Books for Review, Winter 2021

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 (ciarachambers3@gmail.com).  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.

Barraza, Vania, and Carl Fischer, eds. Chilean Cinema in the Twenty-First-Century World. Wayne State University Press, 2020.

Braitman, Jacqueline R. She Damn near Ran the Studio: The Extraordinary Lives of Ida R. Koverman. University Press of Mississippi, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Carroll, Nathan. The Cinematic Sublime: Negative Pleasures, Structuring Absences. Intellect, 2020.

Chard, Holly. Mainstream Maverick: John Hughes and New Hollywood Cinema. University of Texas Press, 2020

Deacon, Desley. Judith Anderson: Australian Star First Lady of the American Stage. Kerr Publishing, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Humphrey, Daniel. Archaic Modernism: Queer Poetics in the Cinema of Pier Paolo Pasolini. Wayne State University Press, 2020.

Kaklamanidou, Betty, ed. New Approaches to Contemporary Adaptation. Wayne State University Press, 2020.Khoo, Gaik Cheng, Thomas Barker, and Mary J. Ainslie, eds. Southeast Asia on Screen. Amsterdam University Press, 2020.

Lema-Hincapié, Andrés, and Conixita Domènech, eds. Indiscreet Fantasies: Iberian Queer Cinema. Bucknell University Press, 2020.

Losada, Matt. Before Bemberg: Women Filmmakers in Argentina. Rutgers University Press, 2020.

Mclaughlin, Noel, and Joanna Braniff. How Belfast Got the Blues: A Cultural History of Popular Music in the 1960s. Intellect, 2020.

Merck, Mandy. Cinema’s Melodramatic Celebrity. British Film Institute, 2020.

Morse, Daniel Ryan. Radio Empire: The BBC’s Eastern Service and the Emergence of the Global Anglophone Novel. Columbia University Press, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Pye, Douglas. V. F. Perkins on Movies. Wayne State University Press, 2020.

Siewert, Senta. Performing Moving Images: Access, Archives and Affects. Amsterdam University Press, 2020 Already assigned for review.

Wasson, Haidee. Everyday Movies: Portability and the Transformation of American Culture. University of California Press, 2020.

Books for Review, Autumn 2020

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 (ciarachambers3@gmail.com).  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.

Abel, Richard. Motor City Movie Culture, 1916-1925. Indiana University Press, 2020.


Andersen, Joceline. Stars and Silhouettes: The History of the Cameo Role in Hollywood. Wayne State University Press, 2020. Already assigned for review.


Bottomley, Andrew J. Sound Streams: A Cultural History of Radio-Internet Convergence. University of Michigan Press, 2020.


Burke, Frank. A Companion to Federico Fellini. John Wiley & Sons, 2020.


Cobb, Thomas J. American Cinema and Cultural Diplomacy. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.


David, Thomson. Murder and the Movies. Yale University Press, 2020.


Egan, Kate, and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock. And Now for Something Completely Different: Critical Approaches to Monty Python. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.


Fletcher, Tony. The Kinematograph Theatre Arrives: Part III of The London County Council and the Cinematograph. Local History Publications, 2020.


Galili, Doron. Seeing by Electricity: The Emergence of Television, 1878-1939. Duke University Press, 2020. Already assigned for review.


Greenhill, Pauline. Reality, Magic, and Other Lies: Fairy Tale Film Truths. Wayne State University Press, 2020.


Horten, Gerd. Don’t Need No Thought Control: Western Culture in East Germany and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Berghahn Books, 2020.


Kilbourn, Russell. The Cinema of Paolo Sorrentino. Wallflower Press, 2020.


Konkle, Amanda. Some Kind of Mirror: Creating Marilyn Monroe. Rutgers University Press, 2019. Already assigned for review.


Lanzoni, Rémi. The Cinema of Ettore Scola. Wayne State University Press, 2020.


Lewis, Leon. John Alton: Essays on the Cinematographer’s Art and Craft. McFarland, 2020.


Morton, Scott A. The Sirens of Wartime Radio and How the American Print Media Presented Them. Lexington Books, 2020.


Remes, Justin. Absence in Cinema. Columbia University Press, 2020.

Books for Review Summer 2020

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 (ciarachambers3@gmail.com).  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.

Burke, Frank. Fellini’s Films and Commercials. Intellect (UK), 2020. 

Briggs, Asa and Peter Burke. Social History of the Media. Polity, 2020.  Already Assigned for Review.

Burton, Alan. Looking Glass Wars: Spies on British Screens since 1960. Vernon Press, 2020.

Clark, Joseph. News Parade. University of Minnesota Press, 2020Already Assigned for Review.

Hedberg Olenina, Ana. Psychomotor Aesthetics: Movement and Affect in Modern Literature and Film, Oxford University Press, 2020.  Already Assigned for Review.

Isaacs, Bruce. The Art of Pure Cinema: Hitchcock and His Imitators. Oxford University Press, 2020. Already Assigned for Review.

Manning, Sam. Cinemas and  Cinema-Going in the United Kingdom:  Decades of Decline, 1945-65. University of London Press, 2020. 

Menotti, Gabriel and Virginia Crisp. Practices of Projection: Histories and Technologies. Oxford University Press, 2020. Already Assigned for Review.

Pinkus, Karen. Clocking Out: The Machinery of Life in 1960s Italian Cinema. University of Minnesota Press, 2020. 

Ryan, Michael, and Melissa Lenos. Introduction to Film Analysis. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.  Already Assigned for Review.

Utterson, Andrew. Persistent Images: Encountering Film History in Contemporary Cinema. Edinburgh University Press, 2020. Already Assigned for Review.

Whybray, Adam. The Art of Czech Animation: A History of Political Dissent and Allegory. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. Already Assigned for Review.

Mapping Movie Magazines. Edited by Daniel Biltereyst and Lies Van de Vijver. Palgrave, 2020. Already Assigned for Review.

Noir Affect. Edited by Christopher Breu and Elizabeth A. Hatmaker. Fordham University Press, 2020.  Already Assigned for Review.

Voicing the Cinema. Edited by James Bluher and Hannah Lewis. University of Illinois Press, 2020.  Already Assigned for Review.

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