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Found in Transition
Found in Transition (November 2018)
Hong Kong Studies in the Age of China
Yiu-Wai Chu - Author

Presents an updated account of Hong Kong and its culture two decades after its reversion to China.

In Found in Transition, Yiu-Wai Chu examines the fate of Hong Kong’s unique cultural identity in the contexts of both global capitalism and the increasing influence of China. Drawing on recent developments, especially with respect to language, movies, and popular songs as modes of resistance to “Mainlandization&...(Read More)
 
 
Liminal Sovereignty
Liminal Sovereignty (October 2018)
Mennonites and Mormons in Mexican Culture
Rebecca Janzen - Author

Uses cultural representations to investigate how two religious minority communities came to be incorporated into the Mexican nation.

Liminal Sovereignty examines the lives of two religious minority communities in Mexico, Mennonites and Mormons, as seen as seen through Mexican culture. Mennonites emigrated from Canada to Mexico from the 1920s to the 1940s, and Mormons emigrated from the United States in the 1880s, left in ...(Read More)
 
 
Rule, Britannia!
Rule, Britannia! (October 2018)
The Biopic and British National Identity
Homer B. Pettey - Editor
R. Barton Palmer - Editor

Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British.

Rule, Britannia! surveys the British biopic, a genre crucial to understanding how national cinema engages with the collective experience and values of its intended audience. Offering a provocative take on an aspect of filmmaking with profound cultural significance, the volume focuses on how screen biographies of prominent figu...(Read More)
 
 
Welcome to Fear City
Welcome to Fear City (October 2018)
Crime Film, Crisis, and the Urban Imagination
Nathan Holmes - Author

Analyzes how location-shot crime films of the 1970s reflected and influenced understandings of urban crisis.

The early 1970s were a moment of transformation for both the American city and its cinema. As intensified suburbanization, racial division, deindustrialization, and decaying infrastructure cast the future of the city in doubt, detective films, blaxploitation, police procedurals, and heist films confronted spectators with...(Read More)
 
 
Affectual Erasure
Affectual Erasure (September 2018)
Representations of Indigenous Peoples in Argentine Cinema
Cynthia Margarita Tompkins - Author

Comprehensive examination of how Indigenous peoples have been represented in Argentine film.

Affectual Erasure examines how Argentine cinema has represented Indigenous peoples throughout a period spanning roughly a century. Cynthia Margarita Tompkins interrelates her discussion of films with the ethnographic context of the Indigenous peoples represented and an analysis of the affective dimensions at play. These emotions un...(Read More)
 
 
Blood Circuits
Blood Circuits (August 2018)
Contemporary Argentine Horror Cinema
Jonathan Risner - Author

Examines how recent Argentine horror films engage with the legacies of dictatorship and neoliberalism.

Argentina is a dominant player in Latin American film, known for its documentaries, detective films, melodramas, and auteur cinema. In the past twenty years, however, the country has also emerged as a notable producer of horror films. Blood Circuits focuses on contemporary Argentine horror cinema and the various “c...(Read More)
 
 
Fire and Snow
Fire and Snow (August 2018)
Climate Fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones
Marc DiPaolo - Author

A broad examination of climate fantasy and science fiction, from The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia series to The Handmaid’s Tale and Game of Thrones.

Fellow Inklings J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis may have belonged to different branches of Christianity, but they both made use of a faith-based environmentalist ethic to counter the mid-twentieth-century’s triple threats of fascism, utilitariani...(Read More)
 
 
The Projected Nation
The Projected Nation (August 2018)
Argentine Cinema and the Social Margins
Matt Losada - Author

Investigates how Argentine cinema has represented rural spaces and urban margins from the 1910s to the present.

The Projected Nation examines the representation of rural spaces and urban margins in Argentine cinema from the 1910s to the present. The literary and visual culture of the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries formulated a spatial imaginary—often articulated as an opposition between civilization and ba...(Read More)
 
 
Immanent Frames
Immanent Frames (June 2018)
Postsecular Cinema between Malick and von Trier
John Caruana - Editor
Mark Cauchi - Editor

Explores a growing number of films and filmmakers that challenge the strict boundaries between belief and unbelief.

For some time now, thinkers across the humanities and social sciences have increasingly called into question the once-dominant view of the relationship between modernity and secularism, prompting some to speak of a “postsecular turn.” Until now, film studies has largely been silent about this developme...(Read More)
 
 
The Essentialist Villain
The Essentialist Villain (May 2018)
On Leo Bersani
Mikko Tuhkanen - Author

The first book-length study of Bersani’s work, tracing the unfolding of his onto-ethics/aesthetics amidst numerous literary, artistic, and philosophical influences.

Since his first publications in the late 1950s, Leo Bersani’s work has influenced numerous scholarly fields, from studies of French modernism and realist fiction to psychoanalytic criticism and film theory. It has occasionally helped precipitate the emerg...(Read More)
 
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