Manchester Film Studies

Manchester Film Studies is a collection of over 140 books written by leading names in the field and 1 journal, Film Studies. It covers all aspects of film studies from volumes on a wide range of British, French, Spanish and Latin American film makers, 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

  • Includes over 140 books and one journal written by highly regarded authors

  • A global coverage with writers from and writing on many film cultures

  • Easy to use teaching resource

  • Updated annually with new, quality content

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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