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Film  

Mark Bould

Print publication date:
Nov 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter assesses the historical tendency within SF fandom and SF critical studies to treat SF film as necessarily inferior to prose SF. After indicating the cultural politics behind ... More

Gilda: Textual Analysis, Political Economy, and Ethnography  

Toby Miller and Mariana Johnson

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2012
This article considers the question of the efficacy of modern mainstream film and the media studies' dominant modes of analyzing texts. It explores the alternatives from media anthropology ... More

Listening between the Images: African Filmmakers’ Take on the Soviet Union, Soviet Filmmakers’ Take on Africa  

Lindiwe Dovey

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Jul 2019
This article explores the relationships between African filmmakers and communism during the Cold War period, with a particular focus on those African filmmakers who were trained in the ... More

The Polarities and Hybridities of Arctic Cinemas  

Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerståhl Stenport

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May 2019
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Apr 2019
This chapter foregrounds alternative approaches to Canadian Arctic Cinemas, identifying and examining practices and aesthetics that emphasize the hybridized, situated, and local. The ... More

Popular Quebec Cinema and the Appeal of Folk Homogeneity  

André Loiselle

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May 2019
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Apr 2019
Quebec’s popular cinema has always enjoyed commercial success, presenting a homogeneous image of Québécois culture that strikes a chord with domestic audiences. This success partly results ... More

Rethinking Eco-Film Studies  

David Ingram

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Aug 2014
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Dec 2013
This article analyzes the theoretical and methodological assumptions which influenced ecocritical writings on film. It evaluates the most pragmatically useful theoretical framework for ... More

Still Here, Still Queer? Rethinking Queer Canadian Cinemas/Canadian Cinemas Queered  

Thomas Waugh, Fulvia Massimi, and Lisa Aalders

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May 2019
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Apr 2019
This chapter pushes for a broad revision of Canadian national cinemas, arguing for queerness as their privileged mode of expression. The prominence of queerness in the Canadian cinematic ... More

Trans Ecology and the Transgender Road Narrative  

Nicole Seymour

This article identifies a particular subgenre of the road narrative, the transgender road narrative, analyzing the film Transamerica and the novel Nevada as representative examples. The ... More

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