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. Hilter Youth Quex: A Guide for the English-speaking Reader. German Films Dot Net, 2022.

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.

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.

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.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.
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.

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. Already assigned for review.
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.

 

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