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- Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00
This compendium of original essays offers invaluable insights into the life and works of one of the most important and influential directors in the history of cinema, exploring his major films, philosophy, politics, and connections to other critics and directors. Presents a compendium of original essays offering invaluable insights into the life... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 42.00
In this wide-ranging and fascinating work, Tom Conley demonstrates that "a new cartographic impulse" during the French Renaissance gave rise to a new sense of self, one defined in part by the relationship of self and space. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 22.50
At a time when traditional film theory privileged the purely visual, Film Hieroglyphs introduced a new way of watching film?examining the ways in which writing bears on cinema. Author Tom Conley gives special consideration to the points (ruptures) at which story, image, and writing appear to be at odds with one another. Conley hypothesizes that major... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 25.00
Maps and movies tell their viewers where they are situated, what they are doing, and, to a strong degree, who they are. In this groundbreaking work, eminent scholar Tom Conley establishes the ideological power of maps in classic, contemporary, and avant-garde cinema to shape the imaginary and mediated relations we hold with the world. more...
- University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 36.00
Australia was born vulnerable. From its beginnings as a precarious convict settlement on the other side of the world, through the development of self-governing colonies, to Federation and beyond, recognising and dealing with vulnerability led Australians to embrace an insular attitude to the outside world, which in turn translated into... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00
An Errant Eye studies how topography, the art of describing local space and place, developed literary and visual form in early modern France. Arguing for a "new poetics of space" ranging throughout French Renaissance poetry, prose, and cartography, Tom Conley performs dazzling readings of maps, woodcuts, and poems to plot a topographical... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 99.00
What does citizenship mean? The essays in this volume range in subject from fiction and essay to architecture and film. Among the topics discussed are the 1937 Exposition Universelle; films dealing with Vichy France; François Truffaut?s Histoire d?Adèle H.; the war of Algerian independence; and nation building under François Mitterrand. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 67.50
A hilarious portrait of a figure shuttling between different continents, cultures, and idioms just after the collapse of French-Algerian relations in 1992. Narrated by a North African author exiled to the United States because he has been condemned by religious fanatics after the publication of his novel entitled Dead Letters, Bensmaïa's knowledge... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 27.95
Little Solitaire offers the only multidisciplinary critical account of Frankenheimer's oeuvre. Especially emphasized is his deep and passionate engagement with national politics and the irrepressible need of human beings to assert their rights and individuality in the face of organizations that would reduce them to silence and anonymity. more...