• Actresses and Mental Illness: Histrionic Heroines book cover

    Actresses and Mental Illness

    Histrionic Heroines

    By Fiona Gregory

    This book examines the relationship between the work of the actress and her personal history of mental illness.…

    Hardback – 2018-08-10 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

  • Heavenly Creatures: Queer Fantasy and the Coming-of-Age Film book cover

    Heavenly Creatures

    Queer Fantasy and the Coming-of-Age Film

    By Andrew Scahill

    Heavenly Creatures (1994), an early film by blockbuster director Peter Jackson, chronicles the true story of Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, two adolescent girls in 1954 New Zealand. In the film, the girls develop a deep romantic friendship based in shared fantasy, but their forced separation…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • The Virgin Suicides: Reverie, Sorrow and Young Love book cover

    The Virgin Suicides

    Reverie, Sorrow and Young Love

    By Justin Wyatt

    In this book, the analysis of the film occurs around three inter-locking arguments: the unusual structuring absence at the center of the film; the intricate manner through which music is used in the drama, communication, and character creation; and the film’s careful and specific referencing of…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • The Freshman: Comedy and Masculinity in 1920s Film and Youth Culture book cover

    The Freshman

    Comedy and Masculinity in 1920s Film and Youth Culture

    By Christina G. Petersen

    Before the advent of the teenager in the 1940s and the teenpic in the 1950s, The Freshman (Taylor and Newmeyer, 1925) represented 1920s college youth culture as an exclusive world of leisure to a mass audience. Starring popular slapstick comedian Harold Lloyd, The Freshman was a hit with audiences…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • American Pie: The Anatomy of the Vulgar Teen Comedy book cover

    American Pie

    The Anatomy of the Vulgar Teen Comedy

    By Bill Osgerby

    This book examines American Pie (1999), a film that exemplifies that most disparaged of movie genres – vulgar teen comedy. Taking American Pie as its focus, Bill Osgerby explores the nature and appeal of gloriously ‘grossed out’ teen humour. The book considers the relationship between American Pie’…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Aesthetic Violence and Women in Film: Kill Bill with Flying Daggers book cover

    Aesthetic Violence and Women in Film

    Kill Bill with Flying Daggers

    By Joseph H. Kupfer

    Aesthetic Violence and Women in Film is a highly readable and timely analysis of the intersection of two recent cinematic trends in martial arts films: aesthetic violence and warrior women. Joseph Kupfer establishes specific categories of aesthetic film violence, including hyper-violence, a…

    Hardback – 2018-03-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Feminism and Film

  • The Woman's Film of the 1940s: Gender, Narrative, and History book cover

    The Woman's Film of the 1940s

    Gender, Narrative, and History

    By Alison L. McKee

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Gender and Humor: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives book cover

    Gender and Humor

    Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

    Edited by Delia Chiaro, Raffaella Baccolini

    In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy, history, and literature,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Cinema, Censorship and Sexuality 1909-1925 (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    Cinema, Censorship and Sexuality 1909-1925 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Annette Kuhn

    First published in 1988. This book shows how censorship as a set of institutions, practices and discourses was involved in the struggle over the nature of cinema in the early twentieth century. It also reveals the part played in this struggle by other institutions, practices and discourses — for…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
    Routledge

  • Queer Representation, Visibility, and Race in American Film and Television: Screening the Closet book cover

    Queer Representation, Visibility, and Race in American Film and Television

    Screening the Closet

    By Melanie Kohnen

    This book traces the uneven history of queer media visibility through crucial turning points including the Hollywood Production Code era, the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, the so-called explosion of gay visibility on television during the1990s, and the re-imagination of queer representations on TV…

    Paperback – 2017-12-22
    Routledge

  • Women Do Genre in Film and Television book cover

    Women Do Genre in Film and Television

    Edited by Mary Harrod, Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

    This volume examines how different generations of women work within the genericity of audio-visual storytelling not necessarily to ‘undo’ or ‘subvert’ popular formats, but also to draw on their generative force. Recent examples of filmmakers and creative practitioners within and outside Hollywood…

    Hardback – 2017-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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