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Mind Reeling
Mind Reeling (December 2020)
Psychopathology on Film
Homer B. Pettey - Editor

Across a variety of genres, shows how mental disorders are depicted in cinema.

Mind Reeling investigates how cinema displays and mirrors psychological disorders, such as bipolar disorder, amnesia, psychotic delusions, obsessive compulsive behavior, trauma, paranoia, and borderline personalities. It explores a range of genres, including biopics, comedies, film noirs, contemp...(Read More)
 
 
Tastemakers and Tastemaking
Tastemakers and Tastemaking (December 2020)
Mexico and Curated Screen Violence
Niamh Thornton - Author

Considers how and why taste persists in the analysis of Mexican film and television by looking at key figures and their impact on the curation of violence.

Tastemakers and Tastemaking develops a new approach to analyzing violence in Mexican films and television by examining the curation of violence in relation to three key moments: the decade-long centennial commemoration o...(Read More)
 
 
Creative Transformations
Creative Transformations (November 2020)
Travels and Translations of Brazil in the Americas
Krista Brune - Author

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

 
 
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 Ameri...(Read More)
 
 
The Aesthetic Clinic
The Aesthetic Clinic (October 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 Negretebrings together contemporary women writers and artists well known for their formal experimentation—Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Lygia Clark, Marguerite Duras, Roni Horn, and Clarice Lispector—to argue that ...(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 particular director and film, Krohn use...(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 narratives of othering, exclusion, and cultural appro...(Read More)
 
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