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Brazilian Science Fiction Film

The first book-length account of Brazilian science fiction cinema.

Perversions of the Market

An engaging analysis of the catastrophic ways capital perverts market dynamics by a leading scholar of Deleuze.

Expanding Cinemas

Explores experimental cinema and alternative film formats from across the Luso-Hispanic Atlantic, from the 1960s to the present.

An Eye for Hitchcock

A series of fascinating and groundbreaking meditations on six films directed by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock.

The Cinema of the Real

Alters the landscape of Lacanian film theory by revealing an “emancipatory drive” in transnational cinema.

Crisis TV

Wide-ranging, in-depth analysis of Spanish-language television fiction after the 2008 global financial crisis.

Eccentric Laughter

Dispels the idea that postwar British comedies were apolitical, arguing instead that they presented subversive, iconoclastic, queer experiments in living for a country that was rebuilding and reimagining itself after years of conflict.

Killing Children in British Fiction

By Dominic Dean
Subjects: Literature

Investigates how British fiction and film use dangerous and endangered children to explore conflicts over the future, from the Thatcher to Brexit eras.

Bodies of Water

Explores how watery spaces provoke radical modes of screening queer corporeality in a diverse range of contemporary Latin American films.

The Biggest Thing in Show Business

A freewheeling, nonlinear exploration of the performing duo and their decade-long collaboration from 1946 to 1956.

From Havana to Hollywood

Centers Cuban cinema to explore how films produced in Havana or Hollywood differently represent Black resistance to slavery.

Listening to Others

A collection of original essays and previously untranslated critical writings on the renowned Brazilian documentary filmmaker, Eduardo Coutinho.

Through a Nuclear Lens

Examines the increasingly reciprocal nature of Franco-Japanese cultural exchange through films that center on nuclear issues.

Is Harpo Free?

Examines how philosophical concepts like free will, personal identity, and goodness are given an artistic life in films and television programs.

The Human Figure on Film

Offers a fresh approach to the problem of the human figure in an age of digital cinema.

Yiddish Cinema

Offers a bold new reading of Yiddish cinema by exploring the early diasporic cinema's fascination with media and communication.

Bay Lodyans

Considers how popular Haitian films not only provide entertainment but also help audiences in Haiti and the diaspora think through daily challenges.

Torturous Etiquettes

Explores the “torture” of mannered behavior and the prevalence of etiquette as a theme in classical and contemporary Hollywood and European cinema.

Reluctant Sleuths, True Detectives

Explores the figure of the detective as a pursuer of knowledge in four noir films.

Distancing Representations in Transgender Film

Argues that transgender representations in film make it more difficult for cisgender people to understand the experiences of transgender people and for transgender people to fully participate in public life.

Life Above the Clouds

Edited by Steven DeLay
Subjects: Philosophy

The definitive philosophical exploration of the work of pioneering filmmaker Terrence Malick.

Ana M. López

Brings together Ana M. López's field-defining essays on Latin American film and media in one indispensable volume.

A Silence from Hitchcock

Extensive meditations on silence in the films of Alfred Hitchcock.

Crossing Boundaries and Confounding Identity

Examines literary, historical, and cultural portrayals of Chinese women, across centuries and continents.

Cinema of Discontent

Uses popular films to reveal the tensions generated during Japan’s postwar "economic miracle," challenging the prevailing view that it was a story of great national success.