BAFTSS 2024 Reading list

Posted by Bethan Hirst - Tuesday, 19 Mar 2024

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We’re attending the BAFTSS annual conference in April, which this year focuses on Labour and Screen Media. Our conference stocklist includes our newest Film, Television and media books. Use code BAFTSS24 to get 30% off all titles in the stocklist, whether you’re a conference delegate or not.

Michelle Houston, our new Senior Commissioning Editor is attending the conference and wants to know about your proposal ideas. Visit her at the MUP stand, or email [email protected] to set up a meeting.

David Simon's American City

David Simon's American City

David Simon's American city examines the work of showrunner David Simon, creator of acclaimed television serials The Wire, Treme and The Deuce. Situating these television serials in their real world context of twenty-first-century America, the book explores how Simon's work responds to dominant discourses about the state of the American city.

Folk horror on film

Folk horror on film

This is the first scholarly collection to focus on the special importance of British cinema to folk horror. The chapters consider the artistic styles, historical contexts, cultural tensions and cinematic fears that distinguish folk horror from other forms of horror and from traditional ways of viewing the folk.

Global London on screen

Global London on screen

Global London on screen presents a mélange of films by directors from the Global South and North, portraying everyday life to the more fantastical, odious or extraordinary circumstances that are captured cinematically in this superdiverse city.

Mothers on American television

Mothers on American television

This book offers a psychoanalytical, Marxist, feminist approach to the way motherhood is portrayed in quality American television series and how that affects the position of mothers in neoliberal American society.

You're nicked

You're nicked

This is the first comprehensive investigation of British television police series from 1955 to the present. It reveals how the popular genre has developed along stylistic, thematic and philosophical lines, simultaneously providing a socio-political history of British class, culture and gender.

The Spanish <i>quinqui</i> film

The Spanish quinqui film

This is first English-language study of cine quinqui, a cycle of Spanish delinquent-themed films made in the 1970s and 1980s. Exploring how the films reflected the auditory experience of marginal youth cultures during this period, the book casts new light on the criminological, economic and political fault lines of Spain's transition to democracy.

Watching <i>Game of Thrones</i>

Watching Game of Thrones

How did audiences across the world engage with the blockbuster TV series Game of Thrones? This book presents the findings of a major research project that gathered the responses of more than 10,000 people. Its findings challenge many conventional approaches and open up new ways of thinking about the value of contemporary 'fantasy'.

Epic / everyday

Epic / everyday

This collection explores the presence within television of the epic and the everyday, with reference to a range of fictional television programming, including episodic series and serial dramas, sitcoms, science-fiction, spy dramas, children's TV and detective shows.

Time Lords and Star Cops

Time Lords and Star Cops

This book explores science fiction television in the 1970s and 80s, analysing the changes under neoliberalism and the rise of Thatcherism.

Screen borders

Screen borders

A visual cultural history of contemporary borders and border outlooks through a film and television tour of Europe. Screen borders explores what screen representations of European borders, with France as a starting point, reveals about popular and institutional outlooks on European borders.

Modern European cinema and love

Modern European cinema and love

Modern European cinema and love examines nine European directors working from the 1950s onwards whose films contain stories about and reflections on romantic love and marriage.

Luminous presence

Luminous presence

Luminous presence: Derek Jarman's life-writing is the first book to analyse the prolific writing of queer icon Derek Jarman. Much of Jarman's powerful, imaginative response to HIV/AIDS can be found in his remarkable books, which Alexandra Parsons argues were critical in changing the cultural terms of queer representation in the 1980s and 1990s.

Beckett's afterlives

Beckett's afterlives

Beckett's afterlives is the first book-length study dedicated to posthumous adaptations of Beckett's oeuvre. This collection analyses the remarkable diversity of creative engagements across different media and cultural contexts that have ensured the survival and continuing relevance of Beckett's work in a constantly changing world.

D. W. Griffith's <i>The Birth of a Nation</i>

D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation

A volume of new chapters exploring the reputation, text and legacy of D. W. Griffith's 1915 film The Birth of a Nation. In-depth textual analyses accompany reflections on Birth's profound impact on art and film into the twenty-first century, comprising a significant contribution to discourse on the most controversial film of all time.

Film audiences

Film audiences

This book is paradigm-shifting in the study of film audiences. It develops new theory on audiences as a process and new methodology for studying audiences based on extensive new empirical data on audiences.

Secret Cinema and the immersive experience industry

Secret Cinema and the immersive experience industry

A comprehensive history and analysis of Secret Cinema - the leading producer of large-scale immersive experiences in the UK. The book examines how they have evolved their format over twelve years from experimental and artisanal beginnings to becoming a global leader in large scale immersive entertainment.

Queer cinema in contemporary France

Queer cinema in contemporary France

Comprehensive in scope, Queer cinema in contemporary France traces the development of the meaning of queer across five French directors' careers, from their earliest, often unknown films to their later, major films with international release.

Sound / image

Sound / image

This collection interrogates how sound/image aesthetics can enhance our critical appreciation of television, with reference to a range of television programming, including episodic series and serial dramas, sitcoms, science fiction, animation, horror, thrillers and period dramas.

Complexity / simplicity

Complexity / simplicity

This collection interrogates the concept of complex TV, and reappraises the value of simplicity in TV, with reference to a range of television programming, including episodic series and serial dramas, sitcoms, science-fiction, animation, horror, thrillers and period dramas.

Substance / style

Substance / style

This collection interrogates and overturns the typical hierarchies of substance over style, renegotiating their relationship through new perspectives and with reference to a range of television programming, including series and serial dramas, sitcoms, science-fiction, animation, horror, thrillers and period dramas.

Hammer and beyond

Hammer and beyond

The second edition of Peter Hutchings's landmark work on British horror cinema, featuring later writings by Hutchings and a new introduction by film historian Johnny Walker.

Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman

This book combines new approaches to Bergman's films and writings with more traditional analyses of widely acclaimed masterpieces like Smiles of a Summer Night and Fanny and Alexander. Most of the contributors are established Bergman specialists, and all of them provide challenging readings of the works of one of the world's most famous filmmakers.

Charles Crichton

Charles Crichton

Charles Crichton, director of A Fish Called Wanda and several much-loved Ealing comedies, had one of the most remarkable careers in British film history. Featuring interviews with colleagues such as Dame Judi Dench, Petula Clark, John Cleese and Sir Michael Palin, this book provides the first comprehensive study of his work.

Beginning film studies

Beginning film studies

The perfect one-stop-shop for anyone starting film studies.

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