Books for Review – Autumn 2018

IAMHIST received copies of the following books and is looking for reviewers (Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television). If you are interested, please send a message (mentioning the full title of the book and your postal address) to Ciara Chambers (  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. 

New arrivals

Abrams, Nathan. Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual. Rutgers University Press, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Armes, Roy. Roots of the New Arab Film. Indiana University Press, 2018.

Balcerzak, Scott. Beyond Method: Stella Adler and the Male Actor. Wayne State University Press, 2018.

Balsom, Erika. After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation. Columbia University Press, 2017.

Battaglia, Giulia. Documentary Film in India. Routledge, 2017. Already assigned for review.

Batty, Craig and Susan Kerrigan, editors. Screen Production Research: Creative Practice as a Mode of Enquiry. Palgrave, 2018.

Biskind, Peter. The Sky is Falling. Allen Lane, 2018Already assigned for review.

Burke, Frank, editors. A Companion to Italian Cinema. Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

Borrell, Alexandre. Des grands ensembles à la banlieue, histoire d’une actualité. L’imaginaire national au 20 heures (1954-1981). Institut universitaire Varenne, 2017.

Carlsson, Ulla and Lennart Weibull. Freedom of Expression in the Digital Media Culture: A Study of Public Opinion in Sweden. Nordicom, 2018.Already assigned for review.

Castro Ricalde, Maricruz, Mauricio Díaz Calderón and James Ramey. Mexican Transnational Cinema and Literature, Peter Lang, 2017.

Chapman, James. Hitchcock and the Spy Film. I.B. Tauris, 2018.

Coleman, Lindsay, and Carol Siegel, eds. Intercourse in Television and Film: The Presentation of Explicit Sex Acts. Lexington Books, 2017. Already assigned for review. 

Connor, J.D. Hollywood Math and Aftermath. Bloomsbury, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Cooper, Ian. Frenzy (Devil’s Advocate). Auteur Publishing, 2018.

Couret, Nilo. Mock Classicism: Latin American Film Comedy, 1930–1960. Univ of California Press, 2018.

Covert, Melanie R. American Roma: A Modern Investigation of Lived Experiences and Media Portrayals. Lexington Books, 2018. 

Curtis, Scott, Philippe Gauthier, Tom Gunning and Joshua Yumibe, editors. The Image in Early Cinema. Indiana University Press, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Doherty, Thomas. Show Trial: Hollywood, HUAC, and the Birth of the Blacklist. Columbia University Press, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Duarte, José, and Timothy Corrigan, eds. The Global Road Movie: Alternative Journeys Around the World. Intellect, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Dunagan, Colleen T. Consuming Dance: Choreography and Advertising. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Dyer, Geoff. ‘Broadsword Calling Danny Boy’ on Where Eagles Dare. Penguin Random House, 2018.

Edwards, Sam et al, editors. Histories on Screen. Bloomsbury, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Erhart, Julia. Gendering History on Screen: Women Filmmakers and Historical Films. I. B. Tauris, 2017.

Fair, Laura. Reel Pleasures: Cinema Audiences and Entrepreneurs in Twentieth-Century Urban Tanzania. Ohio University Press, 2018.

Fenwick, James. Understanding Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. University of Chicago Press, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Fremaux, Stephanie. The Beatles on Screen: From Pop Stars to Musicians. Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Fossati, Giovanna et al, editors. The Colour Fantastic: Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema. Amsterdam University Press, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Gaines, Jane M. Pink-Slipped: What Happened to Women in the Silent Film Industries?. University of Illinois Press, 2018.

Gilmore, James N. and Sidney Gottlieb, editors. Orson Welles in Focus. Indiana University Press, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Gorfinkel, Elena, and Tami Williams, eds. Global Cinema Networks. Rutgers University Press, 2018.

Grobe, Christopher. The Art of the Confession: the Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV. NYU Press, 2017.

Hamonic, Gerald. Terry Toons: the Story of Paul Terry and his Classic Cartoon Factory. Indiana University Press, 2017.

Hanson, Kathleen A. and Noral Paul. Future-Proofing the News. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. Already assigned for review.

Hennefeld, Maggie. Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes. Columbia University Press, 2018.

Hobden, Fiona and Amanda Wrigley. Ancient Greece on British Television. Edinburgh University Press, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Hutnyk, John. Global South Asia on Screen. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Jansen, Peter W. Film & Schrift. Edition text & kritik, 2018.

Johnson, Martin L. Main Street Movies: The History of Local Film in the United States. Indiana University Press, 2018.

Kaganovsky, Lilya. The Voice of Technology: Soviet Cinema’s Transition to Sound 1928-1935. Indiana University Press, 2018.

Koepnick, Lutz. Michael Bay. University of Illinois Press, 2018.

Krämer, Peter, and Yannis Tzioumakis, eds. The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era. Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Lee, Jason. Nazism and Neo-Nazism in Film and Media. Amsterdam University Press, 2018.

Leeder, Murray. Horror Film: A Critical Introduction. Bloomsbury, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Lehman, Frank. Hollywood Harmony: Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Lori, Marco and Esther Leslie, editors. Stan Brakhage the Realm Buster. Indiana University Press, 2018.

Lurie, Peter. American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in US Literature and Film. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Macleod, Allison. Irish Queer Cinema. Edinburgh University Press, 2018.

Martin, Michael T. et al, editors. Race and the Revolutionary Impulse in The Spook Who Sat by the Door. Indiana University Press, 2018.

Met, Phillippe and Derek Schilling, editors. Screening the Paris Suburbs. Manchester University Press, 2018.

McSweeney, Terence, ed. Avengers Assemble!: Critical Perspectives on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Columbia University Press, 2018.

Michelsen, Morten et al, editors. Tunes for All? Music on Danish Radio? Aarhus University Press, 2018.

Murguía, Salvador Jimenez, and Alex Pinar, eds. The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Films. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Olson, Debbie, ed. The Child in World Cinema. Lexington Books, 2018.

O’Reilly, Sean D. Re-viewing the Past: the Uses of History in the Cinema of Imperial Japan. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Pateman, Matthew. Joss Whedon. Manchester University Press, 2018.

Paxson, Peyton. Mass Communications and Media Studies. Bloomsbury, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Phillips, Kendall R. A Place of Darkness: the Rhetoric of Horror in Early American Cinema. Texas University Press, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Posadas, Baryon Tensor. Double Visions, Double Fictions: The Doppelgänger in Japanese Film and Literature. University of Minnesota Press, 2018.

Provencher, Ken and Mike Dillon, editors. Exploiting East Asian Cinema. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Rusch, Maria. Die Film von Aleksander Sokurov. Edition text & kritik, 2018.

Seel, Martin. The Arts of Cinema, translated by Kizer S. Walker. Cornell Univeristy Press, 2018.

Shaw, Lytle. Narrowcast: Poetry and Audio Research. Stanford University Press, 2018.

Shiel, Mark, ed. Architectures of Revolt: The Cinematic City Circa 1968. Temple University Press, 2018.

Sklaroff, Lauren Rebecca. Red Hot Mama: The Life of Sophie Tucker. University of Texas Press, 2018.

Smith, Susan, Noel Brown, and Sam Summers, eds. Toy Story: How Pixar Reinvented the Animated Feature. Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2018.

Thomsen, Line Hassall. Inside the TV Newsroom: Profession under Pressure.

Tröhler, Margrit and Guido Kirsten, editors. Christian Metz and the Codes of Cinema: Film Semiology and Beyond. Amsterdam University Press, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Tweedie, James. Moving Pictures, Still Lives: Film, New Media, and the Late Twentieth Century. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Vanita, Ruth. Dancing with the Nation: Courtesans in Bombay Cinema. Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2018.

Williams, Michael. Film Stardom and the Ancient Past. Palgrave, 2018. Already assigned for review.


Still available for review


Brown Julia, Nicholas Cook and Stephen Cottrell. Defining the Discographic Self: Desert Island Discs in Context. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Burke, Wendy. Images of Occupation in Dutch Film. Amsterdam University Press, 2017.

Casetti, Francesco (ed). Early Film Theories in Italy 1896-1922. Amsterdam University Press, 2017. Already assigned for review.

Chaplin, Felicity. La Parisienne in Cinema: Between Art and Life.  Manchester University Press, 2017.

Chatterji, Shoma A. The Cinema of Bimal Roy. Sage, 2017

Dobson, Nichola. Norman McLaren. Between the Frames. Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2018.

Frankel, Glenn. High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic. Bloomsbury, 2017. Already assigned for review.

Glick, Joshua. Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977. Univ of California Press, 2018.

Harlap, Itay. Television Drama in Israel: Identities in Post-TV Culture. Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2017.  

Herzog, Werner, Martje Herzog, and Alan Greenberg. Scenarios: Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Every Man for Himself and God Against All; Land of Silence and Darkness; Fitzcarraldo. University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Johnson, Keith Leslie. Jan Svankmajer. University of Illinois Press, 2017.

Klika, D. T. Situation Comedy, Character, and Psychoanalysis: On the Couch with Lucy, Basil, and Kimmie. Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2018.

Leigh, Jacob. The Late Films of Claude Chabrol: Genre, Visual Expressionism and Narrational Ambiguity. Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2017.

Lucia, Cynthia and Ramul Hamid (eds.) Cineaste on Film Criticism, Programming and Preservation in the New Millenium. University of Texas Press, 2017

Macror, Alison. Rewrite Man: the Life and Career of Screenwriter Warren Skaaren. University of Texas Press, 2017. Already assigned for review.

Mai, Joseph. Robert Guédiguian. Manchester University Press, 2017.

Mänz, Peter, Rainer Rother and Kaludia Wick (eds.) UFA—History of a Brand. Kerber Verlag, 2017.

Oldham, Joseph. Paranoid Visions: Spies, Conspiracies and the Secret State in British Television Drama. Manchester University Press, 2017.

Ravetto-Biagioli. Mythopoetic Cinema: On the Ruins of European Identity. Columbia University Press, 2017.

Raw, Laurence. Six Turkish Filmmakers. University of Wisconsin Press, 2017.

Rhodes, John David. Spectacle of Property: The House in American Film. University of Minnesota Press, 2017.Already assigned for review.

Ripley, Mark. A Search for Belonging: The Mexican Cinema of Luis Buñuel. Columbia University Press, 2017.

Roberts, Robin. Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture. University Press of Mississippi, 2018.

Rother, Rainer and Vera Thomas.  Linientreu und popular: Das Ufa-Imperium 1933-1945. Bertz & Fischer, 2017.

Russell, James and Jim Whalley. Hollywood and the Baby Boom: A Social History. Bloomsbury, 2017. Already assigned for review.

Schmid, Marion. Chatal Akerman. Manchester University Press, reprinted 2017.

Sexton, Max. Secular Magic and the Moving Image: Mediated Forms and Modes of Reception. Bloomsbury, 2017.

Souch, Irina. Popular Tropes of Identity in Contemporary Russian Television and Film. Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2017.

Taylor-Jones, Kate. Divine Work, Japanese Colonial Cinema and its Legacy. Bloomsbury, 2017.

Thorsen, Isak. Nordisk Films Kompagni: 1906-1924, Volume 5. Indiana University Press, 2017.

Tzioumakis, Yannis. American Independent Cinema (Second Edition). Edinburgh University Press, 2017.

Younger, Prakash. Boats on the Marne: Jean Renoir’s Critique of Modernity. Indiana University Press, 2017. Already assigned for review.

Zimmermann, Patricia R. and Scott MacDonald (eds). The Flaherty: Decades in the Cause of Independent Cinema. Indiana University Press, 2017.



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