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  • Japanese Media at the Beginning of the 21st Century

    Consuming the Past

    By Katsuyuki Hidaka

    Hailed by Japanese critics as a milestone in the study of contemporary Japanese media, this book explores the contemporary ‘boom’ in Japanese media representations of the recent past. Recent years have seen the production of an unprecedented number of films, animation, manga, and television…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • The Modern Superhero in Film and Television

    Popular Genre and American Culture

    By Jeffrey A. Brown

    Hollywood’s live-action superhero films currently dominate the worldwide box-office, with the characters enjoying more notoriety through their feature film and television depictions than they have ever before. This book argues that this immense popularity reveals deep cultural concerns about…

    Hardback – 2016-11-15 
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Crossover Cinema

    Cross-Cultural Film from Production to Reception

    Edited by Sukhmani Khorana

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Masculinity in the Contemporary Romantic Comedy

    Gender as Genre

    By John Alberti

    This volume addresses the growing obsolescence of traditional constructions of masculine identity in popular romantic comedies by proposing an approach that combines gender and genre theory to examine the ongoing radical reconstruction of gender roles in these films.  Alberti creates a unified…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Spanish Cinema in the Global Context

    Film on Film

    By Samuel Amago

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Film Discourse Interpretation

    Towards a New Paradigm for Multimodal Film Analysis

    By Janina Wildfeuer

    This book contributes to the analysis of film from a multimodal and textual perspective by extending formal semantics into the realm of multimodal discourse analysis. It accounts for both the inferential as well as intersemiotic meaning making processes in filmic discourse and therefore addresses…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Studies in Multimodality

  • India’s New Independent Cinema

    Rise of the Hybrid

    By Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram

    This is the first-ever book on the rise of the new wave of independent Indian films that is revolutionising Indian cinema. Contemporary scholarship on Indian cinema so far has focused asymmetrically on Bollywood—India’s dominant cultural export. Reversing this trend, this book provides an in-depth…

    Hardback – 2016-07-05
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Teaching Transnational Cinema

    Politics and Pedagogy

    Edited by Marciniak Katarzyna, Bruce Bennett

    This collection of essays offers a pioneering analysis of the political and conceptual complexities of teaching transnational cinema in university classrooms around the world. In their exploration of a wide range of films from different national and regional contexts, contributors reflect on the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-01
    AFI Film Readers

  • Beyond Spatial Montage

    Windowing, or the Cinematic Displacement of Time, Motion, and Space

    By Michael Betancourt

    Beyond Spatial Montage: Windowing, or the Cinematic Displacement of Time, Motion, and Space offers an extended discussion of the morphology and structure of compositing, graphic juxtapositions, and montage employed in motion pictures. Drawing from the history of avant-garde and commercial cinema,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-08
    Focal Press

  • Horror Film and Affect

    Towards a Corporeal Model of Viewership

    By Xavier Aldana Reyes

    This book brings together various theoretical approaches to Horror that have received consistent academic attention since the 1990s – abjection, disgust, cognition, phenomenology, pain studies – to make a significant contribution to the study of fictional moving images of mutilation and the ways in…

    Hardback – 2016-02-24
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • The Politics of Age and Disability in Contemporary Spanish Film

    Plus Ultra Pluralism

    By Matthew J. Marr

    The Politics of Age and Disability in Contemporary Spanish Film examines the onscreen construction of adolescent, elderly, and disabled subjects in Spanish cinema from 1992 to the present. Applying a dual lens of film analysis and theory drawn from the allied fields of youth, age, and disability…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Women and Resistance in Contemporary Bengali Cinema

    A Freedom Incomplete

    By Srimati Mukherjee

    Historically, Indian cinema has positioned women at the intersection of tradition and a more evolving culture, portraying contradictory attitudes which affect women’s roles in public and private spheres. Examining the work of three directors from West Bengal, this book addresses the juxtaposition…

    Hardback – 2016-01-18
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

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