Peter Lang at the NECS-European Network for Cinema and Media Studies conference

Lucy Melville, Publishing Director at Peter Lang Oxford, will be attending the NECS-Network for Cinema and Media Studies conference at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 between 29 June and 1 July. Lucy would be happy to meet conference attendees at the Peter Lang bookstand in the publishers’ forum. A selection of our latest publications in film … Continue reading

Book launches at the NECS-European Network for Cinema and Media Studies conference

  We are delighted to announce that two of our recent publications will be launched at the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) conference in Paris. The books to be launched are Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait: Portrait, Poetry, Sound and Place by Sarah Neely and (Re)imagining African Independence: Film, Visual Arts … Continue reading

New book series: Documentary Film Cultures

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the launch of the new book series   Documentary Film Cultures     Edited by Dafydd Sills-Jones (Aberystwyth University) and Pietari Kääpä (University of Warwick) This series provides a space for exploring the development of documentary film cultures in the contemporary context. The series takes an ecological approach … Continue reading

Subtitling African American English into French published

In Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, African American character Mookie throws a rubbish bin through the window of the pizzeria he works for, which is owned by an Italian American family. Translators often find themselves in a position of moral ambiguity similar to that of Mookie: at the nexus between cultures, translators have to … Continue reading

Contemporary Greek Film Cultures from 1990 to the Present published

This collection of new writing on contemporary Greek cinema builds and expands on existing work in the field, providing a coherent analysis of films which, despite their international importance, have so far received limited critical attention. The volume maps key trends in Greek cinema since the 1990s within the wider context of production and consumption … Continue reading

Sarah Neely speaking at BFI Reuben Library about Margaret Tait

Sarah Neely, author of Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait. Portraits, Poetry, Sound and Place, will be speaking at the BFI Reuben Library on Monday 10 April. Described by novelist Ali Smith as “A pioneer. A modernist. A far sight. A first voice. An original. A maker.” (The Margaret Tait Years) Margaret Tait’s work … Continue reading

New book on Margaret Tait to be launched at the Glasgow Film Festival

Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait: Portraits, Poetry, Sound and Place, by Sarah Neely, will be launched at the Glasgow Film Festival on 16 February. The event has been organised by LUX Scotland and will be held at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. Sarah Neely will be in conversation with actor/writer/director Gerda … Continue reading

Becoming Vampire published

Becoming Vampire is an interdisciplinary study of how the figure of the vampire in the twenty-first century has been used to create and define difference, not as either a positive or negative attribute, but as a catalyst for change and the exploration of new identity positions. Whilst focusing on the films Let Me In and … Continue reading

Andreas Dresen published

« Andreas Dresen belongs to a select group of leading German filmmakers whose successful career unfolded after the fall of the Berlin Wall. This collection of essays, the first focused entirely on the by now already extensive oeuvre of the DEFA-trained filmmaker, […] is an enticing invitation to contemplate the many important contributions Dresen has … Continue reading

Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait published

Margaret Tait – filmmaker, photographer, poet, painter, essayist and short story writer – is one of the UK’s most unique and remarkable filmmakers. She was the first female filmmaker to create a feature-length film in Scotland (Blue Black Permanent, 1992). Although for most of her career Tait remained focused on the goal of making a … Continue reading

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