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  • Paris and the Fetishby Alistair Rolls

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 48.00

    Freud’s 1927 essay on the acquisition of a screen memory, or fetish, allows the subject to come to terms with the traumatic truth that, for him, dominates the present moment (in Freud’s scenario, the truth of mother’s sexuality) by maintaining, alongside and not in place of it, a parallel story of the past (the myth of the phallic mother). In this... more...

  • French and American Noirby Alistair Rolls; Deborah Walker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    A longstanding misconception surrounding the term French noir suggests that the post-war French thriller and film noir were a development of, or response to, a pre-existing American tradition. This book challenges this misconception, examining the complexity of this trans-Atlantic exchange and refocusing debate to include a Franco-French lineage. more...

  • Sartre's Nauseaby Alistair Rolls; Elizabeth Rechniewski

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 61.60

    Twenty-five years after his death, critics and academics, film-makers and journalists continue to argue over Sartre's legacy. But certain interpretations have congealed around his iconic text Nausea , tending to confine it within the framework provided by the later philosophical work, Being and Nothingness . This volume opens up the text to a range... more...

  • French and American Noirby Alistair Rolls; Deborah Walker

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 76.43

    A longstanding misconception surrounding the term French noir suggests that the post-war French thriller and film noir were a development of, or response to, a pre-existing American tradition. This book challenges this misconception, examining the complexity of this trans-Atlantic exchange and refocusing debate to include a Franco-French lineage. more...

  • Hexagonal Variationsby Jo McCormack; Murray Pratt; Alistair Rolls

    Editions Rodopi 2011; Not Available

    Hexagonal Variations provides an essential overview of key debates about contemporary French society and culture. Concise, challenging and comprehensive, its chapters each address the processes of change and redefinition that characterise France today. Contributors analyse and situate cinematic, literary, online and visual texts, mediatic, political... more...

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