'The contributors supply skilful overviews of the major critical approaches' Sight and Sound, May 1998 covers all the significant theories, debates and approaches to the subject chapter authors are international experts emphasis throughout on critical concepts, methods and debates includes material from important new fields such as film audiences and reception, queer theory, film and psychoanalysis, and poststructuralist approaches contains learning aids such as chapter summaries, critiques of individual films, and lists of further reading This text is the most up-to-date critical guide to the study of film. It is an ideal course companion for undergraduates taking courses in film criticism and textual analysis, and for students taking course options in gender, race and sexuality in film.
EDITORS John Hill is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Media and Performance Studies at the University of Ulster at Coleraine Pamela Church Gibson is a Senior Lecturer in Contextual and Cultural Studies at the London College of Fashion, a constituent college of the London Institute ADVISORY BOARD Richard Dyer is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Warwick E. Ann Kaplan teaches in the Department of English at the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook, New York Paul Willemen is Professor, Department of Media Studies, Napier University, Edinburgh
PART ONE. CRITICAL APPROACHES ; STUDYING THE FILM TEXT ; THE FILM TEXT: THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENTS ; FILM TEXT AND CONTEXT: GENDER, IDEOLOGY, AND IDENTITIES ; FILM TEXT AND CONTEXT: CULTURE, HISTORY, AND RECEPTION