Film, Visual Culture, and Performing Arts

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Motherhood Misconceived

First collection of essays on cinematic motherhood.

The Suffering Will Not Be Televised

Explores how the suffering of African American women has been minimized and obscured in U.S. culture.

Eva Watson-Schütze

An overview of the career of Eva Watson-Schütze (1867–1935), one the foremost American women photographers of the early twentieth century.

The Hudson River to Niagara Falls

A stunning selection of paintings by Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, John W. Casilear, George Inness, and others, depicting landscapes, historic sites, natural wonders, and waterways of New York State.

Woodstock

The definitive oral history of the Woodstock rock festival.

Unspeakable Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Culture

Explores the radical political potential of close reading to make the case for a new and invigorated psychoanalytic cultural studies.

Burning Darkness

Encourages a deep reading of a selection of essential Spanish films.

Frameworks for Mallarmé

The influence of photography and visual culture on the French poet, journalist, and critic.

Hetero

Uncovers the queer nature of heterosexuality on film.

Taking a Different Tack

An overview of an innovative and influential arts organization of the 1970s and early 1980s.

Mystery of The Night Café

Explores the spiritual vision of Van Gogh’s painting The Night Café.

New York Sings

New York's fascinating history as presented in song.

Three Documentary Filmmakers

Uses new critical approaches to demonstrate deep affinities in these vastly different filmmakers’ philosophies on film, fantasy, and reality.

Digital Diaspora

Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace.

Images of Thought

Explores the relationship between philosophy and art through the work of Cuban American artist Carlos Estévez.

Decadent Culture in the United States

The paradoxes of the American decadent movement in the 1890s and 1920s.

Identity, Memory, and Diaspora

Offers a detailed picture of the lives of Cuban Americans through interviews with artists, writers, and philosophers.

Reading Objects 2008

Poems, short stories, and other personal reactions to works in the permanent collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.

Negotiating Democracy

Explores the relationship between media and democracy against the broader background of globalization.

The Comedy of Philosophy

Melds philosophical analysis with early cinematic history to develop a fresh theory of the notion of comedy.

Religion without Belief

Shows there is a strong religious impulse in postmodern literature and film.

Beyond Representational Correctness

Argues that representational correctness can cause critics to miss the positive work that films and television shows can perform in reducing prejudice.

Exile Cinema

Offers a cross section of international fringe cinema.