The New Perspectives on World Cinema series publishes engagingly written, highly accessible, and extremely useful books for the educated reader and the student as well as the scholar. Volumes in this series will fall under one of the following categories: monographs on neglected films and filmmakers; classic as well as contemporary film scripts; collections of the best previously published criticism (including substantial reviews and interviews) on single films or filmmakers; translations into English of the best classic and contemporary film theory; reference works on relatively neglected areas in film studies, such as production design (including sets, costumes, and make-up), music, editing and cinematography; and reference works on the relationship between film and the other performing arts (including theatre, dance, opera, etc.). Many of our titles will be suitable for use as primary or supplementary course texts at undergraduate and graduate levels. The goal of the series is thus not only to address subject areas in which adequate classroom texts are lacking, but also to open up additional avenues for film research, theoretical speculation and practical criticism.


Series Editors

Wheeler Winston Dixon – University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

Gwendolyn Audrey Foster – University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA


Editorial Board

Thomas Cripps – Morgan State University, USA

Catherine Fowler – University of Otago, New Zealand

Andrew Horton – University of Oklahoma, USA

Valérie K. Orlando – University of Maryland, USA

Robert Shail – University of Wales Lampeter, UK

David Sterritt – Columbia University, USA

Frank P. Tomasulo – City College of New York, USA


We welcome submissions of proposals for challenging and original works that meet the criteria of this series. We make prompt editorial decisions. Our titles are published simultaneously in print and eBook editions and are subject to peer review by recognized authorities in the field. Should you wish to send in a proposal for a collection of essays, a single or multi-authored monograph, or a course reader, please contact us at:

  1. Cinema at the Margins
    Wheeler Winston Dixon

    “Cinema at the Margins” is a collection that aims to highlight some of the lesser-known films and filmmakers of the past that are being marginalized and forgotten in today’s reductive popular memory of movie history.

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    Paperback | December 2013 | ISBN 9781783080168

  2. The “Slumdog” Phenomenon
    A Critical Anthology
    Edited by Ajay Gehlawat

    Featuring a dynamic combination of landmark essays by leading critics and theorists, “The Slumdog Phenomenon: A Critical Anthology” addresses multiple issues relating to “Slumdog Millionaire,” providing new ways of looking at this controversial film.

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    Hardback | February 2013 | ISBN 9780857280015

  3. Selected Film Essays and Interviews
    Bruce F. Kawin, with a Foreword by Howie Movshovitz

    A collection of Bruce F. Kawin’s most engaging and important essays on film, accompanied by his interviews with Lillian Gish and Howard Hawks.

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    Paperback | February 2013 | ISBN 9780857283054

  4. From Happy Homemaker to Desperate Housewives
    Motherhood and Popular Television
    Rebecca Feasey

    ‘Motherhood and Popular Television’ is designed to introduce readers to key debates concerning the representations of motherhood and the maternal role in contemporary television programming.

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    Paperback | November 2012 | ISBN 9780857285614

  5. Horror and the Horror Film
    Bruce F. Kawin

    ‘Horror and the Horror Film’ is a vivid, compelling, insightful and well-written study of the horror film and its subgenres from 1896 to the present, concentrating on the nature of horror in reality and on film.

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    Paperback | June 2012 | ISBN 9780857284501

  6. Photography, Early Cinema and Colonial Modernity
    Frank Hurley's Synchronized Lecture Entertainments
    Robert Dixon

    This volume is an account of the stage and screen practice of Australian photographer and film maker Frank Hurley, in the context of early twentieth-century mass media.

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    Hardback | January 2012 | ISBN 9780857287953

  7. Bollywood and Globalization
    Indian Popular Cinema, Nation, and Diaspora
    Edited by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta and Rajeshwari V. Pandharipande

    This book is a collection of incisive articles on the interactions between Indian Popular Cinema and the political and cultural ideologies of a new post-Global India.

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    Paperback | June 2011 | ISBN 9780857287823

  8. The Diaries of Frank Hurley 1912-1941
    Edited by Robert Dixon and Christopher Lee

    This is the first illustrated edition of the diaries kept by Australian-born photographer and film maker Frank Hurley about his work on the Mawson and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions, his two expeditions to Papua in the 1920s, and his experiences during the First and Second World Wars.

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    Paperback | April 2011 | ISBN 9780857287755

  9. Screen Writings
    Genres, Classics, and Aesthetics
    Bert Cardullo

    'Screen Writings: Genres, Classics, and Aesthetics' offers close readings of genre films and acknowledged film classics in an attempt to explore both the aesthetics of genre and the definition of  'classic' - as well as the changing perception of so-called classic movies over time.

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    Hardback | March 2010 | ISBN 9781843318378

  10. Screen Writings
    Partial Views of a Total Art, Classic to Contemporary
    Bert Cardullo

    'Screen Writings: Partial Views of a Total Art, Classic to Contemporary' offers close readings of individual films intended to explain how moviemakers use the resources of the medium to pursue complex and significant humanistic goals.

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    Hardback | March 2010 | ISBN 9781843318798

  11. Action!
    Interviews with Directors from Classical Hollywood to Contemporary Iran
    Edited by Gary Morris, with a Foreword by Jonathan Rosenbaum, and an Introduction by Bert Cardullo

    ‘Action!’ draws on the very best published and unpublished interviews of the ‘Bright Lights Film Journal’, and contains many gems, including the last ever interview given by Francois Truffaut, four months before he died.

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    Paperback | July 2009 | ISBN 9781843313298