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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.

Published May 2017
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
Schooling in Modernity: The Politics of Sponsored Films in Postwar Italy
Schooling in Modernity: The Politics of Sponsored Films in Postwar Italy
By Paola Bonifazio

Paola Bonifazio investigates the ways in which films sponsored by Italian and American government agencies promoted a particular vision of modernization and industry and functioned as tools to govern the Italian people.

Published May 2014
The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema
The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema
By Sally Chivers

The Silvering Screen makes a timely attempt to counter the fear of aging implicit in these readings by proposing alternate ways to value getting older.

Published May 2011
From Plato to Lumière: Narration and Monstration in Literature and Cinema
From Plato to Lumière: Narration and Monstration in Literature and Cinema

André Gaudreault

Translated by Timothy Barnard

With this lucid translation of Du litteraire au filmique, André Gaudreault's highly influential and original study of film narratology is now accessible to English-language audiences for the first time.

Published Mar 2009
Fluid Screens, Expanded Cinema
Fluid Screens, Expanded Cinema
Edited by Janine Marchessault and Susan Lord

Using Gene Youngblood's 1970 book Expanded Cinema as an anchor for the volume, Fluid Screens, Expanded Cinema understands the digital not simply as a technological form, but also as an experience of space and time that is tied to capitalism.

Published Jun 2008
Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader
Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader
By Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Montieth

Arranged chronologically, Film Histories is a wide-ranging anthology that covers the history of film from 1885 to the present.

Published Feb 2007
Visual Habits: Nuns, Feminism, And American Postwar Popular Culture
Visual Habits: Nuns, Feminism, And American Postwar Popular Culture
By Rebecca Sullivan

From The Nun's Story to The Flying Nun to The Singing Nun, nuns were a major presence in the mainstream media. Sullivan discusses these images in the context of the period's seemingly unlimited potential for social change.

Published May 2005
Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries
Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries
By Jim Leach and Jeannette Sloniowski

Documentaries have dominated Canada's film production and have been crucial to the formation of Canada's cinematic identity. This volume will be an indispensable companion for anyone seriously interested in Canadian film studies.

Published Dec 2003