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A Companion to Film Theory : Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies - Toby Miller

A Companion to Film Theory

Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies

By: Toby Miller (Editor), Robert Stam (Editor)


Published: 21st May 2004
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This volume of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies provides a comprehensive overview of the field. Its international and interdisciplinary approach will have a broad appeal to those interested in this multifaceted subject. <br><ul><br><li>Provides a major collection of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies. <br><li>Represents material under a variety of headings, including class, race, gender, queer theory, nation, stars, ethnography, authorship, and spectatorship. <br><li>Offers an international approach to the subject, including coverage of topics such as genre, image, sound, editing, culture industries, early cinema, classical Hollywood, and TV relations and technology. <br><li>Includes concise chapter-by-chapter accounts of the background and current approaches to each topic, followed by a prognostication on the future. <br><li>Considers cinema studies in relation to other forms of knowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, and literature.</li></ul>

"A vital contribution to contemporary studies in film and culture." Journal of Film and Video

"[Offers] new and diverse directions which film theory can and must address ? pivotal." Scope: The Online Journal of Film Studies

1. Introduction: Toby Miller.

2. Authorship: James Naremore.

3. Genre: Sarah Berry.

4. Enunciation and Narration: Andre Gaudreault and Fran├žois Jost.

5. Film Editing: Lucy Fischer.

6. Film Semiotics: Warren Buckland.

7. Cognitivism: Greg Currie.

8. Psychoanalysis: Richard Allen.

9. Spectatorship and Subjectivity: E. Deidre Pribram.

10. Laura Mulvey Meets Cathrine Tramell Meets the She-Man: Counter-History, Reclamation, and Incongruity in Lesbian, Gay, and Queer Film and Media Criticism: Julia Erhart.

11. Is There Class in this Text?: The Repression of Class in Film and Cultural Studies : David James.

12. Culture Industries: Douglas Kellner.

13. The Political Economy of Film: Janet Wasko.

14. The Work of Theory in the Age of Digital Transformation: Henry Jenkins.

15. Cultural Exchange: Tom O'Regan.

16. Anthropology for the World: Mass Media: Faye Ginsburg.

17. Psycho's Bad Timing: The Sensual Obsessions of Film Theory: Toby Miller.

18. Historical Allegory: Ismail Xavier.

19. Every Picture Tells a Story: Jose Guadalupe Posada's Photocinematic Graphic Art: Charles Ramirez Berg.

20. On "Historical Poetics," Narrative, and Interpretation: Ira Bhaskar.


ISBN: 9780631206453
ISBN-10: 0631206450
Series: Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 21st May 2004
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.29 x 17.21  x 2.36
Edition Number: 1