This volume is the first English-language collection exclusively dedicated to the study of genre in relation to Spanish cinema. Providing a variety of critical perspectives, the collection gives the reader a thorough account of the relationship between Spanish cinema and genre, drawing on case studies of several of the most remarkable Spanish films in recent years. The book analyses the significant changes in the aesthetics, production and reception of Spanish film from 1990 onwards. It brings together European and North American scholars to establish a critical dialogue on the topics under discussion, while providing multiple perspectives on the concepts of national cinemas and genre theory. In recent years film scholarship has attempted to negotiate the tension between the nationally specific and the internationally ubiquitous, discussing how globalisation has influenced film making and surrounding cultural practice. These broader social concerns have prompted scholars to emphasise a redefinition of national cinemas beyond strict national boundaries and to pay attention to the transnational character of any national site of film production and reception. This collection provides a thorough investigation of contemporary Spanish cinema within a transnational framework, by positing cinematic genres as the meeting spaces between a variety of diverse forces that necessarily operate within but also across territorial spaces. Paying close attention to the specifics of the Spanish cinematic and social panorama, the essays investigate the transnational economic, cultural and aesthetic forces at play in shaping Spanish film genres today. -- .
About the Author
Jay Beck is Assistant Professor of Media and Cinema Studies in the College of Communication at DePaul University. Vicente Rodriguez Ortega teaches at the Jacob Burns Film Center and he is Adjunct Faculty at New York University and Brooklyn College -- .
- Contributor: Jay Beck
- Imprint: Manchester University Press
- ISBN13: 9780719090103
- Number of Pages: 328
- Packaged Dimensions: 138x216mm
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Release Date: 2013-03-31
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Jay Beck is Assistant Professor of Media and Cinema Studies in the College of Communication at DePaul University. Vicente Rodriguez Ortega teaches at the Jacob Burns Film Center and he is Adjunct Faculty at New York University and Brooklyn College -- .
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