Dr Alex Marlow-Mann, Lecturer in Italian in the Department of Modern Languages has co-edited a new collection entitled The Routledge Companion to World Cinema (Routledge, 2017), alongside Professor Rob Stone (University of Birmingham), Professor Paul Cooke (University of Leeds) and Dr Stephanie Dennison (Unversity of Leeds).
The collection explores and examines a global range of films and filmmakers, their movements and audiences, comparing their cultural, technological and political dynamics, identifying the impulses that constantly reshape the form and function of the cinemas of the world. Each of the forty chapters provides a survey of a topic, explaining why the issue or area is important, and critically discussing the leading views in the area. Designed as a dynamic forum for forty-three world-leading scholars, this companion contains significant expertise and insight and is dedicated to challenging complacent views of hegemonic film cultures and replacing outmoded ideas about production, distribution and reception. It offers both a survey and an investigation into the condition and activity of contemporary filmmaking worldwide, often challenging long-standing categories and weighted often politically motivated value judgements, thereby grounding and aligning the reader in ‘remapping’; an activity designed to prompt rethinking.
This book is part of a new book series Remapping World Cinema: Regional Tensions and Global Transformations, co-edited alongside Professor Rob Stone (University of Birmingham), Professor Paul Cooke (University of Leeds) and Dr Stephanie Dennison (University of Leeds), to be launched on Thursday, 23 November 2017.
For more details, please see the publisher’s webpage.