Books for Review Winter 2023

Brubeck, Darius. Sight Readings: Photographers and American Jazz, 1900-60. Intellect, 2021.

DeCelles, Naomi. Recollecting Lotte Eisner: Cinema, Exile, and the Archive. University of California Press, 2022.

Fletcher, Tony. Before the Paris Fire: Projecting the Cinematograph in London from 1889-4th May 1897. Local History Publications, 2022. Already assigned for review.

Gillespie, William. Hitler Youth Quex: A Guide for the English-speaking Reader. German Films Dot Net, 2022. Already assigned for review.

Lescher, Mary E. The Disney Animation Renaissance: Behind the Glass at the Florida Studio. University of Illinois Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.

Leteux, Christine. Continental Films: French Cinema under German Control. University of Wisconsin Press, 2022.

Norén, Fredrik, Emil Stjernholm, and C. Claire Thomsen, eds. Nordic Media Histories of Propaganda and Persuasion. Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.

Olsson, Jan. The Life and Afterlife of Swedish Biograph from Commercial Circulation to Archival Practices. University of Wisconsin Press, 2022.

Rossell, Deac. Chronology of the Birth of Cinema 1833-1896. JOHN LIBBEY PUBLISHING, 2022. Already assigned for review.

Siddique, Salma. Evacuee Cinema: Bombay and Lahore in Partition Transit (1940-1960). Cambridge University Press, 2022.

Stewart, Garrett. Streisand: The Mirror of Difference. Wayne State University Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.

IAMHIST Masterclass programme

4.00 – 6.15 pm (CET) via Zoom, Thursday 12 January 2023



4:00 – 4:05 pm  Opening Remarks: Tobias Hochscherf (Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany), Vice President of IAMHIST

4:05 – 4:15 pm  Round of Introduction: Where are you from? What are your research interests?

4:15 – 5:15 pm  Parallel Breakout Sessions

Session 1a, Chair: Llewella Chapman (UEA, UK)

  • Dyna Herlina Suwarto (Nottingham, UK): ‘Yogyakarta as Film Capital (1945-1949)’
  • Liesje Baltussen (Antwerp, Belgium): ‘Fugitive Cinema: Alternative Film Practices of an Antwerp-based Collective in the 1960s and 1970s’
  • Marnie Cannon (Texas A&M, USA): ‘Production Code in the 1950s and 1960s and the Punishment of Crimes’
  • McKayla Sluga (Michigan, USA): ‘Grassroots Modernism: Collective Film Education, Politics, and Aesthetics in New York City, 1920s-1930s’

Session 1b, Chair: Tobias Hochscherf (KUAS, Germany)

  • Kamalika Sanyal (Leuven, Belgium): ‘I färg! Introduction, Evolution and Acceptance of Photographic Colour Film in Sweden, 1933-1967’
  • Nelson Correia (Edinburgh, UK): ‘Film Bang: Communities of Practice, Cross-media Interconnections, and Sectoral Growth within Scotland’s Film and Television Industries’
  • Ipsita Sahu (Delhi, India): ‘Land, Biopolitics and the Indian Television Documentary of the 1970s’
  • Shu Wan (Buffalo, US) ‘Communists at the border, Visitors on the Icy Mountain’

5:15 – 5:20 pm  Coffee/Tea Break

5:20 – 6:00 pm Parallel Breakout Sessions

Session 2a, Chair: Ciara Chambers (U Cork, Ireland)

  • Cora Braun (Flensburg, Germany): ‘The Planetarium – Dispositifs through the ages’
  • Mashya Boon (Michigan, USA): ‘Continuous Life / Discontinuous Memory in The 6th Day’
  • Bjorn Gabriels (Antwerp and Namur, Belgium): ‘At the crossroads of great cultural currents. Constructing multiple identity discourses at the Festival Mondial du Film et des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1947’

Session 2b, Cynthia Miller (Emerson College, USA)

  • Daniela Doren-Santander (Santiago de Chile, Chile): ‘The possible individual in the illustrated public realm in Argentina, Chile and Peru: An exploratory study into letters published by the press during the independences (1808-1824)’
  • Davis Vallesi (York/Toronto, Canada): ‘Political Platforms: Debate and Democracy in Canada’
  • Harsha Man Maharjan (Martin Chautari, Nepal): ‘Cooperation in Digital Journalism: Construction of Online Newspapers in Nepal (1995-2003)’

6:00 – 6:15 pm  Concluding Remarks – What can IAMHIST do for you?


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.Already assigned for review.
Hall, Martin. Women in the Work of Woody Allen. Amsterdam University Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Hersey, Curt. History of Television News Parody in America. Lexington Books, 2022.
Jahed, Parviz. The New Wave Cinema in Iran. Bloomsbury, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Kac-Vergne, Marianne. From the Margins to the Mainstream: Women in Film and Television. Bloomsbury, 2022.Already assigned for review.
Killeen, Padraic. The Dark Interval: Film Noir, Iconography, and Affect. Bloomsbury, 2021. Already assigned for review.
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. Already assigned for review.
Lovejoy, Alice. Remapping Cold War Media: Institutions, Infrastructures, Translations. Indiana University Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
MacDougall, David. The Art of the Observer: A Personal View of Documentary. Manchester University Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
McKernan, Luke. Picturegoers: A Critical Anthology of Eyewitness Experiences. University of Exeter Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Michalczyk, John J. Costa-Gavras: Encounters with History. Bloomsbury, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Neupert, Richard John. French Film History, 1895-1946. University of Wisconsin Pres, 2022.
Norris, Stephen M. “Stalingrad” by Fedor Bondarchuk. Intellect, 2022. Already assigned for review.
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. Already assigned for review.
Puhr, Thomas M. Fate in Film – a Deterministic Approach to Cinema. Wallflower Press, 2022. Already assigned for review.
Scheibel, Will. Gene Tierney: Star of Hollywood’s Home Front. Wayne State University Press, 2022Already assigned for review.

Spigel, Lynn. TV Snapshots: An Archive of Everyday Life. Duke University Press, 2022.

Already assigned for review.
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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