Books for Review – Autumn 2022

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.

Baschiera, Stefano, and Alexander Fisher, eds. World Cinema on Demand: Global Film Cultures in the Era of Online Distribution. Bloomsbury, 2022.
Bordwell, David. Perplexing Plots – Popular Storytelling and the Poetics of Murder. Columbia University Press, 2023.
Chapman, Llewella. From Russia with Love. British Film Institute, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Drazin, Charles. Making Hollywood Happen: The Story of Film Finances. University of Wisconsin Press, 2022.
Hall, Martin. Women in the Work of Woody Allen. Amsterdam University Press, 2022.
Hersey, Curt. History of Television News Parody in America. Lexington Books, 2022.
Jahed, Parviz. The New Wave Cinema in Iran. Bloomsbury, 2022.
Kac-Vergne, Marianne. From the Margins to the Mainstream: Women in Film and Television. Bloomsbury, 2022.
Killeen, Padraic. The Dark Interval: Film Noir, Iconography, and Affect. Bloomsbury, 2021.
Kirkwood, Jeffrey West. Endless Intervals: Cinema, Psychology, and Semiotics Around 1900. University of Minnesota Press, 2022.
Klaess, John. Breaks in the Air: The Birth of Rap Radio in New York City. Duke University Press, 2022.
Klawans, Stuart. Crooked, but Never Common – the Films of Preston Sturges. Columbia University Press, 2023.
Lovejoy, Alice. Remapping Cold War Media: Institutions, Infrastructures, Translations. Indiana University Press, 2022.
MacDougall, David. The Art of the Observer: A Personal View of Documentary. Manchester University Press, 2022.
McKernan, Luke. Picturegoers: A Critical Anthology of Eyewitness Experiences. University of Exeter Press, 2022.
Michalczyk, John J. Costa-Gavras: Encounters with History. Bloomsbury, 2022.
Neupert, Richard John. French Film History, 1895-1946. University of Wisconsin Pres, 2022.
Norris, Stephen M. “Stalingrad” by Fedor Bondarchuk. Intellect, 2022.
Phillips, Kendall R. Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Wayne State University Press, 2022.
Piper, Melanie. The Biopic and Beyond: Celebrities as Characters in Screen Media. Bloomsbury, 2022.
Puhr, Thomas M. Fate in Film – a Deterministic Approach to Cinema. Wallflower Press, 2022.
Scheibel, Will. Gene Tierney: Star of Hollywood’s Home Front. Wayne State University Press, 2022.
Spigel, Lynn. TV Snapshots: An Archive of Everyday Life. Duke University Press, 2022.
Spitale, Samuel C. How to Win the War on Truth: An Illustrated Guide to How Mistruths Are Sold, Why They Stick, and How to Reclaim Reality. Quirk Books, 2022.
Villiers, Nicholas de. Cruisy, Sleepy, Melancholy: Sexual Disorientation in the Films of Thai Ming-Liang. University of Minnesota Press, 2022.
Watts, Amelia, and Phil Wickham, eds. Bill Douglas: A Film Artist. University of Exeter Press, 2022.

Book for Review Summer 2022


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.


Allen, Julie K. Screening Europe in Australasia. University of Exeter Press, 2022.
Austin, Sara. Monstrous Youth: Transgressing the Boundaries of Childhood in the United States. Ohio State University Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Bartlett, Robert. The Middle Ages and the Movies: Eight Key Films. Reaktion Books, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Berg, Anne. On Screen and Off: Cinema and the Making of Nazi Hamburg. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022.
Berry, Michael. Jia Zhangke on Jia Zhangke. Duke University Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Byrne, Katherine, Julie Anne Taddeo and James Leggot, eds. Diagnosing History: Medicine in Television Period Drama. Manchester University Press, 2022.
Carroll, William. Suzuki Seijun and Postwar Japanese Cinema. Columbia University Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Doane, Mary Ann. Bigger Than Life: The Close-Up and Scale in the Cinema. Duke University Press, 2021.Already assigned for review.
Friedman, Jonathan C. Haunted Laughter: Representations of Adolf Hitler, the Third Reich, and the Holocaust in Comedic Film and Television. Lexington Books, 2022.
Godmilow, Jill. Kill the Documentary: A Letter to Filmmakers, Students and Scholars. Columbia University Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Hoyt, Eric. Ink-Stained Hollywood: The Triumph of American Cinema’s Trade Press. University of California Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen. Sustainable Legacy of Agnès Varda. Bloomsbury, 2022.
McNally, Karen. American Television During a Television Presidency. Wayne State University Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Melnick, Ross. Hollywood’s Embassies: How Movie Theatres Projected American Power Around the World. Columbia University Press, 2021. Already assigned for review.
Page, Allison. Media and the Affective Life of Slavery. University of Minnesota Press, 2022.
Petersen, Jennifer A. How Machines Came to Speak: Media Technologies and Freedom of Speech. Duke University Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Shaw, Anthony, and Giora Goodman. Hollywood and Israel: A History. Columbia University Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Slotten, Hugh Richard. Beyond Sputnik and the Space Race: The Origins of Global Satellite Communications. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Slugan, Mario, and Daniel Biltereyst. New Perspectives on Early Cinema History. Bloomsbury, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Stokes, Melvyn. Cinema Memories: A People’s History of Cinema-Going in 1960s Britain. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Weber, Anne-Katrin. Television Before TV: New Media and Exhibition Culture in Europe and the USA, 1928-1939. Amsterdam University Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Wegenstein, Bernadette, and Lauren Benjamin Mushro, eds. Radical Equalities and Global Feminist Filmmaking. Vernon Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
White, Luke. Fighting Without Fighting: Kung Fu Cinema’s Journey to the West. Reaktion Books, 2022. Already assigned for review.

 

Books for Review Spring 2022

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.

Badley, Linda. Lars Von Trier Beyond Depression. Wallflower Press, 2022.

Berke, Annie. Their Own Best Creations: Women Writers in Postwar Television. University of California Press, 2022.

Billson, Anne. The Thing. BFI, 2021. Already assigned for review.
Brasiske, Inesa. Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running. Yale University Press, 2022.
Cain, Victoria. Schools and Screens: A Watchful History. MIT Press, 2021.
Cooper, Martin. Radio’s Legacy in Popular Culture: The Sounds of British Broadcasting over the Decades. Bloomsbury, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Cuevas, Efrén. Filming History from Below: Microhistorical Documentaries. Wallflower, 2022.
Fabian, Steven, Marissa Moorman, and Josh Shepperd, eds. Breaking News. Radical History Review, 2021.
Faucette, Brian. Hawaii Five-O. Wayne State University Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Grant, Barry Keith. 100 American Horror Films. British Film Institute, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Havas, Julia. Woman Up: Invoking Feminism in Quality Television. Wayne State University Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Hinkelman, Jeffrey A. For No Reason at All:The Changing Narrative of the First World War in American Film. University Press of Mississippi, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Mizejewski, Linda. The Americans. Wayne State University Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Neto, João Nemi. Cannibalizing Queer: Brazilian Cinema from 1970 to 2015. Wayne State University Press, 2022.
Perry, Chris, and Eric Henry Sanders. SceneWriting: The Missing Manual for Screenwriters. Bloomsbury, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Pomerance, Murray. Color It True: Impressions of Cinema, 2022.  Already assigned for review.
Preece, Julian. Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (Die Verlorene Ehre Der Katharina Blum). BFI, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Rony, Fatimah Tobing. How Do We Look? Revisiting Visual Biopolitics. Duke University Press, 2021. Already assigned for review. 
Rühse, Viola. Film Und Kino Als Spiegel: Siegfried Kracauers Filmschriften Aus Deutschland Und Frankreich. De Gruyter, 2022.
Schleser, Max. Smartphone Filmmaking: Theory and Practice. Bloomsbury, 2021. Already assigned for review. 
Sharp, Ilana Shub. Esfir Shub: Pioneer of Documentary Filmmaking. Bloomsbury, 2021. Already assigned for review.
Shor, Francis. Soupy Sales and the Detroit Experience. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021.
Stern, Julia A. Bette Davis Black and White. University of Chicago Press, 2021. Already assigned for review.
Vasudevan, Ravi. Media and the Constitution of the Political. Sage, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Winterbottom, Michael, ed. Dark Matter: Independent Filmmaking in the 21st Century. British Film Institute, 2021. Already assigned for review. 
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