The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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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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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!PART ONE: MAPPING TRADITIONSNorth America - Dana PolanEuropean Film Scholarship - Ian AitkenChina - Stephanie Hemelryk Donald and Paola Voci Cinema, Politics and ScholarshipOur Films, Their Films - Brian Shoesmith Some Speculations on Writing Indian Film HistoryFilm Research in Argentina - David Oubiña Cinema Studies in Brazil - Ismail XavierY Tu Crítica También - Carlos A. Gutiérrez The Development of Mexican Film Studies at Home and Abroad Australia - Noel King, Constantine Verevis and Deane WilliamsPostcolonial and Transnational Perspectives - Bhaskar SarkarPART TWO: DISCIPLINARY DIALOGUESFilm and Philosophy - Murray SmithDifficult Relations - Hamish Ford Film Studies and Continental European PhilosophyCinema and Art History - Angela Dalle Vacche Film Has Two EyesFilm and History - Vanessa R. SchwartzMass Media, Anthropology and Ethnography - Faye GinsburgPsychoanalysis and Cinema - Patrick FueryThe Political Economy of Film - Tom O'ReganTV's Next Season? - Lynn SpigelFilm and Cultural Studies - Graeme TurnerPART THREE: PARADIGMS IN PERSPECTIVEThe Hollywood Industry Paradigm - Ruth VaseyFormalist Tendencies in Film Studies - Warren BucklandThe Persistence of the Avant-Garde - Michael O'PrayFilm and (as) Modernity - Julian MurphetCinema/Ideology/Society - Jane Gaines The Political Expectations of Film Theory 'We Do Not Die Twice' - George KouvarosFeminist Perspectives in Film Studies - Alison Butler Realism and CinemaAuthors and Auteurs - John Caughie The Uses of Theory Where Sound Is - Philip Brophy Locating the Absent Aural in Film TheoryThe Question of Genre in Cult Film and Fandom - Matt Hills Between Contract and DiscourseFilm Audiences - Jostein Gripsrud and Erlend LavikRe-Mapping Bollywood Cinema - Vijay MishraFilm in the Context of Digital Media - Scott Mc Quire