Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media




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Alphaville Issue 26 (Winter 2023): Issue 26 of Alphaville will focus on Home as a Site of Resistance - Editors: Anna Viola Sborgi and Elizabeth Patton. Call For Papers.

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Abel, Richard, Movie Mavens: US Newspaper Women Take on the Movies, 1914-1923. University of Illinois Press, 2021.

Abrams, Nathan, Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual. Rutgers University Press, 2020.

Ayres, Jackson, Alan Moore: A Critical Guide. Bloomsbury, 2021.

Barnes, Leslie and Joseph Mai, eds., The Cinema of Rithy Panh: Everything Has a Soul. Rutgers University Press, 2021.

Barrett, Kyle, ed., Refocus: The Films of Mary Harron. Edinburgh University Press, 2022.

Bartlett, Robert, The Middle Ages and the Movies: Eight Key Films. Reaktion Books, 2022.

Becker, Sandra, Megen de Bruin-Molé and Sara Polak, eds.  Embodying Contagion: The Viropolitics of Horror and Desire in Contemporary Discourse. University of Wales Press 2021.

Bernaerts, Lars and Jarmila Mildorf, eds., Audionarratology: Lessons from Radio Drama. Ohio State University Press, 2021.

Bradley, Linda, Lars von Trier Beyond Depression: Contexts and Collaborations. Columbia University Press, 2022.

Carroll, William, Suzuki Seijun and Postwar Japanese Cinema. Columbia University Press, 2022.

Choe, Steve, ReFocus: The Films of William Friedkin. Edinburgh University Press, 2021.

Cuelenaere, Eduard, Gertjan Willems, and Stijn Joye, eds. European Film Remakes. Edinburgh University Press, 2021.  

Cuevas, Efrén, Filming History from Below: Microhistorical Documentaries. Columbia University Press, 2022.

Decker, Christof, Imaging the Scenes of War. Columbia University Press, 2022.

Dombrowski, Lisa and Justin Wyatt, Refocus: The Later Films and Legacy of Robert Altman. Edinburgh University Press, 2022.

Egan, Kate and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock. And Now for Something Completely Different: Critical Approaches to Monty Python. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Elwes, Catherine, Landscape and the Moving Image. Intellect, 2022.

Emison Patricia, Moving Pictures and Renaissance Art History. Amsterdam University Press, 2021.

Evrard, Audrey, Precarious Sociality, Ethics and Politics: French Documentary Cinema in the Early Twenty-First Century, University of Wales Press, 2022.

Frey, Matthias, Netflix Recommends: Algorithms, Film Choice, and the History of Taste. UC Press, October 2021.

Galt, Rosalind, Alluring Monsters. Columbia University Press. 2021.

Garcia, Desirée J., Quick Takes: The Movie Musical. Rutgers University Press, 2021

Goodmilow, Jill, Kill the Documentary: A letter to Filmmakers, Students and Scholars. Columbia University Press, 2022.

Grlić, Rajko, One More For The Road: A Director’s Notes on Exile, Family, and Film. Berghahn Books, 2021

Groskopf, Jeremy, Profit and the Margins: The American Silent Cinema and the Marginalization of Advertising. Indiana University Press, 2021.

Gurshtain and Sonja Simonyi, eds., Experimental Cinemas in State-Socialist Eastern Europe. Amsterdam University Press, 2022.

Hamilton, Scott and Conor Heffernan, eds., Theorising the Contemporary Zombie: Contextual Pasts, Presents and Futures. University of Wales Press, 2022.

Hegnsvad, Kristoffer, Werner Herzog: Ecstatic Truths and Other Useless Conquests. Reaktion Books, 2021.

Karalis, Vrasidas, The Cinematic Language Of Theo Angelopoulos. Berghahn Books, Sept. 2021

Kelley, N. Megan, Projections of Passing: Postwar Anxieties and Hollywood Films, 1947-1960. (Paperback ed.) University of Mississippi Press, 2021.

Koszarski, Richard, Keep ‘Em in the East: Kazan, Kubrick and the Postwar New York Film Renaissance. Columbia University Press, 2022.

Krewani, Angela, and Alena Strohmaier, eds. Media and Mapping Practices in the Middle East and North Africa: Producing Space. Amsterdam University Press, 2021. 

Liz, Mariana and Hilary Owen, editors. Women’s Cinema in Contemporary Portugal. Bloomsbury, 2020. (e-book only).

Mayer, So and Corinn Columpar, Mothers of Invention: Film, Media, and Caregiving Labor. Wayne State University Press, 2022.

McNally, Karen, ed., American Television during a Television Presidency. Wayne State University Press, 2022.

Miller, Henry. The First True Hitchcock: The Making of a Filmmaker. UC Press, Jan 2022.

Misra, Sonia and Rox Samer, eds., Su Friedrich Interviews. University Press of Mississippi, 2022.

Missero, Dalila, Women, Feminism and Italian Cinema: Archives from a Film Culture. Edinburgh University Press, 2022.

Mizejewski, Linda, The Americans. Wayne State University Press, 2022.

Morreale, Joanne, The Outer Limits. Wayne State University Press, 2022.

Murphy, J.J., The Florida Project (21stCentury Film Essentials). University of Texas Press, 2021

Neto, João Nemi, Cannibalizing Queer: Brazilian Cinema from 1970 to 2015. Wayne State University Press, 2022.

Nwonka, Clive and Anamik Saha, eds. Black Film British Cinema II. Goldsmiths Press, 2021.

Odin, Roger, Spaces of Communication: Elements of Semio-Pragmatics, Amsterdam University Press, 2022

Porst, Jennifer, Broadcasting Hollywood: The Struggle of Feature Films on Early TV. Rutgers University Press, 2021.

Prokhorov, Alexander, Elena Prohorova and Rimgaila Salys, eds., Russian TV Series in the Era of Transition: Genres, Technologies, Identities. Academic Studies Press, 2021.

Sharrett, Christopher, Breaking Bad. Wayne University Press, 2021.

Stewart, Jez, The Story of British Animation, Bloomsbury/BFI, 2021.

Tortolani, Erica and Martin F. Norden, eds. ReFocus: The Films of Paul Leni. Edinburgh University Press, 2021. 

Towns, Armond R., On Black Media Philosophy. University of Columbia Press, 2022.

Weber, Anne-Katrin, Television before TV: New Media and Culture in Europe and the ISA, 1928-1939. Amsterdam University Press, 2022.

White, Luke. Fighting without Fighting: Kung Fu Cinema’s Journey to the West. Reaktion Books, 2022.