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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 89 new and published books in the subject of Film Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Transnational Cinema and Ideology

    Representing Religion, Identity and Cultural Myths

    By Milja Radovic

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

    Increasingly, as the production, distribution and audience of films cross national boundaries, film scholars have begun to think in terms of ‘transnational’ rather than national cinema. This book is positioned within the emerging field of transnational cinema, and offers a groundbreaking study of...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema

    By Nathan Andersen

    Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema is an accessible and exciting new contribution to film-philosophy, which shows that to take film seriously is also to engage with the fundamental questions of philosophy. Nathan Andersen brings Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange into philosophical...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Multimodal Film Analysis

    How Films Mean

    By John Bateman, Karl-Heinrich Schmidt

    Series: Routledge Studies in Multimodality

    This book presents a new basis for the empirical analysis of film. Starting from an established body of work in film theory, the authors show how a close incorporation of the current state of the art in multimodal theory—including accounts of the syntagmatic and paradigmatic axes of organisation,...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas

    By Alka Kurian

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book conducts a post-colonial, gendered investigation of women-centred South Asian films. In these films, the narrative becomes an act of political engagement and a site of feminist struggle: a map that weaves together multiple strands of subjectivity—gender, caste, race, class, religion, and...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Cognitive Media Theory

    Edited by Ted Nannicelli, Paul Taberham

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    Across the academy, scholars are debating the question of what bearing scientific inquiry has upon the humanities. The latest addition to the AFI Film Readers series, Cognitive Media Theory takes up this question in the context of film and media studies. This collection of essays by internationally...

    Published March 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Moving Images

    Psychoanalytic reflections on film

    By Andrea Sabbadini

    Series: New Library of Psychoanalysis 'Beyond the Couch' series

    The experience of watching films – entertaining, moving, instructive, frightening or exciting as they may be – can be enriched by the opportunity to reflect upon them from unconventional perspectives.Psychoanalytic Reflections on Film: Moving Images offers its readers in an accessible language...

    Published January 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Feeling Film: Affect and Authenticity in Popular Cinema

    By Greg Singh

    Cinema has the capacity to enflame our passions, to arouse our pity, to inspire our love. Feeling Film is a book that examines the emotional encounters found in contemporary popular cinema cultures. Examining melodrama, film noir, comic book franchises, cult indie movies and romantic comedy within...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Documentary's Awkward Turn

    Cringe Comedy and Media Spectatorship

    By Jason Middleton

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Despite the prominence of "awkwardness" as cultural buzzword and descriptor of a sub-genre of contemporary film and television comedy, it has yet to be adequately theorized in academic film and media studies. Documentary’s Awkward Turn contributes a new critical paradigm to the field by presenting...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory

    Edited by Anthony Elliott

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    If today students of social theory read Jurgen Habermas, Michel Foucault and Anthony Giddens, then proper regard to the question of culture means that they should also read Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall and Slavoj Zizek. The Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory offers a concise,...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge