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The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies / Edition 1

The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies / Edition 1

by James Donald, Michael Renov


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Written by a team of veteran scholars and emerging talents, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies maps the international traditions of the field, drawing out regional differences in the way that intellectual reflection on cinema and film has been transformed into a field of systematic inquiry. It reflects on the field's conceptual infrastructure, the dominant paradigms and debates, and evaluates their continuing salience. Finally, it looks optimistically to the future of film, the institution of cinema, and the discipline of Film Studies at a time when the very existence of film is being called into question by new technological, industrial, and aesthetic developments.

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ISBN-13: 9780761943266
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/06/2008
Pages: 536
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Michael Renov, Professor of Critical Studies and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, is the author of Hollywood's Wartime Woman: Representation and Ideology and The Subject of Documentary, editor of Theorizing Documentary, and co-editor of Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practices, Collecting Visible Evidence, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies and Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Peter Forgacs.

In 1993, Renov co-founded Visible Evidence, a series of international and highly interdisciplinary documentary studies conferences that have, to date, been held on four continents. He is one of three general editors for the Visible Evidence book series at the University of Minnesota Press, which has published 25 volumes on various aspects of nonfiction media since 1997. In 2005, he co-programmed the 51st annual Robert Flaherty Seminar, a week-long gathering of documentary filmmakers, curators and educators, creating 20 screening programs and filmmaker dialogues on the theme "Cinema and History. "

In addition to curating documentary programs around the world, he has served as a jury member at documentary festivals including Sundance, Silverdocs, the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, Brazil's It's All True and the International Environmental Festival of Film and Video, also in Brazil. He has taught graduate seminars at the University of Stockholm and Tel Aviv University and has led documentary workshops in Jordan for the Royal Film Commission and in Cyprus. Renov's teaching and research interests include documentary theory, autobiography in film and video, video art and activism and representations of the Holocaust.

Table of Contents

Introduction - James Donald
Hooray for a Mickey Mouse Subject!
North America - Dana Polan
European Film Scholarship - Ian Aitken
China - Stephanie Hemelryk Donald and Paola Voci
Cinema, Politics and Scholarship
Our Films, Their Films - Brian Shoesmith
Some Speculations on Writing Indian Film History
Film Research in Argentina - David Oubiña
Cinema Studies in Brazil - Ismail Xavier
Y Tu Crítica También - Carlos A. Gutiérrez
The Development of Mexican Film Studies at Home and Abroad
Australia - Noel King, Constantine Verevis and Deane Williams
Postcolonial and Transnational Perspectives - Bhaskar Sarkar
Film and Philosophy - Murray Smith
Difficult Relations - Hamish Ford
Film Studies and Continental European Philosophy
Cinema and Art History - Angela Dalle Vacche
Film Has Two Eyes
Film and History - Vanessa R. Schwartz
Mass Media, Anthropology and Ethnography - Faye Ginsburg
Psychoanalysis and Cinema - Patrick Fuery
The Political Economy of Film - Tom O'Regan
TV's Next Season? - Lynn Spigel
Film and Cultural Studies - Graeme Turner
The Hollywood Industry Paradigm - Ruth Vasey
Formalist Tendencies in Film Studies - Warren Buckland
The Persistence of the Avant-Garde - Michael O'Pray
Film and (as) Modernity - Julian Murphet
Cinema/Ideology/Society - Jane Gaines
The Political Expectations of Film Theory
'We Do Not Die Twice' - George Kouvaros
Feminist Perspectives in Film Studies - Alison Butler
Realism and Cinema
Authors and Auteurs - John Caughie
The Uses of Theory
Where Sound Is - Philip Brophy
Locating the Absent Aural in Film Theory
The Question of Genre in Cult Film and Fandom - Matt Hills
Between Contract and Discourse
Film Audiences - Jostein Gripsrud and Erlend Lavik
Re-Mapping Bollywood Cinema - Vijay Mishra
Film in the Context of Digital Media - Scott Mc Quire

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