Manchester Film Studies

Manchester Film Studies is a collection of 144 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 144 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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