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.
Memory, Origin, and Discourses in Black Diasporic Cinema
Explores the contributions of black diasporic filmmakers and thinkers to contemporary artistic and theoretical discourses.
Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body
An expanded, updated version of Peter Lehman’s classic text that became the leading source for the study of masculinity, the male body, and sexuality in film.
The most thorough study on the filmmakers who have defined New Zealand cinema from its origins to its current successes.
This volume addresses the influence of Italian neorealist films on world cinema well beyond the post–World War II period associated with the movement.
Space, Place, and Identity in Films about the Land
A comprehensive and in-depth examination of the role of rural space in the cinema, contributing needed analysis to existing work on space, place, and identity in film.
Explorations in Film, Revised Edition
A reissue of a significant and hard-to-find text in film studies with a new introduction and three additional essays included.
A significant and contemporary study of director Howard Hawks by influential film critic Robin Wood, reprinted with a new introduction.
A noted critic brings crowd theory to Film Studies, offering a bold new analysis of the pervasive cinematic themes of transformation and power.
New Perspectives on Independent Filmmaker John Sayles
The first collection of original essays on the work of writer-director John Sayles, this book addresses the full range of his films from a variety of critical viewpoints.
A close look at horror films from around the world, drawing attention to neglected social, cultural, and ideological aspects of the horror genre in international cinema.
Nordic Cinema in Transition
The first scholarly work to address the globalization of film in the Nordic region, covering major films, directors, and trends in the region’s five countries.
Gender, Genre, and National Cinema
Examining the theoretical, historical, and contemporary impact of South Korea’s Golden Age of cinema.
Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth
A provocative, contemporary anthology examining the construction of boys’ identity in modern cinema.
Movement, Musidora, and the Crime Serials of Louis Feuillade
A feminist analysis of the "cinema of uncertainty" through an examination of the crime serials of Louis Feuillade and the work of actress Musidora.
Trends and Traditions in Contemporary Film Performance
Insightful, focused case studies of screen performance from diverse directors with a range of contemporary styles and approaches.
Essays and Reflections on John Ford’s Classic Western
A series of in-depth examinations of the motion picture many consider to be Hollywood’s finest western film.
The Simpsons and the Possibility of Oppositional Culture
A study of the landmark television program The Simpsons which focuses on the show’s dual roles as subversive political satire and mainstream mass media hit.
German Popular Film in Perspective
Light Motives undertakes a long overdue critical reassessment of German popular cinema, challenging the traditional view of German film history and offering new ways to think about popular cinema in general.
Film and Film Culture in South Africa
An engaging inquiry into the history of South African film and its future—one that focuses on the country’s cultural history while squarely facing questions of race.
Selected Essays from the Hitchcock Annual
An engaging look at Alfred Hitchcock’s work from all angles, culled from an authoritative source of Hitchcock film commentary.