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. Already assigned for review.


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. Already assigned for review. 


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. Already assigned for review.


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.

Thomson, David. Murder and the Movies. Yale 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. Assigned for Review.

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.

Books for Review, Spring 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.

Breger, Claudia. Making Worlds – Affect and Collectivity in Contemporary European Cinema. Columbia University Press, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Chavez, Karma R. Palestine on the Air. University of Illinois Press, 2019.

Chung, Hye Seung. Hollywood Diplomacy: Film Regulation, Foreign Relations & East Asian Representations. Rutgers University Press, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Cubitt, Sean. Anecdotal Evidence: Ecocritique from Hollywood to the Mass Image. Oxford University Press, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Frymus, Agata. Damsels and Divas: European Stardom in Silent Hollywood. Rutgers University Press, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Grant, Barry Keith. The Twilight Zone. Wayne State University Press, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Grossman, Julie, and Will Schiebel. Twin Peaks. Wayne State University Press, 2020.

Gundle, Stephen. Fame Amid the Ruins: Italian Stardom in the Age of Neorealism. Berghahn Books, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Hoerl, Kristen. The Bad Sixties: Hollywood Memories of the Counterculture, Antiwar, and Black Power Movements. University Press of Mississippi, 2020.

Jaikumar, Priya. Where Histories Reside: India as Filmed Space. Duke University Press, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Levine, Elana. Her Stories: Daytime Soap Opera & US Television History. Duke University Press, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Luzzi, Joseph. Italian Cinema from the Silent Screen to the Digital Image. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Lyden, John C. Film as Religion, Second Edition. NYU Press, 2019.

Nieland, Justus. Happiness by Design: Modernism and Media in the Eames Era. University of Minnesota Press, 2019.

Quinn, Eithne. A Piece of the Action – Race and Labor in Post-Civil Rights Hollywood. Columbia University Press, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Richards, Jeffrey. The Lost Worlds of John Ford. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Skvirsky, Salomé Aguilera. The Process Genre: Cinema and the Aesthetic of Labor. Duke University Press, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Smoodin, Eric. Paris in the Dark: Going to the Movies in the City of Light, 1930-1950. Duke University Press, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Turvey, Malcolm. Play Time: Jacques Tati and Comedic Modernism. Columbia University Press, 2019. Assigned for Review.

Uva, Christian. Sergio Leone: Cinema as Political Fable. Oxford University Press, 2020.

Weight, Richard. Porridge. British Film Institute, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Zinman, Gregory. Making Images Move: Handmade Cinema and the Other Arts. University of California Press, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Abjection Incorporated: Mediating the Politics of Pleasure & Violence. Edited by Maggie Hennefeld and Nicholas Sammond. Duke University Press, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered. Edited by Duncan Petrie, Melanie Williams, and Laura Mayne. Edinburgh University Press, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Television History, the Peabody Archive, and Cultural Memory. Edited by Ethan Thompson, Jeffrey P. Jones, and Lucas Hatlen. University of Georgia Press, 2019. Already assigned for review.

Wim Wenders: Making Films That Matter. Edited by Delers Oliver and Martín Sulzer-Reichel. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. Already assigned for review.

Women in the Irish Film Industry: Stories and Storytellers. Edited by Susan Liddy. Cork University Press, 2020. Already assigned for review.

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