Wednesday, 15 January 2014

New Book: Cinema, Television and History: New Approaches (2014)

Cinema, Television and History: New Approaches (2014), edited by Laura Mee and Johnny Walker, Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Including essays from established and up-and-coming scholars, Cinema, Television and History: New Approaches rethinks, recontextualises and reviews the relationship between cinema, television and history. This volume incorporates a wide range of methods to a variety of topics, welcoming both empirical and theoretical approaches, as well as studies which merge the two. It is a book about how historical events are interpreted and adapted across cinema and television as the basis of a story, as much as it is about the endeavours of the practising historian through the exploration of the archive. Divided into five parts - "New meanings, new methods", "Re-contextualising cinema and television history", "Rethinking histories of cinema and television", "Rethinking history through cinema and television", and "The impact of new technologies" - the book is knowingly broad and diverse in terms of the case studies featured within it, and the means through which these examples are examined, explored, and utilised in their respective chapters.

Laura Mee is a PhD candidate and part-time Lecturer at De Montfort University, UK, where she is completing her AHRC-funded thesis on contemporary horror film remakes. Her work has appeared in the international journal Horror Studies, and she is a co-founder of and contributor to the postgraduate blog and podcast In Motion. Johnny Walker is a Lecturer in Media at Northumbria University. He has published articles in journals such as the Journal of British Cinema and Television, and he is the author of Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society (Edinburgh University Press, 2015) and co-editor of Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media (Bloomsbury, 2015). 

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