Books for review – Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television

IAMHIST received copies of the following books and is looking for reviewers (Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television). If you are interested, just send a message (mentioning the full title of the book) to the associate and book review editors Ciara Chambers and Katharina Niemeyer: It would help if you could tell us a bit about your own research and expertise and/or why you are interested in reviewing this title. Please do also communicate your full postal address in case the book is still available for review.


Alberti, John. The Killing. Wayne State University Press, 2017.


Burnett, Colin. The Invention of Robert Bresson. Indiana University Press, 2017.


Chion, Michel. Words on the Screen. Columbia University Press, 2017. Already assigned for review !


Cramer, Michael. Utopian Television: Rossellini, Watkins, and Godard Beyond Cinema. University of Minnesota Press, 2017.


Espiritu, Talitha, Passionate Revolutions. The Media and the Rise and Fall of the Marcos regime, Ohio University Press, 2017. Already assigned for review !


Moss, Joshua Louis, Why Harry met Sally. Subversive Jewishness, Anglo-christian power and the rhetoric of modern love, Texas University Press, 2017.Already assigned for review !


Londina, Cathleen. The Today Show: Transforming Morning Television. Rowman& Littlefield, 2017.


Malkowski, Jennifer. Dying in Full Detail: Morality and the Digital Documentary. Duke University Press, 2017.


Michelson, Annette. On the Eve of the Future: Selected Writings on Film. MIT Press, 2017.


Miklitsch, Robert. The Red and the Black: American Film Noir in the 1950s. University of Illinois Press, 2017. Already assigned for review !


Wagner, James. Jazz and Cocktails: Rethinking Race and the Sound of Film Noir. University of Texas Press, 2017.


2016 books

Sonnevend, Julia, Stories Without Borders – The Berlin Wall and the Making of a Global Iconic Event, Oxford University Press, 2016.


Zamora, Andres. Featuring Post-National Spain: Film Essays. Liverpool University Press, 2016.


Yogerst, Chris. From the Headlines to Hollywood: the Birth and Boom of Warner Brothers. Rowman& Littlefield, 2016. Already assigned for review !


Imre, Aniko. TV Socialism. Duke University Press, 2016.


Fuhrmann, Arnika. Ghostly Desires: Queer Sexuality and Vernacular Buddhism in Contemporary Thai Cinema. Duke University Press, 2016.


Gillespie, Michael. Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film. Duke University Press, 2016.


Lawrence, Novotnyh and Gerald Butters, eds. Beyond Blaxploitation. Wayne State University Press, 2016.


Deleyto, Celestino. From Tinseltown to Bordertown: Los Angeles on Film. Wayne State University Press, 2016.


Kuc, Kamila. Visons of Avant-Garde Film: Polish Cinematic Experiments from Expressionism to Constructivism. Indiana University Press, 2016.


Creech, Jennifer. Mothers, Comrades, and Outcasts in East German Women’s Films. Indiana University Press, 2016.


Geller, Theresa. The X-Files. Wayne State University Press, 2016.


Peleg, Yaron. Directed by God: Jewishness in Contemporary Israeli Film and Television. University of Texas Press, 2016.



Papazian, Elizabeth and Caroline Eades, eds. The Essay Film: Dialogue, Politics, Utopia. Wallflower Press, 2016.


Gallinat, Anselma. Narratives in the Making: Writing the East German Past in the Democratic Present. Berghahn Books, 2017.


Schoonover, Karl and Rosalind Galt. Queer Cinema in the World. Duke University Press, 2016.Already assigned for review !


Paul, William. When Movies Were Theater: Architecture, Exhibition, and the Evolution of American Film. Columbia University Press, 2016. Already assigned for review !


Elison, William, Christian Novetzke and Andy Rotman. Amar, Akbar, Anthony: Bollywood, Brotherhood, and the Nation. Harvard University Press, 2016.Already assigned for review !


Richard, Jeffrey. Cinema and Radio in Britain and America, 1920-60. Manchester University Press, 2016. Already assigned for review.



Hilger, Michael. Native Americans in the Movies: Portrayals from Silent Films to the Present. Rowman& Littlefield, 2016.



Mazierska, Ewa and Alfredo Suppia, eds. Red Alert: Marxist Approaches to Science Fiction Cinema, Wayne State University Press, 2016.


Frey, Mattias. Extreme Cinema: the Transgressive Rhetoric of Today’s Art Film Culture. Rutgers Unversity Press, 2016. Already assigned for review !


Dewey, Donald. Buccaneer: James Stuart Blackton and the Birth of American Movies. Rowman& Littlefield, 2016.


Jacobson, Brian. Studios Before the System: Architecture, Technology and the Emergence of Cinematic Space. Columbia University Press, 2015.


Shary, Timothy and Nancy McVittie. Fade to Gray: Aging the American Cinema. University of Texas Press, 2016. Already assigned for review !


Halligan, Benjamin. Desires for Realty: Radicalism and Revolution in Western European Film. Berghahn Books, 2016.


De Baecque, Antoine and Noel Herpe. Eric Rohmmer: A Biography. Columbia University Press, 2016. Already assigned for review !


Neupert, Richard. John Lasseter. University of Illinois Press, 2016.


Mortenson, Erik. Ambiguous Borderlands: Shadow Imagery in Cole War American Culture. Southern Illinois University Press, 2016. Already assigned for review !


Wright, Julia. Men with Stakes: Masculinity and the Gothic in US Television. Manchester University Press, 2016. Already assigned for review !


Abrams, Nathan, ed. Hidden in Plain Sight: Jews and Jewishness in British Film, Television, and Popular Culture. Northwestern University Press, 2016.


Guynn, William. Unspeakable Histories: Film and the Experience of Catastrophe. Columbia University Press, 2016.

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One Comment

  1. I’m interested in reviewing Elison, Novetske, and Rotman’s Amar Akbar Anthony. My research is on stardom and sound in early Indian cinema up to the 1950s, though I teach the full span of Indian cinema. My postal address is:
    Neepa Majumdar
    Department of English
    526 Cathedral of Learning
    University of Pittsburgh
    4200 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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