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The US Sports Film: A Genre of American Dream Time

The US Sports Film: A Genre of American Dream Time

Medientechnologie und Affekt

Medientechnologie und Affekt

Mapping the Sensible

Mapping the Sensible

Thinking Revolution Through Film

Thinking Revolution Through Film

US-Fantasy 1977-1987

US-Fantasy 1977-1987

News from Dec 05, 2022

While this year has been quite productive already, we would like to announce several new publications. Each of our book series at De Gruyter is growing steadily: including these most recent additions, the Cinepoetics book series comprises 10 volumes, our English edition includes 11 books, and the newest series, Cinepoetics Essay, counts 3 publications. All publications are available digitally (as EPUB or PDF). The German edition and the Essay series are open access.

In The US Sports Film: A Genre of American Dream Time, Danny Gronmaier addresses temporality as a crystallization of a heroic past and an unattainable future. Departing from a non-taxonomic approach in genre theory and the philosophical recognition of the American Dream as a social and socially effective imaginary, this book demonstrates the interrelation of sports, cinema, and "American" subjectivization along close readings of five exemplary sports films. Gronmaier's extensive study is available from today on as a digital (EPUB or PDF) or hardcover copy.

Cilli Pogodda's book Medientechnologie und Affekt. Kameras, ihre Anwendung und die Poetik des Irakkriegsfilms examines the connection between media technology and affect on the level of the poetic patterns of audiovisual images. Using the example of US-American soldiers operating amateur cameras during the Iraq war, this book combines rigorous methods of film analysis with praxeological and genre-theoretical approaches in order to ask how technological devices change how we perceive, feel, and emotionally assess the world. Out today and available as hardcover or digitally via Open Access.

In the third addition to our Cinepoetics Essay series, Erica Carter, Bettina Malcomess, and Eileen Rositzka delve into the experiential dimension of mapping as an aesthetic practice with determinate social, cultural, and political effects. Mapping the Sensible. Distribution, Inscription, Cinematic Thinking (out on December 19) draws on approaches from film philosophy, media archaeology, decolonial scholarship, and independent film practice to explore mapping as a mediated experience.

Two additional books were published earlier this fall: Hanno Berger's Thinking Revolution Through Film. On Audiovisual Stagings of Political Change aims to redefine the relationship between film and revolution against the backdrop of Hannah Arendt's work. In US-Fantasy 1977-1987. Eine Genrebetrachtung, Tobias Haupts analyzes the historical poetics of a specific film culture that paved the way for modern US blockbusters.

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