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Confessional Cinema: Religion, Film, and Modernity in Spains Development Years, 19601975
Confessional Cinema: Religion, Film, and Modernity in Spain’s Development Years, 1960–1975
By Jorge Pérez

In Confessional Cinema, Jorge Pérez analyzes how cinema engaged the shifting role of religion during the last fifteen years of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship.

Available Jun 2017
Hamilton Babylon: A History of the McMaster Film Board
Hamilton Babylon: A History of the McMaster Film Board
By Stephen Broomer

Hamilton Babylon is a fascinating study of the tension between art and business in the growth of the Canadian film industry.

Published Feb 2016
Ghostly Landscapes: Film, Photography, and the Aesthetics of Haunting in Contemporary Spanish Culture
Ghostly Landscapes: Film, Photography, and the Aesthetics of Haunting in Contemporary Spanish Culture
By Patricia M. Keller

Patricia Keller analyses the aesthetics of haunting and the relationship between ideology and image production by revisiting twentieth-century Spanish history through the camera’s lens.

Published Jan 2016
The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul
The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul
Edited by Gina Freitag and André Loiselle

Featuring chapters on Pontypool, Ginger Snaps, 1970s slasher films, Quebec horror, and the work of David Cronenberg, among many others, The Canadian Horror Film unearths the terrors hidden in the recesses of the Canadian psyche.

Published Oct 2015
Pasolini: The Sacred Flesh
Pasolini: The Sacred Flesh
By Stefania Benini

Benini illuminates the radical politics embedded within Pasolini’s adoption of Christian themes.

Published Sep 2015
Exhibiting the German Past: Museums, Film, and Musealization
Exhibiting the German Past: Museums, Film, and Musealization
Edited by Peter M. McIsaac and Gabriele Mueller

Featuring a wide range of valuable case studies, Exhibiting the German Past offers a unique perspective on the developing relationship between museums and visual media.

Published Aug 2015
Independent Filmmaking Around the Globe
Independent Filmmaking Around the Globe
Edited by Doris Baltruschat and Mary P. Erickson

With chapters on under-explored cinemas as well as traditional centres, Independent Filmmaking around the Globe explores how contemporary independent filmmaking increasingly defines the global cinema of our time.

Published Apr 2015
Enlightening Encounters: Photography in Italian Literature
Enlightening Encounters: Photography in Italian Literature
Edited by Giorgia Alù and Nancy Pedri

Enlightening Encounters traces the impact of photography on Italian literature from the medium’s invention in 1839 to the present day.

Published Jan 2015
Bonnie Sherr Klein's 'Not a Love Story'
Bonnie Sherr Klein's 'Not a Love Story'
By Rebecca Sullivan

Bonnie Sherr Klein’s “Not a Love Story” provocatively examines the first Canadian film to explore pornography’s role in society from a feminist perspective.

Published Jul 2014
The Sopranos: Born Under a Bad Sign
The Sopranos: Born Under a Bad Sign
By Franco Ricci

In The Sopranos: Born under a Bad Sign, Franco Ricci presents an insightful analysis of the groundbreaking HBO series and its complex psychological themes

Published Jun 2014