Manchester Film Studies

Manchester Film Studies is a collection of 163 books written by leading names in the field as well as one journal: Film Studies. It covers all aspects of film studies from volumes on a wide range of British, French, Spanish and Latin American filmmakers to debates and issues that are informing current practice in film and screen studies.

This collection is a valuable resource for students and academics interested in film studies. It aims to help readers develop an understanding of how film engages with socio-cultural and political concerns, placing films in their historical context as well as covering current debates and future challenges for cinema as a medium. Manchester Film Studies will enable readers to explore many aspects of theoretical and historical film studies as well as critical approaches to classical and contemporary films.

Key features & benefits

Instant access to 163 critical and contextual books and one journal written and edited by highly regarded authors within the field
Provides global coverage of the field through a diverse author pool, writing from and on many cultures, notably including the French Film Directors series; an accessible but rigorous critical study of French cinema
Includes La Parisienne in cinema, by Felicity Chaplin, shortlisted for the 2018 Richard Ward memorial Award, honoring books on film and broadcasting

Authors include

Susan Hayward – Professor of French at the University of Exeter
Richard Rushton – Senior Lecturer in Film and Cultural Studies at Lancaster University
Guy Austin – Professor of French Studies and Director of the Research Centre in Film and Digital Media at Newcasle University
Brian McFarlane – Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne and editor of the Encyclopedia of British Film
James S. Williams – Professor of Modern French Literature and Film at Royal Holloway, University of London
Gemma King – Lecturer in French Studies at the Australian National University
Phil Powrie – Professor of French Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research into Film & Media at the University of Newcastle- upon- Tyne
Christine Gledhill – Professor of Media Studies in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media at the University of Sunderland


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