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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
Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern Spain
Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern Spain
By Margaret E. Boyle

In the first in-depth study of the interconnected relationships among public theatre, custodial institutions, and women in early modern Spain, Margaret E. Boyle explores the contradictory practices of rehabilitation enacted by women both on and off stage.

Published Dec 2015
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
Fictions of Youth: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Adolescence, Fascisms
Fictions of Youth: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Adolescence, Fascisms
By Simona Bondavalli

Fictions of Youth is a comprehensive examination of adolescence as an aesthetic, sociological, and ideological category in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s prose, poetry, and cinema.

Published May 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
Wagner: Terrible Man & His Truthful Art
Wagner: Terrible Man & His Truthful Art
By M. Owen Lee

In the course of this penetrating study, Father Lee argues that Wagner's ambivalent art is indispensable to us, life-enhancing and ultimately healing.

Published Feb 2015
Taking Exception to the Law: Materializing Injustice in Early Modern English Literature
Taking Exception to the Law: Materializing Injustice in Early Modern English Literature
Edited by Donald Beecher, Travis DeCook, Andrew Wallace, and Grant Williams

Taking Exception to the Law explores how a range of early modern English writings responded to injustices perpetrated by legal procedures, discourses, and institutions.

Published Jan 2015