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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. The Cinema Ideal

    An Introduction to Psychoanalytic Studies of the Film Spectator

    By Harriet E. Margolis

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This study explores the model derived from Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, via Marxism and semiotics, of looking at film. It retraces the steps of film theory from ideological criticism of the late ‘60s to spectator studies in 1988 when the book was originally published. Psychoanalysis...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Difficulty of Difference

    Psychoanalysis, Sexual Difference and Film Theory

    By D. N. Rodowick

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This book argues that serious misreadings of Freud and Lacan on sexual difference have characterized prevailing models of psychoanalytic film criticism. In critiquing theories of identification and female spectatorship, the author maintains that early film theorists and feminist critics are equally...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Flashbacks in Film

    Memory & History

    By Maureen Turim

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    The flashback is a crucial moment in a film narrative, one that captures the cinematic expression of memory, and history. This author’s wide-ranging account of this single device reveals it to be an important way of creating cinematic meaning. Taking as her subject all of film history, the author...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Unnameable Monster in Literature and Film

    By Maria Beville

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book visits the 'Thing' in its various manifestations as an unnameable monster in literature and film, reinforcing the idea that the very essence of the monster is its excess and its indeterminacy. Tied primarily to the artistic modes of the gothic, science fiction, and horror, the unnameable...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film

    By Agnieszka Piotrowska

    This distinctively interdisciplinary approach to the subject encompasses filmmaking, psychoanalysis, philosophy and popular culture and offers a unique insight into documentary film practice from a psychoanalytic perspective. At the heart of the enquiry is belief that ‘transference-love’ is present...

    Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Organs without Bodies

    On Deleuze and Consequences

    By Slavoj Zizek

    Series: Routledge Classics

    With a new introduction by the author In this deliciously polemical work, a giant of cultural theory immerses himself in the ideas of a giant of French thought. In his inimical style, Zizek links Deleuze's work with both Oedipus and Hegel, figures from whom the French philosopher distanced himself...

    Published April 25th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Midlife Transformation in Literature and Film

    Jungian and Eriksonian Perspectives

    By Steven F. Walker

    In this book, Steven F. Walker considers the midlife transition from a Jungian and Eriksonian perspective, by providing vivid and powerful literary and cinematic examples that illustrate the psychological theories in a clear and entertaining way. For C.G. Jung, midlife is a time for personal...

    Published November 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  9. Fight Club

    Edited by Thomas E. Wartenberg

    Series: Philosophers on Film

    Released in 1999, Fight Club is David Fincher’s popular adaption of Chuck Palahniuk’s cult novel, and one of the most philosophically rich films of recent years. This is the first book to explore the varied philosophical aspects of the film. Beginning with an introduction by the editor that places...

    Published September 15th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Fantasy

    By Jacqueline Furby, Claire Hines

    Series: Routledge Film Guidebooks

    Fantasy addresses a previously neglected area within film studies. The book looks at the key aesthetics, themes, debates and issues at work within this popular genre and examines films and franchises that illustrate these concerns. Contemporary case studies include: Alice in Wonderland (2010)...

    Published September 1st 2011 by Routledge