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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.

Advisory Editors: Robert J. Burgoyne, University of St. Andrews; Caren J. Deming, University of Arizona; Patricia B. Erens, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Peter X. Feng, University of Delaware; Lucy Fischer, University of Pittsburgh; Frances Gateward, California State University, Northridge; Tom Gunning, University of Chicago; Thomas Leitch, University of Delaware; Walter Metz, Southern Illinois University.

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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.

Paperback
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.

Paperback
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.

Paperback
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.

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

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.

Paperback
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814340516
eBOOK
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814340523

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.

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

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
eBOOK
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

Star Bodies and the Erotics of Suffering

Edited by Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Colleen Glenn

Examines how psychological and physical suffering, as portrayed on screen and experienced in personal lives, has affected the images, performances, and fortunes of stars from the 1940s to the present.

Paperback
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814339398
eBOOK
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814339404

Christophe Honoré

A Critical Introduction

David A. Gerstner and Julien Nahmias

Studies Honoré as an auteur who intervenes in French filmmaking practices and culture with a queer "caméra-stylo."

Paperback
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814338636
eBOOK
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814338643

Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema

Edited by Gayatri Devi and Najat Rahman

Explores the proliferation of humor in recent cinema of the Middle East and its possible ramifications for cinematic representation, art, and politics.

Paperback
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814339374
eBOOK
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814339381

Gender and the Uncanny in Films of the Weimar Republic

Anjeana K. Hans

Examines how uncanny films of the Weimar Republic engage with and respond to changing gender norms and women’s emancipation.

Paperback
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 9780814338940
eBOOK
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 9780814338957

Arthur Penn

New Edition

Robin Wood with Richard Lippe
Edited by Barry Keith Grant

A pioneering and influential look at the work of director Arthur Penn, reprinted and expanded.

Paperback
Published: June 2014
ISBN: 9780814333587
eBOOK
Published: June 2014
ISBN: 9780814339275

Reading the Bromance

Homosocial Relationships in Film and Television

Edited by Michael DeAngelis

Explores the popular cultural phenomenon of "bromance" in film and television and its oppositions between homosexual and homosocial behavior.

Paperback
Published: June 2014
ISBN: 9780814338988
eBOOK
Published: June 2014
ISBN: 9780814338995

Documenting the Documentary

Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video, New and Expanded Edition

Edited by Barry Keith Grant and Jeannette Sloniowski

Essays on important documentary films from a wide range of critical and theoretical perspectives.

Paperback
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814339718
eBOOK
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814339725

Montgomery Clift, Queer Star

Elisabetta Girelli

Considers Montgomery Clift's star persona, film roles, and performances through the lens of queer theory.

Paperback
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814335147
eBOOK
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814339244

Cinema and Community

Progressivism, Exhibition, and Film Culture in Chicago, 1907-1917

Moya Luckett

Investigates how progressivism structured many aspects of understudied era of cinema.

Paperback
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814337257
eBOOK
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814337264

Appetites and Anxieties

Food, Film, and the Politics of Representation

Cynthia Baron, Diane Carson, and Mark Bernard

Employs the foodways paradigm to analyze the ideological dimensions of food imagery and food behavior in fiction and documentary films.

Paperback
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814334317
eBOOK
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814338056

Buffoon Men

Classic Hollywood Comedians and Queered Masculinity

Scott Balcerzak

Analyzes the complicated gender histories of male comedians of the early Classic Hollywood era.

Paperback
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339657
eBOOK
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339664

The Last Laugh

Strange Humors of Cinema

Edited by Murray Pomerance

Fascinating explorations of dark, strange, unpredictable, and non-comedic laughter.

Paperback
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814335130
eBOOK
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338551

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