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The Cultural Politics of the New Criticism
Mark Jancovich
0521416523
August 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this book, Mark Jancovich concentrates on the works of three leading American writers - Robert Penn Warren, John Crowe Ransom and Allen Tate - in order to examine the development of the New Criticism during the late 1920s and early 1930s, and its establishment within the academy in the late 1930s and 1940s. This critical movement managed to transform the teaching and study of English through a series of essays published in journals such as the Southern Review and the Kenyon Review. Jancovich argues that the New Criticism was not an example of bourgeois individualism, as previously held, but that it sprang from a critique of modern capitalist society developed by pre-capitalist classes within the American South. In the process, he clarifies the distinctions between the aims of these three Southern poets from those of...


Horror, the Film Reader
Mark Jancovich (Editor)
0415235618
December 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Horror, The Film Reader brings together key articles to provide a comprehensive resource for students of horror cinema. Mark Jancovich's introduction traces the development of horror from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to The Blair Witch Project, and outlines the main critical debates. Combining classic and recent articles, each section explores a central issue of horror film, and features an editor's introduction outlining the context of debates.

About the Author
Mark Jancovich is Lecturer in Film Studies and Director of the Institute of Film Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is series editor of Inside Popular Film Series and author of Horror (1992) and Rational Fears: American Horror Since the 1950s (1996).


Horror, the Film Reader
Mark Jancovich (Editor)
0415235626
December 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Horror, The Film Reader brings together key articles to provide a comprehensive resource for students of horror cinema. Mark Jancovich's introduction traces the development of horror from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to The Blair Witch Project, and outlines the main critical debates. Combining classic and recent articles, each section explores a central issue of horror film, and features an editor's introduction outlining the context of debates.

About the Author
Mark Jancovich is Lecturer in Film Studies and Director of the Institute of Film Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is series editor of Inside Popular Film Series and author of Horror (1992) and Rational Fears: American Horror Since the 1950s (1996).


Approaches to Popular Film
Joanne Hollows (Editor)
071904393X
May 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
An invaluable introduction to popular film and the way in which it is studied this book brings together the critical approaches and issues that have sought to define popular film from the 1950s to the present day. It includes discussion of mass culture theory and political economy; auteur theory; genre theory; star studies; historical poetics; screen theory; feminism and cultural studies. Written by specialists, Approaches to popular film is an ideal textbook for students coming to film theory for the first time.


Film Studies Reader
Mark Jancovich (Editor)
0340692790
May 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Ranging from the mass culture critics to postcolonial and queer theory, this reader is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the main theoretical approaches within film studies. It provides students with an opportunity to engage with primary sources in the form of extracts from key
critics while also offering a general introduction and chapter introductions that help to locate the extracts in historical contexts and explain their contributions to, and interventions in, debates within the study of film. Among the distinguished contributors are Tom Gunning, Steven Cohan, Janet
Staiger, James Naremore, Jim Kitses, Carol Clover, and Jane Gaines.


Defining Cult Movies
Mark Jancovich
0719066301
Nov 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This collection concentrates on the analysis of cult movies, how they are defined, who defines them and the cultural politics of these definitions. The definition of the cult movie relies on a sense of its distinction from the "mainstream" or "ordinary." This also raises issues about the perception of it as an oppositional form of cinema, and of its strained relationships to processes of institutionalization and classification. In other words, cult movie fandom has often presented itself as being in opposition to the academy, commercial film industries and the media more generally, but has been far more dependent on these forms than it has usually been willing to admit. The international roster of essayists range over the full and entertaining gamut of cult films from Dario Argento, Spanish horror and Peter Jackson's...


The Place of the Audience: Cultural Geographies of Film Consumption
Mark Jancovich
0851709427
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Offers the best review of the state of the study of cinema-going I have ever read and it examines not only the different meanings of all the different sites of film exhibition and distribution but also the authors bring a whole new context to how meaning are generated.

From the Inside Flap
"Offers the best review of the state of the study of cinema going I have ever read andÉa mapping of how to think about a central problem of what it meant to live in the 20th centuryÉ. It examines not only the different meanings of all the different sites of film exhibition and distribution but also the authors bring a whole new context to how meanings are generated in the activity of film consumption. This is a marvelous book, wholly original, and will make a major...


The Place of the Audience: Cultural Geographies of Film Consumption
Mark Jancovich
0851709435
June 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
It has been a recurring complaint both within, and against, Film Studies that it has largely ignored the activities of audiences. This book addresses this absence and explains its cause. The authors argue that there is a social context in which the consumption of film can be understood or studied historically and demonstrate that a concentration on the place of film consumption within the changing cultural politics of the city can offer a compelling and productive focus of analysis.

From the Inside Flap
"Offers the best review of the state of the study of cinema going I have ever read andÉa mapping of how to think about a central problem of what it meant to live in the 20th centuryÉ. It examines not only the different meanings of all the different sites of film...


Defining Cult Movies
Mark Jancovich
071906631X
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This collection concentrates on the analysis of cult movies, how they are defined, who defines them and the cultural politics of these definitions. The definition of the cult movie relies on a sense of its distinction from the "mainstream" or "ordinary." This also raises issues about the perception of it as an oppositional form of cinema, and of its strained relationships to processes of institutionalization and classification. In other words, cult movie fandom has often presented itself as being in opposition to the academy, commercial film industries and the media more generally, but has been far more dependent on these forms than it has usually been willing to admit. The international roster of essayists range over the full and entertaining gamut of cult films from Dario Argento, Spanish horror and Peter Jackson's...


Quality Popular Television: Cult TV, the Industry, and Fans
Mark Jancovich (Editor)
0851709400
May 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Why are some contemporary television shows so compelling? The Sopranos, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friends, and ER are examples among many of a new era of the "must-see" program. These shows and others, like The X-Files and Ally McBeal, have a compulsiveness, a depth of characterization and backstory that puts most of cinema to shame.
Quality Popular Television looks at this new category of "cult" television (mostly U.S.-produced) and the reasons for its emergence. Considering shows as diverse as Ally McBeal, Martial Law, Buffy, Lois and Clark, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Ellen, the book examines the particular qualities necessary for success and how they relate to issues such as the economics of network scheduling, the growth of the Internet, and contemporary debates about television audiences. This...


Quality Popular Television: Cult TV, the Industry, and Fans
Mark Jancovich (Editor)
0851709419
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Why are some contemporary television shows so compelling? The Sopranos, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friends, and ER are examples among many of a new era of the "must-see" program. These shows and others, like The X-Files and Ally McBeal, have a compulsiveness, a depth of characterization and backstory that puts most of cinema to shame.
Quality Popular Television looks at this new category of "cult" television (mostly U.S.-produced) and the reasons for its emergence. Considering shows as diverse as Ally McBeal, Martial Law, Buffy, Lois and Clark, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Ellen, the book examines the particular qualities necessary for success and how they relate to issues such as the economics of network scheduling, the growth of the Internet, and contemporary debates about television audiences. This...

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