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 (  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.
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