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Passionate Detachments
Passionate Detachments (June 2017)
Technologies of Vision and Violence in American Cinema, 1967-1974
Amy Rust - Author

Investigates the cultural value of film violence.

Passionate Detachments investigates the rise of graphic violence in American films of the late 1960s and early 1970s and the popular aesthetics and critical responses this violence inspired. Amy Rust examines four technologies adopted by commercial American cinema after the fall of the Hollywood Production Code: multiple-camera montage, squibs (small explo...(Read More)
 
 
American Stranger
American Stranger (March 2017)
Modernisms, Hollywood, and the Cinema of Nicholas Ray
Will Scheibel - Author

Reconstructs how Ray became a “rebel auteur” in cinema culture.

How does cinema culture imagine one of its favorite figures, the rebel? The reputation of the American director Nicholas Ray provides a particularly notable example. Most famous for Rebel Without a Cause, Ray has since been canonized as a “rebel auteur” and celebrated for seeking a personal vision and signature style un...(Read More)
 
 
Brechtian Cinemas
Brechtian Cinemas (March 2017)
Montage and Theatricality in Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, Peter Watkins, and Lars von Trier
Nenad Jovanovic - Author

Explores the influence of Bertolt Brecht’s ideas on the practice and study of cinema.

In Brechtian Cinemas, Nenad Jovanovic uses examples from select major filmmakers to delineate the variety of ways in which Bertolt Brecht’s concept of epic/dialectic theatre has been adopted and deployed in international cinema. Jovanovic critically engages Brecht’s ideas and their most influential inte...(Read More)
 
 
Historicizing Post-Discourses
Historicizing Post-Discourses (March 2017)
Postfeminism and Postracialism in United States Culture
Tanya Ann Kennedy - Author

Examines how postfeminism and postracialism intersect to perpetuate systemic injustice in the United States.

Historicizing Post-Discourses explores how postfeminism and postracialism intersect in dominant narratives of triumphalism, white male crisis, neoliberal and colonial feminism, and multiculturalism to perpetuate systemic injustice in America. By examining various locations within popular cul...(Read More)
 
 
Seeing Like the Buddha
Seeing Like the Buddha (March 2017)
Enlightenment through Film
Francisca Cho - Author

Considers film as a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice.
In this important new contribution to Buddhist studies and Buddhist film criticism, Francisca Cho argues that films can do more than simply convey information about Buddhism. Films themselves can become a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice that enables the viewer not only to see the Buddha, but to see like the Buddha. Drawing upon her ...(Read More)
 
 
Hitchcock's Moral Gaze
Hitchcock's Moral Gaze (February 2017)
R. Barton Palmer - Editor
Homer B. Pettey - Editor
Steven M. Sanders - Editor

Offers new and compelling perspectives on the deeply moral nature of Hitchcock’s films.

In his essays and interviews, Alfred Hitchcock was guarded about substantive matters of morality, preferring instead to focus on discussions of technique. That has not, however, discouraged scholars and critics from trying to work out what his films imply about such moral matters as honesty, fidelity, jealousy, courage, love, and loya...(Read More)
 
 
John Huston as Adaptor
John Huston as Adaptor (February 2017)
Douglas McFarland - Editor
Wesley King - Editor

Argues that understanding Huston’s film adaptations of literary works is essential to understanding his oeuvre as a filmmaker.

John Huston as Adaptor makes the case that adaptation is the salient element in Huston’s identity as a filmmaker and that his early and deep attraction to the experience of reading informed his approach to film adaptation. Thirty-four of Huston’s thirty-seven fil...(Read More)
 
 
Dark Affinities, Dark Imaginaries
Dark Affinities, Dark Imaginaries (January 2017)
A Mind's Odyssey
Joseph Natoli - Author

A story of self, braided to a story of American culture.

Uniting personal history with cultural history, Dark Affinities, Dark Imaginaries tells a story of a mind, a time, and a culture. The vehicle or medium of this excursion is an overview and sampling of the author’s work, and what is revealed are cautionary tales of a once-aspiring egalitarian democracy confronted with plutocracy’s gentrif...(Read More)
 
 
Rhetorical Healing
Rhetorical Healing (November 2016)
The Reeducation of Contemporary Black Womanhood
Tamika L. Carey - Author

Reveals the rhetorical strategies African American writers have used to promote Black women’s recovery and wellness through educational and entertainment genres and the conservative gender politics that are distributed when these efforts are sold for public consumption.

Since the Black women’s literary renaissance ended nearly three decades ago, a profitable and expansive market of self-help books, ...(Read More)
 
 
Regarding Life
Regarding Life (October 2016)
Animals and the Documentary Moving Image
Belinda Smaill - Author

Contends that the narrative and aesthetic qualities of the documentary genre enable new understandings of animals and animal/human relationships.

As indicated by the success of such films as March of the Penguins and Food, Inc., the documentary has become the preeminent format for rendering animals and nature onscreen. In Regarding Life, Belinda Smaill brings together examples from a broad ar...(Read More)
 
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