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History & Criticism

  • Nollywoodby Jonathan Haynes

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    Nigeria?s Nollywood has rapidly grown into one of the world?s largest film industries, radically altering media environments across Africa and in the diaspora; it has also become one of African culture?s most powerful and consequential expressions, powerfully shaping how Africans see themselves and are seen by others. With this book, Jonathan Haynes... more...

  • Monstrous Natureby Robin L Murray; Joseph K Heumann

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 50.00

    Godzilla, a traditional natural monster and representation of cinema?s subgenre of natural attack, also provides a cautionary symbol of the dangerous consequences of mistreating the natural world?monstrous nature on the attack. Horror films such as Godzilla invite an exploration of the complexities of a monstrous nature that humanity both creates... more...

  • Envisioning Black Feminist Voodoo Aestheticsby Kameelah L. Martin

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 89.99

    This book interrogates eight contemporary American films to determine what role the use of Voodoo in popular representations has played in the construction of black female imaginaries within the United States. It evaluates how filmmakers employ Voodoo aesthetics to reenact black women?s spirituality on screen by engaging themes of body politics,... more...

  • Glitch Art in Theory and Practiceby Michael Betancourt

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 24.95

    Glitch Art in Theory and Practice:†Critical Failures and Post-Digital Aesthetics explores the concept of "glitch" alongside contemporary digital political economy to develop a general theory of critical media using glitch as a case study and model, focusing specifically on examples of digital art and aesthetics. While prior literature on glitch... more...

  • Re-Imagining DEFAby Sťan Allan; Sebastian Heiduschke

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    By the time the Berlin Wall collapsed, the cinema of the German Democratic Republic-to the extent it was considered at all-was widely regarded as a footnote to European film history, with little of enduring value. Since then, interest in East German cinema has exploded, inspiring innumerable festivals, books, and exhibits on the GDR's rich and varied... more...

  • The Films of Theo Angelopoulosby Andrew Horton

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56

    Greek film director Theo Angelopoulos is one of the most influential and widely respected filmmakers in the world today, yet his films are still largely unknown to the American public. In the first book in English to focus on Angelopoulos's unique cinematic vision, Andrew Horton provides an illuminating contextual study that attempts to demonstrate... more...

  • Harlan Ellison's Watchingby Harlan Ellison

    Orion 2016; US$ 3.99

    Everybody's entitled to his own opinion, right? WRONG!! He or she is entitled to an informed opinion-so if you don't like being argued with, if you don't like a total stranger telling you that your opinion is stupid, and you're fulla crap, DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK! Because this guy never learned how to lie, and he is either adored or printed on hate... more...

  • The Birth of a Nationby Nate Parker

    Atria / 37 Ink 2016; US$ 24.00 US$ 16.99

    This official tie-in to the highly acclaimed film, The Birth of a Nation , surveys the history and legacy of Nat Turner, the leader of one of the most renowned slave rebellions on American soil, while also exploring Turner?s relevance to contemporary dialogues on race relations. Based on astounding events in American history, The Birth of a Nation... more...

  • Frightmaresby Ian Cooper

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    The horror film reveals as much, if not more, about the British psyche as the heritage film or the social realist drama. But like a mad relative locked in the attic, British horror cinema has been ignored and maligned. Even when it has been celebrated, neglect is not far behind and what studies there have been have been have concentrated largely on... more...

  • History and Filmby Maarten Pereboom

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    The ability to view recorded moving pictures has had a major impact on human culture since the development of the necessary technologies over a century ago. For most of this time people have gone to the movies to be entertained and perhaps edified, but in the meantime television, the videocassette recorder (VCR), the digital versatile disk (DVD) player,... more...