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Giallo!
Giallo! (November 2020)
Genre, Modernity, and Detection in Italian Horror Cinema
Alexia Kannas - Author

Traces the giallo mystery/horror genre from its genesis in Italian cinema of the 1960s and 1970s to its contemporary place in the global cult-film canon.

Italian giallo films have a peculiar allure. Taking their name from the Italian for “yellow”— reflecting the covers of pulp crime novels—these genre movies were principally produced between 1960 and the late 1970s. ...(Read More)
 
 
Capitán Latinoamérica
Capitán Latinoamérica (October 2020)
Superheroes in Cinema, Television, and Web Series
Vinodh Venkatesh - Author

Analyzes contemporary superhero-themed cinema, television, and web series in Latin America.

Capitán Latinoamérica is the first study to examine the unique contribution of Latin American cinema, television, and web series to the global superhero boom. Through an analysis of superhero-themed media from Mexico to Argentina, Vinodh Venkatesh argues that contemporary Latin Americ...(Read More)
 
 
The Aesthetic Clinic
The Aesthetic Clinic (September 2020)
Feminine Sublimation in Contemporary Writing, Psychoanalysis, and Art
Fernanda Negrete - Author

Examines experimental art and literature by women alongside psychoanalysis and philosophy to develop a new understanding of sublimation and aesthetic experience.

In The Aesthetic Clinic, Fernanda Negrete brings together contemporary women writers and artists well known for their formal experimentation—Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Lygia Clark, Marguerite Duras, Roni Horn,...(Read More)
 
 
Letters from Hollywood
Letters from Hollywood (August 2020)
1977-2017
Bill Krohn - Author

Engaging essays on a wide spectrum of Hollywood directors and the films they created.

Journalist and filmmaker Bill Krohn has been the Los Angeles correspondent for the French magazine Cahiers du cinéma for over forty years. Letters from Hollywood brings together thirty-four of his essays, many of them appearing in English for the first time. Focusing most pieces on a...(Read More)
 
 
Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai
Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai (August 2020)
Cultural Representations from the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
Lisa Bernstein - Editor
Chu-chueh Cheng - Editor

Examines Shanghai both as a real city and an imaginary locale, from diverse cultural and disciplinary perspectives.

Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai provides international and interdisciplinary perspectives on representations of Shanghai, a contested location within political discourse and cultural imagination. Shanghai’s complex history as a quasi-colonial city, and its contradictory identity as the birthplace of Commu...(Read More)
 
 
Funny How?
Funny How? (May 2020)
Sketch Comedy and the Art of Humor
Alex Clayton - Author

Uses comedy skits, from Monty Python to Key and Peele, to probe how humor works.

What makes something funny? This book shows how humor can be analyzed without killing the joke. Alex Clayton argues that the brevity of a sketch or skit and its typical rejection of narrative development make it comedy-concentrate, providing a rich field for exploring how humor works. Focusing on a dozen or so skits and scenes, Clayto...(Read More)
 
 
Postcolonial Lack
Postcolonial Lack (March 2020)
Identity, Culture, Surplus
Gautam Basu Thakur - Author

Examines representations of surplus enjoyment in postcolonial literature and film to focus on self-other relations rather than difference.

Postcolonial Lack reconvenes dialogue between Lacanian psychoanalysis and postcolonial theory in order to expand the range of cultural analyses of the former and make the latter theoretically relevant to the demands of contemporary narrat...(Read More)
 
 
Miraculous Realism
Miraculous Realism (March 2020)
The French-Walloon Cinéma du Nord
Niels Niessen - Author

An authoritative study of this postsecular film movement from the French-Belgian border region that rose to prominence at the turn of the twenty-first century.

At the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, two movies from northern-Francophone Europe swept almost all the main awards. Rosetta by the Walloon directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne won the Golden Palm, and L’humanité by the French director Bruno Dumont w...(Read More)
 
 
The Slapstick Camera
The Slapstick Camera (February 2020)
Hollywood and the Comedy of Self-Reference
Burke Hilsabeck - Author

Demonstrates that slapstick film comedies display a canny and sometimes profound understanding of their medium.

Slapstick film comedy may be grounded in idiocy and failure, but the genre is far more sophisticated than it initially appears. In this book, Burke Hilsabeck suggests that slapstick is often animated by a philosophical impulse to understand the cinema. He looks closely at...(Read More)
 
 
The Great War in Hollywood Memory, 1918-1939
The Great War in Hollywood Memory, 1918-1939 (December 2019)
Michael Hammond - Author

Assesses how America's film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.

This is the definitive account of how America’s film industry remembered and reimagined World War I from the Armistice in 1918 to the outbreak of World War II in 1939. Based on detailed archival research, Michael Hammond shows how the war and the sociocultural changes it brought made their way ...(Read More)
 
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