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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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The Time of Our Lives

Dirty Dancing and Popular Culture

Edited by Yannis Tzioumakis and Siân Lincoln

An in-depth, multidisciplinary examination of the cultural phenomenon of Dirty Dancing.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814336243
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814336250

Millennial Masculinity

Men in Contemporary American Cinema

Edited by Timothy Shary

Examines male representation in films released at the turn of the twenty-first century, from 1990 to present.

Paperback
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814334355
eBOOK
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338445

Ingmar Bergman

New Edition

Robin Wood
Edited by Barry Keith Grant

An expanded version of Robin Wood's influential study of Ingmar Bergman, including more recent essays on the director.

Paperback
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814333600
eBOOK
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338063

Hollywood's Chosen People

The Jewish Experience in American Cinema

Edited by Daniel Bernardi, Murray Pomerance, and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Investigates the relationship between Jewish identity and American film from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Paperback
Published: September 2012
ISBN: 9780814334829
eBOOK
Published: September 2012
ISBN: 9780814338070

The Films of Joseph H. Lewis

Edited by Gary D. Rhodes Foreword by Francis M. Nevins

Explores American Joseph H. Lewis's eclectic career, including his best-known film, Gun Crazy.

Paperback
Published: September 2012
ISBN: 9780814334621
eBOOK
Published: September 2012
ISBN: 9780814335994

Before the Crash

Early Video Game History

Edited by Mark J. P. Wolf

Contributors examine the early days of video game history before the industry crash of 1983 that ended the medium’s golden age.

Paperback
Published: June 2012
ISBN: 9780814334508
eBOOK
Published: June 2012
ISBN: 9780814337226

Film and Risk

Edited by Mette Hjort

An interdisciplinary collection exploring the many ways risk plays a role in film.

Paperback
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814334638
eBOOK
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814336113

Hitchcock's British Films

Second Edition

Maurice Yacowar

A reissued classic that examines the structure and themes of each of Hitchcock’s British feature films.

Paperback
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814334942
eBOOK
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814337035
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Shadows of Doubt

Negotiations of Masculinity in American Genre Films

Barry Keith Grant

Considers representations of masculine identity and sexuality in popular film across the work of several American directors and genres.

Paperback
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814334577
eBOOK
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814336915

Hollywood Goes Oriental

CaucAsian Performance in American Film

Karla Rae Fuller
With a Foreword by Tom Gunning

An in-depth look at the portrayal of Asian characters by non-Asian actors in classical Hollywood film.

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Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814334676
eBOOK
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814335383
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The Collapse of the Conventional

German Film and Its Politics at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Jaimey Fisher and Brad Prager

Analyzes a diverse body of films and investigates the renaissance that has taken place in German cinema since the turn of the twenty-first century.

Paperback
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814333778
eBOOK
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814336885

On Michael Haneke

Edited by Brian Price and John David Rhodes

Considers the films of Michael Haneke, who has emerged as a major figure in world cinema over the last fifteen years.

Paperback
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814334058
eBOOK
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814336991

Epics, Spectacles, and Blockbusters

A Hollywood History

Sheldon Hall and Steve Neale

Considers the history of the American blockbuster—the large-scale, high-cost film—as it evolved from the 1890s to today.

Paperback
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814330081
eBOOK
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814336977

Reclaiming the Archive

Feminism and Film History

Edited by Vicki Callahan

Illustrates the rich relationship between film history and feminist theory.

Paperback
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814333006
eBOOK
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814336878

Cinema at the Periphery

Edited by Dina Iordanova, David Martin-Jones, and Belén Vidal

Highlights the industries, markets, identities, and histories that distinguish cinema beyond the traditional hubs of mainstream Western cinema.

Paperback
Published: March 2010
ISBN: 9780814333884
eBOOK
Published: March 2010
ISBN: 9780814336946

Virgin Territory

Representing Sexual Inexperience in Film

Edited by Tamar Jeffers McDonald

A critical and in-depth investigation of how virginity is represented in film.

Paperback
Published: March 2010
ISBN: 9780814333181
eBOOK
Published: March 2010
ISBN: 9780814336953

There She Goes

Feminist Filmmaking and Beyond

Edited by Corinn Columpar and Sophie Mayer

Examines the exchanges within and through feminist film culture to expand critical horizons in film scholarship.

Paperback
Published: October 2009
ISBN: 9780814333907

The Films of Hal Ashby

Christopher Beach

Analyzes the films and filmmaking career of director Hal Ashby, placing his work in the cultural context of filmmaking in the 1970s.

Paperback
Published: September 2009
ISBN: 9780814334157
eBOOK
Published: September 2009
ISBN: 9780814335420

Jane Campion

Cinema, Nation, Identity

Edited by Hilary Radner, Alistair Fox, and Irène Bessière

An innovative collection of original essays on Jane Campion, renowned female auteur filmmaker.

Paperback
Published: June 2009
ISBN: 9780814334324

Tracking King Kong

A Hollywood Icon in World Culture, 2nd Edition

Cynthia Erb

Studies the cultural impact and audience reception of King Kong from the 1933 release of the original film until today.

Paperback
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814334300
eBOOK
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814337424

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