• Film Comedy and the American Dream book cover

    Film Comedy and the American Dream

    1st Edition

    By Zach Sands

    Film Comedy and the American Dream is an examination of national identity in the era of the American superpower as projected in popular comedic films that center on issues of upward mobility. It is the story of what made audiences laugh and why, and what this says about the changing shape of the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Hermeneutic Humility and the Political Theology of Cinema: Blind Paul book cover

    Hermeneutic Humility and the Political Theology of Cinema

    Blind Paul, 1st Edition

    By Sean Desilets

    This book revisits the tradition of Western religious cinema in light of scholarship on St. Paul’s political theology. The book’s subtitle derives from the account in the Book of Acts that St. Paul was temporarily blinded in the wake of his conversion on the road to Damascus. In imitation of Paul,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Horror Television in the Age of Consumption: Binging on Fear book cover

    Horror Television in the Age of Consumption

    Binging on Fear, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kimberly Jackson, Linda Belau

    Characterized as it is by its interest in and engagement with the supernatural, psycho-social formations, the gothic, and issues of identity and subjectivity, horror has long functioned as an allegorical device for interrogations into the seamier side of cultural foundations. This collection,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Early Race Filmmaking in America book cover

    Early Race Filmmaking in America

    1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Lupack

    The early years of the twentieth century were a formative time in the long history of struggle for black representation. More than any other medium, movies reflected the tremendous changes occurring in American society. Unfortunately, since they drew heavily on the nineteenth-century theatrical…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Film Text Analysis: New Perspectives on the Analysis of Filmic Meaning book cover

    Film Text Analysis

    New Perspectives on the Analysis of Filmic Meaning, 1st Edition

    Edited by Janina Wildfeuer, John A. Bateman

    This book examines film as a multimodal text and an audiovisual synthesis, bringing together current work within the fields of narratology, philosophy, multimodal analysis, sound as well as cultural studies in order to cover a wide range of international academic interest. The book provides new…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Film as a Radical Pedagogic Tool book cover

    Film as a Radical Pedagogic Tool

    1st Edition

    By Deirdre O'Neill

    Emerging from Inside Film, a project that helps prisoners and people on probation make their own films, this book discusses the need for working class people to represent themselves and challenge mainstream stereotypes and assumptions about them. This project gave prisoners and parolees the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Islam and Postcolonial Discourse: Purity and Hybridity book cover

    Islam and Postcolonial Discourse

    Purity and Hybridity, 1st Edition

    By Esra Mirze Santesso, James McClung

    Largely, though not exclusively, as a legacy of the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, Islamic faith has become synonymous in many corners of the media and academia with violence, which many believe to be its primary mode of expression. The absence of a sophisticated recognition of the wide…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Popular Film Music and Masculinity in Action: A Different Tune book cover

    Popular Film Music and Masculinity in Action

    A Different Tune, 1st Edition

    By Amanda Howell

    Amanda Howell offers a new perspective on the contemporary pop score as the means by which masculinities not seen—or heard—before become a part of post-World War II American cinema. Popular Film Music and Masculinity in Action addresses itself to an eclectic mix of film, from Elvis and Travolta…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Restoration Stage Comedies and Hollywood Remarriage Films: In conversation with Stanley Cavell book cover

    Restoration Stage Comedies and Hollywood Remarriage Films

    In conversation with Stanley Cavell, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Kraft

    In Restoration Stage Comedies and Hollywood Remarriage Films, Elizabeth Kraft brings the canon of Restoration comedy into the conversation initiated by Stanley Cavell in his book Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage. Before there could be imagined remarriages of the sort Cavell…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Beach in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures: Reading Littoral Space book cover

    The Beach in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures

    Reading Littoral Space, 1st Edition

    By Ursula Kluwick, Virginia Richter

    From early colonial encounters to the ecological disasters of the twenty-first century, the performativity of contact has been a crucial element in the political significance of the beach. Conceptualising the beach as a creative trope and as a socio-cultural site, as well as an aesthetically…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Reinventing Childhood Nostalgia: Books, Toys, and Contemporary Media Culture book cover

    Reinventing Childhood Nostalgia

    Books, Toys, and Contemporary Media Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elisabeth Wesseling

    While Romantic-era concepts of childhood nostalgia have been understood as the desire to retrieve the ephemeral mindset of the child, this collection proposes that the emergence of digital media has altered this reflective gesture towards the past. No longer is childhood nostalgia reliant on…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Art of Adapting Victorian Literature, 1848-1920: Dramatizing Jane Eyre, David Copperfield, and The Woman in White book cover

    The Art of Adapting Victorian Literature, 1848-1920

    Dramatizing Jane Eyre, David Copperfield, and The Woman in White, 1st Edition

    By Karen E. Laird

    In The Art of Adapting Victorian Literature, 1848-1920, Karen E. Laird alternates between readings of nineteenth-century stage and twentieth-century silent film adaptations to investigate the working practices of the first adapters of Victorian fiction. Laird’s juxtaposition between stage and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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