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Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series

Series Editor: Barry Keith Grant, Brock University
The Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series has as its focus original areas of film research and innovative critical approaches to film, television, and new media. The series publishes works that open further avenues for research and debate for the scholar. The titles are suitable for classroom use at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Birth of the Binge

Serial TV and the End of Leisure

Dennis Broe

A deep-dive into the practice and execution of contemporary television viewing.

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Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345979
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Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345269
eBOOK
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345276

Cinematic Cryptonymies

The Absent Body in Postwar Film

Ofer Eliaz

How postwar film represents absent bodies via the cinematic practices of audiovisual erasure by key filmmakers.

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Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345610
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Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345627
eBOOK
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345634

Robin Wood on the Horror Film

Collected Essays and Reviews

Edited by Barry Keith Grant
With a preface by Richard Lippe

Robin Wood’s writing on the horror film, published over five decades, collected in one volume.

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Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345252
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Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345238
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Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345245

1968 and Global Cinema

Edited by Christina Gerhardt and Sara Saljoughi

Examines the political cinema of 1968 in relation to global events.

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Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345429
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Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814342930
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Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814342947

The Films of Jess Franco

Edited by Antonio Lázaro-Reboll and Ian Olney

The first edited volume devoted to the legendary cult director Jess Franco.

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Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814344934
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Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814343166
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Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814343173

Beyond Method

Stella Adler and the Male Actor

Scott Balcerzak

Explores the methodologies and influence of acting teacher Stella Adler on her male students.

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Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344897
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Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342916
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Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342923

The Berlin School and Its Global Contexts

A Transnational Art Cinema

Edited by Marco Abel and Jaimey Fisher

Germany’s most important filmmaking movement in conversation with its peers across the globe.

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Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344903
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Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342008
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Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342015

Transforming Harry

The Adaptation of Harry Potter in the Transmedia Age

Edited by John Alberti and P. Andrew Miller

Focuses on the critical and theoretical implications of adapting the Harry Potter novels to films and media.

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Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344910
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Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814342862
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Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814342879

Comic Venus

Women and Comedy in American Silent Film

Kristen Anderson Wagner

Examines the social and historical significance of women’s contributions to American silent film comedy.

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Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814345290
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Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814341025
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Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814341032

Raul Ruiz's Cinema of Inquiry

Edited by Ignacio Lopez-Vicuna and Andreea Marinescu

Investigates the work of global filmmaker Raúl Ruiz.

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Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814341063
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Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814341070

The Best Laid Plans

Interrogating the Heist Film

Edited by Jeannette Sloniowski and Jim Leach

Explores the significance of the heist film genre.

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Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342244
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Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342251

Warriors, Witches, Whores

Women in Israeli Cinema

Rachel S. Harris

Feminist reading of women’s representation and activism in Israeli cinema.

Paperback
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814339671
eBOOK
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814339688

Projecting the World

Representing the "Foreign" in Classical Hollywood

Edited by Anna Cooper and Russell Meeuf

Discussion of international culture and politics in Hollywood films from the mid-1930s to 1960s.

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Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814343067
eBOOK
Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814343074

From Tinseltown to Bordertown

Los Angeles on Film

Celestino Deleyto

Close readings that look for "the real Los Angeles" in a selection of contemporary movies.

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Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814339855
eBOOK
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814339862

The Boys in the Band

Flashpoints of Cinema, History, and Queer Politics

Edited by Matt Bell

William Friedkin’s 1970 motion picture The Boys in the Band is perfectly poised for the wide-ranging reassessment and innovative readings that this edited volume accomplishes.

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Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814341537
eBOOK
Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814341544
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Beyond Blaxploitation

Edited by Novotny Lawrence and Gerald R. Butters, Jr.

Beyond Blaxploitation is a groundbreaking scholarly anthology devoted to examining canonical and lesser-known films of the blaxploitation movement to demonstrate the richness, depth, and complexity of this intriguing period in motion picture history.

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Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814340769
eBOOK
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814340776

The Apu Trilogy

New Edition

Robin Wood
Edited by Barry Keith Grant
Preface by Richard Lippe

Film critic Robin Wood offers a persuasive detailed reading of Satyajit Ray’s The Apu Trilogy, widely regarded as landmarks of world cinema.

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Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814332771
eBOOK
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814342268

Blackness Is Burning

Civil Rights, Popular Culture, and the Problem of Recognition

TreaAndrea M. Russworm

Blackness Is Burning critiques the way the politics of recognition and representation appear in popular culture as attempts to "humanize" black identity through stories of suffering and triumph or tales of destruction and survival.

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Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814340516
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Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814340523

Red Alert

Marxist Approaches to Science Fiction Cinema

Edited by Ewa Mazierska and Alfredo Suppia

Explores the intersections of science fiction cinema and Marxism.

Paperback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814340110
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Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814340127

Parables of the Posthuman

Digital Realities, Gaming, and the Player Experience

Jonathan Boulter

A philosophical reading of video gaming that focuses on what it means to be a player.

Paperback
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814334881
eBOOK
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814341445

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