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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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Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948: The Untold History of the Film Industry

Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948: The Untold History of the Film Industry

1st Edition

Brian Yecies, Ae-Gyung Shim
November 08, 2013

Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948 compares and contrasts the development of cinema in Korea during the Japanese occupation (1910-1945) and US Army Military (1945-1948) periods within the larger context of cinemas in occupied territories. It differs from previous studies by drawing links between...

Neoliberalism and Global Cinema: Capital, Culture, and Marxist Critique

Neoliberalism and Global Cinema: Capital, Culture, and Marxist Critique

1st Edition

Jyotsna Kapur, Keith B. Wagner
June 07, 2013

In cinema studies today, rarely do we find a direct investigation into the culture of capitalism and how it has been refracted and fabricated in global cinema production under neoliberalism. However, the current economic crisis and the subsequent Wall Street bailout in 2008 have brought about a...

Cinema, Memory, Modernity: The Representation of Memory from the Art Film to Transnational Cinema

Cinema, Memory, Modernity: The Representation of Memory from the Art Film to Transnational Cinema

1st Edition

Russell J.A. Kilbourn
March 16, 2012

Since its inception, cinema has evolved into not merely a ‘reflection’ but an indispensable index of human experience – especially our experience of time’s passage, of the present moment, and, most importantly perhaps, of the past, in both collective and individual terms. In this volume, Kilbourn...

Cinematic Emotion in Horror Films and Thrillers: The Aesthetic Paradox of Pleasurable Fear

Cinematic Emotion in Horror Films and Thrillers: The Aesthetic Paradox of Pleasurable Fear

1st Edition

Julian Hanich
March 15, 2012

Why can fear be pleasurable? Why do we sometimes enjoy an emotion we otherwise desperately wish to avoid? And why are the movies the predominant place for this paradoxical experience? These are the central questions of Julian Hanich’s path-breaking book, in which he takes a detailed look at the...

Lesbianism, Cinema, Space: The Sexual Life of Apartments

Lesbianism, Cinema, Space: The Sexual Life of Apartments

1st Edition

Lee Wallace
August 15, 2011

In this cutting edge volume, Wallace identifies a unique trend in post-Production Code films that deal with lesbian content: stories of lesbianism invariably engage with an apartment setting, a spatial motif not typically associated with lesbian history or cultural representation. Through the...

Latsploitation, Exploitation Cinemas, and Latin America

Latsploitation, Exploitation Cinemas, and Latin America

1st Edition

Victoria Ruétalo, Dolores Tierney
July 01, 2011

Exploring the much neglected area of Latin American exploitation cinema, this anthology challenges established continental and national histories and canons which often exclude exploitation cinema due to its perceived ‘low’ cultural status. It argues that Latin American exploitation cinema...

Post-War Italian Cinema: American Intervention, Vatican Interests

Post-War Italian Cinema: American Intervention, Vatican Interests

1st Edition

Daniela Treveri Gennari
November 10, 2010

Through a comparative approach of current theories developed on ideology and an analysis of official documents from the Vatican and the United States Department of State, the book investigates the decisive role that American production companies played in the development of the Italian film...

Nation and Identity in the New German Cinema: Homeless at Home

Nation and Identity in the New German Cinema: Homeless at Home

1st Edition

Inga Scharf
January 26, 2010

In this original study, Scharf investigates issues of national identity in films of the New German Cinema. Using a cultural studies analysis, Scharf argues that the conflict between this generation of critical filmmakers and their ‘German-ness’ translate into feature films that...

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