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History & Criticism

  • Szenen der Gewaltby Reinhold Görling

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 35.00

    Torture and other forms of extreme violence threaten the ascertainable intermediate spaces of media in which the subject negotiates the respective differences between sensation and community, autonomy and language, binding and trauma, and obsession and distance. Reinhold Görling shows that because the history of (the phantasms of) torture is a history... more...

  • Cremaster Anatomiesby Christiane Hille; Julia Stenzel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 49.00

    Der »Cremaster Cycle« von Matthew Barney erweist sich in der Ausstellungssituation als ein medial hybrides Konstrukt aus Filmen, Objekten, Fotos und Zeichnungen. Erst im Wandern des Blicks zwischen der Diachronie der Film-Narration und der Synchronie der Ausstellungssituation entsteht der Cycle - der Betrachter selbst vollendet das Werk mit seinem... more...

  • Fractal Narrativeby German A. Duarte

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 63.00

    Fractals suggest recursivity, infinity and the repetition of a principle of order. They are digital pictures of the universe's continuous movement ignored by mankind during millennia. This book investigates the relationship existing between geometries and technology, and how it guided cognitive processes and thus the organization of narrative spaces.... more...

  • Plastic Realityby Julie A. Turnock

    Columbia University Press 2014;

    Julie A. Turnock tracks the use and evolution of special effects in 1970s filmmaking, a development as revolutionary to film as the form?s transition to sound in the 1920s. Beginning with the classical studio era?s early approaches to special effects, she follows the industry?s slow build toward the significant advances of the late 1960s and early... more...

  • Meta-Narrative in the Moviesby Joseph Kupfer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Meta-Narrative in the Movies investigates narrative theory through close analysis of films featuring stories and storytelling. The cinematic interpretations investigate the role of story creation in knowing ourselves and planning our future, in structuring social relationships, and in sharpening our experience of popular culture. more...

  • Writing and Cinemaby Jonathan Bignell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    This collection of essays examines the ways in which writing and cinema can be studied in relation to each other. A wide range of material is presented, from essays which look at particular films, including The Piano and The English Patient , to discussions of the latest developments in film studies including psychoanalytic film theory and the cultural... more...

  • Disorders of Magnitudeby Jason V. Brock

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book illuminates the impact, lasting influence, and personalities involved with the creation and development of dark fantasy works of the 20 th and 21 st century?classics of literature, cinema, and television. This collection of new and reprinted material will focus on recognized trailblazers?Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury, Hugh Hefner,... more...

  • Nationalism and the Cinema in Franceby Hugo Frey

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    It is often taken for granted that French cinema is intimately connected to the nation?s sense of identity and self-confidence. But what do we really know about that relationship? What are the nuances, insider codes, and hidden history of the alignment between cinema and nationalism? Hugo Frey suggests that the concepts of the ?political myth? and... more...

  • Incorporating Imagesby Brigitte Peucker

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Film, a latecomer to the realm of artistic media, alludes to, absorbs, and undermines the discourses of the other arts--literature and painting especially--in order to carve out a position for itself among them. Exposing the anxiety in film's relation to its rival arts, Brigitte Peucker analyzes central issues involved in generic boundary crossing... more...

  • The Body in the Mirrorby Angela Dalle Vacche

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.50

    This rich, wide-ranging book explores Italy's national film style by relating it closely to politics and to the historicist thought of Croce, Gentile, and Gramsci. Here is a new kind of film history--a nonlinear, intertextual approach that confronts the total story of the growth of a national cinema while challenging the traditional formats of general... more...