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Routledge Advances in Film Studies

This series is our home for innovative research in the field of film studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this important and evolving subject area.

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1-10 of 31 results in Routledge Advances in Film Studies
  1. The Woman's Film of the 1940s

    Gender, Narrative, and History

    By Alison L. McKee

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book explores the relationship among gender, desire, and narrative in 1940s woman’s films which negotiate the terrain between public history and private experience. The woman’s film and other form of cinematic melodrama have often been understood as positioning themselves outside history, and...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas

    By Alka Kurian

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book conducts a post-colonial, gendered investigation of women-centred South Asian films. In these films, the narrative becomes an act of political engagement and a site of feminist struggle: a map that weaves together multiple strands of subjectivity—gender, caste, race, class, religion, and...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Postcolonial Film

    History, Empire, Resistance

    Edited by Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, Peter Hulme

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Postcolonial Film: History, Empire, Resistance examines films of the later twentieth and early twenty-first centuries from postcolonial countries around the globe. In the mid twentieth century, the political reality of resistance and decolonization lead to the creation of dozens of new states,...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948

    The Untold History of the Film Industry

    By Brian Yecies, Ae-Gyung Shim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948 compares and contrasts the development of cinema in Korea during the Japanese occupation (1910-1945) and US Army Military (1945-1948) periods within the larger context of cinemas in occupied territories. It differs from previous studies by drawing links between...

    Published November 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Cine-Ethics

    Ethical Dimensions of Film Theory, Practice, and Spectatorship

    Edited by Jinhee Choi, Mattias Frey

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This volume looks at the significance and range of ethical questions that pertain to various film practices. Diverse philosophical traditions provide useful frameworks to discuss spectators’ affective and emotional engagement with film, which can function as a moral ground for one’s connection to...

    Published October 15th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film

    Framing Fatherhood

    By Hannah Hamad

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book interrogates representations of fatherhood across the spectrum of popular U.S. film of the early twenty-first century. It situates them in relation to postfeminist discourse, identifying and discussing dominant paradigms and tropes that emerge from the tendency of popular cinema to...

    Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Japanese Horror Films and their American Remakes

    By Valerie Wee

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    The Ring (2002)—Hollywood’s remake of the Japanese cult success Ringu (1998)—marked the beginning of a significant trend in the late 1990s and early 2000s of American adaptations of Asian horror films. This book explores this complex process of adaptation, paying particular attention to the various...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Neoliberalism and Global Cinema

    Capital, Culture, and Marxist Critique

    Edited by Jyotsna Kapur, Keith B. Wagner

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    In cinema studies today, rarely do we find a direct investigation into the culture of capitalism and how it has been refracted and fabricated in global cinema production under neoliberalism. However, the current economic crisis and the subsequent Wall Street bailout in 2008 have brought about a...

    Published June 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Spanish Cinema in the Global Context

    Film on Film

    By Samuel Amago

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Across a broad spectrum of media, markets, and national contexts, self-reflexivity continues to be a favored narrative mode with wide ranging functions. In this book Amago argues that, in addition to making visible industry and production concerns within the film text, reflexive aesthetics have a...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Crossover Cinema

    Cross-Cultural Film from Production to Reception

    Edited by Sukhmani Khorana

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Cinematic products in the twenty-first century increasingly emerge from, engage with, and are consumed in cross-cultural settings. While there have been a number of terms used to describe cinematic forms that do not bear allegiance to a single nation in terms of conceptualization, content, finance...

    Published May 21st 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Iranian Cinema in a Global Context: Policy, Politics, and Form
    Edited by Peter Decherney, Blake Atwood
    To Be Published September 29th 2014
  2. Eco-Trauma Cinema
    Edited by Anil Narine
    To Be Published October 1st 2014
  3. American and Chinese-Language Cinemas: Examining Cultural Flows
    Edited by Lisa Funnell, Man-Fung Yip
    To Be Published October 13th 2014
  4. Cinema and Inter-American Relations: Tracking Transnational Affect
    By Adrián Pérez Melgosa
    To Be Published October 29th 2014
  5. Asian Cinema and the Use of Space: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
    Edited by Lilian Chee, Edna Lim
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  6. American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age: Depictions of War in Burns, Moore, and Morris
    By Lucia Ricciardelli
    To Be Published December 16th 2014
  7. Moralizing Cinema: Film, Catholicism, and Power
    Edited by Daniel Biltereyst, Daniela Treveri Gennari
    To Be Published December 18th 2014
  8. Film and the American Presidency
    Edited by Jeff Menne, Christian B. Long
    To Be Published January 31st 2015
  9. Kurosawa, Rashomon and Their Legacies: Rashomon Effects
    Edited by Blair Davis, Robert Anderson, Jan Walls
    To Be Published March 31st 2015
  10. Hollywood Action Films and Spatial Theory
    By Nick Jones
    To Be Published April 1st 2015

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