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Anderson, Johan, and Lawrence Webb, eds. The City in American Cinema: Film and Postindustrial Culture. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

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

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.

Bergfelder, Tim, Erica Carter, Deniz Gokturk and Claudia Sandberg, editors. The German Cinema Book. British Film Institute, 2020.

Bose, Nandana. Madhuri Dixit. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

Broughton, Lee. Reframing Cult Westerns. Bloomsbury, 2020.

Buckton, Oliver, ed. The Many Facets of Diamonds Are Forever: James Bond on Page and Screen. Rowman and Littlefield, 2019.

Caldwell, John T. Televisuality: Style, Crisis and Authority in American Television. Rutgers University Press, 2020.

Carroll, Nathan (editor). The Cinematic Sublime: Negative Pleasures, Structuring Absences. Intellect, 2020.

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

Condee, Nancy, Alexander Prokhorov, and Elena Prokhorova, editors. Cinemasaurus: Russian Film in Contemporary Context. Academic Studies Press, 2020.

Coover, Roderick. The Digital Imaginary: Literature and Cinema of the Database. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

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

Datema, Jessica, and Manya Steinkoler. Revisioning War Trauma in Cinema: Uncoming Communities. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

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

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

Fairfax, Daniel, The Red Years of Cahiers du cinéma (1968-1973). Amsterdam University Press, 2021.

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

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

Gavaler, Chris and Leigh Ann Beavers. Creating Comics: A Writer's and Artist's Guide and Anthology. Bloomsbury, 2020.

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

Hallam, Julia and Lisa Shaw, editors. Movies, Music and Memory: Tools for Wellbeing in Later Life. Emerald Group Publishing, 2020.

Hatry, Laura. Refocus: The Films of Pablo Larrain. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

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

Kilbourn, Russell. The Cinema of Paolo Sorrentino: Commitment to Style. Columbia University Press, 2020.

Kornhaber, Donna. Nightmares in the Dream Sanctuary: War and the Animated Film. University of Chicago Press, 2020.

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).

Matheson, Sue. Women in the Western. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

McCrystal, Erica. Gotham City Living. Bloomsbury, 2021.

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

Morag, Maya. Perpetrator Cinema: Confronting Genocide in Cambodian Documentary. Columbia University Press, 2020.

Morally, Yehuda. Revolution in Paradise: Veiled Representations of Jewish Characters in the Cinema of Occupied France. Sussex Academic Press, 2020.

Moure, José and Dominique Chateau, editors. Post-cinema: Cinema in the Post-art Era. Amsterdam University Press, 2020.

Mourenza, Daniel. Walter Benjamin and the Aesthetics of Film. Amsterdam University Press, 2020.

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

Niessen, Niels. Miraculous Realism: The French-Walloon Cinéma du Nord. SUNY Press, 2020.

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

Papadimitriou, Lydia and Ana Grgić, editors. Contemporary Balkan Cinema: Transnational Exchanges and Global Circuits. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Richards, Jeffrey. The Lost Worlds of John Ford: Beyond the Western. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

Ryan, Michael and Melissa Lenos, editors. An Introduction to Film Analysis, 2nd Edition. Bloomsbury, 2020.

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

Slugan, Mario. Fiction and Imagination in Early Cinema: A Philosophical Approach to Film History. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

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

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

Verheu, Jaap (editor). The Cultural Life of James Bond: Specters of 007. Amsterdam University Press, 2020.

Weight, Richard. Porridge. British Film Institute, 2020.

Whybray, Adam. The Art of Czech Animation: A History of Political Dissent and Allegory. Bloomsbury, 2020.

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