Unbridling the Western Film Auteur book launch

Is the Western a vehicle for expressing complex ideas of national and transnational identity? Unbridling the Western Film Auteur, which undertakes the task of answering this question, was officially launched last Friday. In attendance were both editors, Emma Hamilton and Alistair Rolls. The book was launched at the Newcastle City Campus (NewSpace), Australia, by Associate Professor Jo May, a … Continue reading

Book launch: Unbridling the Western Film Auteur

The English Language and Foundation Studies Centre will be launching two new books by ELFSC staff. Among them is Unbridling the Western Film Auteur, edited by Emma Hamilton and Alistair Rolls. The book renders a complex portrait of the Western auteur by considering the genre in a transnational context. It proposes that narrow views of auteurism should … Continue reading

Danielle Hipkins speaking about Italy’s Other Women at Cinema Trevi in Rome

  Danielle Hipkins will be speaking about her book Italy’s Other Women: Gender and Prostitution in Italian Cinema, 1945-1960 on Tuesday 24 April at Cinema Trevi in Rome. The event forms part of a special exhibition entitled Donne proibite, organized by Emiliano Morreale in collaboration with Italy’s national film archive, the Cineteca Nazionale. It will also … Continue reading

The Gothic published

What is the Gothic? From ghosts to vampires, from ruined castles to steampunk fashion, the Gothic is a term that evokes all things strange, haunted and sinister. This volume offers a new look at the world of the Gothic, from its origins in the eighteenth century to its reemergence today. Each short essay is dedicated … Continue reading

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.

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.

‘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 (l.melville@peterlang.com), and our Senior Commissioning Editor, Laurel Plapp (l.plapp@peterlang.com). We are also happy to schedule appointments in advance … Continue reading

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