The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies

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The Oxford Handbooks are a major new cross-disciplinary initiative from Oxford University Press. Each volume offers a state-of-the-art survey of current thinking and research. Specially commissioned, original essays from leading international figures give critical examination to the progress and direction of debates in vital areas of scholarship. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with a valuable new tool for understanding a wide range of scholarly approaches toward subjects in the humanities and social sciences.

The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studiesi is a major new reference work that provides the best single-volume source of original scholarship on the intersection of film and media studies available. Comprised of twenty chapters by leading scholars and industry professionals, this expansive collection yields unique, fresh perspectives on a vast array of topics across these two vibrant fields.

Covering film and media in the U.S., Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, this wide-ranging compendium surveys such topics as the changing concept of "realism" in film, the European political documentary, genre theory, and more. Also exploring recent developments in media studies, with special attention to new media, the Handbook features chapters that thoroughly examine topics as diverse as copyright, globalization, television programming, video game genres, the ideologies of media, and movie-going in India. Comprehensive, current, and in-depth—The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies combines cutting-edge scholarship on cinema and media in their many forms to present an authoritative assessment of developments in the U.S. and abroad.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195175967
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/8/2008
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Kolker is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Maryland and Adjunct Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. He is the author of numerous works on film and media, including The Altering Eye; Film, Form, and Culture; and Media Studies: An Introductory Textbook. He is currently at work on The Extraordinary Image, a prequel to his seminal study A Cinema of Loneliness.

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Table of Contents

1. Jay David Bolter, Digital Media and the Future of Filmic Narrative
2. Brian Price, The Last Laoco:on
3. Devin Orgeron, Visual Media and the Tyranny of the Real
4. Francis Guerin, Radical Aspirations Historicized: The European Commitment to Political Documentary
5. Jeannene M. Przyblyski, Loss of Light: The Long Shadow of Photography in the Digital Age
6. Marsha Orgeron, Media Celebrity in the Age of the Image
7. Paul Young, Film Genre Theory and Contemporary Media: Description, Interpretation, Intermediality
8. Toby Miller and Mariana Johnson, The Who, What, When, Where, And How-Gilda Says Textual Analysis Needs To Learn From Political Economy And Ethnography
9. William Uricchio, Television's First 75 Years: The Interpretive Flexibility Of A Medium In Transition
10. Tara McPherson, "The end of TV as we know it": Convergence, Anxiety, Generic Innovation, and the Case of 24
11. John Caldwell, Screen Practice and Conglomeration: How Reflexivity and Conglomeration Fuel Each Other
12. Evans Chan, The Chinese Action Image and Postmodernity
13. Joseph Schaub, When Cute Becomes Scary: The Young Female in Japanese Horror Cinema
14. Gina Marchetti, Asian Film and Digital Culture
15. Manjunath Pendakur, Popular Cinema and "New" Media in India
16. Cristina Venegas, Dreaming With Open Eyes: Latin American Media in the Digital Age
17. Andrew Flibbert, The Globalization of Filmmaking in Latin America and the Middle East
18. David Golumbia, Computers and Cultural Studies
19. Warren Buckland, Film and Media Studies Pedagogy
20. Peter Jaszi, Copyright, Fair Use, and Motion Pictures
Appendix I. Tom Bernard, Evolution of Modern Day Independent Film Making
Appendix II. Lee Berger & Richard Hollander, The Digital Revolution

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