Cultural Studies Approaches in the Study of Eastern European Cinema: Spaces, Bodies, Memories reviewed in latest edition of Contact Zones

Andrea Virginás' edited book Cultural Studies Approaches in the Study of Eastern European Cinema: Spaces, Bodies, Memories has been reviewed in the online journal Contact Zones: Studies in Central and Eastern European Film and Literature. The full review is available open access below. In the introduction, the volume’s editor, Andrea Virginás, describes the collection as a … Continue reading Cultural Studies Approaches in the Study of Eastern European Cinema: Spaces, Bodies, Memories reviewed in latest edition of Contact Zones

Understanding Steven Spielberg by Beatriz Peña-Acuña reviewed in summer issue of MovieMaker

We are delighted to share news that Beatriz Peña-Acuña's recent book with Cambridge Scholars, entitled Understanding Steven Spielberg, has been reviewed in the summer issue of prominent film magazine MovieMaker. Please see below for an excerpt of the review. Understanding Steven Spielberg can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars by clicking here.

Book review: Heinz-Uwe Haus on Culture and Politics

In this book, Heinz-Uwe Haus charts the development of the unification and democratization processes, providing a unique narrative of the context before German unification, unification itself, and the aftermath of unification across the decades since. Furthermore, he widens the context from post-unification Germany to encompass issues of broader current relevance, such as Europe, America and … Continue reading Book review: Heinz-Uwe Haus on Culture and Politics

Jim Combs: For scholars, there are no final answers, but we can use our curiosity to look wide and deep in the world

James Combs is Professor Emeritus at Valparaiso University in Indiana, USA. He is author and editor of a wide variety of books and articles, primarily on subjects related to social and political communication and popular culture. He is currently participating in the 'Meet our Authors' campaign: his full testimonial follows below. I come to this … Continue reading Jim Combs: For scholars, there are no final answers, but we can use our curiosity to look wide and deep in the world

Meet our Authors: James Combs – March 2018

James Combs is Professor Emeritus at Valparaiso University in Indiana, USA. He has been active in such academic associations as the Popular Culture Association and the International Communication Association. He is author and editor of a wide variety of books and articles, primarily on subjects related to social and political communication and popular culture, exploring … Continue reading Meet our Authors: James Combs – March 2018

Book Review: Film Festivals and Anthropology

To the best of my knowledge, to date no book has seriously undertaken an analysis of the history, current challenges and future outlook of the so-called ‘ethnographic film festivals’, rather unique gatherings that have historically had an ambiguous – and sometimes problematic – relationship with mainstream, text-based anthropology. For this reason alone, the publication of Film … Continue reading Book Review: Film Festivals and Anthropology

Book Review: Political Philosophy in Motion *.mkv

Codifying the title by analogy with site web media, with a code-breaking asterisk which suggests paratextual elements (footnote or annotation) or the extension of mkv files, Viorella Manolache has already moved inside a generic mix of multi-media associations, which, unlike the vertical linkage of hypertexts, generate a horizontally embedded sequence of images set in motion … Continue reading Book Review: Political Philosophy in Motion *.mkv

Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – February 2018

This February, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Giovanna Summerfield has chosen her ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. Giovanna, a Professor in Italian and French, currently serves as the Associate Dean for Educational Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, USA. … Continue reading Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – February 2018

Rewriting Shakespeare’s Plays For and By the Contemporary Stage

The central concern of Michael Dobson and Estelle Rivier-Arnaud’s book is the re-writings that Shakespeare’s plays inspired, or as Gérard Genette – referred to in the introduction - would have put it, on the various palimpsests that continue to enrich our bookshelves. Indeed, this volume is about literary works – the word ‘rewriting’ gestures toward the … Continue reading Rewriting Shakespeare’s Plays For and By the Contemporary Stage

SD Mines Professor Authors Book on Soviet Film Adaptations of Shakespeare Plays

RAPID CITY, SD (Jan. 17, 2018) – Michael Hudgens, Ph.D., who teaches philosophy and writing composition at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has authored a new book “The Shakespeare Films of Grigori Kozintsev.” Kozintsev is a celebrated Soviet-era filmmaker and theater director.  In 1964 he adapted Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” to film and in 1971 … Continue reading SD Mines Professor Authors Book on Soviet Film Adaptations of Shakespeare Plays