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Open call: Alphaville Issue 17 (Summer 2019): "Researching Creative Practice: Terminology, Policy, Models". Issue Editor: Ciara Chambers; Dossier Editors: Davide Abbatescianni and Dan O'Connell. Download the Call for Papers here.

Open call: Alphaville Issue 18 (Winter 2019): "Refugee Filmmaking". Issue Editors: Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Lucia Sorbera, and Omid Tofighian. Download the Call for Papers here.

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Please note that only high-quality reviews that scrupulously observe Alphaville Guidelines and House Style, and display rigorous scholarly engagement with the title being reviewed, will be considered for publication. Please consult the journal Guidelines and House Style for further guidance.

Adam Bartos, and Colin MacCabe. Studio: Remembering Chris Marker. OR Books, 2017. [On request.]

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Ms. 45. Cultographies. Wallflower Press, 2017.

Alkema, Kyle, and Antonio Sanna. A Critical Companion to Tim Burton. Lexington Books, 2017.

Atkinson, Sarah. From Film Practice to Data Process: Production Aesthetics and Representational Practices of a Film Industry in Transition. Edinburgh UP, 2018. [On request; e-book]

Atkinson, Sarah, and Helen W. Kennedy, eds. Live Cinema: Cultures, Economies, Aesthetics. Bloomsbury, 2017.

Austin, Thomas, ed. The Films of Aki Kaurismäki: Ludic Engagements. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Bakoy, Eva, Roel Puijk, and Andrew Spicer, editors. Building Successful and Sustainable Film and Television Businesses. University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Beja, Morris, et al. (eds.) Cinematic Narratives: Transatlantic Perspectives. Edições Humus, 2017. 

Beugnet, Martine, Allan Cameron, and Arild Fetveit, eds. Indefinite Visions: Cinema and the Attractions of Uncertainty. Edinburgh University Press, 2017. [On request]

Binns, Daniel. The Hollywood War Film: Critical Observations from World War I to Iraq. University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Blake, Marc. Writing the Comedy Movie. Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2015.

Bozung, Justin, ed. The Cinema of Norman Mailer: Film is Like Death. Bloomsbury, 2017.

Brodesco, Alberto, and Federico Giordano (eds.). Body Images in the Post-Cinematic Scenario: The Digitization of Bodies.Mimesis International, 2017. [On request.]

Brown, William. Non-Cinema: Global Digital Film-making and the Multitude. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Burke, Frank, ed. A Companion to Italian Cinema. John Wiley & Sons, 2017. [On request; e-book]

Castro Ricalde, M., Díaz Calderón, M., & Ramey, J., editors. Mexican Transnational Cinema and Literature. Peter Lang, 2018. [On request]

Chapman, James. Hitchcock and the Spy Film. I.B.Tauris, 2017.

Chare, Nicholas. Sportswomen in Cinema: Film and the Frailty Myth. IB Tauris, 2015.

Conde, Maite, and Stephanie Dennison (eds.) Paulo Emilio Salles Gomes: On Brazil and Global Cinema. I.B.Tauris, 2018. [E-book]

Connor, J. D. Hollywood Math and Aftermath: The Economic Image and the Digital Recession. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Corkin, Stanley. Connecting the Wire: Race, Space, and Postindustrial Baltimore. University of Texas Press, 2017.

Davis, Rib. Creating Compelling Characters for Film, TV, Theatre and Radio. Second Ed. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

de Baecque, Antoine, and Noël Herpe. Éric Rohmer: A Biography. Columbia University Press, 2016.

Dwyer, Tessa, Claire Perkins, Sean Redmond, and Jodi Sita, editors. Seeing into Screens: Eye Tracking and the Moving Image. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Fox, Broderick. Documentary Media: History, Theory, Practice. Routledge, 2017.

Frackman, Kyle, and Faye Stewart, eds. Gender and Sexuality in East German Film: Intimacy and Alienation. Camden House, 2018.

Fraser, Ian. Political Theory and Film: From Adorno to Žižek. Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018. [On request]

Ganeva, Mila. Film and Fashion amidst the Ruins of Berlin: From Nazism to the Cold War. Camden House, 2018.

Godfrey, Nicholas. The Limits of Auteurism: Case Studies in the Critically Constructed New Hollywood. Rutgers University Press, 2018.

Greven, David. Queering The Terminator: Sexuality and Cyborg Cinema. Bloomsbury, 2017.

Griffiths, Alison. Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America. Columbia University Press, 2016.

Gulino, Paul Joseph, and Connie Shears. The Science of Screenwriting: The Neuroscience Behind Storytelling Strategies. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Hayon, Kaya Davies. Sensuous Cinema: The Body in Contemporary Maghrebi Film. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Heyrman, John. Politics, Hollywood Style: American Politics in Film from Mr. Smith to Selma. Lexington Books, 2017.

Hutnyk, John. Global South Asia on Screen. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Jackson, Neil, Shaun Kimber, Johnny Walker, Thomas Joseph Watson (eds). Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.  

Jeffries, Dru. Comic Book Film Style: Cinema at 24 Panels Per Second. University of Texas Press, 2017.

Jeong, Seung-hoon, and Jeremi Szaniawski, eds. The Global Auteur: The Politics of Authorship in 21st Century Cinema. Bloomsbury, 2016.

Johnson, Keith Leslie. Jan Švankmajer: Animist Cinema. University of Illinois Press, 2017.

Johnson, Martin L. Main Street Movies: The History of Local Film in the United States. Indiana University Press, 2018.

Jones, David Barker. The Documentary Art of Filmmaker Michael Rubbo. University of Calgary Press, 2017.

Jones, Graham and Ashley Woodward, eds. Acinemas: Lyotard's Philosophy of Film. Edinburg UP, 2017. [On request; e-book]

Kaklamanidou, Despoina-Betty. The "Disguised" Political Film in Contemporary Hollywood: A Genre's Construction. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Kee, Chera. Not Your Average Zombie: Rehumanizing the Undead from Voodoo to Zombie Walks. University of Texas Press, 2017.

Koepnick, Lutz. Michael Bay. University of Illinois Press, 2018.

Krämer, Peter, and Yannis Tzioumakis, eds. The Hollywood Renaissance: Revisiting American Cinema's Most Celebrated Era. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Leigh, Jacob. The Late Films of Claude Chabrol: Genre, Visual Expressionism and Narrational Ambiguity. Bloomsbury, 2017.

Leotta, Alfio. Peter Jackson. Bloomsbury, 2015.

Lucia, Cynthia, and Rahul Hamid, eds. Cineaste on Film Criticism, Programming, and Preservation in the New Millennium. University of Texas Press, 2017.

Malas, Mohammad. The Dream: A Diary of the Film. The American University in Cairo Press, 2016. [On request.]

Mamula, Tijana, and Lisa Patti, eds. The Multilingual Screen: New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference. Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2016.

Mazierska, Ewa. Poland Daily: Economy, Work, Consumption and Social Class in Polish Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2017.

Mekas, Jonas. Movie Journal: The Rise of the New American Cinema, 1959-1971. Second Edition. Columbia UP, 2016.

Metz, Christian. Impersonal Enunciation, or the Place of Film. Columbia University Press, 2016.

Miklitsch, Robert. The Red and the Black: American Film Noir in the 1950s. University of Illinois Press, 2017.

Mills, Robert. Derek Jarman's Medieval Modern. Boydell & Brewer, 2018.

Morrison, James. Auteur Theory and My Son John. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.  

Paszkiewicz, Katarzyna. Genre, Authorship And Contemporary Women Filmmakers. Edinburgh University Press, 2018. [On request]

Podkalicka, Aneta, and Ellie Rennie. Using Media for Social Innovation. Intellect, 2018.

Pravadelli, Veronica (ed.). Contemporary Women’s Cinema, Global Scenarios and Transnational Contexts. Mimesis International, 2017. [On request.]

Prokhorov, Alexander, and Elena Prokhorova. Film and Television Genres of the Late Soviet Era. Bloomsbury, 2016.

Raengo, Alessandra. Critical Race Theory and Bamboozled. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Rodowick, David Norman. What Philosophy Wants from Images. University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Russell, James, and Jim Whalley. Hollywood and the Baby Boom: A Social History. Bloomsbury, 2017.

Saeed-Vafa, Mehrnaz, and Jonathan Rosenbaum. Abbas Kiarostami. Expanded Second Edition. University of Illinois Press, 2018.

Samer, Roxanne, and William Whittington, eds. Spectatorship: Shifting Theories of Gender, Sexuality, and Media.University of Texas Press, 2017.

Slugan, Mario. Montage As Perceptual Experience: Berlin Alexanderplatz from Döblin to Fassbinder. Camden House, 2017.

Souch, Irina. Popular Tropes of Identity in Contemporary Russian Television and Film. Bloomsbury, 2017.

Stewart, Garrett. Transmedium: Conceptualism 2.0 and the New Object Art. University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Wadia, Richards Rashna, and David T. Johnson, eds. For the Love of Cinema: Teaching Our Passion In and Outside the Classroom. Indiana University Press, 2017.



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