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New and Published Books

  1. Popular Film Music and Masculinity in Action

    A Different Tune

    By Amanda Howell

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Amanda Howell offers a new perspective on the contemporary pop score as the means by which masculinities not seen—or heard—before become a part of post-World War II American cinema. Popular Film Music and Masculinity in Action addresses itself to an eclectic mix of film, from Elvis and Travolta...

    Published January 28th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Imagining Ancient Cities in Film

    From Babylon to Cinecittà

    Edited by Marta Garcia Morcillo, Pauline Hanesworth, Óscar Lapeña Marchena

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History

    In film imagery, urban spaces show up not only as spatial settings of a story, but also as projected ideas and forms that aim to recreate and capture the spirit of cultures, societies and epochs. Some cinematic cities have even managed to transcend fiction to become part of modern collective memory...

    Published January 28th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Culture

    Technogothics

    Edited by Justin D. Edwards

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This volume, a collection with contributions from some of the major scholars of the Gothic in literature and culture, reflects on how recent Gothic studies have foregrounded a plethora of technologies associated with Gothic literary and cultural production. The engaging essays look into the links...

    Published January 28th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Cinema as Therapy

    Grief and transformational film

    By John Izod, Joanna Dovalis

    Loss is an inescapable reality of life, and individuals need to develop a capacity to grieve in order to mature and live life to the full. Yet most western movie audiences live in cultures that do not value this necessary process and filmgoers finding themselves deeply moved by a particular film...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Architecture's Pretexts

    Spaces of Translation

    By Aarati Kanekar

    The aim of this book is to expose readers to architecture’s pretexts that include literary narratives, film, theatre, painting, music, and ritual, as a bridge between diverse intellectual territories and architecture. It introduces a selection of seminal modern and contemporary architectural...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. On Not Looking

    The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture

    Edited by Frances Guerin

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture focuses on the image, and our relationship to it, as a site of "not looking." The collection demonstrates that even though we live in an image-saturated culture, many images do not look at what they claim, viewers often do not look at the...

    Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory

    Edited by Edward Branigan, Warren Buckland

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory is an international reference work representing the essential ideas and concepts at the centre of film theory from the beginning of the twentieth century, to the beginning of the twenty-first. When first encountering film theory, students are often...

    Published January 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Popular Cinema and Politics in South India

    The Films of MGR and Rajinikanth

    By S. Rajanayagam

    This book explores how public and cinematic personas merge in the political landscape of Tamil Nadu in India. Using the films of MGR and Rajinikanth, it reveals the intricate warp and the weft of political and cultural life of the Tamils, while examining Dravida identity, caste and language....

    Published January 5th 2015 by Routledge India

  9. American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age

    Depictions of War in Burns, Moore, and Morris

    By Lucia Ricciardelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age examines the recent challenges to the conventions of realist documentary through the lens of war documentary films by Ken Burns, Michael Moore, and Errol Morris. During the twentieth century, the invention of new technologies of audiovisual...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Bangladesh Cinema and National Identity

    In Search of the Modern?

    By Zakir Hossain Raju

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, cinema has been adopted as a popular cultural institution in Bangladesh. At the same time, this has been the period for the articulation of modern nationhood and cultural identity of Bengali Muslims in Bangladesh. This book analyses the...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge