Series re-launch: New Studies in European Cinema

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the re-launch of the series New Studies in European Cinema under new editorship: New Studies in European Cinema Series Editors Wendy Everett (University of Bath) and Fiona Handyside (University of Exeter) With its focus on new critical, theoretical, and cultural developments in contemporary film studies, this series encourages … Continue reading

(Re)imagining African Independence published

The fortieth anniversary of the independence of the African countries colonized by Portugal presents a valuable opportunity to reassess how colonialism has been «imagined» through the medium of the moving image. The essays collected in this volume investigate Portuguese colonialism and its filmic and audio-visual imaginaries both during and after the Estado Novo regime, examining … Continue reading

Children’s Media and Modernity published

Throughout the modern era the figure of the child has consistently reflected adult concerns about industrialisation, urbanisation, technology, consumerism and capitalism. Children represent a symbolic retreat from modern life, culturally aligned with fairy tales, medievalism, animals and nature. Yet children also embody the future and are often identified with the most contemporary forms of popular … Continue reading

Book launch: Mapping Cinematic Norths

  Mapping Cinematic Norths: International Interpretations in Film and Television, edited by Julia Dobson and Jonathan Rayner, will be launched at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Jessop West, Sheffield, on Wednesday 19 July at 5.30pm.   Mapping Cinematic Norths presents an international range of research and enquiry into the significance, representation and manipulation of depictions of the ‘North’ in cinema and … Continue reading

Photos from the book launch: Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait and (Re)imagining African Independence

Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait: Portrait, Poetry, Sound and Place by Sarah Neely and Re(imagining) African Independence: Film, Visual Arts and the Fall of the Portuguese Empire, edited by Maria do Carmo Piçarra and Teresa Castro, were launched on Thursday 29 June at the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) conference in Paris. … Continue reading

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

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

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