• 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

  • Fantasy/Animation: Connections Between Media, Mediums and Genres book cover

    Fantasy/Animation

    Connections Between Media, Mediums and Genres

    Edited by Christopher Holliday, Alexander Sergeant

    This book examines the relationship that exists between fantasy cinema and the medium of animation. Animation has played a key role in defining our collective expectations and experiences of fantasy cinema, just as fantasy storytelling has often served as inspiration for our most popular animated…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Film, Comedy, and Disability: Understanding Humour and Genre in Cinematic Constructions of Impairment and Disability book cover

    Film, Comedy, and Disability

    Understanding Humour and Genre in Cinematic Constructions of Impairment and Disability

    By Alison Wilde

    There is much to be gained from a synthesis of critical/disability studies with film studies. This groundbreaking book analyses representations of disability in comedy films, arguing that meanings of disability and impairment drawn from cinema need to be grounded in an understanding of cinematic…

    Hardback – 2018-05-08 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Cinema, Avant-garde, and Urban Modernity: The City Symphony Phenomenon (1920-1940) book cover

    Cinema, Avant-garde, and Urban Modernity

    The City Symphony Phenomenon (1920-1940)

    Edited by Steven Jacobs, Eva Hielscher, Anthony Kinik

    The 1920s and 1930s saw the rise of the city symphony, an experimental film form that presented the city as protagonist instead of mere decor. Combining experimental, documentary, and narrative practices, these films were marked by a high level of abstraction reminiscent of high-modernist…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • The Breakfast Club: Youth Identity and Generational Conflict in the Golden Age of Teen Film book cover

    The Breakfast Club

    Youth Identity and Generational Conflict in the Golden Age of Teen Film

    By Elissa Nelson

    The Breakfast Club is often classified as a quintessential teen film. The film spoke to the generation coming of age at during the 1980s with a story that got to the heart of the conflict between adults and young adults, that understood both the camaraderie and the pressures of peer…

    Hardback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Film Criticism as a Cultural Institution book cover

    Film Criticism as a Cultural Institution

    By Huw Walmsley-Evans

    At the beginning of the 21st century, film criticism was described as in crisis. The decline of print journalism, a series of lay-offs of prominent critics, and the rise of "amateur" reviewing online spurred a conversation about the decline, even death, of film criticism. This discourse flourished…

    Hardback – 2018-04-12 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Jungian Film Studies book cover

    The Routledge International Handbook of Jungian Film Studies

    Edited by Luke Hockley

    The Routledge International Handbook of Jungian Film Studies weaves together the various strands of Jungian film theory, revealing a coherent theoretical position underpinning this exciting recent area of research, while also exploring and suggesting new directions for further study. The book maps…

    Hardback – 2018-04-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Politics Goes to the Movies book cover

    Politics Goes to the Movies

    By Robert Kolker

    Politics Goes to the Movies introduces the topic of political representation and ideology by analysing some of the most important politically themed films across the history of cinema in a refreshing and concise volume. Offering a survey of political cinema from 1915 to present day, topics include:…

    Paperback – 2018-04-02 
    Routledge

  • Narrative Memory, Trauma and Recovery in Japanese Literature and Film book cover

    Narrative Memory, Trauma and Recovery in Japanese Literature and Film

    By David C. Stahl

    This book provides a comprehensive analysis of Japanese literature and film through the interpretive lens of trauma studies. Focusing on depictions of protagonists who dissociated their childhood, adolescent and young adulthood traumas, failed to mourn their losses, developed psychological defense…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Investigative Journalism: Global Perspectives book cover

    Investigative Journalism

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Stuart Price

    Investigative Journalism: Global Perspectives presents a theoretical and practical guide to contemporary international investigative journalism to outline principles of modern investigative work in the digital world. A diverse range of contributions from academics, journalists, and activists…

    Paperback – 2018-03-30 
    Routledge

  • The Hunger Games: Spectacle, Risk and the Girl Action Hero book cover

    The Hunger Games

    Spectacle, Risk and the Girl Action Hero

    By Catherine Driscoll, Alex Heatwole

    This book considers "The Hunger Games" as an intertextual field centred on this blockbuster film franchise but also encompassing the successful novels that preceded them and the merchandised imagery and the critical and fan discourse that surrounds them. It emphasizes the place of "The Hunger Games…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

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