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  • Current Controversies in Philosophy of Film

    By Katherine Thomson-Jones

    This volume advances the contemporary debate on five central issues in the philosophy of film. These issues concern the relation between the art and technology of film, the nature of film realism, how narrative fiction films narrate, how we engage emotionally with films, and whether films can…

    Hardback – 2016-04-06 
    Routledge
    Current Controversies in Philosophy

  • 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 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Film Theory: The Basics

    By Kevin McDonald

    Film Theory: The Basics provides an accessible introduction to the key theorists, concepts, and debates that have shaped the study of moving images. It examines film theory from its emergence in the early twentieth century to its study in the present day, and explores why film has drawn special…

    Paperback – 2016-03-15 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Tomas Gutierrez Alea

    The Dialectics of a Filmmaker

    By Paul A. Schroeder

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge
    Latin American Studies

  • Cinema in Muslim Societies

    Edited by Ali Nobil Ahmad

    This book collates a comprehensive range of fascinating essays by leading authors on film from across the Muslim world. Responding to political and theoretical misconceptions about Islam and Muslim culture, it covers North African, Arab and Asian cinemas in a rich series of industry histories,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-09
    Routledge

  • Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art

    Cinema Beyond Europe

    By Nilgun Bayraktar

    Joining attention to aesthetic experimentation with a focus on sociopolitical concerns, Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art offers a detailed account of the ways recent cinematic and artistic works engage Europe’s increasingly diverse and complex relationship to migration. With a…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • The Emotional Life of Postmodern Film

    Affect Theory's Other

    By Pansy Duncan

    Emotion and Postmodernism: is it possible to imagine an odder couple, stranger bedfellows, less bad company? The Emotional Life of Postmodern Film brings this unlikely pair into sustained dialogue, arguing that the interdisciplinary body of scholarship currently emerging under the rubric of "affect…

    Hardback – 2015-12-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Biopolitical Media

    Catastrophe, Immunity and Bare Life

    By Allen Meek

    This book presents an historical account of media and catastrophe that engages with theories of biopolitics in the work of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri and others. It explains how responses to catastrophe in media and cultural criticism over the past 150 years are…

    Hardback – 2015-12-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Animation in China

    History, Aesthetics, Media

    By Sean Macdonald

    By the turn of the 21st century, animation production has grown to thousands of hours a year in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Despite this, and unlike American blockbuster productions and the diverse genres of Japanese anime, much animation from the PRC remains relatively unknown. This…

    Hardback – 2015-11-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Cinematic Ethics

    Exploring Ethical Experience through Film

    By Robert Sinnerbrink

    How do movies evoke and express ethical ideas? What role does our emotional involvement play in this process? What makes the aesthetic power of cinema ethically significant? Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film addresses these questions by examining the idea of cinema as a…

    Paperback – 2015-11-12
    Routledge

  • The Antihero in American Television

    By Margrethe Bruun Vaage

    The antihero prevails in recent American drama television series. Characters such as mobster kingpin Tony Soprano (The Sopranos), meth cook and gangster-in-the-making Walter White (Breaking Bad) and serial killer Dexter Morgan (Dexter) are not morally good, so how do these television series make us…

    Hardback – 2015-10-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • Film and Television Analysis

    An Introduction to Methods, Theories, and Approaches

    By Harry Benshoff

    Film and Television Analysis is especially designed to introduce undergraduate students to the most important qualitative methodologies used to study film and television. The methodologies covered include: ideological analysis auteur theory genre theory semiotics and structuralism psychoanalysis…

    Paperback – 2015-10-23
    Routledge

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