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The Life and Career of Gene Kelly
Cynthia Brideson & Sara Brideson

Apr 2017 560pp, 84 b&w photos
9780813169347 Hardback £41.50 / €46.00
Screen Classics
One of the most influential and respected entertainers of Hollywood’s golden age, Gene
Kelly revolutionized film musicals with his innovative and timeless choreography. In the first
comprehensive biography written since the legendary star’s death, authors Cynthia Brideson
and Sara Brideson disclose new details of Kelly’s complex life.
Part of the Screen Classics series – see pages 6-7 for more details.
The University Press of Kentucky



Roberto Curti
Sep 2017 256pp, 60 illustrations
9781476664699 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
Italian Gothic horror films of the 1970s were influenced by the violent giallo movies
and adults-only comics of the era, resulting in a graphic approach to the genre. This
book examines the Italian Gothic horror of the period, providing previously unpublished
details and production data taken from official papers, original scripts and interviews with
filmmakers, scriptwriters and actors.



The Art of Jack Nicholson on Screen
Scott Edwards

Nov 2017 277pp
9781476670942 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
Drawing on years of research and dozens of interviews with his associates, this critical study
of Jack Nicholson’s oeuvre examines each of his film roles, as well as his screenwriting and
directorial efforts. Personal insight is provided by Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Noah Wyle,
Monkees Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, several Apollo astronauts, Hells
Angel Sonny Barger and many more.




The Blockbuster Impact and the Galaxy of Merchandise, 1977-1983
Craig Stevens

Mar 2018 239pp
9781476666082 Paperback £38.95 / €44.00
Provides a detailed account of the Star Wars saga’s British connection, including personal
recollections of fans in the UK, exclusive interviews with staff members of Palitoy who took
on the challenge of producing millions of toys, and the story of how a group of writers from
the underground press in London combined with Marvel comics to produce the first Star
Wars expanded universe.



The New Action Heroine in Popular Culture
Jeffrey A. Brown

Feb 2018 274pp
9781496814661 Paperback £28.50 / €32.00
Action heroines are now more popular in movies, comic books, TV, and literature than they
have ever been. Their spectacular presence represents shifting ideas about female agency,
power, and sexuality. Beyond Bombshells explores how action heroines reveal and reconfigure
perceptions about how and why women are capable of physically dominating roles in
modern fiction.
University Press of Mississippi



Critical Perspectives
Edited by Matt Wanat & Leonard Engel

May 2018 272pp
9780826359520 Hardback £77.50 / €86.00
The indefatigable Clint Eastwood, the great old man of American film, is still controversial
after all these years. Many of the critical essays in this collection focus on Eastwood’s 2014
American Sniper, a particularly controversial film and a devastating personal account of the
horrors of war. Additional essays address his films that deserve more recognition than they
have received to date.
University of New Mexico Press




The Cinema of Kobayashi Masaki
Stephen Prince

Nov 2017 336pp, 45 b&w images
9780813592350 Hardback £32.95 / €37.00
The first book in English to explore Kobayashi’s entire career, from the early films he made
at Shochiku studio, to internationally-acclaimed masterpieces like The Human Condition,
Harakiri, and Samurai Rebellion, and on to his final work for NHK Television.
Rutgers University Press



Third Edition
Wheeler Winston Dixon & Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

Mar 2018 496pp
9780813595122 Paperback £28.95 / €33.00
With more than 250 images, new information on international cinema—especially Polish,
Chinese, Russian, Canadian, and Iranian filmmakers—an expanded section on African-
American filmmakers, updated discussions of new works by major American directors, and a
new section on the rise of comic book movies and computer generated special effects, this is
the most up to date resource for film history courses in the twenty-first century.
Rutgers University Press



New Perspectives on the Films of Clint Eastwood
Edited by Lester D. Friedman & David Desser

May 2018 231pp, 40 images
9780813586014 Paperback £23.95 / €27.00
Throughout his lengthy career as both an actor and a director, Clint Eastwood has appeared
in virtually every major film genre and, at this point in his career, has emerged as one of
America’s most popular, recognisable, and respected filmmakers. Tough Ain’t Enough offers
readers a series of original essays by prominent cinema scholars that explore the actor-
director’s extensive career.
Rutgers University Press


The University of Arizona Press The University of Georgia Press


Hollywood’s Indians Through an American Screenwriting for the Studios
Indian Studies Lens Stefan Solomon
Edited by Steve Pavlik, Tom Holm & Elise Marubbio
May 2017 320pp, 19 b&w images
Nov 2017 250pp 9780820351131 Hardback £61.95 / €69.00
9780816535477 Hardback £33.95 / €38.00 The South on Screen Series

Offers a critical intervention and response to Hollywood’s During more than two decades (1932-1954), William
representations of Native peoples in film, from historical Faulkner worked on approximately fifty film screenplays.
works by director John Ford to more contemporary works, The scripts that Faulkner wrote for film and, later on,
such as Apocalypto and Avatar. But more than a critique of television constitute an extensive and, until now, thoroughly
stereotypes, this book is a timely call for scholarly activism underexplored archival source. Stefan Solomon not only
engaged in Indigenous media sovereignty. analyses the majority of these scripts but compares them to
the novels and short stories Faulkner was writing at the same
University Press of Florida time.

DIRTY HARRY’S AMERICA University of Hawai’i Press

Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the CITING CHINA
Conservative Backlash
Joe Street Politics, Postmodernism, and World Cinema
Gina Marchetti
Mar 2018 280pp, 23 b&w images
9780813064710 Paperback £25.95 / €29.00 Mar 2018 248pp, 46 b&w illustrations
9780824866570 Hardback £69.95 / €78.00
Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry became the prototype for a new Critical Interventions
kind of movie cop - an antihero in pursuit of his own vision
of justice. In Dirty Harry’s America, Joe Street argues that the Explores the role film plays in creating a common ground for
movies shed critical light on the culture and politics of the the exchange of political and aesthetic ideas between China
post-1960s era and locates San Francisco as the symbolic and the rest of the world. Gina Marchetti highlights China’s
cultural battleground of the time. position within global film culture, examining how cinematic
quotations link current films to past political movements
SILENT FILMS IN ST. AUGUSTINE and unresolved social issues in a continuing multidirectional
Thomas Graham
Sep 2017 192pp, 87 b&w photos
9780813054537 Hardback £25.95 / €29.00

Before Hollywood, when America’s rising motion picture
industry was based on the East Coast, early film stars like
Rudolph Valentino, Thomas Meighan, Ethel Barrymore, and
Oliver Hardy made movies in St. Augustine, Florida. Silent
Films in St.Augustine tells stories of the leading film producers
and actors who escaped New York winters – and kept the
studio doors open – in St. Augustine’s sunshine and warm


CONTEMPORARY SINO-FRENCH University Press of Kansas
Absent Fathers, Banned Books, and
Red Balloons Stanley Kramer, Hollywood Liberalism, and
Michelle E. Bloom the Cold War
Jennifer Frost
Nov 2017 296pp, 35 b&w illustrations
9780824875114 Paperback £28.95 / €32.00 Nov 2017 336pp
Critical Interventions 9780700624966 Hardback £30.95 / €35.00
With films ranging from High Noon to Guess Who’s Coming
Transnational cinemas are eclipsing national cinemas in to Dinner, Stanley Kramer (1913-2001) was one of the
the contemporary world, and Sino-French films exemplify most successful and prolific director-producers of his day.
this phenomenon through the cinematic coupling of Producer of Controversy is the first book to take a close-up look
the Sinophone and the Francophone. This full-length at Kramer’s career, films, and liberal politics in an effort to
work on Sino-French cinema maps uncharted territory, explain his contributions and historical significance.
offering a paradigm for understanding other cross-cultural
interminglings and tools to study transnational cinema. The University Press of Kentucky


Screen Memories of War in East Asia Conversations, Teaching, and Theory
Edited by Michael Berry & Chiho Sawada Edited by M. Elise Marubbio & Eric L. Buffalohead

Dec 2017 336pp, 32 b&w illustrations Mar 2018 398pp, 34 b&w photos
9780824875107 Paperback £28.95 / €32.00 9780813175799 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
The film industry and mainstream popular culture are
Explores how the tumultuous years between 1931 and notorious for promoting stereotypical images of Native
1953 have been recreated and renegotiated in cinema. By Americans: the noble and ignoble savage, the pronoun-
bringing together a variety of specialists in the cinemas challenged sidekick, the ruthless warrior, the female drudge,
of East Asia and offering divergent yet complementary the princess, the sexualized maiden, the drunk, and others.
perspectives, the book explores how the legacies of war have Over the years, Indigenous filmmakers have both challenged
been reimagined through the lens of film. these representations and moved past them, offering their
own distinct forms of cinematic expression.


Screen Classics is a series of critical biographies, film histories, and analytical studies focusing
on neglected filmmakers and important screen artists and subjects, from the era of silent
cinema to the golden age of Hollywood to the international generation of today.

A Life
Douglass K. Daniel Interviews from Hollywood’s Golden Era
James Bawden & Ron Miller
Sep 2017 400pp, 44 b&w photos
9780813169682 Hardback Oct 2017 440pp, 100 b&w photos
£35.95 / €40.00 9780813174389 Paperback £25.95 / €29.00
Screen Classics Screen Classics

In the first biography to cover Presents an astonishing collection of rare interviews with the
the entire scope of Anne greatest celebrities of Hollywood’s golden age. Conducted
Bancroft’s life and career, over the course of more than fifty years, James Bawden and
Douglass K. Daniel brings Ron Miller recount intimate conversations with some of the
together interviews with most famous leading men and women of the era, including
dozens of her friends and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joseph Cotten, Cary Grant, Gloria
colleagues, never-before-published family photos, and Swanson, Joan Fontaine, Loretta Young, and Kirk Douglas.
material from film and theatre archives to present a portrait
of an artist who raised the standards of acting for all those DALTON TRUMBO
who followed.
Blacklisted Hollywood Radical
BARBARA LA MARR Larry Ceplair & Christopher Trumbo

The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Jul 2017 716pp, 75 b&w photos
Hollywood 9780813169736 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
Sherri Snyder Screen Classics

Dec 2017 454pp, 76 b&w images James Dalton Trumbo is widely recognised for his work
9780813174259 Hardback £46.50 / €52.00 as a screenwriter, playwright, and author, but he is also
Screen Classics remembered as one of the Hollywood Ten who opposed
the HUAC. Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo present
In the first full-length biography of the woman known as their extensive research on the writer, detailing his work, his
the “girl who was too beautiful”, Sherri Snyder presents a membership in the Communist Party, his campaign against
complete portrait of one of the silent era’s most infamous censorship, and his struggle to break the blacklist.
screen sirens. Few stars have burned as brightly and as briefly
as Barbara La Marr, and her extraordinary life story is one of HARRY LANGDON
tempestuous passions and perseverance.
King of Silent Comedy
CHARLES WALTERS Gabriella Oldham & Mabel Langdon

The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance May 2017 366pp, 93 b&w photos
Brent Phillips 9780813169651 Hardback £41.50 / €46.00
Screen Classics
May 2017 368pp, 65 b&w photos
9780813169712 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00 Among silent film comedians, three names stand out
Screen Classics - Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd - but
Harry Langdon indisputably deserves to sit among them as
From the trolley scene in Meet Me in St.Louis to Fred and the fourth “king”. This in-depth biography, which features
Ginger’s last dance on the silver screen to Judy Garland’s behind-the-scenes accounts and personal recollections
timeless, tuxedo-clad performance of “Get Happy”, Charles compiled by Langdon’s late wife, provides a full and
Walters staged the iconic musical sequences of Hollywood’s thoughtful picture of this multifaceted entertainer and his
golden age. In the first full-length biography of Walters, rise and fall.
Brent Phillips chronicles the artist’s career, from his days as a
featured Broadway performer to his successes at MGM.



The Life and Career of Gene Kelly A Photographer’s Journey with Elizabeth
Cynthia Brideson & Sara Brideson Taylor and the Hollywood Jet Set
Gianni Bozzacchi
Apr 2017 560pp, 84 b&w photos
9780813169347 Hardback £41.50 / €46.00 2016 328pp, 151 b&w images
Screen Classics 9780813168746 Hardback £41.50 / €46.00
Screen Classics
For full details of this title, see page 1.
Gianni Bozzacchi traces his journey from humble beginnings
IMPROVISING OUT LOUD to the sphere of the rich and famous. Beautifully illustrated
with many of the photographer’s most iconic images, this
My Life Teaching Hollywood How to Act lively memoir provides an invaluable behind-the-scenes look
Jeff Corey at the business of filmmaking and the perils of celebrity.

Jun 2017 304pp, 49 b&w photos YOU AIN’T HEARD
9780813169835 Hardback £41.50 / €46.00 NOTHIN’ YET
Screen Classics
Interviews with Stars
Jeff Corey (1914-2002) made a name for himself in the from Hollywood’s
1940s as a character actor in films like The Killers (1946). Golden Era
Everything changed in 1951, when he refused to name James Bawden & Ron Miller
names before the HUAC and was promptly blacklisted. In
Improvising Out Loud: My Life Teaching Hollywood How to Sep 2017 394pp,
Act, Corey recounts his extraordinary story. 100 b&w images
9780813174211 Hardback
MICHAEL CURTIZ £38.50 / €43.00
Screen Classics
A Life in Film
Alan K. Rode Journalists James Bawden and
Ron Miller spent their careers
Nov 2017 630pp, 76 b&w images interviewing the greatest stars of Hollywood’s golden age.
9780813173917 Hardback £51.50 / €57.00 In You Ain’t Heard Nothin’Yet, Bawden and Miller return
Screen Classics with a new collection of rare interviews with iconic film stars
including Henry Fonda, Esther Williams, Buster Keaton,
During his twenty-seven year tenure at Warner Bros., Maureen O’Sullivan, Walter Pidgeon, and many more.
Michael Curtiz directed swashbuckling adventures,
westerns, musicals, war epics, romances, historical dramas, ZIEGFELD AND HIS FOLLIES
horror films, tearjerkers, melodramas, comedies, and film
noir masterpieces. In the first biography of this colourful, A Biography of Broadway’s Greatest
instinctual artist, Alan K. Rode illuminates the life and work Producer
of one of the film industry’s most complex figures. Cynthia Brideson & Sara Brideson

MIRIAM HOPKINS Mar 2018 576pp, 76 b&w photos
9780813175027 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel Screen Classics
Allan R. Ellenberger
In this definitive biography, authors Cynthia Brideson and
Jan 2018 396pp, 74 b&w images Sara Brideson offer a comprehensive look at both the life and
9780813174310 Hardback £46.50 / €52.00 legacy of the famous producer. Drawing on a wide range of
Screen Classics sources, the Bridesons shed new light on this enigmatic man,
providing a lively and well-rounded account of Ziegfeld as a
Though she enjoyed popular and critical acclaim in her long father, a husband, a son, a friend, a lover, and an alternately
career, Miriam Hopkins is most often remembered for being ruthless and benevolent employer.
one of the most difficult actresses of Hollywood’s golden
age. In the first comprehensive biography of this colourful The University Press of Kentucky
performer, Allan R. Ellenberger illuminates Hopkins’s
fascinating life and legacy.



THE 1990S TEEN HORROR CYCLE The Life and Work
Peter Shelley
Final Girls and a New Hollywood Formula
Alexandra West Nov 2017 187pp 25 illustrations
9781476662428 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
Dec 2017 189pp
9781476670645 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00 A biography of Anne Bancroft (1931-2005) - American film,
television and stage actress, stage producer and film director.
Provides an in-depth study of the American youth market Respected for her acting prowess and versatility, she won
in the 1990s as well as the America’s history and politics, the “Triple Crown”- an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy. This title
focusing on such films as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), includes a filmography/videography and information about
Scream (1996), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) DVD availability.
and Cherry Falls (2000). These films speak to the fears
and anxieties of American youth during one of its most ANOTHER ME
prosperous eras.
The Doppelgänger in 21st Century Fiction,
Heather Duerr Humann
The Legacy of the Cold War in
Dr. Strangelove, End Zone, Crash and Mar 2018 133pp
The Wire 9781476671765 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
Niall Heffernan
For full details of this title, see page 32.
Nov 2017 166pp
9781476664668 Paperback £56.95 / €63.00 ANY RESEMBLANCE TO ACTUAL
The Cold War profoundly shaped neoliberalism in ways
that are as yet not fully realised. This book is a careful and The Real People Behind 400+ Fictional
extensively researched look at the narratives that pierce the Movie Characters
heart of the Cold War zeitgeist and its aftermath and reveal Hal Erickson
to us that we may be living in a post-Cold War world.
Nov 2017 277pp, 105 illustrations
AMERICAN ZEUS 9781476666051 Paperback £51.50 / €57.00

The Life of Alexander Pantages, Most film buffs know that Citizen Kane was based on the
Theater Mogul life of William Randolph Hearst. But few are aware that key
Taso G. Lagos characters in films like Double Indemnity, Cool Hand Luke, Jaws,
Rain Man, A Few Good Men and Zero Dark Thirty were inspired
Nov 2017 181pp by actual persons. This survey of a clef characters covers a
9781476668383 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 selection of fictionalised personalities, beginning with the
Silent Era.
Alexander Pantages was eleven when he arrived in the
United States in the 1880s. Speaking a few words in APOCALYPTIC VISIONS IN
many languages and unable to read or write English, by 21ST CENTURY FILMS
1902 he had opened his first motion picture theatre in
Seattle that started his extraordinary journey in ruthlessly Elizabeth A. Ford & Deborah C. Mitchell
and singlehandedly building one of the largest and most Jan 2018 194pp
powerful theatre circuits in the US. 9781476672731 Paperback £51.50 / €57.00

THE ANDY CLYDE COLUMBIA There has been an avalanche of apocalyptic imagery
COMEDIES spewing from the big screen. It’s everywhere, and not only
in films about the end of civilisation. This book describes
James L. Neibaur and discusses this phenomenon, a product of its cultural
Dec 2017 163pp surround.
9781476668604 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
Presents a film-by-film look at the short subjects Andy Clyde
starred in for Columbia Pictures from 1934-1956. There are Essays on Domestic Place, Space and Life
also introductory chapters on Clyde’s early life, stage work, Edited by Juliette C. Kitchens
silent films, and early talkies. A concluding chapter discusses
his appearances in feature films, including several Hopalong Sep 2017 197pp
Cassidy westerns, and his work in television on such shows as 9781476667027 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
Lassie and The Real McCoys.
For full details of this title, see page 31.



The Early Westerns of a Screen Icon, The Life and Films of
1930-1939 the Queen of Noir
Larry Powell Derek Sculthorpe

Nov 2017 155pp Nov 2017 125pp
9781476664132 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00 9781476671932 Paperback
£41.50 / €46.00
Explores the early westerns of John Wayne, from his first
starring role in the 1930 epic The Big Trail through his An alluring blonde with a
breakthrough role as the Ringo Kid in John Ford’s 1939 classic uniquely seductive voice, Claire
Stagecoach. This book argues that it was during these 1930s Trevor is chiefly remembered
westerns that Marion Morrison transformed from a prop now for her many femme
man into the John Wayne film persona that became world fatale roles in a series of
famous. iconic noirs. However, she
was a versatile actress not trapped by genre who brought
BELA LUGOSI AND BORIS KARLOFF a rare emotional depth to her art. This book provides a
comprehensive discussion of her life and career.
The Expanded Story of a Haunting
Collaboration, with a Complete Filmography CLASSIC MOVIE FIGHT SCENES
of Their Films Together
Gregory William Mank 75 Years of Bare Knuckle Brawls, 1914-1989
Gene Freese
Nov 2017 701pp
9781476672342 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 Oct 2017 344pp, 120 illustrations
9781476669434 Paperback £46.50 / €52.00
Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff starred in dozens of black-and-
white horror films, and managed to collaborate on and The filming of fight scenes has changed significantly through
co-star in eight movies. Through interviews and archival the years from improvised scuffles in the Silent Era to
research, this expanded new edition examines the Golden exquisitely choreographed and edited sequences. Examining
Age of Hollywood, recreates the shooting of Lugosi and more than 300 films, the author provides behind-the-scenes
Karloff’s mutual films, examines their odd and moving details on memorable melees starring such iconic tough-
personal relationship, and analyses their ongoing legacies. guys as John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Lee Marvin, Charles
Bronson, Clint Eastwood, and Bruce Lee.
What the Responses of 1920s Critics Reveal TRAUMA
Wes D. Gehring
Essays on PTSD in the Director’s Films
Feb 2018 177pp Edited by Charles R. Hamilton & Allen H. Redmon
9781476666808 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
Sep 2017 176pp
If you thought you knew Buster Keaton’s silent features, 9781476667508 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
think again. By keying on 1920 period texts one sees how a
popular but yet cult star is now on a par with Charlie Chaplin. Throughout his directorial career, Clint Eastwood’s movies
Why? Because his dark comedy anticipation of the Theatre of have presented sympathetic narratives of characters
the Absurd speaks to a modern audience like no other silent enduring personal trauma as they turn to violence to survive
comedian. calamity or sustain social order. In this collection of new
essays, contributors examine his films as studies on PTSD
CIRCLE THE WAGONS! that expose the social conditions that tolerate or trigger
traumatisation and imagine a way through trauma.
Attacks on Wagon Trains in History and
Gregory F. Michno & Susan J. Michno
Essays on Classical Music Biopics
Nov 2017 246pp Paul Fryer
9781476672366 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
Mar 2018 205pp
It’s a cinematic image as familiar as John Wayne’s face: a 9780786499656 Paperback £56.95 / €63.00
wagon train circling as a defensive manoeuvre against Indian
attacks. This book examines actual and fictional wagon-train For full details of this title, see page 54.
battles and compares them for realism. It also describes how
fledgling Hollywood portrayed the concept of westward
migration but, as the industry became more historically
accurate, how filmmakers lost sight of the big picture.


Essays on the Cinematic Battle Between the
Stoker’s Novel Adapted, Third Edition Sacred and the Diabolical
Lyndon W. Joslin Edited by Cynthia J. Miller & A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Mar 2017 179pp May 2017 168pp
9781476669878 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 9781476669922 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00

Count Dracula is one of the most-filmed characters in all From Rosemary’s Baby (1968) to The Witch (2015), horror
fiction, but has he, or the novel, ever been filmed accurately? films use religious entities to both inspire and combat fear
Here is a look at eighteen adaptations of the novel, from and to call into question or affirm the moral order. This
1922 to 2012. They’re compared to a synopsis of the novel collection of new essays explores fifty years of genre horror in
and to each other, so the reader can determine how faithfully which manifestations of the sacred or profane play a material
a given film captures the novel. role.


Exploring the Black Lagoon Trilogy From Archaeology to Popular Craze to
Tom Weaver, David Schecter & Steve Kronenberg Hollywood Fantasy
Matthew Coniam
Nov 2017 408pp
9781476673868 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 Sep 2017 200pp
9781476668284 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
He was the final addition to Universal’s “royal family”of
movie monsters: the Creature from the Black Lagoon. “Egyptomania”, the West’s obsession with the strange
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Gill Man and magnificent world of Ancient Egypt, has for centuries
and his 1950s film career is collected in this book, packed been reflected in architecture, literature and the performing
to the gills with hour-by-hour production histories, cast arts. This study traces the origins of 20th century cinema’s
bios, analyses, explorations of the music, script-to-screen obsession with Ancient Egypt and relates its recurring
comparisons, in-depth interviews and an ocean of fin-tastic themes and ideas to the historical reality of the land of the
photos. Pharaohs.

GODZILLA SERIES Essays on Frontier Fixtures of the
American Western
Second Edition Edited by Sue Matheson
David Kalat
Jul 2017 267pp
Jun 2017 286pp 9780786498048 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
9781476672946 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
Western archetypes remain important emblems of the
This updated critical account of the Godzilla movie franchise American experience, relating a complex and coded narrative
explores the fascinating story behind Japan’s most famous about heroism and morality, masculinity and femininity,
movie monster and its development from black-and-white westward expansion and technological progress, and
arthouse allegory to international commercial juggernaut. assimilation and settlement. In this collection of new essays,
Reviled by critics but boasting a dedicated cult following, the 21 contributors examine the “cowboy cool”iconography of
films of the Godzilla franchise provide a unique window into film and television Westerns.
the national identities of both Japan and the US.

The Director of Ferryman Maria, from
Germany to America and Back
Henry Nicolella

Nov 2017 277pp, 35 illustrations
9781476666884 Paperback £46.50 / €52.00

German director Frank Wisbar (1899-1967) had the
misfortune of achieving success as a filmmaker just as Hitler
came to power. Wisbar fled to America, where Hollywood
saw him as no more than a technician. A successful stint
in early television allowed him to return home to a very
different Germany. The book examines the films and career
of an under-appreciated auteur who ultimately lost faith in
his own vision.


A Biography and Career Record
David C. Tucker Seventy-Five Profiles
Tom Lisanti
Apr 2018 161pp
9781476671772 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 Nov 2017 252pp
9781476672335 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
This extensively researched survey of Gale Storm’s life
and career, featuring interviews with family, friends, and During the 1960s, many models, Playboy centrefolds,
colleagues, offers previously unpublished details of her beauty queens, and Las Vegas showgirls went on to
upbringing, personal joys and challenges, and later years out become “decorative actresses”appearing scantily clad on
of the Hollywood spotlight. This is a well-rounded portrait film and television. This illustrated homage to 75 of these
of a woman whose charisma and talent won the hearts of glamour girls reveals their unique stories through individual
audiences from the 1940s to the present. biographical profiles, photographs, lists of major credits and,
frequently, in-depth personal interviews.
A Filmographic Study of 21st Century
Features from Eight Countries Paul Leggett
Patricia R. Owen Jan 2018 154pp
9781476669632 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
Nov 2017 159pp
9781476667874 Paperback £51.50 / €57.00 Sir Christopher Lee was one of the most outstanding and
beloved actors of the past sixty years. Lee has appeared
Given challenges in understandings of the constructions in everything from Hammer Horror Films to James Bond
of gender in Muslim dominant countries, the medium thrillers to Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. This study explores
of film is uniquely positioned to provide a conduit into not only Lee’s importance as a film actor but his also his
gender issues that characterise diverse Muslim cultures. This diverse interpretations of the theme of Good vs. Evil.
filmography provides analyses of gender issues featured in
57 contemporary feature films from Afghanistan, Algeria, HAMMER COMPLETE
Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Turkey.
The Films, the Personnel, the Company, A-Z

Doppelgangers in Mystery, Horror and Nov 2017 277pp
Science Fiction Films 9781476670072 Hardback £97.95 / €109.00
Paul Meehan
This lavishly illustrated encyclopaedia covers every Hammer
Oct 2017 236pp film and television production in thorough detail, with
9781476665665 Paperback £66.95 / €75.00 entries covering all of the actors, supporting players, writers,
directors, producers, composers and technicians. Packed
The theme of the double has inspired works by E.T.A. with quotes, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, credit lists and
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has been the basis for classic films in the genres of mystery, word on this cinematic institution.
horror and science fiction. This theme is examined in film
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Alfred Hitchcock.
Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre
GIANT CREATURES IN OUR WORLD Edited by Michele Brittany

Essays on Kaiju and American Popular Culture Nov 2017 212pp
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Sep 2017 188pp Analyses the space horror subgenre and its rise as a cinematic
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essays, contributors examine kaiju representations in a range terrify audiences within the confines of space.
of contexts and attempt to define this at times ambiguous


Essays on the Social, Cultural and Movies of the 1950s
Geopolitical Domains and 1960s
Edited by Julian C. Chambliss & William L. Svitavsky Edited by David J. Hogan

Mar 2018 217pp Nov 2017 144pp
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Despite the recent success of Marvel Studios and the rising
academic interest in superheroes, there has not previously In twenty-one essays, sixteen
been a comprehensive examination of the Marvel Cinematic film historians scrutinise more
Universe: the films and other media connected to the than forty films from the
studio’s films. This collection of essays examines the ways anti-Red cycle of the 1950s
the Marvel Cinematic Universe represents, constructs, and and ’60s, including many
distorts American culture. provocative examples that have fallen into undeserved
obscurity. Concerned equally with the pictures’aesthetic,
THE INCOMPARABLE HILDEGARDE political, and social ramifications, the essays capture the
essence not only of some remarkable movies, but the period
The Sexuality, Style and Image of an that spawned them.
Entertainment Icon
Nov 2017 144pp
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Sep 2017 256pp, 60 illustrations
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and excitement. Her career started in Milwaukee silent movie
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piano in the cabarets of Paris and London. This biography,
the first book to address her importance in American culture, I WAS FLESH GORDON
covers her life from birth to death.
Fighting the Sex Ray and Other Adventures
INDIE SCIENCE FICTION CINEMA of an Accidental Porn Pioneer
TODAY Jason Williams & Derek McCaw

Conversations with 21st Century Filmmakers Apr 2018 134pp
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Nov 2017 166pp It might sound like an old story, but this 1970s Hollywood
9781476669335 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 tale isn’t what you’ve heard before - a former college athlete
from conservative Orange County goes on to become a film
Science fiction films spend a great deal of time exploring the actor. In a town where everyone’s looking for a break, he
future. What happens when the future starts to arrive faster jumps at the chance for a lead role in a science fiction parody.
than anyone ever expected? This work explores the seismic He has no idea this is the start of an odyssey that will take
shift in subject matter and social focus of science fiction films him through the highs and lows of Hollywood in the 1970s.
released after the turn of the twenty-first century, discussing
the new questions, concerns, and obsessions of a society JAPAN’S GREEN MONSTERS
hurtling quickly into a new technological age.
Environmental Commentary in Kaiju Cinema
INGRID PITT, QUEEN OF HORROR Sean Rhoads & Brooke McCorkle

The Complete Career Dec 2017 151pp
Robert Michael “Bobb” Cotter 9781476663906 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00

Nov 2017 230pp Over the course of the twentieth century and into the
9781476672304 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00 twenty-first, Godzilla and other monsters continually plague
Japan and its people. Sean Rhoads and Brooke McCorkle
Explores the life and career of Ingrid Pitt, icon of horror provide a new interpretation on this popular film genre. They
cinema. Full cast and production credits, synopses, reviews argue that the genre consistently addresses contemporary
and notes are offered for all of her film, stage and TV environmental concerns and ecological issues.
appearances, along with a critical listing of her novels
and other published works. Other features include rare
photographs and other movie-related graphics from every
phase of the actress’career, and a foreword by Ingrid Pitt



The Rise and Fall of an Action Movie Icon A Hollywood Tragedy
Larry Taylor Gregory William Mank

Mar 2018 138pp Nov 2017 169pp
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Through extensive research including news reports, In 1944, Laird Cregar played Jack the Ripper in The Lodger,
biographies, commentaries, interviews, and behind- giving one of the most haunting performances in Hollywood
the-scenes details, the story of John McTiernan and history. It was the climax of a strange celebrity that saw the
his tumultuous life and career is mapped out from the young American actor earn distinction as a portrayer of
beginning, through his successes, his failures, his incredibly psychopaths and villains. This first biography of Cregar tells
extensive legal battles, all the way to his multiple attempts at the heartbreaking story of the brilliant but doomed actor.
a comeback.
Ed Andreychuk
Big Business Critiqued in the Films and Nov 2017 123pp
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Erin Giannini
For full details of this title, see page 39.
Dec 2017 176pp
9781476667768 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00 LOTTE REINIGER

For full details of this title, see page 34. Pioneer of Film Animation
Whitney Grace
LESBIANS Sep 2017 211pp
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A Symbolic
Annihilation on Film Lotte Reiniger was an animation and puppetry pioneer, who
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Liz Millward, Janice G. Dodd Yet due to a number of factors, she became a footnote
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Spoiler Alert: the lesbian FIRST FEATURE
character always dies. Looking FILM
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off the lesbian - even if she only appears via the subtext - is Hard Way
nothing new. It is a form of symbolic annihilation that has an Dominick Bagnato
impact in real life.
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The Art and Mystery of
2001: A Space Odyssey The tools for independent
Joe Frinzi filmmaking are more
accessible today than ever.
Jul 2017 224pp Yet there is much more to
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software. Chronicling the making of his premier feature film,
Reconsidering Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in a A Convenient Truth (2015), the author describes the practical
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making of the landmark film with a focus on its artistic and postproduction phases.
mythic pedigree. The author explores the film’s enigmatic
storyline, offering a fresh perspective on production design,
special effects and the use of music.



Analyzing the Cinema of the Red Planet Critical Essays and Interviews
Stanley O’Brien, Nicki L. Michalski & Lane “Doc” Roth Matthew Edwards

Jan 2018 187pp Jan 2018 207pp
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Mars has long served as a screen upon which we project Explores a wide variety of feature films and documentaries
our dreams, hopes and fears. Each chapter of this text associated with the Rwandan Genocide. New scholarship
takes a different concept - such as the depiction of women, from writers connected to African and Genocide studies
othering, fears of government - and examines how that explore the aftermath of the genocide and its expression
concept has been depicted in movies about Mars. both in Western and Rwandan cinema. The book also
features exclusive interviews with a number of filmmakers
THE NEW PEPLUM who have made films relating to, or about, the Rwandan
Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and
Television Programs Since the 1990s SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND
Jan 2018 201pp
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“Are you not entertained?”These are the prophetic words Kim R. Holston & Tom Winchester
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essays examines the neo-peplum phenomenon, taking a
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more sequels and remakes than any other film genre.
QUINTESSENTIAL JACK Following volume one, which covered 400 films made
between 1931 and 1995, volume two of this comprehensive
The Art of Jack Nicholson on Screen reference analyses 334 releases from 1996 to 2017.
Scott Edwards
Nov 2017 277pp BRITAIN
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The Blockbuster Impact and the Galaxy of
For full details of this title, see page 1. Merchandise, 1977-1983
Craig Stevens
NATIONALISM Mar 2018 239pp
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Historical Films as Propaganda and Spectacle
Onoriu Colcel For full details of this title, see page 2.

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Social Protest and Gender in Undead Cinema
This is the first time that English-speaking readers have and Television
gained access to a comprehensive selection of fiction films Elizabeth Aiossa
set in the Romanian past.
Mar 2018 151pp
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Zombie stories are continually shifting and evolving to
meet fan demands, to challenge genre expectations, and
to raise critical questions. This volume explores these critical
inquires and more, through the close examination of
classic and current screen narratives and their often radical
representations of the living and the undead, with the
support of leading theories from film, genre, and zombie


JOURNEY The Art of American Screen Acting,
Mythic Themes in Dan Callahan
Comics, Film and
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Mar 2017 296pp Celebrates and analyses many of the so-called “pre-Brando”
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through ancient legend, as pleasure before more naturalistic Method actors of the
each young woman combats 1950s like Brando and James Dean took over.
her dark side and emerges stronger. Of course, this quest is
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must descend into the darkest place of all, not to become a Follies Star and Research Scientist
warrior-hero but a saviour. Kathleen Vestuto

TECH-NOIR Dec 2017 156pp
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The Fusion of Science Fiction and Film Noir
Paul Meehan As a Ziegfeld Follies girl and film actress, Justine Johnstone
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merged to form a distinctive subgenre known as Tech-Noir.
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the present-day cyberpunk movement, the book examines
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Dark Cinema of the American Southwest 9781476672953 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
Brad Sykes
Revised and updated since its first publication in 1990, this
Dec 2017 169pp acclaimed critical survey covers the classic chillers produced
9781476672410 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 by Universal Studios during the golden age of Hollywood
horror, 1931 to 1946. The authors offer a definitive study of
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have been released over the years are united in one volume. overview of the period.
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with emphasis on the pioneering filmmakers and bizarre SOUND ERA
production stories behind these films.
Michael R. Pitts
TO BOLDLY GO Nov 2017 480pp
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Essays on Gender and Identity in the
Star Trek Universe The western genre touched on ideals of honour, conquest,
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early sound era. This volume covers 30 western film series
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For full details of this title, see page36. filmography.


THE WHEDONVERSE CATALOG University Press of Mississippi

A Complete Guide to Works in All Media Published by the University Press of
Don Macnaughtan Mississippi, the Conversations with
Filmmakers Series publishes collected
Jan 2018 228pp interviews with the world’s most
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For full details of this title, see page 36. BAZ LUHRMANN

Edited by Tom Ryan
California Locations of Science Fiction,
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This richly illustrated guide to dozens of California filming Though he has made only
locations covers three decades of science fiction, fantasy and five films in two decades,
horror movies. Arranged alphabetically by movie title - from Australian writer-director Baz
Amazing Colossal Man to Zotz! - the entries provide many Luhrmann is an internationally
“then”and “now”photos, with directions to the locations. known brand name. In this
collection of interviews, Luhrmann discusses his methods
WITCHES ON SCREEN and his motives, explaining what has been important to him
and his collaborators from the start and how he has been
A Critical History of American Film and able to maintain an independence from the studios that
Television Portrayals have backed his films.
Heather Greene
Mar 2018 157pp
9781476662527 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 Interviews
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To understand how the witch changed over 120 years,
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marriage and film collaborations with Julie Andrews; and his
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Edited by Tom Ryan Edited by
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The New Action Heroine in Popular Culture Hollywood, Communism, and the Cold War
Jeffrey A. Brown Bernard F. Dick

Feb 2018 274pp Feb 2018 308pp
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Explores Hollywood’s ambivalence toward the former
For full details of this title, see page 2. Soviet Union before, during, and after the Cold War. Today
the threat is no longer the Soviet Union, but international
CHINA IN THE MIX terrorism. Bernard F. Dick argues, however, that the Soviet
Union has not lost its appeal, as evident from the popular
Cinema, Sound, and Popular Culture in the and critically acclaimed television series The Americans. More
Age of Globalization than eighty years later, the screen is still red.
Ying Xiao
Melbourne University Publishing
Jul 2017 256pp
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Scarce attention has been paid to the dimension of sound A History of Women, Filmmaking and
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Norris Pope Australia have creatively worked with film.
MUP Academic
Jan 2018 202pp
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Provides a history of the most consequential 35mm motion THE FILMS OF CLINT EASTWOOD
picture camera introduced in North America in the quarter
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The Life and Times of Billy Wilder
Ed Sikov

Jul 2017 675pp
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Originally published in 1998, On Sunset Boulevard describes
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LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN Northwestern University Press
Social and Cultural Perspectives
Traci Roberts-Camps A Form That Thinks
Rick Warner
Apr 2017 216pp
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Women are noticeably marginalized from the Latin Offers a history and analysis of the essay film, one of the
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and stories of some of these directors from Brazil, Chile, groundbreaking examination of the vast and formidable
Argentina, and Mexico. oeuvre of Jean-Luc Godard.

The University of North Carolina Press INTIMATIONS

REMAKING REALITY The Cinema of Wojciech Has
Annette Insdorf
U.S. Documentary Culture Since 1945
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Examining a wide range of forms and media, including In this first study in English of a master of Polish cinema,
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SCREENING AUSCHWITZ Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture offers
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Rutgers University Press DISNEY CULTURE

Feb 2017 140pp
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the 1950s Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture
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the recent trends toward reboots and transmedia franchises years into the new millennium. Offering an overview of
depart from those historical precedents. Film scholar Daniel the development of postcolonial African cinema since the
Herbert not only analyses the film industry’s increasing 1960s, Valerie K. Orlando highlights the variations in content
reliance on recycled product, but also asks why audiences are and themes that reflect the socio-cultural and political
currently so drawn to such movies. environments of filmmakers and the cultures they depict.

FILM David Sterritt
Nov 2017 152pp
Steven Gerrard 9780813583228 Paperback £14.95 / €17.00
Nov 2017 216pp 9780813590073 Hardback £53.50 / €61.00
9780813579443 Paperback Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture
£14.95 / €17.00
9780813590059 Hardback Presents an eclectic look at the many manifestations of
£53.50 / €61.00 rock in motion pictures, from teen-oriented B-movies
Quick Takes: Movies and to Hollywood blockbusters to avant-garde meditations
Popular Culture to reverent biopics to animated shorts to performance
documentaries. Acclaimed film critic David Sterritt considers
Tracking the revitalization of the diverse ways that filmmakers have regarded rock’n’roll.
the British horror film industry
over the past two decades, media expert Steven Gerrard ZOMBIE CINEMA
investigates why audiences have flocked to these movies.
Offering in-depth analysis of numerous films, this book Ian Olney
takes readers on a lively tour of the genre’s highlights, while Feb 2017 160pp
provocatively exploring how these films reflect viewers’ 9780813579474 Paperback
gravest fears about the state of the nation. £14.95 / €17.00
Quick Takes: Movies and
MONSTER CINEMA Popular Culture

Barry Keith Grant Charts the transformation
Mar 2018 200pp of zombies into pop culture
9780813588803 Paperback £14.95 / €17.00 icons, exploring their
9780813597652 Hardback £53.50 / €61.00 enormous appeal to viewers
Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture in the twenty-first century.
It traces the evolution of
Introduces readers to a vast menagerie of movie monsters. the living dead on film, and
Some are gigantic, like King Kong or the kaiju in Pacific surveys the present cinematic landscape, in which zombies
Rim, while others are microscopic. Some monsters appear have overrun every imaginable genre from the indie comedy
uncannily human, from serial killers like Norman Bates to to the teen romance. The book also maps the recent
the pod people in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. And of outbreaks of zombies on television.
course, other movie monsters like demons, ghosts, vampires,
and witches emerge from long folklore traditions. Film
expert Barry Keith Grant considers what each type of movie
monster reveals about what it means to be human and how
we regard the world.



The Cinema of Kobayashi Masaki Sensational Melodrama and the Attractions
Stephen Prince of American Cinema
Jonna Eagle
Nov 2017 336pp, 45 b&w images
9780813592350 Hardback £32.95 / €37.00 Jun 2017 276pp, 25 photos
9780813583020 Paperback £24.95 / €28.00
For full details of this title, see page 3. 9780813583037 Hardback £78.50 / €88.00
War Culture
In American culture and history, a feeling of national identity
Edited by Elena Gorfinkel & Tami Williams and belonging have often derived from a sense of injury,
Jun 2018 278pp, 50 b&w photos vulnerability, and loss. Jonna Eagle turns to the workings of
9780813592725 Paperback £24.95 / €28.00 American cinema to understand the power and persistence
Media Matters of these conjunctions, tracing the shifting dynamics of action
and pathos as they structure representations of imperialist
Investigates the evolving aesthetic forms, technological and motion and violence across the twentieth century.
industrial conditions, and social impacts of cinema in the
twenty-first century. Contributors excavate sites of global THE LIMITS OF AUTEURISM
filmmaking in an era of digital reproduction and amidst new
modes of circulation and aesthetic convergence. Case Studies in the Critically Constructed
New Hollywood
GOING VIRAL Nicholas Godfrey

Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World Feb 2018 274pp, 30 b&w photos
Dahlia Schweitzer 9780813589145 Paperback £22.95 / €26.00
9780813589152 Hardback £78.50 / €88.00
Feb 2018 216pp, 35 b&w photos
9780813593142 Paperback £22.95 / €26.00 The New Hollywood era of the late 1960s and early 1970s
9780813593159 Hardback £78.50 / €88.00 has become one of the most romanticized periods in motion
picture history, celebrated for its stylistic boldness, thematic
Examines outbreak narratives in film, television, and a variety complexity, and the unshackling of directorial ambition.
of other media, putting them in conversation with rhetoric The Limits of Auteurism aims to challenge many of these
from government authorities and news organisations that assumptions.
have capitalized on public fears about our changing world.
Screen Performance
Seriality and the Outlaw Biker Film Cycle, and Special Effects in
1966-1972 Popular Cinema
Peter Stanfield Lisa Bode

Apr 2018 236pp, 5 colour photos and 31 b&w photos Jul 2017 218pp, 19 photos
9780813599014 Paperback £23.95 / €27.00 9780813579979 Paperback
9780813599021 Hardback £78.50 / €88.00 £22.95 / €26.00
9780813579986 Hardback
Hoodlum Movies is not only about the films, its focus is on £78.50 / €88.00
why and how these films were made, who they were made Techniques of the Moving
for, and how the cycle developed through the second half of Image
the 1960s and came to a shuddering halt in 1972
In the past twenty years, we
IDA LUPINO, DIRECTOR have seen the rise of digital effects cinema in which the
human performer is entangled with animation, collaged
Her Art and Resilience in Times of Transition with other performers, or inserted into perilous or fantastic
Therese Grisham & Julie Grossman situations. Making Believe sheds light on these developments
by historicizing screen performance within the context
May 2017 264pp, 64 photos of special effects cinema and technological change in
9780813574905 Paperback £22.95 / €26.00 Hollywood filmmaking.
9780813574912 Hardback £78.50 / €88.00

The first in-depth study devoted to Ida Lupino’s directorial
work, this book makes a strong case for her as a trailblazing
feminist auteur, a filmmaker with a clear signature style
and an abiding interest in depicting the plights of postwar
American women. Ida Lupino,Director not only examines
her work as a cinematic auteur, but also offers a serious
consideration of her diverse and long-ranging career.



History and the Obsolescence of Labor in New Perspectives on the Films of
Contemporary Culture Clint Eastwood
Joel Burges Edited by Lester D. Friedman & David Desser

Jun 2018 236pp, 5 colour, 25 b&w illustrations May 2018 231pp, 40 images
9780813597119 Paperback £27.50 / €31.00 9780813586014 Paperback £23.95 / €27.00

Explores the representation of obsolescence, particularly of For full details of this title, see page 3.
labour, in film and literature during a historical moment in
which automation has intensified in capitalist economies. TURNING THE PAGE
Joel Burges analyses texts such as The Invention of Hugo
Cabret,Wreck-It Ralph,Fantastic Mr.Fox,and Iron Council, and Storytelling as Activism in Queer Film and
examines their “means”of production. Media
David R. Coon
Jun 2018 210pp, 14 images
Third Edition 9780813593692 Paperback £22.50 / €25.00
Wheeler Winston Dixon & Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Combining a close analysis of specific films and video
Mar 2018 496pp programs with extensive interviews of industry professionals,
9780813595122 Paperback £28.95 / €33.00 Turning the Page demonstrates how queer storytelling in
visual media has the potential to empower individuals,
For full details of this title, see page 3. strengthen communities, and motivate social justice

Andrea J. Kelley Drama at the Touch of a Lever
May 2018 240pp, 30 images Nick Hall
9780813586335 Paperback £22.50 / €25.00
Techniques of the Moving Image Apr 2018 188pp, 30 images
9780813587202 Paperback £22.50 / €25.00
This is the first and only book to position what are called Techniques of the Moving Image
“Soundies”within the broader cultural and technological
milieu of the 1940s. Examining the dynamics between Traces the century-spanning history of the zoom lens in
Soundies’short musical films, the Panoram’s film-jukebox American film and television. From late 1920s silent features
technology, their screening spaces and their popular to the psychedelic experiments of the 1960s and beyond,
discourse, Andrea J. Kelley provides an integrative approach the book describes how inventors battled to provide film
to historic media exhibition. and television studios with practical zoom lenses, and how
cinematographers clashed over the right ways to use the

New York Jewish Intellectual Vanderbilt University Press
Nathan Abrams
Mar 2018 296pp, 20 photos
9780813587103 Hardback £28.95 / €33.00 Film Writing by Jim Ridley
Jim Ridley
Reexamines Stanley Kubrick’s work in the context of his Edited by Steve Haruch
ethnic and cultural origins. Focusing on several of Kubrick’s
key themes - including masculinity, ethical responsibility, Jun 2018 273pp
and the nature of evil - this book demonstrates how his films 9780826522061 Hardback £30.95 / €35.00
were in conversation with contemporary New York Jewish
intellectuals who grappled with the same concerns. Combining a cineaste’s encyclopaedic knowledge of film
with a child’s sense of wonder, Jim Ridley wrote about
movies in a way few others can. This anthology collects
nearly one hundred of Ridley’s film reviews, essays, and
journalistic works, organised by Steve Haruch into writing
by film genre, cinematic theme, and writing style to
demonstrate Ridley’s range.


Wayne State University Press

The Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series has as its focus original areas of film
research and innovative critical approaches to film, television, and new media. The series
publishes works that open further avenues for research and debate for the scholar. The titles
are suitable for classroom use at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Interrogating the Heist Film
Edited by Jeanette Sloniowski & Jim Leach Los Angeles on Film
Celestino Deleyto
Aug 2017 320pp, 30 b&w images
9780814342244 Paperback £38.50 / €43.00 Jan 2017 288pp
Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series 9780814339855 Paperback £38.50 / €43.00
Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series
The heist has been a persistent and popular mainstay of the
crime film. The Best Laid Plans asks the question: why has the Starts from the theoretical premise that place matters.
heist film proved so appealing to audiences over many years Celestino Deleyto sees film as predominantly a spatial system
and in diverse cultural contexts? The twelve essays in this and argues that the space of film and the space of reality
volume, explore the significance of the heist film in different are closely intertwined in complex ways and that we should
national cinemas, as well as its aesthetic principles and acknowledge the potential of cinema to intervene in the
ideological issues. historical process of the construction of urban space, as well
as its ability to record place.
Women and Comedy in American Silent Film NEOREALISM AND
Edited by Kristen Anderson Wagner GLOBAL CINEMA

Jan 2018 304pp, 25 b&w images Edited by Laura E. Ruberto &
9780814341025 Paperback £38.50 / €43.00 Kristi M. Wilson
Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series Jun 2007 360pp, 23 illustrations
9780814333242 Paperback
Provides a better understanding of women’s experiences £29.95 / €33.00
in the early twentieth century, and an appreciation of the Contemporary Approaches to
unruly and boundary-breaking women who have followed. Film and Media Series
Comic Venus brings readers to understand comediennes and
their impact on silent-era cinema, as well as their lasting Despite its lack of organisation
influence on later generations of funny women. and relatively short life
span, the Italian neorealist
FULL OF SECRETS movement deeply influenced directors and film traditions
around the world. This collection examines the impact of
Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks Italian neorealism beyond the period of 1945-52, the years
Edited by David Lavery conventionally connected to the movement, and beyond
the postwar Italian film industry
1995 296pp
9780814325063 Paperback £27.95 / €31.00
Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series

A study of Twin Peaks, the first foray into television for film
director David Lynch. It addresses topics which include
the series’cult status, its obsession with doubling and its
silencing of women. It also analyses the series from feminist,
deconstructionist and semiotic perspectives.



Trends and Traditions in Contemporary Film Representing the “Foreign” in Classical
Performance Hollywood
Edited by Cynthia L. Baron, Diane Carson & Edited by Russell Meeuf & Anna Cooper
Frank P. Tomasulo
Mar 2017 272pp
2004 424pp, 63 illustrations 9780814343067 Paperback £38.50 / €43.00
9780814330791 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00 Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series
Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series
Illustrates how Hollywood films negotiate shifting historical
Twelve essays analyse performance in post-1950s contexts of internationalisation through complex narratives
film, addressing distinct questions about the working about transnational exchange–a topic that has thus far been
relationships between actors and directors and discussing the neglected in scholarship on classical Hollywood.
interplay between performance and cinematic techniques.
The book explains the context for performance analysis as RAÚL RUIZ’S CINEMA OF INQUIRY
they address an international array of film genres, actors, and
genres. Edited by Andreea Marinescu & Ignacio López-Vicuña
Nov 2017 336pp, 18 b&w images
PERSONAL VIEWS 9780814341063 Paperback £38.50 / €43.00
Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series
Explorations in Film, Second Edition
Robin Wood Investigates the work of global filmmaker Raúl Ruiz. Raúl
Ruiz’s Cinema of Inquiry posits the unity of Ruiz’s body of
2006 416pp, 14 b&w illustrations work and investigates the similarities between his very
9780814332788 Paperback £25.95 / €29.00 diverse artistic productions. Ruiz’s own concept of “cinema
Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series of inquiry”provides the lens through which his films and
poetics are examined.
Contains essays on a range of films and filmmakers and
considers questions of the nature of film criticism and the WARRIORS, WITCHES, WHORES
critic. This work offers several arguments for the importance
of art, creativity, and personal response. It is of interest to film Women in Israeli Cinema
scholars and students of film. Rachel S. Harris

Aug 2017 304pp, 40 colour images
9780814339671 Paperback £37.50 / €42.00
Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series

Offers a feminist study of Israel’s film industry and the
changes that have occurred since the 1990s. Working in
feminist film theory, the book adopts a cultural studies
approach, considering the creation of a female-centred and
thematically feminist film culture in light of structural and
ideological shifts in Israeli society.


Cinema and Television since 2000
Paul Julian Smith Steven Sanders
2009 240pp
Aug 2017 240pp, 15 b&w images 9780813192604 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00
9780814342749 Paperback £37.50 / €42.00 The Philosophy of Popular Culture
Queer Screens
The science fiction genre maintains a remarkable hold on
Provides critical analysis of both mainstream and the imagination and enthusiasm of the filmgoing public,
independent audiovisual works, many of them little known, captivating large audiences worldwide and garnering ever-
produced in Mexico since the turn of the twenty-first larger profits. This title explores the storylines, conflicts, and
century. Paul Julian Smith aims to tease out the symbiotic themes of fifteen science fiction film classics.
relationship between culture and queerness in Mexico.
The University of Wisconsin Press


Laurence Raw Dani Cavallaro
Nov 2017 277pp 2006 212pp, filmography
9780299315405 Hardback £82.50 / €92.00 9780786423699 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00
Wisconsin Film Studies
Examining the vanguard of New Turkish Cinema, Laurence A critical study of Miyazaki’s work, this book includes an
Raw shows how these films reveal the effects of profound analysis of the visual conventions of manga, an overview
socio economic change on ordinary people in contemporary of Japanese animated films, and a consideration of the
Turkey. Raw interleaves his film discussion with thoughtful techniques deployed by both traditional cell and computer
commentary on nationalism, gender, personal identity, and animation.
cultural pluralism.
A Filmgoer’s Guide to In-Jokes, Obscure
The University Press of Kentucky References and Sly Details
Matthew Coniam
2015 316pp, 25 photos
Edited by Mark T. Conard 9780786497058 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
2007 264pp
9780813191812 Paperback £25.95 / €29.00 Have you ever watched a Marx Brothers film and wondered
The Philosophy of Popular Culture what “habeas Irish rose”is? What is the trial of Mary Dugan
Argues that the essence and elements of noir have with sound? Their films are full of such in-jokes and obscure
fundamentally influenced movies outside of the traditional theatrical, literary and topical references that can baffle
noir period. Neo-noir films such as Pulp Fiction (1994), Fight modern audiences. In this viewer’s guide to the Marx
Club (1999), and Memento (2000) have reintroduced the Brothers you will find the answer to such mysteries.
genre to a contemporary audience.

American Animation Pioneer
Ray Pointer

Jan 2017 320pp, 245 illustrations
9781476663678 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00

Max Fleischer - inventor of the rotoscope technique of
tracing animation frame by frame over live-action footage
- was one of the most prominent early animation pioneers.
This book covers his life and work, with rare illustrations
detailing the technical aspects of his craft.


A Bio-Filmography
Derek Sculthorpe Geoff Mayer
Jan 2017 316pp, 120 illustrations
2016 220pp 9780786477623 Paperback £77.50 / €86.00
9781476666570 Paperback £32.95 / €40.00
Providing insight into early 20th-century American culture,
This is the first book dedicated to Brian Donlevy, an this book analyses four decades of productions from Pathe,
underrated actor who was often typecast as a villain but who Universal, Mascot and Columbia.
had a surprising range and an unheralded gift for comedy.

Derek Pykett Visceral Horror and National Identity
2008 216pp, 124 photos Alexandra West
9780786433292 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
2016 216pp
Designed as a source for enthusiasts of British horror 9781476663487 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
films, this work provides a listing of shooting locations for
films released between 1932 and 2006. It comprises an The films of the New French Extremity have been reviled by
alphabetical index of over 100 British horror films, from The critics but adored by fans and filmmakers. This book provides
Abominable Doctor Phibes to Witchfinder General. an in-depth study of New French Extremity.


A Critical Study Eddie Mannix, Howard Strickling and the
Nicole Markoti MGM Publicity Machine
E.J. Fleming
2016 220pp
9780786496495 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00 2004 325pp, photos
9780786420278 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00
Literary and filmic depictions of the disabled reinforce
an “ableist”ideology that classifies bodies as normal or Through research and interviews with contemporaries, this
abnormal - positive or negative. This book examines is the never-before-told story of Eddie Mannix and Howard
language in film and fiction that perpetuates the Strickling. The dual biography describes how a mob-related
representation of the disabled as abnormal or problematic. New Jersey labourer and the quiet son of a grocer became
the most powerful men at the biggest studio in the world.
Critical Essays on Race, Ethnicity, Gender,
Sexuality and Disability An Exhaustive Filmography
Edited by Johnson Cheu Tom Johnson & Deborah Del Vecchio

2012 315pp, filmography 2012 422pp, 236 photos
9780786446018 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00 9780786469222 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00

Gathers recent scholarship on representations of diversity in Though best known for its horror films, Hammer produced a
Disney and Disney/Pixar films, exploring not only race and wide variety of movies in many genres. This is the definitive
gender, but also newer areas of study, particularly sexuality/ work on Hammer’s 165 films. Complete filmographic data
queer studies, masculinity studies and disability studies. are provided for each film, including release dates, running
time, length, distributor, complete cast and production
credits, and alternate titles.



Roberto Curti Eric Reinders
2013 332pp, 74 photos 2016 228pp
9780786469765 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 9781476664521 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00

Examines all the crime films produced in Italy between 1968 Widely regarded as Japan’s greatest animated director,
and 1980, the period when the genre began and reached Hayao Miyazaki creates films lauded for vibrant characters
its peak. With 220+ entries, it is the most complete English and meaningful narrative themes. Examining the messages
language book on the subject. of his 10 full-length films - from Nausicaa (1984) to The
Wind Rises (2013) - this study analyses each for its religious,
ITALIAN GOTHIC HORROR FILMS, philosophical and ethical implications.
Roberto Curti
2015 220pp, 50 photos History Versus Hollywood
9780786494378 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00 Jeremy Agnew

Examines the Italian Gothic horror of the 1950s and ’60s, 2012 266pp, 61 photos, filmography
with an abundance of previously unpublished production 9780786468881 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
information drawn from official papers and original scripts.
Compares the reality of the Old West to how it is portrayed
ITALIAN SWORD AND SANDAL FILMS, in the escapist entertainment of Western movies. The book
1908-1990 compares the reality of the cowboys, Indians, gunmen,
lawmen, and soldiers who peopled the Old West to how they
Roy Kinnard & Tony Crnkovich are portrayed on the silver screen.
Mar 2017 256pp, 100 illustrations
9781476662916 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 WAR, POLITICS AND SUPERHEROES

Provides a survey of sword and sandal (or peplum) films Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film
produced in Italy – one of the screen’s most neglected and Marc DiPaolo
marginalised film genres.
2011 342pp, 66 photos, filmography
KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES! 9780786447183 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00

American Science Fiction Movies of the Examines the seventy-year history of comic book
Fifties, The 21st Century Edition superheroes on film and in comic books and their reflections
Bill Warren & Bill Thomas of the politics of their time.

2016 1040pp, 273 photos THE W.C. FIELDS FILMS
9781476666181 Paperback £46.50 / €52.00
James L. Neibaur
Long recognized as the definitive reference work on the Mar 2017 200pp, 50 illustrations
hundreds of science fiction movies that from 1950 through 9781476665306 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
1962 terrified and fascinated a generation with zombified
teenagers, robots, invading aliens and monsters of every W.C. Fields was one of the top comedians of Hollywood’s
kind, Bill Warren’s Keep Watching the Skies! is greatly expanded golden era of the 1930s and 1940s, and has emerged as
in this 21st century edition. a comic icon since. This book is a film-by-film study of his
work, offering assessments and background information on


THE WEREWOLF FILMOGRAPHY University Press of Mississippi

Bryan Senn
A Life in Film
Jan 2017 408pp, 146 photos Douglas Keesey
9780786479108 Hardback £51.50 / €57.00
Mar 2017 364pp, 20 b&w illustrations
Examining acknowledged classics like The Wolf Man and The 9781496809728 Paperback £28.50 / €32.00
Howling, as well as overlooked gems like Dog Soldiers, this What makes Brian De Palma such a maverick even when he
comprehensive filmography covers the highs and lows of the is making Hollywood genre films? Why do his movies often
Werewolf genre. feature megalomaniacs and failed heroes? Is he merely a
misogynist and an imitator of Alfred Hitchcock? To answer
WESTERN MOVIES these questions, Douglas Keesey takes a biographical
approach to De Palma’s cinema, showing how De Palma
A Guide to 5,296 Feature Films, reworks events from his own life into his films.
Second Edition
Michael R. Pitts Rutgers University Press

9780786463725 Paperback £51.50 / €57.00
The Seduction of Reality
A comprehensive reference volume of the most popular, Stephen Prince
enduring film genre. Each entry has film title, release
company and year, running time, b&w/colour notation, cast 2012 40 b&w photos
listing, plot synopsis, and brief critical review.. 9780813551869 Paperback £24.95 / €28.00
Demonstrates how digital effects-driven films should be
YUL BRYNNER understood as a continuation of the narrative and stylistic
traditions that have defined American cinema for decades.
A Biography

2006 208pp, 42 photos, filmography Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley
9780786424610 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00 Kubrick, and the Reimagining of Cinema
Robert P. Kolker
Yul Brynner is considered a Hollywood paragon of
masculinity. This biography takes readers through Brynner’s 2016 224pp, 50 photos
formative years, and describes his journey, from sweeping 9780813583099 Paperback £22.95 / €26.00
stages in Parisian theatres to a versatile career in theatre, Takes readers on a fascinating journey through the lives
television, and film. and films of Welles, Hitchcock and Kubrick, identifying the
qualities that made them cinematic visionaries.
Melbourne University Publishing


Film, Horror and the Primal Uncanny
Barbara Creed

2005 200pp, illustrations
9780522851724 Paperback £27.95 / €31.00

The horror film has always been populated by male
monsters, many of which do carry out monstrous acts of
violation, rape and castration. What is it that defines male
monstrosity? How does the male monster differ from the
female monster?


EXTREME CINEMA University of Virginia Press

The Transgressive Rhetoric of Today’s Art FATALISM IN AMERICAN FILM NOIR
Film Culture
Mattias Frey Some Cinematic Philosophy
Robert B. Pippin
2016 298pp, 25 photos, 3 tables
9780813576497 Paperback £24.95 / €28.00 2013 156pp, 33 b&w illustrations
9780813934020 Paperback £18.50 / €20.00
Film festival premieres regularly make international headlines The crime melodramas of the 1940s shared many formal
for their shockingly graphic depictions of sex and violence. and thematic elements, from unusual camera angles and
Film critics and scholars alike often regard these movies as lighting to moral ambiguity and femme fatales. Robert
the work of visionary auteurs. In this provocative new book, Pippin argues that many of these films also raise distinctly
Mattias Frey offers a different perspective, exposing how philosophical questions.
these films are calculated products, designed to achieve
global notoriety. The University of Wisconsin Press


Culture, People and Power on the Reconstructing Film Studies
Global Screen David Bordwell & Noel Carroll
Cindy Hing-Yuk Wong
1996 582pp, 57 b&w photos, 13 line illustrations
2011 328pp, 12 photos 9780299149444 Paperback £27.95 / €31.00
9780813551210 Paperback £27.50 / €31.00 Wisconsin Studies in Film
A collection of essays on topics as diverse as film scores,
Offers the first comprehensive overview of the history, audience response and the national film industries of Russia,
people, films, and multiple functions of the festival world. Scandinavia, the US and Japan. The book examines issues
such as: what goes on when viewers perceive a film?; how
HARD BODIES do movies create illusions?; and how does a film arouse
Hollywood Masculinity in the Reagan Era
Susan Jeffords

1994 224pp, 46 b&w illustrations
9780813520032 Paperback £23.95 / €27.00

Through her illuminating and detailed analyses of both the
Reagan presidency and many blockbuster movies, Susan
Jeffords provides a scenario within which the successes of
the New Right and the Reagan presidency can begin to be


The Blacklist and Cold War Film Culture
Rebecca Prime

2014 280pp, 23 photos
9780813562612 Paperback £25.50 / €29.00
New Directions in International Studies

Rebecca Prime documents the untold story of the American
directors, screenwriters, and actors who exiled themselves to
Europe as a result of the Hollywood blacklist.





Essays on Domestic Place, Space and Life
Edited by Juliette C. Kitchens

Sep 2017 197pp
9781476667027 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00

Joss Whedon’s work collectively offers audiences the opportunity to question the ways we
relate to and inhabit homes. Focusing on his television series, films and comics, this collection
of new essays explores the diversity of home spaces in Whedon’s many ’verses, and the
complexity these spaces afford the narratives, characters, objects and relationships within



Critical Essays
Edited by Scott F. Stoddart

Feb 2018 184pp
9780786476886 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00

Interrogates the British cultural phenomenon, challenging readers to explore how and why
this television serial about life upstairs and downstairs in a British, turn-of-the-century manor
home resonates with American audiences, and exploring topics including the role of the
house, the influence of jazz and fashion, and changing female roles.



Talking Terror with TV’s Top Horror Writers
Thomas Fahy

Apr 2017 168pp
9781496813251 Paperback £28.50 / €32.00
Television Conversations Series

Features original interviews with the writers of today’s most frightening and fascinating
shows. The Writing Dead features thought-provoking, never-before-published interviews
with the top writers and gives the creators an opportunity to delve more deeply into the
subject of television horror than anything found online.
University Press of Mississippi


The University of Georgia Press THE AGE OF NETFLIX

RECONSIDERING ROOTS Critical Essays on Streaming Media, Digital
Delivery and Instant Access
Race, Politics, and Memory Edited by Myc Wiatrowski
Edited by Erica L. Ball & Kellie Carter Jackson
Oct 2017 215pp
Jan 2017 296pp, 7 b&w images 9780786497478 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
9780820350820 Paperback £26.95 / €30.00
9780820350837 Hardback £76.50 / €85.00 Collecting several new essays from scholars around the
Since 1970: Histories of Contemporary America Series globe, this collection seeks to participate in the ongoing
Invites readers to reconsider the politics and scope of the discourse about Netflix’s place in contemporary culture.
Roots phenomenon of the 1970s. Alex Haley’s 1976 book These contributors explore the intricacies of the enormous
was a publishing sensation, winning a National Book Award effect Netflix has had on how we consume popular media in
and a special Pulitzer Prize. The 1977 TV adaptation earned the everyday world and examines the streaming giant as a
thirty-eight Emmy nominations. These essays interrogate disruptor and cultural institution.
Roots, assessing the ways that the book and its dramatization
recast representations of slavery. AGNES MOOREHEAD ON RADIO,
Axel Nissen
9781476667584 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
Essays on the Programs of the
Millennial-Focused Network For full details of this title, see page 39.
Edited by Emily L. Newman & Emily Witsell
Mar 2018 225pp
9781476667355 Paperback £46.50 / €52.00 A History
Melissa Crawley
Launched in 1977, the network originally associated
with Pat Robertson has gone through many changes in Mar 2017 192pp
ownership and title. Its most recent incarnations, ABC 9781476669366 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
Family and Freeform (2016-present), feature a unique
mixture of programming to become one of the leading cable Jackie Gleason once said, “Television critics are men who
channels. Through a carefully selected group of essays, this report traffic accidents to eyewitnesses.”But aren’t we all TV
volume examines this important channel from a variety of critics? This book covers more than five decades of American
perspectives. criticism, from the early days to the present. A television
critic’s work is more than a consumer guide - it is part of a rich
AFTER THE BOMB BECAME GOD history that offers an insightful view of American culture.

The Legacy of the Cold War in ANOTHER ME
Dr. Strangelove, End Zone, Crash and
The Wire The Doppelgänger in 21st Century Fiction,
Niall Heffernan Television and Film
Heather Duerr Humann
Nov 2017 166pp
9781476664668 Paperback £56.95 / €63.00 Mar 2018 133pp
9781476671765 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
For full details of this title, see page 8.
A figure from ancient folklore, the doppelgänger continues
to reemerge in literature, television and film. The modern-
day doppelgänger (“double-goer”in German) is typically
depicted in a traditional form adapted to reflect present-day
social anxieties. Focusing on a broad range of narratives, this
volume explores 21st century representations in novels, TV
shows and movies.

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Critical Essays on the Original Series
Edited by Eric Hoffman Essays on Masculinity in the FX Series
Edited by Susan Fanetti
Aug 2017 181pp
9781476671277 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00 Mar 2018 155pp
9781476671918 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
Though it lasted just two seasons, Twin Peaks raised the bar
for television and is now considered one of the great dramas One of the FX network’s most successful original
in TV history. This collection of new essays explores its filmic productions, Sons of Anarchy roared onto the scene in
influences, its genre-bending innovations and its use of September 2008 and dominated FX’s programming for
horror and science fiction conventions, from the original seven seasons. This collection includes a robust array of
series to the film prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and scholarly perspectives on Sons of Anarchy’s complicated
subsequent video releases. presentation of masculinity and the cultural implications
Essays on Themes and Characters of the Series
Edited by James F. Iaccino, Cory Barker & Myc Wiatrowski The Henriad in the Old West
Susan Cosby Ronnenberg
Nov 2017 243pp
9780786497874 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00 Jan 2018 179pp
9781476665757 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
This collection of new essays focuses on The CW network’s
hit television series Arrow - based on DC Comic’s Green Arrow Explores parallels between William Shakespeare’s second set
- and its spin-offs. The contributors explore the reasons of history plays (Richard II,Henry IV and Henry V) and the HBO
behind Arrow’s success, the series’representation of bodies, TV series Deadwood. Drawing on textual analysis and cultural
its portrayal of women, its shifting political ideologies, and studies approaches, this book focuses on a comparison of
audience reception and influence on storylines. these specific works’commonalities and distinctions.

Essays on Domestic Place, Space and Life
Edited by Juliette C. Kitchens Joshua K. Wright
Apr 2018 219pp
Sep 2017 197pp 9781476673677 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
9781476667027 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
Analyses the multifaceted issues presented in Empire’s first
For full details of this title, see page 31. three seasons from an interdisciplinary perspective.It assesses
Empire’s role in the evolution of black images on television
and other mediums of popular culture by examining past
and present diverse bodies of literature and media, analytical
data, and discussions on respectability.


Essays on Gender, Trauma and Addiction in
A Comprehensive Supplement, 2011–2016 the Netflix Series
Vincent Terrace Edited by Tim Rayborn & Abigail Keyes

Dec 2017 241pp Mar 2018 207pp
9781476671383 Paperback £77.50 / €86.00 9781476666846 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00

TV series broadcast between January 1, 2011 and December Jessica Jones barged onto our TV and computer screens in
31, 2016 are chronicled here in the first supplement to November 2015, courtesy of Marvel and Netflix, presenting
Encyclopedia of Television Shows,1925-2010. In addition to a hard-drinking female protagonist who wrestles with her
covering the major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, the CW, own inner (and outer) demons. This collection of new essays
Fox and NBC) many cable only channels are also included offers insight into Jessica Jones’s complex themes and story
(for example, AMC, Disney, Nickelodeon, Bravo, Lifetime, lines.
Discovery, TNT, Comedy Central and History).

Critical Essays Big Business Critiqued in the Films and
Edited by Scott F. Stoddart Television Programs
Erin Giannini
Feb 2018 184pp
9780786476886 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 Dec 2017 176pp
9781476667768 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
For full details of this title, see page 31.
In this study of Joss Whedon’s work, from his early days as
HERO OR VILLAIN? story editor for Roseanne to his relationship with Marvel,
the author traces his use of corporate culture as the primary
Essays on Dark Protagonists of Television antagonist under which all of his protagonists struggle,
Edited by Abigail G. Scheg & Tamara Girardi from the fast food horrors in Buffy and Roseanne, to the
corporate-funded technology used in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Nov 2017 188pp
9781476667690 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 KILLING OFF THE LESBIANS

One dimensional television characters are a thing of the A Symbolic Annihilation on Film and
past - today’s shows feature intricate storylines and well Television
developed characters. Protagonists are not categorically Liz Millward, Janice G. Dodd & Irene Fubara-Manuel
good, antagonists often have relatable good sides. These
essays examine the complex characters in Orange Is the New May 2017 163pp
Black,Homeland,Key & Peele,Oz,Empire,Breaking Bad,House, 9781476668161 Paperback £66.95 / €75.00
and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
For full details of this title, see page 13.

An Acting Life
Sylvia D. Lynch

Feb 2018 150pp
9781476666273 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00

Before his rise to superstardom portraying Detective Steve
McGarrett on the long-running police drama Hawaii Five-O,
Jack Lord was already a dedicated and versatile performer on
Broadway, in film and on television. This book, the first to
draw on Lord’s massive personal archive, gives a behind-the-
scenes look into the life and work of a TV legend.



Ed Andreychuk A New Voice Enters Campaign Politics
Nov 2017 123pp William T. Horner & M. Heather Carver
9780786499724 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
Nov 2017 183pp
For full details of this title, see page 39. 9781476671840 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00

THE NEW PEPLUM Two remarkable events occurred during 1976: The debut
of Saturday Night Live and the Presidential Election pitting
Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Gerald Ford against Jimmy Carter. Both events had profound
Television Programs Since the 1990s and enduring influence on shaping the country America is
Edited by Nicholas Diak today. This book is the first to examine the ground-shaking
collision of SNL and Presidential politics when it all began.
Jan 2018 201pp
9781476667621 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 SHERLOCK AND DIGITAL FANDOM

For full details of this title, see page 14. Essays on Community, Creativity and
OPENING THE X-FILES Jennifer Wojton & Lynnette Porter

A Critical History of the Original Series Nov 2017 154pp
Darren Mooney 9781476670201 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00

Oct 2017 224pp When the BBC’s television series Sherlock debuted in summer
9781476665269 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00 2010, no one knew what an international phenomenon
it would become. Since then, Sherlock has encouraged a
More than 20 years after it was first broadcast, The X-Files diverse fandom. Like the object of their affection, Sherlock
still holds the public imagination. Covering the entire series Holmes, fans scrutinise clues about the series’meaning and
from its debut through the second feature film, this book deduce what happens off screen or off the set, then share
examines how creator Chris Carter and his team of writers their findings across the internet.
turned a scrappy cult favourite into a global phenomenon.
Social Protest and Gender in Undead Cinema
Essays on the Television Franchise and Television
Edited by Rebecca Janicker Elizabeth Aiossa

Apr 2017 189pp Mar 2018 151pp
9781476663524 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00 9781476666730 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00

Looming onto the television horror landscape in October For full details of this title, see page 14.
2011, a new drama known simply as American Horror Story
gave its eager viewers a lurid and graphic weekly dose of SUPERHEROINES AND THE EPIC
psychological unease and gruesome violence. As the first JOURNEY
book-length study of American Horror Story, this collection
examines the contribution that this franchise has made to Mythic Themes in Comics, Film and Television
small screen horror. Valerie Estelle Frankel

Mar 2017 296pp
9781476668789 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00

For full details of this title, see page 15.


Damsels, Feminists and Monsters
A Biographical Dictionary Valerie Estelle Frankel
Everett Aaker
Jan 2018 229pp
May 2017 488pp, 155 illustrations 9781476672229 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
9781476662503 Paperback £51.50 / €57.00 Over the past half-century Doctor Who has defined science
fiction television. The women in the series - from orphans
A biographical encyclopaedia that covers every actor and heroic mothers to seductresses and clever teachers -
and actress who had a regular role in a Western series on flourish in their roles yet rarely surmount them. Covering
American television from 1960 to 1975, with analyses of all of the series - classic and new - this book examines the
key players. Entries provide birth and death dates, family women archetypes in Doctor Who.
information, and brief accounts of each player’s career, with
a cross-referenced videography. An appendix gives details University Press of Mississippi
about all Western series, network or syndicated, 1960-1975.
Talking Terror with TV’s Top Horror Writers
Essays on Gender and Identity in the Thomas Fahy
Star Trek Universe
Edited by Nadine Farghaly & Simon Bacon Apr 2017 168pp
9781496813251 Paperback £28.50 / €32.00
Jul 2017 231pp Television Conversations Series
9781476668536 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00 For full details of this title, see page 31.

In 2016, Star Trek - arguably the most popular science fiction University of Pittsburgh Press
franchise of all time - turned 50. This collection of new essays
provides a timely study of how well Star Trek has lived up REIMAGINING BRAZILIAN TELEVISION
to its own ideals of inclusivity and equality, and how well
prepared it is to boldly go with everyone into the next half Luiz Fernando Carvalho’s Contemporary
century. Vision
Eli Lee Carter
Jan 2018 288pp, 116 b&w illustrations
A Complete Guide to Works in All Media 9780822964988 Paperback £29.95 / €33.00
Don Macnaughtan Latino and Latin American Profiles
The Brazilian television industry is one of the most
Jan 2018 228pp productive and commercially successful in the world. Eli
9781476670591 Paperback £46.50 / €52.00 Lee Carter examines the field of television production
by focusing on the work of one of Brazil’s greatest living
The director, producer and screenwriter Joss Whedon is directors, Luiz Fernando Carvalho. Through an emphasis
acclaimed as a major creative force in television, movies, on Carvalho’s thirty-plus year career, Carter sheds light on
comic books, and a host of other media. His output has Brazilian television’s history, its current state, and its future.
been so vast and diverse that tracking everything he has
created has become an ongoing challenge. This inventory
and bibliographic guide provides a complete, accurate, and
authoritative survey of Whedon’s work.


A Critical History of American Film and
Television Portrayals
Heather Greene

Mar 2018 157pp
9781476662527 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00

For full details of this title, see page 16.


Rutgers University Press Syracuse University Press


Steven Shaviro Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls
Mar 2017 140pp Edited by David Scott Diffrient & David Lavery
9780813579535 Paperback £14.95 / €17.00
9780813589459 Hardback £53.50 / €61.00 Nov 2017 424pp
Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture 9780815635284 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
Television and Popular Culture
Examines the ways that music videos interact with and
change older media like movies and gallery art; the use of Bringing together essays by scholars from around the
technologies like compositing, motion control, morphing world, Screwball Television offers a variety of international
software, and other digital special effects in order to create a perspectives on Gilmore Girls. Adored by fans and celebrated
new organisation of time and space; how artists use music by critics for its sophisticated wordplay and compelling
videos to project their personas; and how less well known portrayal of a mother-daughter relationship, this
musicians use music videos to extend their range and attract contemporary American TV program finally gets its due as a
attention. cultural production unlike any other.

THE QUEER FANTASIES OF THE Wayne State University Press
Tison Pugh
Feb 2018 280pp, 34 photos John Alberti
9780813591711 Paperback £23.95 / €27.00 Feb 2017 144pp
9780813591728 Hardback £78.50 / €88.00 9780814342121 Paperback £16.50 / €21.00
TV Milestones Series
Examines the evasive depictions of sexuality in domestic
and family-friendly sitcoms. Tison Pugh charts the history of Looks at how the focus The Killing shifts the police procedural
increasing sexual depiction in this genre while also unpacking away from the idea that solving the mystery of whodunit
how sitcoms use sexuality as a source of power, as a kind of means resolving the crime, and toward dealing with the
camouflage, and as a foundation for family building. ongoing psychological aftermath of crime and violence on
social and family relationships.
Southern Illinois University Press
Cinema and Television since 2000
A Memoir of Fifty Years in Chicago TV News Paul Julian Smith
Walter Jacobson
Aug 2017 240pp, 15 b&w images
Oct 2017 216pp, 28 illustrations 9780814342749 Paperback £37.50 / €42.00
9780809336180 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00 Queer Screens

Walter Jacobson’s highly readable book Walter’s Perspective For full details of this title, see page 26.
provides a unique glimpse into the Chicago news business.
While it is ultimately Jacobson’s story, it is also an insider’s
account of the inner workings of Chicago television news,
including the ratings games, the process of defining news
and choosing stories, the media’s power and its failures, and
the meddling by corporate and network executives.



McFarland Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film
Marc DiPaolo
Apr 2011 342pp, 66 photos, filmography
An Episode Guide and Complete History of 9780786447183 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
the Mid-1970s Science Fiction Television
Series For full details of this title, see page 28.
John Kenneth Muir
Wayne State University Press
2005 222pp, photos
9780786422760 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00 FULL OF SECRETS
The British-made Space: 1999 was a space adventure of the
mid-1970s. From the science fiction show’s conception in Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks
1973 to its cancellation in 1977, this reference work covers Edited by David Lavery
each of the 48 episodes in depth.
1995 296pp
PERRY COMO 9780814325063 Paperback £27.95 / €31.00
Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series
A Biography and Complete Career Record For full details of this title, please see page 24.
Malcolm MacFarlane & Ken Crossland
2012 310pp, 73 photos, discography
9780786471669 Paperback £25.95 / €29.00 Janet McCabe
Perry Como’s career illuminates developments in the music 2012 144pp, 15 illustrations
and television business in the middle of the last century. This 9780814334362 Paperback £16.50 / €21.00
biography features 73 photographs, a complete discography, TV Milestones Series
a listing of all television appearances, and a year by year The behind-the-scenes ensemble drama about Washington
chronology of Perry Como’s life. politics premiered on the wake of the Monica Lewinsky
scandal, was the first series to respond to the 9/11 terrorist
THE SAINT attacks, and concluded in the closing years of the Bush
Administration. In this volume, Janet McCabe explores The
A Complete History in Print, Radio, Film and West Wing as both a space for political and social discourse
Television of Leslie Charteris’ Robin Hood of and a force that reshaped contemporary television.
Modern Crime, Simon Templar, 1928-1992
Burl Barer THE X-FILES

2003 431pp, 58 photos Theresa L. Geller
9780786416806 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00 2016 144pp, 13 illustrations
The now legendary character created by Leslie Charteris has 9780814339428 Paperback £16.50 / €21.00
survived nearly three-quarters of a century of perilous action TV Milestones Series
and narrow escapes. This guide includes plot synopses of the Provides the reader with several points of entry into the TV
radio and television programs, with air dates and production series, with social, cultural, and political analyses framed by
credits, and more. the examination of the show’s many overlapping genres.


Essays on the BBC Series
Edited by Louisa Ellen Stein & Kristina Busse

2012 251pp
9780786468188 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
The critically-acclaimed BBC television series Sherlock (2010)
re-envisions Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective for the digital
age. This collection explores the cultural intersections and fan
traditions that converge in Sherlock and its fandoms.



McFarland Gospel Music Broadcasting and the Making
of Evangelical Culture, 1920-1960
Oct 2017 271pp
Axel Nissen 9781476667348 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
Nov 2017 141pp For full details of this title, see page 54.
9781476667584 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
Agnes Moorehead (1900-74) was unique among twentieth- WRITERS, 1928-1962
century American actresses in making a major career for
herself in all four entertainment media after the age of 40. Ryan Ellett
This title focuses on Moorehead’s career in radio, on the Nov 2017 183pp
stage, and in television. A representative selection of 25 of 9781476665931 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
her most interesting and representative performances in More than 700 uncredited scriptwriters who created the
these media are discussed in separate profiles. memorable characters and thrilling stories of radio’s Golden
Age receive due recognition in this encyclopaedia. For
KING ARTHUR AND ROBIN HOOD ON some, radio was a stepping stone on the way to greater
THE RADIO achievements in film or television, on the stage or in
literature. For others, it was the culmination of a life spent
Adaptations for American Listeners writing newspaper copy.
Katherine Barnes Echols
Nov 2017 168pp
9781476667041 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00 The University of North Carolina Press

Before stories of King Arthur and Robin Hood were adapted REALITY RADIO
and readapted for film, TV and theatre, radio scriptwriters
looking for material turned to Le Morte Darthur and The Merry Telling True Stories in Sound, Second Edition
Adventures of Robin Hood. Many of these adaptations reflect Edited by John Biewen & Alexa Dilworth
the moral and ethical questions of the day, as characters’
faced issues of gender relations, citizenship, crime and Feb 2017 256pp
communism in a medieval setting. 9781469633138 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
Celebrates today’s best audio documentary work by bringing
THE LONE RANGER ON RADIO, FILM together some of the most influential and innovative
AND TELEVISION practitioners from the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia.

Ed Andreychuk
Nov 2017 123pp
9780786499724 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00

Created by script writer Fran Striker and radio station owner
George W. Trendle, the Lone Ranger was meant to embody
courage, fair play and honesty, and writers had to adhere
to specific guidelines: “he never smokes... he uses precise
speech... he never shoots to kill.”This book examines the
franchise in detail, with summaries and production details of
the original radio episodes.





Theatre and Reality
Marvin Carlson

Apr 2018 160pp
9780472037247 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00

Examines recent and contemporary work by such groups as Rimini Protokoll, Societas
Raffaelo Sanzio, the Gob Squad, Nature Theatre of Oklahoma, and Foundry Theatre, while
revealing the deep antecedents of today’s theatre, placing it in useful historical perspective.
While many may consider it a post-postmodern phenomenon, the “theatre of the real”, as it
turns out, has very deep roots.
University of Michigan Press



How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America’s Past
Edited by Renee C. Romano & Claire Bond Potter

Mar 2018 288pp, 25 colour and 6 b&w illustrations
9780813590295 Paperback £20.50 / €24.00
9780813590301 Hardback £61.95 / €70.00

Everyone has gone Hamilton crazy. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical has
spawned sold-out performances, a triple platinum cast album, and a score so catchy that it
is being used to teach US history in classrooms across the country. But just how historically
accurate is Hamilton? And how is the show itself making history? This work brings together
a collection of top scholars to explain the Hamilton phenomenon and explore what it might
mean for our understanding of America’s history.

Rutgers University Press

The University of Alabama Press THEATRE SYMPOSIUM

THEATRE HISTORY STUDIES 2017 Volume 25,Cross-Cultural Dialogue on the
Global Stage
Volume 36 Edited by Becky K. Becker
Edited by Sara Freeman
Nov 2017 112pp, 4 b&w images
Dec 2017 368pp, 12 b&w images
9780817371111 Paperback £35.95 / €40.00 9780817370121 Paperback £35.95 / €40.00
A peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship
published annually since 1981 by the Mid-American Theatre Addresses the ways that theatre both shapes cross-cultural
Conference. Theatre History Studies is devoted to research in dialogue and is itself, in turn, shaped by those forces. In what
all areas of theatre studies, with special interest in archival ways have theatre practitioners, educators, and scholars
research, historical documentation, and historiography. worked to support cross-cultural dialogue historically? And
in what ways might theatre embrace the complexities and
contradictions inherent in any meaningful exchange? The
essays in this volume reflect on these questions.


The University of Arizona Press TRAVELER, THERE IS NO ROAD

OUTSIDE THEATER Theatre, the Spanish Civil War, and the
Decolonial Imagination in the Americas
Alliances That Shape Mexico Lisa Jackson-Schebetta
Stuart Day
Apr 2017 252pp, 15 images
May 2017 224pp, 2 b&w illustrations 9781609384906 Paperback £66.95 / €75.00
9780816535453 Hardback £56.95 / €63.00 Studies in Theatre History & Culture
Offers a unique perspective on 1930s theatre and
Taking a cue from influential French philosopher Jacques performance, encompassing the theatrical work of
Ranciere, Stuart A. Day’s goal in Outside Theater is to highlight the Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Spanish diasporas in the
written words and performances that exemplify effective United States, as well as the better-known Anglophone
strategies, past and present, to reveal and promote civic communities. Lisa Jackson-Schebetta situates well-known
engagement, to provoke disruptions, or to highlight fissures figures, such as Langston Hughes and Clifford Odets,
- and opportunities - in oppressive social structures. alongside lesser-known ones, such as Erasmo Vando, Franca
de Armiño, and Manuel Aparicio.
University of Iowa Press
The University Press of Kentucky
Englishness and Theatre in Revolutionary
America A Life
Odai Johnson Douglass K. Daniel

May 2017 294pp, 3 images Sep 2017 400pp, 44 b&w photos
9781609384944 Paperback £66.95 / €75.00 9780813169682 Hardback £35.95 / €40.00
Studies in Theatre History & Culture Screen Classics
For full details of this title, see page 6.
In this remarkable feat of historical research, Odai Johnson
pieces together the surviving fragments of the story of the ZIEGFELD AND HIS FOLLIES
first professional theatre troupe based in the British North
American colonies. In doing so, he tells the story of how A Biography of Broadway’s Greatest
colonial elites came to decide they would no longer style Producer
themselves British gentlemen, but instead American citizens. Cynthia Brideson & Sara Brideson

SUSAN GLASPELL’S POETICS AND Mar 2018 576pp, 76 b&w photos
POLITICS OF REBELLION 9780813175027 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
Screen Classics
Emeline Jouve For full details of this title, see page 7.
Jun 2017 260pp
9781609385088 Paperback £66.95 / €75.00 McFarland
Studies in Theatre History & Culture
Analysing plays from the early Trifles (1916) through Springs STAGE AND TELEVISION
Eternal (1943) and the undated, incomplete Wings, author
Emeline Jouve illustrates the way that Susan Glaspell’s Axel Nissen
dramas addressed issues of sexism, the impact of World Nov 2017 141pp
War I on American values, and the relationship between 9781476667584 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
individuals and their communities, among other concerns. For full details of this title, see page 39.


The Life and Work
Peter Shelley

Nov 2017 187pp 25 illustrations
9781476662428 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
For full details of this title, see page 8.



Interviews with Directors, Performers and CHARLES LUDLAM LIVES!
Aleksandar Sasha Dundjerovic & Luiz Fernando Ramos Charles Busch, Bradford Louryk, Taylor Mac,
and the Queer Legacy of the Ridiculous
Nov 2017 171pp Theatrical Company
9781476671062 Paperback £51.50 / €57.00 Sean Edgecomb

One of the most thriving, vibrant and exciting theatre Jun 2017 246pp, 7 illustrations
cultures in the world is Brazil, offering plurality of various 9780472053551 Paperback £21.50 / €24.00
forms of theatrical expression. Brazilian Collaborative Theater 9780472073559 Hardback £59.95 / €66.00
presents fifteen interviews with leading contemporary Triangulations: Lesbian/Gay/Queer Theater/Drama/
theatre directors, performers and choreographers, Performance
investigating their creative approaches and experiences of
theatre making processes. Playwright, actor and director Charles Ludlam (1943-1987)
helped to galvanize the Ridiculous style of theatre in New
FOR THE GAY STAGE York City starting in the 1960s. Although his Ridiculous
Theatrical Company shut its doors, the Ludlamesque
A Guide to 456 Plays, Aristophanes to Ridiculous has continued to thrive. Sean F. Edgecomb
Peter Gill focuses on neo-Ridiculous artists to trace the connections
Drewey Wayne Gunn between Ludlam’s legacy and their performances.

9781476670195 Paperback £66.95 / €75.00
Fifty Years of La MaMa Experimental Theatre
Explores the total sweep of gay plays published in English, Cindy Rosenthal
not just those that were produced on Broadway and
in London’s West End. In addition to Off- and Off-Off- Sep 2017 208pp, 133 illustrations
Broadway and regional theatre offerings, plays from Ireland, 9780472117420 Hardback £37.95 / €42.00
Scotland, Wales, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India,
Puerto Rico and South Africa are inlcuded. Translations from Founder of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Ellen
other languages are also given their due place. Stewart was responsible for a staggering array of productions
and for fostering the early work of directors, playwrights,
SCRIPTING DETENTION actors, composers, and performance artists. Theatre scholar
Cindy Rosenthal relates the history of La MaMa through
A Project in Theater and Autoethnography its performance posters, capturing the irreverence and the
with Incarcerated Teens aesthetic of La MaMa over five decades.
Nandita Dinesh

Nov 2017 167pp
9781476669052 Paperback £66.95 / €75.00

Documenting a theatre project for incarcerated youth in a
New Mexico juvenile detention facility, this book presents
the script of a play about prison life, and interweaves the
author’s creative, self-reflective text. The collaborative
experience of writing and staging such a play enacted by
prisoners frames a discussion of larger social and political
themes in the criminal justice system.


Three Centuries of Racial Impersonation in
Philadelphia Ric Knowles
Christian DuComb Sep 2017 272pp, 14 b&w Illustrations
9780472053605 Paperback £25.50 / €28.00
Jun 2017 208pp, 25 b&w Illustrations 9780472073603 Hardback £64.95 / €70.00
9780472053582 Paperback £21.50 / €24.00 Theater: Theory/Text/Performance
9780472073580 Hardback £59.95 / €66.00
Theater: Theory/Text/Performance In 1971, Canada became the first country to adopt an official
policy of multiculturalism. Performing the Intercultural City
Explores the history of racial impersonation in Philadelphia explores how Toronto - a representative global city in this
from the late eighteenth century to the present day. The multicultural country - stages diversity through its many
book focuses on select historical moments, such as the intercultural theatre companies and troupes.
advent of the minstrel show and the ban on blackface
makeup in the Philadelphia Mummers Parade. PERFORMING UNIFICATION

HIDEOUS CHARACTERS AND History and Nation in German Theater
Matt Cornish
Performing Jewish Identity on the
Antebellum American Stage Sep 2017 264pp, 15 b&w Illustrations
Heather Nathans 9780472130450 Hardback £64.95 / €70.00

Apr 2017 296pp, 8 b&w illustrations Since the moment after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989,
9780472130306 Hardback £72.50 / €80.00 the most important German theatre artists have created
plays and productions about unification. Performing
Examining play texts, theatrical reviews, political discourse, Unification examines how German directors, playwrights,
and public performances of Jewish rights and rituals, Hideous and theatre groups have represented and misrepresented the
Characters and Beautiful Pagans argues that Jewish stage past, confronting their nation’s history and collective identity.
types shed light on our understanding of the status of Jewish
Americans during a critical historical period. SEVEN PLAYS OF KOFFI KWAHUL

MICRODRAMAS In and Out of Africa
Judith G. Miller
Crucibles for Theater and Time
John H. Muse Jun 2017 296pp, 8 photos
9780472053490 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
Sep 2017 256pp, 11 illustrations 9780472073498 Hardback £77.50 / €86.00
9780472053636 Paperback £25.50 / €28.00 African Perspectives
9780472073634 Hardback £64.95 / €70.00
Theater: Theory/Text/Performance The work of renowned Ivoirian playwright Koffi Kwahulé has
been translated into some 15 languages and is performed
Argues that tiny plays (shorter than twenty minutes) deserve regularly throughout Europe, Africa, and the Americas. For
sustained attention, and that brevity should be considered a the first time, Seven Plays of Koffi Kwahulé: In and Out of Africa
distinct mode of theatrical practice. This book explores four makes available to an Anglophone audience some of his best
episodes in the history of very short theatre, all characterized and most representative plays.
by the self-conscious embrace of brevity.

Theatre and Reality
Marvin Carlson

Apr 2018 160pp
9780472037247 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00

For full details of this title, see page 40.


10,000 NIGHTS Northwestern University Press

Highlights from 50 Years of Theatre-Going AESTHETIC CITIZENSHIP
Marvin Carlson
Immigration, Theater, and Embodiment in
Oct 2017 296pp, 6 Illustrations Twenty-First Century Paris
9780472130504 Hardback £37.95 / €42.00 Emine Fisek

Esteemed scholar and theatre aficionado Marvin Carlson Sep 2017 192pp
has seen an unsurpassed number of theatrical productions 9780810135666 Paperback £35.95 / €40.00
in his long and distinguished career. 10,000 Nights is a lively
chronicle of a half-century of theatre-going, in which Carlson Presents an ethnographic study of the role of theatrical
recalls one memorable production for each year from 1960 performance in questions regarding immigration, citizenship,
to 2010. and the formation of national identity. Focusing on Paris
in the twenty-first century, Emine Fisek analyses the use
WENDY WASSERSTEIN of theatre by immigrant-rights organisations there and
examines the relationship between aesthetic practices and
Jill Dolan the political personhoods they negotiate.
Aug 2017 208pp
9780472053629 Paperback £21.50 / €24.00 ARCHITECTURAL INVOLUTIONS
9780472073627 Hardback £59.95 / €66.00
Michigan Modern Dramatists Writing, Staging, and Building Space,
c. 1435-1650
Playwright Wendy Wasserstein (1950-2006) wrote topical, Mimi Yiu
humorous plays addressing relationships among women
and their families, taking the temperature of social moments Jan 2018 336pp, 75 b&w images
from the 1960s onwards. This volume provides a critical 9780810136595 Paperback £35.95 / €40.00
introduction and a feminist reappraisal of the significant Rethinking the Early Modern
plays of one of the most famous contemporary American
women playwrights. Taking the reader on an inward journey from façades
to closets, from physical to psychic space, Architectural
The University of North Carolina Press Involutions offers an alternative genealogy of theatre by
revealing how innovations in architectural writing and
THE BARTER THEATRE STORY practice transformed an early modern sense of interiority.
The book situates Alberti, Shakespeare, Jonson, and others
Love Made Visible within a landscape of spatial and visual change.
Mark Dawidziak

Jul 2017 144pp, 2 drawings, 52 illustrations
9781469638133 Paperback £16.50 / €19.00

Published in 1982, The Barter Theatre Story: Love Made Visible
tells the colourful history of a remarkable American cultural
institution. Opened by native Virginian Robert Porterfield in
1933, the Barter Theatre offered the people of Abingdon,
Virginia, and the surrounding area entertainment and a
much-needed escape from their Depression-era working
Appalachian State University


The Offstage in English Renaissance Drama
Women Dramatists of the Black Arts Jonathan Walker
La Donna Forsgren Jun 2017 200pp, 18 b&w images
9780810135017 Paperback £35.95 / €40.00
Apr 2018 240pp, 15 b&w images
9780810136939 Paperback £35.95 / €40.00 Explores the key role of dramatic episodes that occur offstage
9780810136946 Hardback £102.00 / €114.00 and beyond the knowledge-generating faculty of playgoers’
sight. Does Ophelia drown? Is Desdemona unfaithful to
The Black Arts Movement (1965-76) consisted of artists Othello? Does Macbeth murder Duncan in his sleep? Site
across the United States deeply concerned about the Unscene considers how the drama’s non-visible and eccentric
relationship between politics and the black aesthetic. In elements embellish, alter, and subvert visible action on the
Search of Our Warrior Mothers examines how the Black Arts stage.
Movement provided a forum for black women playwrights
to express feminist attitudes from within black nationalist THEATERS OF THE EVERYDAY
Aesthetic Democracy on the American Stage
Apr 2018 248pp
Patricia A. Ybarra 9780810136663 Paperback £35.95 / €40.00
Nov 2017 256pp, 8 b&w images 9780810136670 Hardback £102.00 / €114.00
9780810136458 Paperback £35.95 / €40.00
9780810136465 Hardback £102.00 / €114.00 Examines a vital but little-recognised current in American
theatrical history: the dramatic representation of the
Traces how Latino theatre in the United States has engaged quotidian and mundane. Jacob Gallagher-Ross shows how
with the policies, procedures, and outcomes of neoliberal twentieth-century American theatre became a space for
economics in the Americas from the 1970s to the present. negotiating the demands of innovative form and democratic
Patricia Ybarra examines IMF interventions, NAFTA, shifts in availability.
immigration policy, the escalation of border industrialization
initiatives, and austerity programs, and the response of TIME SLIPS
Latino artists.
Queer Temporalities, Contemporary
THE SCENE OF FOREPLAY Performance, and the Hole of History
Jaclyn Pryor
Theater, Labor, and Leisure in 1960s
New York Jun 2017 192pp
Giulia Palladini 9780810135307 Paperback £35.95 / €40.00
9780810135314 Hardback £102.00 / €114.00
Jul 2017 296pp
9780810135222 Paperback £35.95 / €40.00 This bold book investigates how performance can transform
9780810135239 Hardback £102.00 / €114.00 the way people perceive trauma and memory, time and
history. Pryor introduces the concept of “time slips,”
In a study that spans the fields of theatre history, moments in which past, present, and future coincide,
performance studies, and cultural studies, Giulia Palladini moments that challenge American narratives of racial and
analyses artistic performances, social performances, archival sexual citizenship.
remains, and memoirs of the underground theatre scene
in 1960s New York. She employs foreplay as a theoretical
term that refers to a form of labour that both anticipates and
postpones theatre production proper.


THE UNFINISHED ART OF THEATER Southern Illinois University Press

Avant-Garde Intellectuals in Mexico and ADAPTURGY
Sarah J. Townsend The Dramaturg’s Art and Theatrical
Jul 2018 312pp, 35 b&w images Jane Barnette
9780810137400 Paperback £35.95 / €40.00
9780810137417 Hardback £102.00 / €114.00 Nov 2017 264pp, 10 illustrations
9780809336272 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
A certain idea of the avant-garde posits the possibility of
a total rupture with the past. The Unfinished Art of Theater Dramaturg Jane Barnette has put together an essential guide
pulls back on this futuristic impulse by showing how theatre for theatre scholars and practitioners seeking to understand
became a key site for artists on the semi-periphery of and participate in the process of adaptation for the stage.
capitalism to reconfigure the role of the aesthetic between Employing the term “adapturgy”, Barnette redefines the
1917 and 1934. dramaturg’s role and thoroughly refutes the commonplace
point of view that adapted works are somehow less creative
VIRAL PERFORMANCE than “original”plays.

Contagious Theaters from Modernism to CALIFORNIOS, ANGLOS, AND THE
Miriam Felton-Dansky THE U.S. WEST

May 2018 216pp Andrew Gibb
9780810137158 Paperback £35.95 / €40.00 Jun 2018 264pp, 22 illustrations
9780810137165 Hardback £102.00 / €114.00 9780809336470 Paperback £46.50 / €52.00

Digital culture has occasioned a seismic shift in the discourse Argues that the mid-nineteenth-century encounter between
around contagion, transmission, and viral circulation. Anglos and californios— the Spanish-speaking elites who
Yet theatre, in the cultural imagination, has always been ruled Mexican California between 1821 and 1848—resulted
contagious. Viral Performance proposes the concept of the not only in the Americanization of California but also the
viral as an essential means of understanding socially engaged “Mexicanization”of Americans. Employing performance
and transmedial performance practices since the mid- studies methodologies in his analysis of everyday and
twentieth century. historical events, Gibb traces how oligarchy evolved and
developed in the region.
Rutgers University Press
How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging
America’s Past Noe Montez
Edited by Renee C. Romano & Claire Bond Potter Nov 2017 264pp, 13 illustrations
9780809336296 Paperback £46.50 / €52.00
Mar 2018 288pp, 25 colour and 6 b&w illustrations
9780813590295 Paperback £20.50 / €24.00 Considers how theatre can produce memory narratives that
9780813590301 Hardback £61.95 / €70.00 change the public’s reception to governmental policies that
address a previous regime’s human rights violations. Drawing
For full details of this title, see page 40. on contemporary research in transitional justice strategies,
memory studies, and theatre history, Noe Montez examines
the Argentine theatre’s responses to the numerous changes
in the country’s transitional justice policies.



Contemporary Performance Beyond McFarland

Sep 2018 200pp, 36 illustrations Works by Leila Buck, Jamil Khoury, Yussef El
9780809334704 Paperback £39.50 / €44.00 Guindi, and Lameece Issaq & Jacob Kader
Edited by Michael Malek Najjar
POWER 2013 200pp, 8 photos
9780786474868 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
Repositioning the Latina/o Americas Offers a collection of plays by contemporary Arab American
Edited by Analola Santana & Jimmy A. Noriega playwrights - Leila Buck, Jamil Khoury, Yussef El Guindi, and
Lameece Issaq and Jacob Kader.
Feb 2018 320pp, 16 illustrations
9780809336319 Paperback £61.95 / €69.00 STAGE MANAGING CHAOS

Reconsiders geographical space and power and the ways A Diary of the Old Vic Production of Fernando
in which theatrical and performance histories have been Arrabal’s The Architect and the Emperor of
constructed throughout the Americas. Essays bridge Assyria
political, racial, gender, class, and national divides that have Jackie Harvey
traditionally restricted and distorted our understanding of
Latin American theatre and performance. 2016 204pp, 36 illustrations
9781476666648 Paperback £19.95 / €23.00
University of Virginia Press In the early 1970s, London’s National Theatre launched an
infamous avant garde production of The Architect and the
STAGING CREOLIZATION Emperor of Assyria. Laurence Olivier enlisted Jackie Harvey
to keep a diary of the often ludicrous, occasionally creative,
Women’s Theatre and Performance from always challenging rehearsals. Accompanied by recollections
the French Caribbean and photographs, the diary provides a snapshot of a crucial
Emily Sahakian period in the history of the National Theatre.

May 2017 312pp, 18 b&w illustrations University of Michigan Press
9780813940083 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
9780813940076 Hardback £77.50 / €86.00 ANALYZING PERFORMANCE
New World Studies Modern Language Initiative
Theater, Dance and Film
Examines seven plays by Ina Césaire, Maryse Condé, Gerty Patrick Pavis
Dambury, and Simone Schwarz-Bart that premiered in the
French Caribbean or in France in the 1980s and 1990s and 2003 189pp, illustrations
soon thereafter travelled to the United States. Emily Sahakian 9780472066896 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
argues that these late-twentieth-century plays by French Provides conceptual tools for understanding a range of
Caribbean women writers dramatize and enact creolization. performance, including theatre, dance, cinema, other
audiovisual media, and mime.


Modern Acting Theories in Perspective
Robert Gordon

2006 480pp, 10 illustrations
9780472068876 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
Theater: Theory/Text/Performance
Analyses and synthesizes modern critical acting theories,
their historical evolution, and their relationship to one
another, enabling students, teachers, and professionals to
comprehend the different aesthetic possibilities for actors.


SEX, DRAG, AND MALE ROLES Northwestern University Press

Investigating Gender as Performance IMPROVISATION FOR THE THEATER
Diane Torr & Stephen Bottoms
Third Edition
2010 314pp, 19 b&w photos Viola Spolin
9780472051021 Paperback £29.95 / €33.00 Edited by Paul Sills

Performance artist Diane Torr has been teaching women how 1999 416pp
to dress and pass as men on city streets around the world. 9780810140080 Paperback £23.95 / €27.00
This book documents and contextualizes the development Spolin’s improvisational techniques have changed the very
of Torr’s internationally celebrated workshops, as well as her nature and practice of modern theatre. This third edition
experiments in performing gender-play in theatres, galleries, updates the more than 200 now-classic exercises and adds
and clubs. 30 new ones. It adds 30 traditional theatre games that are
frequently used as warm-ups.
Making Meaning in the Theatre ACTOR
Gay McAuley
A Handbook
2000 320pp, 21 photos, 8 line drawings Viola Spolin
9780472087693 Paperback £32.95 / €37.00
Theater: Theory/Text/Performance 2001 144pp
9780810140103 Paperback £18.50 / €21.00
Examines the way theatre buildings function to frame This handbook presents theatre games and side coaching
the performance event, the organisation of audience and for the solo player. It contains over 40 exercises which allow
practitioner spaces within the building, the nature of the actors to side coach themselves, at home, in rehearsal, or in
stage and the modes of representation it facilitates, and the performance.
relationship between real space and fictional place.
Southern Illinois University Press
Finding Hope at the Theater
Jill Dolan A Technical Manual for Reading Plays
David Ball
Mar 2006 248pp
9780472069071 Paperback £28.95 / €32.00 1983 112pp
9780809311101 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00
Taces the sense of visceral, emotional and social connection Considered an essential text since its publication thirty-five
that we experience at the theatre, connections that allow years ago, this guide for students and practitioners of both
us to feel for a moment not what a better world might look theatre and literature complements, rather than contradicts
like, but what it might feel like, and how that hopeful utopic or repeats, traditional methods of literary analysis of scripts.
sentiment might become motivation for social change.
University Press of Mississippi
Third Edition
MUSICAL 2007 320pp, 227 illustrations
9780809327416 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
Robert L. McLaughlin Explains four main principles, which make up the core of this
2016 312pp book: know the rigging system; keep it in safe working order;
9781496808554 Hardback £60.95 / €68.00 know how to use it; and keep your concentration.

For full details of this title, see page 64.

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