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Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory

Edited by Roberta Pearson, Philip Simpson

© 2001 – Routledge

528 pages

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About the Book

The Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory clearly and accessibly explains the major theoretical approaches now deployed in the study of the moving image, as well as defining key theoretical terms.

This dictionary provides readers with the conceptual apparatus to understand the often daunting language and terminology of screen studies. Entries include: *audience * Homi K. Bhabha * black cinema * the body * children and media * commodification * cop shows * deep focus * Umberto Eco * the gaze * Donna Haraway * bell hooks * infotainment * master narrative * medical dramas * morpheme * myth * panopticon * pastiche * pleasure * real time * social realism * sponsorship * sport on television * subliminal * third cinema * virtual reality

Consultant Editors:

David Black, USA, William Urricchio, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, Gill Branston, Cardiff University,

UK ,Elayne Rapping, USA


'Graduate students in culture studies and related fields will find the Dictionary most useful.' - Choice

'The volume will be a good reference source for a range of courses at undergraduate level.' - Art, Design & Communication - Learning and Teaching Support Network

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies