Books for Review – Summer 2019

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. Please also note that some books may still be available from previous lists.

Allan, S.Screening Art: Modernist Aesthetics and the Socialist Imaginary in East German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Bashara, D. Cartoon Vision: UPA Animation and Postwar Aesthetics. University of California Press, 2019.

Braun, C. Von Bettlern, Waisenkindern Und Dienstmädchen. Verlag Trier, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Chion, M. Audio-Vision – Sound on Screen. Columbia University Press, 2019.

Cohan, S. Hollywood by Hollywood: The Backstudio Picture and the Mystique of Making Movies. Oxford University Press, USA, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Crosson, S. Gaelic Games on Film. Cork University Press, 2019.

Du, D. Y. Animated EncountersTransnational Movements of Chinese Animation 1940s-1970s.  University of Hawai’i Press, 2019.

Farmer, R., L. Mayne, D. Petrie, and M. Williams. Transformation and Tradition in 1960s British Cinema. Edinburgh University Press, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Fisher, A. Blood in the Streets: Histories of Violence in Italian Crime Cinema. Edinburgh University Press, 2019.

Forster, C. Filthy Material: Modernism and the Media of Obscenity. Oxford University Press, USA, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Fossati, G. From Grain to Pixel: The Archival Life of Film in Transition. Amsterdam University Press, 2018.

Frank, H. Frame by Frame: A Materialist Aesthetics of Animated Cartoon. University of California Press, 2019. Already assigned for review.

German, K. M. Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II. University Press of Mississippi, 2018.

Gillett, P. Film and the Historian. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Gonring, G. M. Movie Circuits: Curatorial Approaches to Cinema Technology. Amsterdam University Press, 2019.

Gorton, K. Remembering British Television: Audience, Archive and Industry. British Film Institute, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Groo, K. Bad Film Histories. University of Minnesota Press, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Keating, P. The Dynamic Frame. Columbia University Press, 2019.

Kelly, G. Robert Taylor: Male Beauty, Masculinity and Stardom in Hollywood. University Press of Mississippi, 2019. Already assigned for review.

MacKenzie, S. P. Bomber Boys on Screen: RAF Bomber Command in Film and Television Drama. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Marchessault, J. The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Cinema. Oxford University Press, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Margulies, I. In Person: Reenactment in Postwar and Contemporary Cinema. Oxford University Press, USA, 2019.

Menne, J. Post-Fordist Cinema: Hollywood Auteurs and the Corporate Counterculture. Columbia University Press, 2019.

Mennel, B. Women at Work in Twenty-First-Century European Cinema. University of Illinois Press, 2019.

Mihelj, S. From Media Systems to Media Cultures: Understanding Socialist Television. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Motrescu-Mayes, A., and S. Aasman. Amateur Media and Participatory Cultures. Routledge, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Norden, M. F. Lois Weber Interviews. University Press of Mississippi, 2019. Already assigned for review.

O’Leary, A. The Battle of Algiers. Mimesis, 2017.

Pomerance, M. Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Salys, R. The Contemporary Russian Cinema Reader. Academic Studies Press, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Schwientek, S. Dämon Der Leinwand: Conrad Veidt Und Der Deutsche Film 1894-1945. Schüren, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Shail, A. The Origins of the Film Star System. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Street, S., and J. Yumibe. Chromatic Modernity: Color, Cinema and Media of the 1920s. Columbia University Press, 2019.

Uelzmann, J. Staging West German Democracy. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Usai, P. C. Silent Cinema. British Film Institute, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Vaughan, H. Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret: The Hidden Environmental Costs of the Movies. Columbia University Press, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Ward, M. C. Static in the System: Noise and the Soundscape of American Cinema Culture. University of California Press, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Warren, S. Subject to Reality: Women and Documentary Film. University of Illinois Press, 2019.

Wasson, H. and L. Grieveson, editors. Cinema’s Military Industrial Complex. University of California Press, 2018.

Windrum, K. From El Dorado to Lost Horizons: Traditionalist Film in the Hollywood Renaissance. SUNY Press, 2019.

Still available for review:

Adamson, Morgan. Enduring Images: A Future History of New Left Cinema. University of Minnesota Press, 2018.

Bevan, Alex. The Aesthetics of Nostalgia TV: Production Design and the Boomer Era. Bloomsbury, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Blom, Ivo. Reframing Luchino Visconti: Film and Art. Sidestone Press, 2017. Already assigned for review.

Broe, Dennis. Birth of the Binge: Serial TV and the End of Leisure. Wayne State University Press, 2019.

Christie, Ian and Annie van den Oever, editors. Stories. Amsterdam University Press, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Drieu, Cloé. Cinema Nation and Empire in Uzbekistan, 1919-1937.  Indiana University Press, 2018.

Fairchild, Charles. Sounds, Screens, Speakers: An Introduction to Music and Media. Bloomsbury, 2019.

George Jr., David R. and Wan Sonya Tang, editors. Televising Restoration Spain: History and Fiction in Twenty-First-Century Costume Dramas. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Gerhardt, Christina and Sara Saljoughi, editors. 1968 and Global Cinema. Wayne State University Press, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Gleich, Joshua. Hollywood in San Francisco: Location Shooting and the Aesthetics of Urban Decline. University of Texas Press, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Gosoli, Marco. Eric Rohmer’s Film Theory (1948-1953). Amsterdam University Press, 2018.

Grundman, Roy, editor. Werner Schroeter. Columbia University Press, 2018.

Haltof, Marek. Polish Cinema: A History. Berghahn Books, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Holtmeier, Matthew. Contemporary Political Cinema. Edinburg University Press, 2019.

Honess Roe, Annabelle and Maria Pramaggiore, editors. Vocal Projections: Voices in Documentary. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Ka Yee Chan, Jessica. Chinese Revolutionary Cinema: Propaganda, Aesthetics and Internationalism 1949-1966. I.B. Tauris, 2019.

King, Geoff. Positioning Art Cinema. I.B. Tauris, 2019.

Martin, Adrian. Mysteries of Cinema: Reflections on Film Theory, History and Culture 1882-2016. Amsterdam University Press, 2018.

Mazierska, Eva. Poland Daily: Economy, Work, Consumption and Social Class in Polish Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2017. Already assigned for review.

Meikle, Kyle. Adaptations in the Franchise Era: 2001-16. Bloomsbury, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Meir, Christopher. Mass Producing European Cinema: Studiocanal and its Works. Bloomsbury, 2019. Already assigned for review.

McKay, John. Dziga Vertov: Life and Work Volume 1. Academic Studies Press, 2018.

Michelsen, Morgan et al, editors. Music Radio: Building Communities, Mediating Genres. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Moine, Caroline. Screened Encounters: The Leipzig Documentary Film Festival, 1955-1990. Berghahn Books, 2018.

Montañez Smukler, Maya. Liberating Hollywood: Women Directors & the Feminist Reform of 1970s American Cinema. Rutgers University Press, 2019.

Mosely, Rachel. Picturing Cornwall: Landscape, Region and the Moving Image. University of Exeter Press, 2018.

Nordstrom, Justin. Aunt Sammy’s Radio Recipes. University of Arkansas Press, 2018.

O’Day, Andrew, editor. Doctor Who: Twelfth Night, Adventures in Time and Space with Peter Capaldi. I.B. Tauris, 2019.

Op Den Kamp, Claudy. The Greatest Films Never Seen: The Film Archive and the Copyright Smokescreen. Amsterdam University Press, 2018.

Parsons, Neil. Black and White Bioscope: Making Movies in Africa 1899-1925. Intellect, 2018.

Pettey, Homer B. and R. Barton Palmer, editors. Rule Britannia! The Biopic and British National Identity. State University of New York Press, 2018. Already assigned for review.

Schweitzer, Dahlia. L.A. Private Eyes. Rutgers University Press, 2019.

Steinhart, Daniel. Runaway Hollywood: Internationalizing Postwar Production and Location Shooting. University of California Press, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Thanouli, Eleftheria. History and Film: A Tale of Two Disciplines. Bloomsbury, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Tiburcio Moreno, Erika. Y Nació el Asesino en Serie: El Origen Cultral del Monstruo en el Cine de Terror Estadounidense. Catarata. 2019.

Ungar, Steven. Critical Mass: Social Documentary in France from the Silent Era to the New Wave. University of Minnesota Press, 2018.

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.

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. 

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. 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.

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

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

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

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.  Already assigned for review.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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