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Triangulated Visions
Triangulated Visions (April 1998)
Women in Recent German Cinema
Ingeborg Majer O'Sickey - Editor
Ingeborg von Zadow - Editor

This broad-ranging collection, the first of its kind, gathers essays on the representation of women in recent German cinema, as well as recent interviews with German women filmmakers.

This book illuminates some of the challenges feminist German filmmakers face and offers original insights into their filmmaking practices. It considers the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality as these are cinemati...(Read More)
 
 
Speeding to the Millennium
Speeding to the Millennium (April 1998)
Film and Culture 1993-1995
Joseph Natoli - Author

Intersperses headline events, popular film, postmodern theory, and fictional vignettes in order to capture the elusive cultural imaginary of our twentieth-century fin de siecle.

"Speeding to the Millennium is a quirky, intelligent, and thought-provoking look at postmodern culture in America through the lens of popular movies and media events of the years 1993-1995. It covers a range of 'texts,' from Forres...(Read More)
 
 
Hitchcock's Bi-Textuality
Hitchcock's Bi-Textuality (December 1997)
Lacan, Feminisms, and Queer Theory
Robert Samuels - Author

Uses close readings of Hitchcock's films to combine an articulation of Lacan's theory of ethics with a discussion of recent theories of feminine subjectivity and queer textuality.

This book combines three elements: an articulation of Lacan's theory of ethics; a discussion of recent theories of feminine subjectivity and queer textuality; and close readings of Hitchcock's films. Hitchcock's Bi-Textuality argues that...(Read More)
 
 
The Phantom of the Cinema
The Phantom of the Cinema (December 1997)
Character in Modern Film
Lloyd Michaels - Author

The first book to focus on the representation of character in film, encompassing the art cinema, popular movies, and documentaries.

"I find this book continually interesting and alive with insights. With the cultural studies agenda alive today, character has returned to center stage, but generally as a mirror of types in society. Michaels delivers a more cinematic view of character, one that tells us more about the mediu...(Read More)
 
 
The Exploding Eye
The Exploding Eye (October 1997)
A Re-Visionary History of 1960s American Experimental Cinema
Wheeler Winston Dixon - Author

Explores the work of lesser-known American experimental filmmakers whose films, though well-received and influential, have been excluded from the dominant film canon.


"This book brings together an extraordinary spectrum of filmmakers and documents that represent the spirit of a vital period in the history of American independent filmmaking and cinema in general. By letting these auteurs, in effect, speak for themselves and b...(Read More)
 
 
Recreational Terror
Recreational Terror (July 1997)
Women and the Pleasures of Horror Film Viewing
Isabel Cristina Pinedo - Author

Challenges the conventional wisdom that violent horror films can only degrade women and incite violence.

"This book makes an important contribution to the study of the horror film, a field loaded with articles and texts but without the clear direction given it in Pinedo's fine study. Pinedo has seen some 600 films, and the wealth of this experience is reflected in the book. She makes distinctions that are neither obvious...(Read More)
 
 
The Films of Jean-Luc Godard
The Films of Jean-Luc Godard (March 1997)
Wheeler Winston Dixon - Author

A generously illustrated overview of, and introduction to, the entirety of Godard's work as a filmmaker and video artist.

"Dixon has written an excellent book, thoroughly researched and documented and distinguished by insightful commentary and wonderful bagatelles. By performing an anatomy on the corpus of Godardian cinema, Dixon discovers not only that Godard has pronounced the death of cinema in his own films but also...(Read More)
 
 
PostNegritude Visual and Literary Culture
PostNegritude Visual and Literary Culture (March 1997)
Mark A. Reid - Author

Shows how film, literature, photography, and television news broadcasts construct myths about race, gender, sexuality, and nation and reinforce socialized ways of looking at these identities, and examines how some creative works and public reactions challenge these myths.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the civil rights movement and other national and cultural movements fractured dominant paradigms of American identity and dema...(Read More)
 
 
Photography, Vision, and the Production of Modern Bodies
Photography, Vision, and the Production of Modern Bodies (November 1995)
Suren Lalvani - Author

Examines photography and its contribution to changing notions of the body in modernity.

Lalvani argues that modernity represents the powerful privileging of vision and the introduction of a paradigm of seeing that is historically distinctive. Taking the introduction of photography in the nineteenth century as a crucial development in the expansion of modern vision, he draws on the writings of Alan Sekula, John Tagg, Jon...(Read More)
 
 
Critical Issues in Electronic Media
Critical Issues in Electronic Media (May 1995)
Simon Penny - Editor

This book offers new critical perspectives on the practice of electronic media art, a field that has sparse critical and theoretical literature. It addresses the relationship between technological change and cultural change and between contemporary theory and contemporary technology.

Critical Issues in Electronic Media is an interdisciplinary sourcebook that offers new critical perspectives directly related to, or...(Read More)
 
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