen * PART I: RELIGION, THEOLOGY, AND PHILOSOPHY THROUGH A SUPERNATURAL LENS * 2. Deconstructing the Apocalypse?: Supernatural‘s Appropriation of Angelic Hierarchies; Regina M. Hansen * 3. The Greatest of These: The Theological Virtues and the Problem of an Absent God in Supernatural; Elisabeth G. Wolfe * 4. Suffering Nuclear Reactors: Depictions of the Soul from Plato to Supernatural; Patricia Grosse 5. ‘We’re Just . . . Food and Perverse Entertainment’: Supernatural’s New Gods and the Narrative Objectification of Sam and Dean; KT Torrey * PART II: ‘KILLING EVIL THINGS’ OR NOT--SUPERNATURAL‘S COMPLEX CONSIDERATIONS OF MONSTROSITY * and more... October 2014 UK September 2014 US 236pp 15 b/w illustrations Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

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TELEVISION STUDIES The Cognitive Impact of Television News

Transmedia Storytelling and the New Era of Media Convergence in Higher Education

Production Attributes and Information Reception Barrie Gunter, University of Leicester, UK Research shows that, while people around the world consistently nominate television as their most important news source, much of the content of news bulletins is lost to viewers within moments. In response, Barrie Gunter argues that this can be explained by the way in which televised news is written, packaged and presented. Contents: Preface * 1. How Much Do We Value TV News? * 2. Do We Remember Much from TV News? * 3. How Does TV Compare with Other Media? * 4. Are Some TV News Stories Easier to Remember? * 5. Does TV News Tell Stories in a Memorable Way? * 6. Do Pictures Help or Hinder Our News Memories? * 7. Is TV News Presented Too Fast? * 8. Is the News on TV Packaged Helpfully? * 9. Do We Need to Receive TV News More than Once? * 10. Can TV News be Entertaining and Memorable? * References * Index January 2015 UK January 2015 US 240pp Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

The Simpsons, Satire, and American Culture


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Matthew A. Henry, Richland College, USA "[This] book is well written, well organized, and well researched, drawing heavily on literature on [The Simpsons] and on satire in general . . . The book is not a fan letter but something far more valuable - an intelligent book about an intelligent sitcom. Summing up: Recommended. All readership levels." - CHOICE How is The Simpsons a satirical artwork engaged with important social, political, and cultural issues? Henry offers the first comprehensive understanding of the show as a satire and explores the ways in which The Simpsons participates in the so-called "culture war" debates taking place in American society. Contents: Introduction: The Simpsons, Satire, and American Culture * 1. ‘Entertain and Subvert’: Fox Television, Satirical Comedy, and The Simpsons * 2. ‘You’re an American Now’: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality on The Simpsons * 3. ‘Don’t Ask Me, I’m Just a Girl’: Feminism, Female Identity, and The Simpsons * 4. ‘The Whole World’s Gone Gay!’: Gay Identity, Queer Culture, and The Simpsons * 5. ‘Upper-Lower-Middle Class Types’: Socioeconomic Class on The Simpsons * 6. ‘Gabbin’ with God’: Religiosity and Spirituality on The Simpsons * Conclusion: American Culture, Satire, and The Simpsons November 2014 UK November 2014 US 312pp Paperback £19.00 / $30.00 / CN$34.50 Canadian Rights



Stavroula Kalogeras, Tiffin University, USA "Supported by some of the leading minds in the field, Kalogeras demonstrates how a technique familiar to entertainment marketers and the advertising industry can be applied to education on a number of levels, yielding tremendous impact, and even reform. My prediction is that this book will be viewed as prescient and remarkably accurate in the very near future." - Jeff Gomez, CEO, Starlight Runner Entertainment In the age of media convergence, stories have morphed into new forms yet their core purpose remains the same, which is to pass on knowledge and information. This book argues that the inherent interactivity of the internet and the emotional engagement of story can lead to innovative pedagogies in media-rich environments. Contents: 1. Introduction, Theory and the Media-Education Landscape * 2. Media Convergence’s Impact on Storytelling, Marketing and Production * 3. Media Convergence’s Impact on Education * 4. Challenges, Concerns and Critiques of Transmedia Storytelling * 5. Fiction: A Screenplay-to-Understanding * 6. E-Module Case Study * 7. Interviews and Discussion June 2014 UK June 2014 US 276pp 1 b/w table, 4 b/w line drawings, 3 b/w photos Hardback £65.00 / $100.00 / CN$115.00 9781137388360 Canadian Rights ebooks available

Victorians on Screen The Nineteenth Century on British Television, 1994-2005 Iris Kleinecke-Bates, University of Hull, UK "This excellent book uniquely explores the changes in visual and narrative representation of the Victorian age across different television formats. The sophisticated analyses highlight links between the cultural imagination of the past, its visual and narrative representation and social and political contexts. It will appeal to television and literary scholars, as well as those interested in the construction of myths of the past." - Ann Gray, Emerita Professor of Cultural Studies, University of Lincoln, UK Victorians on Screen investigates the representation of the Victorian age on British television from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. Structured around key areas of enquiry specific to British television, it avoids a narrow focus on genre by instead taking a thematic approach and exploring notions of authenticity, realism and identity. Contents: Acknowledgements * 1. Introduction – Neo-Victorian Television: British Television Imagines the Nineteenth Century * 2. Period Representation in Context: The Forsyte Saga on BBC and ITV * 3. Victorians Fictions and Victorian Nightmares * 4. Murder Rooms and Servants: Original Drama as Metadaptation * 5. Real Victorians to Victorian Realities: Factual Television Programming and the Nineteenth Century * 6. Conclusion - Victorian Facts, Victorian Fictions * Bibliography * Television Programmes and Films Cited * Index December 2014 UK December 2014 US 248pp 11 figures Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available




British Television Animation 1997-2010


Drawing Comic Tradition Van Norris, University of Portsmouth, UK "Norris charts how everything from music hall traditions to the cartoons of Bob Clampett fed into millennial UK animation, but his main concern is how series such as Monkey Dust fit into the wider British satirical landscape. Throughout the book Norris alternates between fascination with the workings of specific series and frustration with the shortcomings of the third wave as a whole." - Neil Emmett, Cartoon Brew British Television Animation 1997-2010 charts a moment in TV history where UK comic animation graduated from the margins as part of a post-Simpsons broadcast landscape. Shows like Monkey Dust, Modern Toss and Stressed Eric not only reflected the times but they ushered in an era of ambition and belief in British adult animation. Contents: Introduction * 1. From here to there: First, Second and Third Wave Animation * 2. A Quotation of Normality - The Family Myth * 3. ‘C’mon Mum Monday Night is Jihad Night’ Race and Nostalgia * 4. ‘Unpack That…’ - Animating the Male * 5. Sacred Territory - Faith, Satire and the Third Wave * Conclusion: It’ll Never Be as Good Again August 2014 UK August 2014 US 244pp Hardback £60.00 / $90.00 / CN$104.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Advancing Digital Humanities Research, Methods, Theories Edited by Paul Longley Arthur, University of Western Sydney, Australia, Katherine Bode, Australian National University, Australia "Defining Digital Humanities by what it does rather than wrestling with definitions of what it is, the essays in this vibrant anthology are reports of substantive engagements with the intellectual dimensions of technological tools... An excellent volume for those new to the field as well as insiders, each of whom will take away something of value from the carefully crafted insights of these essays." - Johanna Drucker, Breslauer Professor of Bibliography, Information Studies, UCLA, USA Advancing Digital Humanities moves beyond definition of this dynamic and fast growing field to show how its arguments, analyses, findings and theories are pioneering new directions in the humanities globally. Contents: List of Figures * List of Tables * Notes on Contributors * 1. Collecting Ourselves; Katherine Bode and Paul Longley Arthur * PART I: TRANSFORMING DISCIPLINES * 2. Exercises in Battology; Mark Byron * 3. Stylometry of Dickens’s Language: An Experiment with Random Forests; Tomoji Tabata * 4. Patterns and Trends in Harlequin Category Romance; Jack Elliott * 5. The Printers’ Web; Sydney Shep * and more...

The Vision of a Nation Making Multiculturalism on British Television, 1960-80 Gavin Schaffer, University of Birmingham, UK "Schaffer's training and expertise comes through in the carefully constructed chronological narratives in the individual chapters which he writes. ... The book tells us much about the power of television, the attitudes of the elites who controlled TV and the inherent nature of racism in post-war Britain. It would be impossible to teach a course on contemporary Britain without using The Vision of a Nation." - Contemporary British History Telling the stories behind television's approaches to race relations, multiculturalism and immigration in the 'Golden Age' of British television, the book focuses on the 1960s and 1970s and argues that the makers of television worked tirelessly to shape multiculturalism and undermine racist extremism. Contents: 1.The Vision of a Nation: Introduction * 2.The First Bridge: Programmes for Immigrants on British Television * 3.Race in News and Current Affairs: Principles and Practice * 4.Dealing with Racial Extremes: News and Current Affairs under Pressure * 5.What’s behind the Open Door? Talking Back on Race in Public-Access Broadcasting * 6.The Rise and Fall of the Racial Sitcom: Laughter and Prejudice in Multicultural Britain * 7.Struggling for the Ordinary: Race in British Television Drama * 8. Conclusion May 2014 UK May 2014 US 312pp Hardback £65.00 / $95.00 / CN$106.00 Paperback £16.99 / $30.00 / CN$38.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


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Humanities in the Twenty-First Century Beyond Utility and Markets Edited by Eleonora Belfiore, University of Warwick, UK, Anna Upchurch, University of Leeds, UK "The book is beautifully written and edited, allowing the reader to relax and enjoy the experience of following an intense, academic debate, whilst its hard, critical edge skewers economic triumphalism on its own inconsistencies. This makes Humanities in the 21st Century both a compelling call to humanities scholars to reclaim the public value debate, as well as setting a demanding standard for others wanting to participate in that debate." - Paul Benneworth, LSE Review of Books This collection of essays by scholars with expertise in a range of fields, cultural professionals and policy makers explores different ways in which the arts and humanities contribute to dealing with the challenges of contemporary society in ways that do not rely on simplistic and questionable notions of socio-economic impact as a proxy for value. Contents: Introduction: Reframing the ‘Value’ Debate for the Humanities; Eleonora Belfiore and Anna Upchurch * PART I: THE HUMANITIES AND THEIR ‘IMPACT’ * 1. The “Rhetoric of Gloom” vs. the Discourse of Impact in the Humanities: Stuck in a Deadlock?; Eleanora Belfiore * 2. Speaking out in a Digital world: Humanities Values, Humanities Processes; Jan Parker * and more... July 2013 UK July 2013 US 272pp Paperback £16.99 / $27.00 / CN$31.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

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VISUAL CULTURE Understanding Digital Humanities

Humanities Computing

Edited by David M. Berry, University of Sussex, UK "Berry and colleagues present us with several current and future trajectories of the digital humanities, both building and questioning its trends. Through the last 40 years of computational research, the humanities have appropriated and developed many techniques for doing their work computationally, but only in the last ten years has the excess of computational capacity begun to bring central questions about the nature of the humanities to light. David Berry and his colleagues sit on the cutting edges of these questions, and their work will inform those debates for years to come." - Jeremy Hunsinger, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA Confronting the digital revolution in academia, this book examines the application of new computational techniques and visualisation technologies in the Arts & Humanities. Uniting differing perspectives, leading and emerging scholars discuss the theoretical and practical challenges that computation raises for these disciplines. Contents: Introduction * How We Think: Transforming Power and Digital Technologies; N.K.Hayles * Cultural Analytics; L.Manovich * Computing Fantasies: Psychologically Approaching Identity and Ideology in the Computational Age; P.Bloom * Technologies of Representation: Images, Visualisations and Texts; A.Carusi * Self-Organization, Zipf Laws and Historical Processes: Three Case Studies of Computer Assisted Historical Research; Carvalho * Is What Computation Counts What Counts?; T.Cheesman * and more... February 2012 UK March 2012 US 336pp 28 b/w photos, 25 figures, 5 b/w illustrations Paperback £19.99 / $30.00 / CN$34.50 9780230292659 Canadian Rights ebooks available

Humanities World Report 2015 Poul Holm, Trinity College Dublin, Arne Jarrick, Stockholm University, Sweden, Dominic Scott, University of Virginia, USA "This Humanities World Report is more than a year's snapshot; it is a report and a sounding in the best sense of the word that allows us to hear from scholars and institutional leaders giving their assessment of the 'state of humanities'. This is an original contribution to a field that is filled with blog-length individual reflections. In this one large report we are able to hear from practitioners, administrators, and institutional funders in aggregate and in detail as they describe what it means today to perform humanistic research. ...This work will be a vital addition to the libraries of the world's leading humanities centers as we chart our way forward.' - Roland Hsu, Stanford Humanities Center, and Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies The first of its kind, this Open Access 'Report' is a first step in assessing the state of the humanities worldwide. Based on an extensive literature review and enlightening interviews the book discusses the value of the humanities, the nature of humanities research and the relation between humanities and politics, amongst other issues. Contents: 1. Introduction * 2. The Value of the Humanities * 3. The Nature of the Humanities * 4. The Digital Humanities * 5. Translating the Humanities * 6. The Culture of Humanities Research * 7. Funding and Infrastructures * 8. Humanities and Public Policy * 9. Conclusion * Appendix: the Interview Questionnaire * Index November 2014 UK November 2014 US 232pp Paperback £15.00 / $23.00 / CN$26.50 Canadian Rights ebooks available



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Willard McCarty, King’s College paperback London, UK "This landmark study is fundamental to understanding the history and future directions of the expanding field of digital humanities, written by one of its pioneers." – Professor Paul Arthur, The University of Western Sydney, Australia

Now with a new preface, Humanities Computing provides a rationale for a computing practice that is of and for as well as in the humanities and the interpretative social sciences. It engages philosophical, historical, ethnographic and critical perspectives to show how computing helps us fulfil the basic mandate of the humane sciences. Contents: Acknowledgements * Preface * 1. Modelling * 2. Genre * 3. Discipline * 4. Computer Science * 5. Agenda * Bibliography * Index July 2014 UK July 2014 US 340pp Paperback £21.99 / $30.00 / CN$34.00 Canadian Rights


How to Build a Life in the Humanities Meditations on the Academic Work-Life Balance Edited by Greg Colón Semenza, University of Connecticut, USA, Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr., Penn State University, USA, Anthony Grafton, Princeton University, USA "One of the many good qualities of the essays in this book is that collectively they offer a panorama of humanists' lives. In them every major step in the humanist's career, from graduate school to retirement, comes in for imaginative, sympathetic, and precise description. Even if you are not a humanist—especially if you are not a humanist—let me urge you to read this book from end to end. Do it, and you will learn a great deal—much of it the sort of thing that no polemic could teach you. This is a book I wish I could have read when I was much younger. Since nothing like it existed then—and nothing like it exists now." - Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History, Princeton University, USA A follow-up to the popular Graduate Study for the 21st Century, this book seeks to expand professional development to include the personal aspects of daily lives in the humanities. How to Build a Life in the Humanities delves into pressing work-life issues such as post-tenure depression, academic life with children, aging, and adjuncting. Contents: Foreword; Anthony Grafton * Introduction; Greg Colón Semenza and Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr. * PART I: PROFESSIONAL LIFE * 1. Life in a Liberal Arts College; William Pannapacker * 2. Life in a Community College; Rob Jenkins * 3. Life in a Research University; Barry V. Qualls * 4. Teaching; Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr. * 5. Grading; Karen J. Renner * 6. Departmental and University Citizenship; Claire Bond Potter * 7. Research and the Public; Brendan Kane * PART II: PERSONAL LIFE * 8. Imposter Phenomenon; Natalie M. Houston * 9. Academic Guilt; Giuseppina Iacono Lobo * 10. Depression; Greg Colón Semenza * 11. Downtime; Cristina M. Fitzgerald * 12. Maternity; Kristen Ghodsee * 13. Life with Children; Michael Bérubé * 14. Life without Children; Sean Grass and Iris Rivero * and more... April 2015 UK April 2015 US 272pp Paperback £17.99 / $30.00 / CN$34.50 Canadian Rights ebooks available


VISUAL CULTURE Abjection and Representation An Exploration of Abjection in the Visual Arts, Film and Literature Rina Arya, University of Wolverhampton, UK "Rina Arya's Abjection and Representation is a clearly written and accessible introductory guide to our various social, political, psychic, corporeal, and aesthetic 'adventures of abjection' in contemporary theory, art, literature, and film. The book is longneeded and effectively has no peers." – Calvin Thomas, Georgia State University, USA Abjection and Representation is a theoretical investigation of the concept of abjection as expounded by Julia Kristeva in Powers of Horror (1982) and its application in various fields including the visual arts, film and literature. It examines the complexity of the concept and its significance as a cultural category. Contents: Contents * Preface * Introduction * 1. Unpacking Abjection * 2. A Cultural History of Abjection * 3. Recovering the Sacred: The Abject Body * 4. Abjection in the Visual Arts * 5. The Formless * 6. Abjection and Film * 7. Abjection in Literature * Concluding Remarks September 2014 UK September 2014 US 248pp Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


The Economics of the Audiovisual Industry Financing TV, Film and Web

Confronting Visuality in Multi-Ethnic Women’s Writing Angela Laflen, Marist College, USA "Through a thoughtful and sophisticated yet accessible argument, Angela Laflen uses feminism, cultural studies, and critical race theories to examine a wide range of visual representations and their effects in literature by well-known authors, such as Toni Morrison and Margaret Atwood, as well as some up and coming ethnic writers." - Eleanor Ty, Professor of English, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada, and author of Unfastened:Globality and Asian North American Narratives and The Politics of the Visible Considering new perspectives on writers such as Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, and Louise Erdrich, Confronting Visuality in Multi-ethnic Women's Writing traces a cross-cultural tradition in which contemporary female writers situate images of women within larger contexts of visuality. Contents: Introduction: What’s (Still) Wrong with Images of Women? * PART I. COMINGOF-AGE WITH MASS MEDIA * 1. (Re)visualizing History in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye * 2. Transforming Culture and Consciousness in Bobbie Ann Mason’s In Country * PART II. WITNESSING VISUAL MANIPULATION * 3. ‘There Were Signs and I Missed Them’: Reading Beneath the Image in Margaret Atwood’s Speculative Fiction * 4. The Politics of Vanishing: Bearing Witness to the Wounded Family in Louise Erdrich’s Shadow Tag * PART III. SPECTATORSHIP IN AN EXPANDED FIELD OF VISION * 5. Against Visual Objectivity in Gish Jen’s ‘Birthmates’ and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s ‘The Ultrasound’ * 6. Queering Spectatorship in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home * Conclusion: Confronting Visuality in the Digital Age August 2014 UK August 2014 US 212pp Hardback £55.00 / $85.00 / CN$98.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Mario La Torre, University of Rome, Italy This book is open access under a CC BY licence. This book provides a thorough overview of the financing behind the audiovisual industry, including television, cinema and web. Contents: This book is open access under a CC BY licence. * 1. Introduction * 2. Create Connection Between Audiovisual And Finance * 2.1. Introduction * 2.2. The Distance Between Audiovisual And Finance: The Concerns Of Audiovisual Firms * 2.3. The Distance Between Audiovisual And Finance: The Concerns Of Financial Intermediaries * 2.4. The Determinants For A Financial Development Of The Audiovisual Industry * 3. Defining The Audiovisual Industry * 3.1. Introduction * 3.2. The Perimeter Of The Audiovisual Industry * 3.3. The Audiovisual Products * 4. Costs And Revenues Of Audiovisual Products * 4.1. Introduction * 4.2. Typologies Of Costs And Sources Of Revenues * 4.3. Costs And Revenues Of TV Products * 4.4. Costs And Revenues Of Cinema Products * 4.5. Costs And Revenues Of Audiovisual Web Products * 5. Price And Value Of Audiovisual Products * 5.1. Introduction * 5.2. A Theoretical Framework For Pricing * 5.3. The Economics Of Pricing * 5.4. Demand And Pricing * 5.5. Competition And Pricing * 5.6. Structure And Level Of Price * 5.7. Pricing Models * 6. The Value Of Audiovisual Firms * 6.1. Introduction * 6.2. Evaluating A Firm: Which Methodology For The Audiovisual Industry? * 6.3. Evaluating A Library Of Audiovisual Products * 7. The Financial Model Of The Audiovisual Industry * 7.1. Introduction * 7.2. Broadcasters Negotiating TV Copyrights In The Domestic Market * and more..

December 2014 UK December 2014 US 192pp Hardback £20.00 / $32.00 / CN$36.00 Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italian Ministry of Culture Canadian Rights ebooks available


Audiovisual Translation in the Digital Age The Italian Fansubbing Phenomenon Serenella Massidda, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy This pioneering study on fan translation focuses on Italian fansubbing as a concept, a vibrant cultural and social phenomenon which is described from its inception in 2005 to today. It explores far-reaching issues related to fansubbing and crowdsourcing, highlighting in particular the benefits and drawbacks of Web 2.0. Contents: Introduction * 1. Web 2.0: A Marketing Ideology? * 2. The State of the Art of Italian AVT * 3. Fansubbing * 4. Subtitling and Fansubbing Standards * 5. Origin of the Italian Fansubbing Phenomenon * 6. Evolution of ITASA and Subfactory * 7. Censorship and Humor in Californication * Conclusions - A Step into the Future

January 2015 UK January 2015 US 128pp 10 figures, 43 b/w tables Hardback £45.00 / $67.50 / CN$78.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

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VISUAL CULTURE The Environmental Imaginary in Brazilian Poetry and Art

Software, Animation and the Moving Image What's in the Box?

Malcolm K. McNee, Smith College, USA "In this smart interdisciplinary treatment of ecopoetics, Malcolm McNee's The Environmental Imaginary in Brazilian Poetry and Art uses ecocritical theory to build bridges between the most recent developments in Environmental Humanities and the cultural and bioregional contexts of Brazil as well as between the literary and visual arts. Unlike the many primarily political treatments of the theme of nature in Latin American literature, McNee allows contemporary understandings of ecology to inspire a rethinking of older postcolonial paradigms. It will be of great value to ecocritics and, no doubt, to the budding conversation in Brazil about literature and the environment." - George Handley, Professor of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature, Brigham Young University, USA This study contributes to ongoing discussions on the connections between the environmental imaginary and issues of identity, place and nation. Utilizing a delimited ecocritical approach, McNee puts Brazilian culture, through the work of contemporary poets and visual artists, into a broader, transnational dialogue. Contents: Introduction: Land that Seemed to Us Quite Vast * 1. Ecopoetry and Earth Art: Theoretical Orientations and Brazilian Inflections * 2. Manoel de Barros and Astrid Cabral: Between Backyard Swamps and the Cosmos * 3. Sérgio Medeiros and Josely Vianna Baptista: Meta-Landscape and the (Re)Turn of the Native * 4. Frans Krajcberg and Bené Fonteles: Art, Anti-Art, and Environmentalist Engagement * 5. Lia do Rio and Nuno Ramos: The Art of Nature Estranged * Epilogue: Notes from the Creative Margins of Rio+20

Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment July 2014 UK July 2014 US 204pp 15 b/w illustrations Hardback £57.50 / $85.00 / CN$98.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Software, Animation and the Moving Image brings a unique perspective to the study of computer-generated animation by placing interviews undertaken with animators alongside an analysis of the user interface of animation software. Wood develops a novel framework for considering computer-generated images found in visual effects and animations. Contents: Introduction * 1. Getting to Know Software: a Study of Autodesk Maya * 2. Software and the Moving Image: Back to the Screen * Conclusion * Bibliography * Moving Images Cited * Index

December 2014 UK December 2014 US 136pp 13 b/w illustrations Hardback £45.00 / $67.50 / CN$78.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available


Post-Cinematic Theatre and Performance

Animation, Sport and Culture Paul Wells, Loughborough University, UK Animation, Sport and Culture is a wide-ranging study of both sport and animated films. From Goofy to Goalkeepers, Wallace and Gromit to Tiger Woods, Mickey Mouse to Messi, and Nike to Nationhood, this Olympic-sized analysis looks at the history, politics, aesthetics and technologies of sport and animation from around the globe. Contents: List of Figures * List of Tables * Acknowledgements * Introduction: Sport and Animation: A Good Match? Why Animation? * 1. Body Languages – Early Sporting Animation: Why Sport? * 2. Good Sports – Re-Imagining the Cartoon: Animated History * 3. Olympianimation: Global Forms and Perspectives * 4. Animated Art, Sporting Aesthetics - Sport is Not Art * 5. Animating Sporting Morals, Ethics, and Politics * 6. Animation, Sport and Technology: A Tin Can on Wheels * Conclusion: Sport and Animation: A Good Match? * Bibliography * Filmography * Index October 2014 UK October 2014 US 248pp 5 figures Hardback £60.00 / $95.00 / CN$110.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available

Aylish Wood, University of Kent, UK "Wood's book is a very important contribution to our understanding of how digital animated images are created. Digital animated images are pervasive but much of the discourse around them centres on them as images, as represented spaces. In focusing on how the widely-used software Autodesk Maya is used to construct animated images, Wood takes us on a journey through 'more-than-representational space' to understand how the digital contours of contemporary moving image production are reshaping how we understand and relate to the world around us." - Paul Ward, Arts University, Bournemouth, UK


Piotr Woycicki, University of Aberystwyth, UK "This book offers an original and exciting contribution to existing scholarship on contemporary intermedial performance. It skillfully defines 'post cinematic theatre' and traces its distinctive features in terms of form, content and address, using some well –chosen examples. Piotr Woycicki deals with complex ideas in an accessible way and the eclectic range of theoretical material in this book will help give students and academics alike an excellent critical vocabulary with which to engage with this emerging body of practice." - Victoria Lowe, University of Manchester, UK A cinema without cameras, without actors, without screen frames and without narratives almost seems like an antithetical impossibility of what is usually expected from a cinematic spectacle. This book defines an emergent field of post-cinematic theatre and performance, challenging our assumptions and expectations about theatre and film. Contents: List of Figures * Series Editors’ Preface * Acknowledgements * 1.The Post-Cinematic Landscape * 2.Décalage and Mediaphors in Robert Lepage’s Elsinore and The Andersen Project * 3.Acinematic Montage in Roadmetal Sweetbread and Mare’s Nest * 4.Guilty pleasures and intermedial archaeologies in Wooster Group’s House/Lights and Hamlet * 5.The Ethics of Perception in Wunschkonzert * 6.Disorienting Landscapes in Hotel Methuselah * 7.Pedipulating ‘footage’ in Duncan Speakman’s As if it were the last time * 8.Landscapes and Aporias in Lars Von Trier’s Dogville * 9.Conclusion * Bibliography * Index

Palgrave Studies in Performance and Technology October 2014 UK October 2014 US 280pp 28 b/w illustrations Hardback £55.00 / $90.00 / CN$104.00 Canadian Rights ebooks available




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