Rethinking Genre in Contemporary Global Cinema

Editors: Dibeltulo, Silvia, Barrett, Ciara (Eds.)

  • One of the first books to offer extended study of film genre beyond the Hollywood case
  • Offers analyses of a great range of films, genres, and movements through various methodologies to provide a diverse study of contemporary practice and theory
  • Brings together leading scholars across cinematic traditions
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Rethinking Genre in Contemporary Global Cinema offers a unique, wide-ranging exploration of the intersection between traditional modes of film production and new, transitional/transnational approaches to film genre and related discourses in a contemporary, global context. This volume’s content—the films, genres, and movements explored, as well as methodologies used in their analysis—is diverse and, crucially, up-to-date with contemporary film-making practice and theory. Significantly, the collection extends existing scholarly discourse on film genre beyond its historical bias towards a predominant focus on Hollywood cinema, on the one hand, and a tendency to treat “other” national cinemas in isolation and/or as distinct systems of production, on the other.

In view of the ever-increasing globalisation and transnational mediation of film texts and screen media and culture worldwide, the book recognises the need for film genre studies and film genre criticism to cast a broader, indeed global, scope. The collection thus rethinks genre cinema as a transitional, cross-cultural, and increasingly transnational, global paradigm of film-making in diverse contexts.

About the authors

Silvia Dibeltulo is Senior Lecturer in Communication, Media and Culture at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Her work centres on screen representations of identity, specifically in terms of ethnicity and gender, film genre, audience studies, cinema heritage, and digital humanities.

Ciara Barrett is University Fellow in Film Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her research focuses on female performance, representation, and authorship in genre cinema and digital media.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Genres in Transition

    Dibeltulo, Silvia (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Black, White, and Transnational: An Analysis of the Rise, Fall, and Potential Rebirth of the Contemporary Urban Dance Musical in Anglophone Western Cinemas

    Barrett, Ciara

    Pages 15-32

  • Tales of Loss, Betrayal, and Regain: Irishness and Ethnic Identity in Contemporary Irish-Themed American Gangster Films

    Dibeltulo, Silvia

    Pages 33-47

  • Neurotic and Going Nowhere: Comedy and the Contemporary Jewish American Male

    O’Meara, Jennifer

    Pages 49-61

  • Modern Bromance, Mikhail Bakhtin, and the Dialogics of Alterity

    Wall, David C.

    Pages 63-75

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
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Hardcover £89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-90133-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Genre in Contemporary Global Cinema
Editors
  • Silvia Dibeltulo
  • Ciara Barrett
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90134-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90134-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90133-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 242
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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