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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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  1. 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 6th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 18th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 28th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Postwar Renoir

    Film and the Memory of Violence

    By Colin Davis

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book re-assesses director Jean Renoir’s work between his departure from France in 1940 and his death in 1979, and contributes to the debate over how the medium of film registers the impact of trauma. The 1930s ended in catastrophe for both for Renoir and for France: La Règle du jeu was a...

    Published April 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Cinema, Memory, Modernity

    The Representation of Memory from the Art Film to Transnational Cinema

    By Russell J.A. Kilbourn

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Since its inception, cinema has evolved into not merely a ‘reflection’ but an indispensable index of human experience – especially our experience of time’s passage, of the present moment, and, most importantly perhaps, of the past, in both collective and individual terms. In this volume, Kilbourn...

    Published March 15th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Cinematic Emotion in Horror Films and Thrillers

    The Aesthetic Paradox of Pleasurable Fear

    By Julian Hanich

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Why can fear be pleasurable? Why do we sometimes enjoy an emotion we otherwise desperately wish to avoid? And why are the movies the predominant place for this paradoxical experience? These are the central questions of Julian Hanich’s path-breaking book, in which he takes a detailed look at the...

    Published March 14th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Hollywood Melodrama and the New Deal

    Public Daydreams

    By Anna Siomopoulos

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    While many critics have analyzed the influence of the FDR administration on Hollywood films of the era, most of these studies have focused either on New Deal imagery or on studio interactions with the federal government. Neither type of study explores the relationship between film and the...

    Published March 4th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Transnational Asian Identities in Pan-Pacific Cinemas

    The Reel Asian Exchange

    Edited by Philippa Gates, Lisa Funnell

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This collection examines the exchange of Asian identities taking place at the levels of both film production and film reception amongst pan-Pacific cinemas. The authors consider, on the one hand, texts that exhibit what Mette Hjort refers to as, "marked transnationality," and on the other, the...

    Published October 20th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Lesbianism, Cinema, Space

    The Sexual Life of Apartments

    By Lee Wallace

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    In this cutting edge volume, Wallace identifies a unique trend in post-Production Code films that deal with lesbian content: stories of lesbianism invariably engage with an apartment setting, a spatial motif not typically associated with lesbian history or cultural representation. Through the...

    Published August 14th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Latsploitation, Exploitation Cinemas, and Latin America

    Edited by Victoria Ruétalo, Dolores Tierney

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Exploring the much neglected area of Latin American exploitation cinema, this anthology challenges established continental and national histories and canons which often exclude exploitation cinema due to its perceived ‘low’ cultural status. It argues that Latin American exploitation cinema...

    Published June 30th 2011 by Routledge