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Routledge Advances in Film Studies

This series is our home for innovative research in the field of film studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this important and evolving subject area.

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11-20 of 31 results in Routledge Advances in Film Studies
  1. Masculinity in the Contemporary Romantic Comedy

    Gender as Genre

    By John Alberti

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This volume addresses the growing obsolescence of traditional constructions of masculine identity in popular romantic comedies by proposing an approach that combines gender and genre theory to examine the ongoing radical reconstruction of gender roles in these films. Alberti creates a unified...

    Published May 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Landscape and Memory in Post-Fascist Italian Film

    Cinema Year Zero

    By Giuliana Minghelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This study argues that neorealism’s visual genius is inseparable from its almost invisible relation to the Fascist past: a connection inscribed in cinematic landscapes. While largely a silent narrative, neorealism’s complex visual processing of two decades of Fascism remains the greatest cultural...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Cinema as Weather

    Stylistic Screens and Atmospheric Change

    By Kristi McKim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    How do cinematic portrayals of the weather reflect and affect our experience of the world? While weatherly predictability and surprise can impact our daily experience, the history of cinema attests to the stylistic and narrative significance of snow, rain, wind, sunshine, clouds, and skies. Through...

    Published February 25th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Cinema and Language Loss

    Displacement, Visuality and the Filmic Image

    By Tijana Mamula

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Cinema and Language Loss provides the first sustained exploration of the relationship between linguistic displacement and visuality in the filmic realm, examining in depth both its formal expressions and theoretical implications. Combining insights from psychoanalysis, philosophy and film theory,...

    Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of Age and Disability in Contemporary Spanish Film

    Plus Ultra Pluralism

    By Matthew J. Marr

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    The Politics of Age and Disability in Contemporary Spanish Film examines the onscreen construction of adolescent, elderly, and disabled subjects in Spanish cinema from 1992 to the present. Applying a dual lens of film analysis and theory drawn from the allied fields of youth, age, and disability...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film

    Radical Projection

    By Jennifer Lynde Barker

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Through a series of detailed film case histories ranging from The Great Dictator to Hiroshima mon amour to The Lives of Others, The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection explores the genesis and recurrence of antifascist aesthetics as it manifests in the WWII, Cold War and Post-Wall...

    Published October 16th 2012 by Routledge

  7. European Civil War Films

    Memory, Conflict, and Nostalgia

    By Eleftheria Rania Kosmidou

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book examines the ways in which late twentieth-century European cinema deals with the neglected subject of civil war. Exploring a range of films about the Spanish, Irish, former Yugoslavia, and Greek civil wars, this comparative and interdisciplinary study engages with contemporary debates in...

    Published August 7th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Cinema and Inter-American Relations

    Tracking Transnational Affect

    By Adrián Pérez Melgosa

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Cinema and Inter-American Relations studies the key role that commercial narrative films have played in the articulation of the political and cultural relationship between the United States and Latin America since the onset of the Good Neighbor policy (1933). Pérez Melgosa analyzes the evolution of...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Theorizing Film Acting

    Edited by Aaron Taylor

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This comprehensive collection provides theoretical accounts of the grounds and phenomenon of film acting. The volume features entries by some of the most prominent scholars on film acting who collectively represent the various theoretical traditions that constitute the discipline of film studies....

    Published June 19th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Stardom and the Aesthetics of Neorealism

    Ingrid Bergman in Rossellini's Italy

    By Ora Gelley

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    In this exciting new book, Gelley considers the collaboration between Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman in light of the neorealist aesthetic. This study re-examines the director's postwar works in relation to the contemporary discussion on Italian national identity: rather than marking a radical break...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge