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Anderson, Johan, and Lawrence Webb, eds. The City in American Cinema: Film and Postindustrial Culture. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

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]

Austin, Allan W. & Patrick L. Hamilton. All New, All Different? A History of Race and the American Superhero. University of Texas Press, 2019.

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

Bergfelder, Tim, Erica Carter, Deniz Gokturk and Claudia Sandberg, editors. The German Cinema Book. British Film Institute, 2020.

Bose, Nandana. Madhuri Dixit. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

Broughton, Lee. Reframing Cult Westerns. Bloomsbury, 2020.

Brown, William and David H. Fleming. The Squid Cinema From Hell: Kinoteuthis Infernalis and the Emergence of Chthulumedia. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Buckton, Oliver, ed. The Many Facets of Diamonds Are Forever: James Bond on Page and Screen. Rowman and Littlefield, 2019.

Caldwell, John T. Televisuality: Style, Crisis and Authority in American Television. Rutgers University Press, 2020.

Carroll, Nathan (editor). The Cinematic Sublime: Negative Pleasures, Structuring Absences. Intellect, 2020.

Coëgnarts, Maarten. Film as Embodied Art: Bodily Meaning in the Cinema of Stanley Kubrick. Academic Studies Press, 2019.

Condee, Nancy, Alexander Prokhorov, and Elena Prokhorova, editors. Cinemasaurus: Russian Film in Contemporary Context. Academic Studies Press, 2020.

Connolly, Thomas J.. Capturing Digital Media: Perfection and Imperfection in Contemporary Film and Television. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

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

Coover, Roderick. The Digital Imaginary: Literature and Cinema of the Database. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

Cuelenaere, Eduard, Gertjan Willems, and Stijn Joye, eds. European Film Remakes. Edinburgh University Press, 2021.  

Damiens, Antoine. LGBTQ+ Film Festivals: Curating Queerness. Amsterdam University Press, 2020.

Datema, Jessica, and Manya Steinkoler. Revisioning War Trauma in Cinema: Uncoming Communities. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

Davies, Chris. Blockbusters and the Ancient World: Allegory and Warfare in Contemporary Hollywood. Bloomsbury, 2019. 

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

Egan, Kate and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock. And Now for Something Completely Different: Critical Approaches to Monty Python. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Evans, Jo, and Breixo Viejo, eds. Luis Buñuel: A Life in Letters. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Falicov, Tamara L. Latin American Film Industries. British Film Institute, 2019.

Feiersinger, Luisa, Kathrin Friedrich, and Moritz Queisner, eds. Image – Action – Space: Situating the Screen in Visual Practice. De Gruyter, 2018.

Flegel, Monica and Judith Leggatt, editors. Superhero Culture Wars: Politics, Marketing, and Social Justice in Marvel Comics. Bloomsbury, 2020.

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

Fujiki, Hideaki and Alastair Phillips, editors. The Japanese Cinema Book. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020.

Gavaler, Chris and Leigh Ann Beavers. Creating Comics: A Writer's and Artist's Guide and Anthology. Bloomsbury, 2020.

Gillet, Phillip. Film and the Historian: The British Experience. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019.

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

Hallam, Julia and Lisa Shaw, editors. Movies, Music and Memory: Tools for Wellbeing in Later Life. Emerald Group Publishing, 2020.

Hatry, Laura. Refocus: The Films of Pablo Larrain. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Howes, Seth. Moving Images on the Margins: Experimental Film in Late Socialist East Germany. Camden House, 2019.

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

Kerrigan, Páraic. LBTQ Visibility, Media and Sexuality in Ireland. Routledge, 2020.

Kilbourn, Russell. The Cinema of Paolo Sorrentino: Commitment to Style. Columbia University Press, 2020.

Klenner, Robert. Directing Screen Performances. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Koepnick, Lutz. Fitzcarraldo. Camden House, 2019.

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

Kornhaber, Donna. Nightmares in the Dream Sanctuary: War and the Animated Film. University of Chicago Press, 2020.

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

Krewani, Angela, and Alena Strohmaier, eds. Media and Mapping Practices in the Middle East and North Africa: Producing Space. Amsterdam University Press, 2021. 

Lash, Dominic. The Cinema of Disorientation: Inviting Confusions. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Lee, Toby. The Public Life of Cinema: Conflict and Collectivity in Austerity Greece. University of California Press, 2020.

Leitch, Thomas. The History of American Literature on Film. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Liz, Mariana and Hilary Owen, editors. Women’s Cinema in Contemporary Portugal. Bloomsbury, 2020. (e-book only).

MacKenzie, S.P.. Bomber Boys on Screen: RAF Bomber Command in Film and Television Drama. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Margulies, Ivone and Jeremi Szaniawski, editors. On Women’s Films: Across Worlds and Generations. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Matheson, Sue. Women in the Western. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

McAllister, Robbie. Steampunk Film: A Critical Introduction. Bloomsbury, 2019. 

McKenna, Mark. Nasty Business: The Marketing and Distribution of the Video Nasties. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Meir, Christopher. Mass Producing European Cinema: Studiocanal and Its Works. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Mello, Cecilia. The Cinema of Jia Zhangke: Realism and Memory in Chinese Film. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Miley, Mike. Truth and Consequences: Game Shows in Fiction and Film. University Press of Mississippi, 2019.

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

Morag, Maya. Perpetrator Cinema: Confronting Genocide in Cambodian Documentary. Columbia University Press, 2020.

Morally, Yehuda. Revolution in Paradise: Veiled Representations of Jewish Characters in the Cinema of Occupied France. Sussex Academic Press, 2020.

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

Moure, José and Dominique Chateau, editors. Post-cinema: Cinema in the Post-art Era. Amsterdam University Press, 2020.

Mourenza, Daniel. Walter Benjamin and the Aesthetics of Film. Amsterdam University Press, 2020.

Neuberger, Joan. This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia. Cornell University Press, 2019.

Niessen, Niels. Miraculous Realism: The French-Walloon Cinéma du Nord. SUNY Press, 2020.

Noble, Fiona. Subversive Spanish Cinema: The Politics of Performance. Bloomsbury, 2020.

O’Leary, Alan. The Battle of Algiers. Mimesis International, 2019.

Papadimitriou, Lydia and Ana Grgić, editors. Contemporary Balkan Cinema: Transnational Exchanges and Global Circuits. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Petruzzi, Carlo Alberto, ed. My Films with Carmelo Bene. Damocle, 2020.

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

Prager, Brad. Phoenix. Camden House, 2019.

Quinn, Eithne. A Piece of the Action: Race and Labor in Post-Civil Rights Hollywood. Columbia University Press, 2020.

Ramanathan, Geetha. The Female in German Modernisms: The Visual Turn. WiSa, 2019.

Richards, Jeffrey. The Lost Worlds of John Ford: Beyond the Western. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

Rogowski, Christian. Wings of Desire. Camden House, 2019.

Ryan, Michael and Melissa Lenos, editors. An Introduction to Film Analysis, 2nd Edition. Bloomsbury, 2020.

Sava, Laura. Theatre Through the Camera Eye: The Poetics of an Intermedial Encounter. Edinburgh University Press, 2019.

Sawadogo, Boukary. West African Screen Media: Comedy, TV Series, and Transnationalization. MSU Press, 2019.

Slugan, Mario. Fiction and Imagination in Early Cinema: A Philosophical Approach to Film History. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

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

Stubbs, Jonathan. Hollywood and the Invention of England: Projecting the English Past in American Cinema, 1930-2017. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Teo, Stephen. Eastern Approaches to Western Film: Asian Reception and Aesthetics in Cinema. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Tortolani, Erica and Martin F. Norden, eds. ReFocus: The Films of Paul Leni. Edinburgh University Press, 2021. 

Trifonova, Temenuga. The Figure of the Migrant in Contemporary European Cinema. Bloomsbury, 2020.

Usai, Paolo Cherchi. Silent Cinema: A Guide to Study, Research and Curatorship. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

Vélez-Serna, María A. Ephemeral Cinema Spaces: Stories of Reinvention, Resistance and Community. Amsterdam University Press, 2020.

Verheu, Jaap (editor). The Cultural Life of James Bond: Specters of 007. Amsterdam University Press, 2020.

Walsh, Christopher. Stop Motion Filmmaking: The Complete Guide to Fabrication and Animation. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Weight, Richard. Porridge. British Film Institute, 2020.

Whybray, Adam. The Art of Czech Animation: A History of Political Dissent and Allegory. Bloomsbury, 2020. 

Williams, James S. Ethics and Aesthetics in Contemporary African Cinema: The Politics of Beauty. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Xavier, Ismail, ed. On Cinema: Glauber Rocha. IB Tauris, 2018.



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