New revised paperback edition available: The American President in Film and Television

«In the age of Trump, cinema’s relationship to politics has become more important than ever. In Frame’s brilliant book, the way presidents – real and fictional – have been portrayed on film becomes almost a playbook for the rise and conduct of the forty-fifth chief executive.» (Ian Scott, author of «American Politics in Hollywood Film») … Continue reading


Unbridling the Western Film Auteur published

According to Jim Kitses (1969), the Western originally offered American directors a rich canvas to express a singular authorial vision of the American past and its significance. The Western’s recognizable conventions and symbols, rich filmic heritage, and connections to pulp fiction created a widely spoken «language» for self-expression and supplemented each filmmaker’s power to express … Continue reading


Book launch: new edition of The American President in Film and Television

The new, revised edition of The American President in Film and Television: Myth, Politics and Representation by Gregory Frame will be launched at the Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre in Bangor on Wednesday 31 January 2018. The launch will include a screening of The American President (dir. Rob Reiner) at 5:30pm introduced by the author. … Continue reading


Peter Lang at MeCCSA

Please stop by our bookstand at the Keyworth Centre at London South Bank University today through Friday! Publishing Director Lucy Melville looks forward to meeting you. Advertisements


‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Frank Capra and the Cinema of Identity published

This study proposes a new definition of Frank Capra’s work as a cinema of identity, focusing on his reflection on American national identity as well as his own positioning as a US immigrant. The interplay of celebration and interrogation is used to show the two poles of his films’ narrative structure, placing in a new … Continue reading


Peter Lang at MeCCSA

Peter Lang will have a bookstand at MeCCSA on 10-12 January 2018 at London South Bank University. Please plan to come by our bookstand to see our latest publications and speak with our Publishing Director, Lucy Melville (, and our Senior Commissioning Editor, Laurel Plapp ( We are also happy to schedule appointments in advance … Continue reading


Mexican Transnational Cinema and Literature published

«It was a great night for Mexico, as usual.» Donald Trump’s words about Alejandro González Iñárritu on Oscars’ night 2014 were a preview of his now-notorious attitude toward Mexicans: «He’s walking away with all the gold? Was it that good? I don’t hear that. It was certainly a big night for them.» Although the future … Continue reading


Multilingual Films in Translation published

A contribution to the ever-growing field of audiovisual translation studies, this volume investigates the processes involved in the translation of multilingual films, a media genre where language, culture and identity are closely interwoven. To explore the relationships that get established between audiovisual translation, linguistic diversity and identity, the book analyses a corpus of immigrant films … Continue reading


Book launch for Children’s Media and Modernity and Wallace & Gromit screening

Children’s Media and Modernity: Film, Television and Digital Games by Ewan Kirkland will be launched on Friday 20 October at 11 am at the Duke of York’s Picture House in Brighton. The event will include a screening of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and an introduction by author Dr Kirkland. Throughout the modern … Continue reading


Translation, Globalization and Younger Audiences published

Translating for younger audiences is in need of critical investigation, as children’s and teenagers’ literature and media products are being increasingly globalized and glocalized, with translation playing an important role in the process. Media phenomena such as Harry Potter and animated Disney films travel across continents through hundreds of local cultures. These productions exert a … Continue reading

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