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A Companion to Film Theory

A Companion to Film Theory

Toby Miller (Editor), Robert Stam (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-99841-0

Dec 2007, Wiley-Blackwell

440 pages

Description

This volume of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies provides a comprehensive overview of the field. Its international and interdisciplinary approach will have a broad appeal to those interested in this multifaceted subject.

  • Provides a major collection of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies.
  • Represents material under a variety of headings, including class, race, gender, queer theory, nation, stars, ethnography, authorship, and spectatorship.
  • Offers an international approach to the subject, including coverage of topics such as genre, image, sound, editing, culture industries, early cinema, classical Hollywood, and TV relations and technology.
  • Includes concise chapter-by-chapter accounts of the background and current approaches to each topic, followed by a prognostication on the future.
  • Considers cinema studies in relation to other forms of knowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, and literature.
1. Introduction: Toby Miller.

2. Authorship: James Naremore.

3. Genre: Sarah Berry.

4. Enunciation and Narration: André Gaudreault and François Jost.

5. Film Editing: Lucy Fischer.

6. Film Semiotics: Warren Buckland.

7. Cognitivism: Greg Currie.

8. Psychoanalysis: Richard Allen.

9. Spectatorship and Subjectivity: E. Deidre Pribram.

10. Laura Mulvey Meets Cathrine Tramell Meets the She-Man: Counter-History, Reclamation, and Incongruity in Lesbian, Gay, and Queer Film and Media Criticism: Julia Erhart.

11. Is There Class in this Text?: The Repression of Class in Film and Cultural Studies : David James.

12. Culture Industries: Douglas Kellner.

13. The Political Economy of Film: Janet Wasko.

14. The Work of Theory in the Age of Digital Transformation: Henry Jenkins.

15. Cultural Exchange: Tom O'Regan.

16. Anthropology for the World: Mass Media: Faye Ginsburg.

17. Psycho's Bad Timing: The Sensual Obsessions of Film Theory: Toby Miller.

18. Historical Allegory: Ismail Xavier.

19. Every Picture Tells a Story: José Guadalupe Posada's Photocinematic Graphic Art: Charles Ramirez Berg.

20. On "Historical Poetics," Narrative, and Interpretation: Ira Bhaskar.

Index.

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"[Offers] new and diverse directions which film theory can and must address … pivotal." Scope: The Online Journal of Film Studies


  • Provides a major collection of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies.
  • Represents material under a variety of headings, including class, race, gender, queer theory, nation, stars, ethnography, authorship, and spectatorship.
  • Offers an international approach to the subject, including coverage of topics such as genre, image, sound, editing, culture industries, early cinema, classical Hollywood, and TV relations and technology.
  • Includes concise chapter-by-chapter accounts of the background and current approaches to each topic, followed by a prognostication on the future.
  • Considers cinema studies in relation to other forms of knowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, and literature.