Posts in category: Media Studies
By M. Gregg
In a chain of encounters with key figures within the box of cultural experiences, this e-book attracts cognizance to the importance of voice and handle in enacting a political venture from in the academy. Combining a spotlight on theories of "affect" in recent times dominant within the humanities with a background of cultural reports as a self-discipline, it highlights the varied modes of functionality that accompany and support scholarly perform. Writing from the point of view of a brand new new release of cultural stories practitioners, Melissa Gregg presents a lacking hyperlink among the field's earliest political issues with these of the current. all through, she emphasizes the continuing value of engaged, public intellectualism.
By Thomas Schatz
The primary thesis of this e-book is style method presents the best skill for realizing, interpreting and appreciating the Hollywood cinema. taking into consideration not just the formal and aesthetic facets of function filmmaking, yet a variety of different cultural facets in addition, the style procedure treats motion picture construction as a dynamic means of trade among the movie and its viewers. This technique, embodied through the Hollywood studio approach, has been sustained basically via genres, these well known narrative formulation just like the Western, musical and gangster movie, that have ruled the monitor arts all through this century.
By Jack C. Ellis, Betsy A. McLane
A radical and definitive survey/history of documentary motion pictures. Concentrating generally at the output of the USA, the united kingdom, and Canada, the authors define the origins of the shape after which convey its improvement over the following numerous many years. The e-book is totally updated in discussing motion pictures like Fahrenheit Sept. 11 and Aileen: existence and demise of a Serial Killer.<br/><br/>Written in an easy, chronological layout, the textual content is easy and entire of content material, details, and historic viewpoint. every one bankruptcy concludes with an inventory of the foremost documentaries in that individual period of time or style, and there are valuable appendices directory the entire winners of the Academy Award for top Documentary, in addition to the winners of the Grierson Award.<br/> >
By John C. Lyden
Choice remarkable educational identify 2003
Film as Religion argues that well known motion pictures practice a spiritual functionality in our tradition. Like extra formal non secular associations, movies gives you us with how you can view the area and values to confront it. Lyden contends that techniques which interpret movies purely ideologically or theologically omit the mark in realizing their entice audience. He develops an alternate technique which exhibits how movies might be understood as representing a “religious” worldview of their personal right.
Lyden surveys the country of the examine of faith and picture, supplying an summary of past tools sooner than providing his personal. instead of trying to discover hidden meanings in movie detectable merely to students, Lyden emphasizes how movie services for its audiencesᾹthe ideals and values it conveys, and its ritual energy to supply emotional catharsis. He incorporates a variety of short instances reports during which he applies this technique to the research of movie genres—including westerns and motion video clips, children's movies, and romantic comedies—and person motion pictures from The Godfather to E.T., exhibiting how movies can functionality religiously.
By Helen Hanson, Catherine O'Rawe
Those essays hint the femme fatale throughout literature, visible tradition and cinema, exploring the ways that deadly femininity has been imagined in several cultural contexts and historic epochs, and relocating from legendary ladies corresponding to Eve, Medusa and the Sirens through old figures equivalent to Mata Hari to deadly girls in modern cinema.
By Jo Groebel, Eli M. Noam, Valerie Feldmann
The proliferation of cellular media lately is a world phenomenon, with billions of units offered each year. cellular communications at the moment are relocating past individualized voice to mass media content—text, voice, sound, photographs, or even video. this may create new varieties of content material that permit media businesses and clients to have interaction in new methods. there's a powerful curiosity from the media and telecom industries in what demeanour of purposes and content material should be dispensed in that type, and at what fee. to respond to those questions, the e-book presents 18 chapters from across the world popular authors. They establish most probably sorts of content material similar to information, leisure, peer-to-peer, and location-specific details; assessment the economics, company versions, and fee mechanisms essential to aid those media; and canopy coverage dimensions similar to copyright, competitiveness, and entry rights for content material companies. This e-book takes the reader throughout the a variety of parts that have to be thought of within the improvement of 3rd iteration (3G) content material, and explains pitfalls and boundaries. the result's a quantity of curiosity to enterprise pros, lecturers, and coverage makers. The ebook is overseas in concentration and a thesaurus of phrases is supplied. There are few guides on hand which offer an summary of this swiftly altering box.
By Terry Jones, Tomasz Dobrogoszcz
EPUB/PDF eISBN: 9781442237377
Foreword through: Terry Jones
Edited by way of: Tomasz Dobrogoszcz
Contributors: Stephen Butler, Miguel Ángel González Campos, Kevin F. Kern, Wojciech Klepuszewski, Edyta Lorek-Jezińska, Katarzyna Małecka, Richard generators, Katarzyna Poloczek, Justyna Stępień, Adam Sumera
Monty Python's Flying Circus was once essentially the most very important and influential cultural phenomena of the Nineteen Seventies. The British application used to be through albums, level appearances, and several other movies, together with Monty Python and the Holy Grail, lifetime of Brian, and Monty Python's The that means of lifestyles. In all, the comedian troupe drew on a number of cultural references that prominently figured of their sketches, they usually tackled weighty issues that still amused their audiences.
In no one Expects the Spanish Inquisition: Cultural Contexts in Monty Python, Tomasz Dobrogoszcz offers essays that discover a number of the touchstones within the tv exhibit and next movies. those essays examine various topics brought on by way of the comedian geniuses:
The depiction of women
British and American cultural representations
Reactions from international viewers
This quantity deals a wonderful dialogue of Monty Python's oeuvre, displaying hugely various techniques from a couple of views, together with gender reviews, post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, and cultural studies.
Featuring a foreword by way of Python alum Terry Jones, not anyone Expects the Spanish Inquisition will attract a person attracted to cultural heritage and media reports, in addition to the final lovers of Monty Python who need to know extra in regards to the influence of this groundbreaking crew.
By Norbert Finzsch, Ursula Lehmkuhl
Atlantic Communications examines the improvement of communications know-how and its effect on German-American kin from the 17th to the 20th century. How was once assorted media used or abused politically? How did the constitution and strategy of Atlantic conversation switch? How did universal social spheres emerge? and the way was once this improvement stimulated via the methods and technique of Atlantic communique? Media mentioned comprises speech, the telegraph, newspapers, and the relocating photo. How was once wisdom in regards to the different facet of the Atlantic produced? How did the habit of media organisations range in Germany and the united states? How did they adapt convinced parts from one tradition to a different? in response to interdisciplinary examine integrating media stories and old research, this e-book is an cutting edge old method of German-American family members seen as a part of the communications method of the Atlantic international.
By Paul Jones (auth.)
This distinctive learn of Williams unlocks his past due sociology of tradition. It covers formerly neglected features, comparable to his critique of Birmingham cultural reviews, his use of an Adorno-like method of 'cultural production', his 'social formalist' substitute to structuralism and post-structuralism and his method of 'the media'.
Videos that have drawn notion from the Bible, both at once or in a roundabout way, were highly regarded because the earliest days of cinema. Bible and Cinema: Fifty Key Films introduces quite a lot of these videos, that are one of the most crucial, critically-acclaimed and highest-grossing movies of all time, including:
The King of Kings Ben-Hur the fervour of the Christ Frankenstein shut Encounters of the 3rd style 2001: an area Odyssey Apocalypse Now Monty Python s lifetime of Brian.
Written via a group of overseas students, the fifty entries speak about the Biblical tales, characters or motifs depicted in every one movie making this ebook the precise advisor for somebody attracted to the long-standing dating among the Bible and movie.