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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 94 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. 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 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 21st 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 13th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Neuroscience and Media

    New Understandings and Representations

    Edited by Michael Grabowski

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This volume explores how advances in the fields of evolutionary neuroscience and cognitive psychology are informing media studies with a better understanding of how humans perceive, think and experience emotion within mediated environments. The book highlights interdisciplinary and...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Trickster and the System

    Identity and agency in contemporary society

    By Helena Bassil-Morozow

    For centuries, the trickster has been used in various narratives, including mythological, literary and cinematic, to convey the idea of agency, rebellion and, often turbulent, progress. In The Trickster and the System: Identity and Agency in Contemporary Society, Helena Bassil-Morozow shows how the...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Cinematic Interfaces

    Film Theory After New Media

    By Seung-hoon Jeong

    In this book, Seung-hoon Jeong introduces the cinematic interface as a contact surface that mediates between image and subject, proposing that this mediation be understood not simply as transparent and efficient but rather as asymmetrical, ambivalent, immanent, and multidirectional. Jeong enlists...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Hollywood Action Films and Spatial Theory
    By Nick Jones
    To Be Published March 20th 2015
  2. Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses, 2nd Edition
    By Thomas Elsaesser, Malte Hagener
    To Be Published March 23rd 2015
  3. Theories of Authorship
    By John Caughie
    To Be Published April 1st 2015
  4. A Coat of Many Colours (Routledge Revivals): Occasional Essays
    By Herbert Read
    To Be Published April 12th 2015
  5. Blade Runner
    Edited by Amy Coplan, David Davies
    To Be Published April 17th 2015

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