The Oxford Guide to Film Studies

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Author: W. John Hill,Pamela Church Gibson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198711155

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 624

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Surveys the disciplinary approaches in film studies, examines the concepts and methods of film analysis, and discusses the issues and debates in the examination of film.

Film Studies

Critical Approaches

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Author: W. John Hill,Pamela Church Gibson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

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'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 aschapter 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.

Engaging Cinema

An Introduction to Film Studies

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Author: Bill Nichols

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393934918

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 545

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In what ways do films influence and interact with society? What social forces determine the kinds of movies that get made? How do movies reinforce—and sometimes overturn—social norms? As societies evolve, do the films that were once considered ‘great’ slip into obscurity? Which ones? Why? These questions, and many others like them, represent the mainstream of scholarly film studies today. In Engaging Cinema, Bill Nichols offers the first book for introductory film students that tackles these topics head-on. Published in a handy 'trade paperback' format, Engaging Cinema is inexpensive and utterly unique in the field—a perfect complement to or replacement for standard film texts.

The Oxford Guide to the History of Physics and Astronomy

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Author: John L. Heilbron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199883769

Category: Science

Page: 384

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With over 150 alphabetically arranged entries about key scientists, concepts, discoveries, technological innovations, and learned institutions, the Oxford Guide to Physics and Astronomy traces the history of physics and astronomy from the Renaissance to the present. For students, teachers, historians, scientists, and readers of popular science books such as Galileo's Daughter, this guide deciphers the methods and philosophies of physics and astronomy as well as the historical periods from which they emerged. Meant to serve the lay reader and the professional alike, this book can be turned to for the answer to how scientists learned to measure the speed of light, or consulted for neat, careful summaries of topics as complicated as quantum field theory and as vast as the universe. The entries, each written by a noted scholar and edited by J. L. Heilbron, Professor of History and Vice Chancellor, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, reflect the most up-to-date research and discuss the applications of the scientific disciplines to the wider world of religion, law, war, art and literature. No other source on these two branches of science is as informative or as inviting. Thoroughly cross-referenced and accented by dozens of black and white illustrations, the Oxford Guide to Physics and Astronomy is the source to turn to for anyone looking for a quick explanation of alchemy, x-rays and any type of matter or energy in between.

Cinema Studies

The Key Concepts

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Author: Susan Hayward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131721479X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 616

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Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is essential reading for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times. Now fully revised and updated for its fifth edition, the book includes entries on topics such as: Acting Audience CGI Convergence Cult cinema Digitisation and globalization Distribution Experimental film Transnational cinema World cinemas

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

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Author: Peter France

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199247844

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

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This book, written by a team of experts from many countries, provides a comprehensive account of the ways in which translation has brought the major literature of the world into English-speaking culture. Part I discusses theoretical issues and gives an overview of the history of translation into English. Part II, the bulk of the work, arranged by language of origin, offers critical discussions, with bibliographies, of the translation history of specific texts (e.g. the Koran, the Kalevala), authors (e.g. Lucretius, Dostoevsky), genres (e.g. Chinese poetry, twentieth-century Italian prose) and national literatures (e.g. Hungarian, Afrikaans).

The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema

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Author: Daisuke Miyao

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199731667

Category: History

Page: 483

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This book provides a multifaceted single-volume account of Japanese cinema. It addresses productive debates about what Japanese cinema is, where Japanese cinema is, as well as what and where Japanese cinema studies is, at the so-called period of crisis of national boundary under globalization and the so-called period of crisis of cinema under digitalization.

The Oxford Guide to Ideas & Issues of the Bible

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Author: Bruce M. Metzger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195149173

Category: Religion

Page: 585

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In this informative volume, dozens of eminent scholars explore how the Bible has influenced religious, ethical, artistic and philosophical traditions in more than 200 entries.

A Dictionary of Film Studies

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Author: Annette Kuhn,Guy Westwell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191034657

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

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Written by experts in the field, this dictionary covers all aspects of film studies, including terms, concepts, debates, and movements in film theory and criticism, national, international and transnational cinemas, film history, film movements and genres, film industry organizations and practices, and key technical terms and concepts in 500 detailed entries. Most entries also feature recommendations for further reading and a large number also have web links. The web links are listed and regularly updated on a companion website that complements the printed book. The dictionary is international in its approach, covering national cinemas, genres, and film movements from around the world such as the Nouvelle Vague, Latin American cinema, the Latsploitation film, Bollywood, Yiddish cinema, the spaghetti western, and World cinema. The most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available, this is a must-have for all students of film studies and ancillary subjects, as well as an informative read for cinephiles and for anyone with an interest in films and film criticism.

The Oxford Guide to Library Research

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Author: Thomas Mann

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199931062

Category: History

Page: 359

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The information world has undergone drastic changes since the publication of the 3rd edition of The Oxford Guide to Library Research in 2005, and Thomas Mann, a veteran reference librarian at the Library of Congress, has extensively revised his text to reflect those changes. This book will answer two basic questions: First, what is the extent of the significant research resources you will you miss if you confine your research entirely, or even primarily, to sources available on the open Internet? Second, if you are trying to get a reasonably good overview of the literature on a particular topic, rather than just "something quickly" on it, what are the several alternative methods of subject searching--which are not available on the Web--that are usually much more efficient for that purpose than typing keywords into a blank search box, with the results displayed by relevance-ranking computer algorithms? This book shows researchers how to do comprehensive research on any topic. It explains the variety of search mechanisms available, so that the researcher can have the reasonable confidence that s/he has not overlooked something important. This includes not just lists of resources, but discussions of the ways to search within them: how to find the best search terms, how to combine the terms, and how to make the databases (and other sources) show relevant material even when you don't know how to specify the best search terms in advance. The book's overall structuring by nine methods of searching that are applicable in any subject area, rather than by subjects or by types of literature, is unique among guides to research. Also unique is the range and variety of concrete examples of what to do--and of what not to do. The book is not "about" the Internet: it is about the best alternatives to the Internet--the sources that are not on the open Web to begin with, that can be found only through research libraries and that are more than ever necessary for any kind of substantive scholarly research. More than any other research guide available, this book directly addresses and provides solutions to the serious problems outlined in recent studies documenting the profound lack of research skills possessed by today's "digital natives."

The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend

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Author: Alan Lupack

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend offers a comprehensive survey of the Arthurian legends in all their manifestations, from the earliest medieval texts to their appearances in contemporary culture. Essential reading for Arthurian scholars, medievalists, and for those interested in myth and legend.

Literary Theory and Criticism

An Oxford Guide

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Author: Patricia Waugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199291335

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 598

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Edited by Patricia Waugh, this comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an outstanding international team of academics. The volume is divided into four parts. Part One covers the key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literary theory, Part Two looks at the foundational movements and thinkers in the first half of the twentieth century, Part Three offers introductory overviews of the most importantmovements and thinkers in modern literary theory and Part Four looks at emergent trends and future directions.

The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies

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Author: Thomas M. Leitch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199331006

Category: Film adaptations

Page: 744

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This collection of forty new essays, written by the leading scholars in adaptation studies and distinguished contributors from outside the field, is the most comprehensive volume on adaptation ever published. Written to appeal alike to specialists in adaptation, scholars in allied fields, and general readers, it hearkens back to the foundations of adaptation studies a century and more ago, surveys its ferment of activity over the past twenty years, and looks forward to the future. It considers the very different problems in adapting the classics, from the Bible to Frankenstein to Philip Roth, and the commons, from online mashups and remixes to adult movies. It surveys a dizzying range of adaptations around the world, from Latin American telenovelas to Czech cinema, from Hong Kong comics to Classics Illustrated, from Bollywood to zombies, and explores the ways media as different as radio, opera, popular song, and videogames have handled adaptation. Going still further, it examines the relations between adaptation and such intertextual practices as translation, illustration, prequels, sequels, remakes, intermediality, and transmediality. The volume's contributors consider the similarities and differences between adaptation and history, adaptation and performance, adaptation and revision, and textual and biological adaptation, casting an appreciative but critical eye on the theory and practice of adaptation scholars--and, occasionally, each other. The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies offers specific suggestions for how to read, teach, create, and write about adaptations in order to prepare for a world in which adaptation, already ubiquitous, is likely to become ever more important.

A2 Film Studies

The Essential Introduction

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Author: Sarah Casey Benyahia,Freddie Gaffney,John White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113514690X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction gives students the confidence to tackle every part of the WJEC A2 Level Film Studies course. The authors, who have wide ranging experience as teachers, examiners and authors, introduce students step by step, to the skills involved in the study of film. The second edition has been re-designed and re-written to follow the new WJEC A2 syllabus for 2009 teaching onwards and is supported by a companion website at www.alevelfilmstudies.co.uk offering further advice and activities. There is a chapter for each exam topic including: The small scale research project The creative project Aspects of a national cinema - Bollywood; Iranian; Japanese; and Mexican International Film Styles - German and/or Soviet; Surrealism; Neo-Realism; and New Waves Specialist studies - Urban Stories; and Empowering Women Spectatorship topics - Early cinema before 1917; Documentary; Experimental and expanded film/video; and Popular film and emotional responses The single film critical study - every film covered Specifically designed to be user friendly, the second edition of A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction has a new text design to make the book easy to follow, includes more than sixty colour images and is packed with features such as: case studies relevant to the 2009 specification activities on films like All About My Mother, 10, Vertigo and City of God key terms example exam questions suggestions for further reading and website resources. Matched to the current WJEC specification, A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction covers everything students need to study as part of the course.

How to Read a Film

The World of Movies, Media, and Multimedia : Language, History, Theory

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Author: James Monaco

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195038699

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 672

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Sets movies in the contexts of their aesthetic and technological antecedents and reviews all important factors of and issues pertaining to contemporary film and television production and theory.

The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies

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Author: David Neumeyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195328493

Category: Music

Page: 683

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The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies gathers two dozen original essays that chart the history and current state of interdisciplinary scholarship on music in audiovisual media, focusing on four areas: history, genre and medium, analysis and criticism, and interpretation.

The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

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Author: Martin Maiden

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199677107

Category:

Page: 1408

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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages is the most exhaustive treatment of the Romance languages available today. Leading international scholars adopt a variety of theoretical frameworks and approaches to offer a detailed structural examination of all the individual Romance varieties and Romance-speaking areas, including standard, non-standard, dialectal, and regional varieties of the Old and New Worlds. The book also offers a comprehensive comparative account of major topics, issues, and case studies across different areas of the grammar of the Romance languages. The volume is organized into 10 thematic parts: Parts 1 and 2 deal with the making of the Romance languages and their typology and classification, respectively; Part 3 is devoted to individual structural overviews of Romance languages, dialects, and linguistic areas, while Part 4 provides comparative overviews of Romance phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and sociolinguistics. Chapters in Parts 5-9 examine issues in Romance phonology, morphology, syntax, syntax and semantics, and pragmatics and discourse, respectively, while the final part contains case studies of topics in the nominal group, verbal group, and the clause. The book will be an essential resource for both Romance specialists and everyone with an interest in Indo-European and comparative linguistics.

Beginning Film Studies

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Author: Andrew Dix

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1784991384

Category: Film criticism

Page: 392

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For this new volume, Andrew Dix has thoroughly updated the first edition, writing fresh case studies, tracking and evaluating recent developments in the study of film, and providing the most up-to-the-minute suggestions of books and websites for further reading.

The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

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Author: Karla Pollmann,Willemien Otten

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199299133

Category:

Page: 1930

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This work is a ground-breaking international and interdisciplinary enterprise on the impact of the thought and work of Augustine of Hippo (AD 354 - 430). Arguably the most influential early Christian thinker in the western part of the Roman Empire, Augustine's impact has reached further than the religious domain and he has become a veritable icon of Western culture. The work maps this influence not just in theology, his traditional area of prominence, but far beyond, taking into account fields such as political theory, ethics, music, education, semiotics, literature, philosophy, psychotherapy, religion, and popular culture. Beginning with a detailed introduction, it offers chapter-length discussions and contextualization on the general characteristics of Augustine's reception in various periods, as well as on specific themes as wide-ranging as Islam and gender. The work also surveys the material transmission and intellectual reception of almost all of Augustine's extant works, documented in the light of recent research.--