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Routledge Advances in Film Studies


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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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Cine-Ethics: Ethical Dimensions of Film Theory, Practice, and Spectatorship

Cine-Ethics: Ethical Dimensions of Film Theory, Practice, and Spectatorship

1st Edition

Jinhee Choi, Mattias Frey
October 10, 2016

This volume looks at the significance and range of ethical questions that pertain to various film practices. Diverse philosophical traditions provide useful frameworks to discuss spectators’ affective and emotional engagement with film, which can function as a moral ground for one’s connection to...

India's New Independent Cinema: Rise of the Hybrid

India's New Independent Cinema: Rise of the Hybrid

1st Edition

Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram
July 05, 2016

This is the first-ever book on the rise of the new wave of independent Indian films that is revolutionising Indian cinema. Contemporary scholarship on Indian cinema so far has focused asymmetrically on Bollywood—India’s dominant cultural export. Reversing this trend, this book provides an in-depth...

Early Race Filmmaking in America

Early Race Filmmaking in America

1st Edition

Barbara Lupack
June 07, 2016

The early years of the twentieth century were a formative time in the long history of struggle for black representation. More than any other medium, movies reflected the tremendous changes occurring in American society. Unfortunately, since they drew heavily on the nineteenth-century theatrical...

The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection

The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection

1st Edition

Jennifer Lynde Barker
May 31, 2016

Through a series of detailed film case histories ranging from The Great Dictator to Hiroshima mon amour to The Lives of Others, The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection explores the genesis and recurrence of antifascist aesthetics as it manifests in the WWII, Cold War and Post-Wall...

Postwar Renoir: Film and the Memory of Violence

Postwar Renoir: Film and the Memory of Violence

1st Edition

Colin Davis
May 31, 2016

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...

Hollywood Melodrama and the New Deal: Public Daydreams

Hollywood Melodrama and the New Deal: Public Daydreams

1st Edition

Anna Siomopoulos
May 10, 2016

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...

Horror Film and Affect: Towards a Corporeal Model of Viewership

Horror Film and Affect: Towards a Corporeal Model of Viewership

1st Edition

Xavier Aldana Reyes
February 24, 2016

This book brings together various theoretical approaches to Horror that have received consistent academic attention since the 1990s – abjection, disgust, cognition, phenomenology, pain studies – to make a significant contribution to the study of fictional moving images of mutilation and the ways in...

Stardom and the Aesthetics of Neorealism: Ingrid Bergman in Rossellini's Italy

Stardom and the Aesthetics of Neorealism: Ingrid Bergman in Rossellini's Italy

1st Edition

Ora Gelley
January 29, 2016

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...

Japanese Horror Films and their American Remakes

Japanese Horror Films and their American Remakes

1st Edition

Valerie Wee
January 29, 2016

The Ring (2002)—Hollywood’s remake of the Japanese cult success Ringu (1998)—marked the beginning of a significant trend in the late 1990s and early 2000s of American adaptations of Asian horror films. This book explores this complex process of adaptation, paying particular attention to the various...

The Politics of Age and Disability in Contemporary Spanish Film: Plus Ultra Pluralism

The Politics of Age and Disability in Contemporary Spanish Film: Plus Ultra Pluralism

1st Edition

Matthew J. Marr
January 29, 2016

The Politics of Age and Disability in Contemporary Spanish Film examines the onscreen construction of adolescent, elderly, and disabled subjects in Spanish cinema from 1992 to the present. Applying a dual lens of film analysis and theory drawn from the allied fields of youth, age, and disability...

European Civil War Films: Memory, Conflict, and Nostalgia

European Civil War Films: Memory, Conflict, and Nostalgia

1st Edition

Eleftheria Rania Kosmidou
January 29, 2016

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...

Distributing Silent Film Serials: Local Practices, Changing Forms, Cultural Transformation

Distributing Silent Film Serials: Local Practices, Changing Forms, Cultural Transformation

1st Edition

Rudmer Canjels
January 20, 2016

Tracing the international consumption, distribution, and cultural importance of silent film serials in the 1910s and 1920s, Canjels provides an exciting new understanding of the cultural dimension and the cultural transformation and circulation of media forms. Specifically, he demonstrates that the...

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