BOOKS RECEIVED: Andrea Minuz, “Political Fellini: Journey to the End of Italy” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Federico Fellini is often considered a disengaged filmmaker, interested in self-referential dreams and grotesquerie rather than contemporary politics. This book challenges that myth by examining the filmmaker’s reception in Italy, and by exploring his… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Larson Powell and Robert Shandley, eds., “German Television: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Long overlooked by scholars and critics, the history and aesthetics of German television have only recently begun to attract serious, sustained attention, and then largely within Germany. This ambitious volume, the first in English… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Nina Glick Schiller and Andrew Irving, eds., “Whose Cosmopolitanism?: Critical Perspectives, Relationalities and Discontents” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
: Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The term cosmopolitan is increasingly used within different social, cultural and political settings, including academia, popular media and national politics. However those who invoke the cosmopolitan project rarely ask whose experience, understanding, or… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ewa Mazierska and Lars Kristensen, eds., “Marxism and Film Activism: Screening Alternative Worlds” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Theses on Feuerbach, Marx writes, “The philosophers have only interpreted the world differently; the point is to change it.” This collection examines how filmmakers have tried to change the world by engaging… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Kimberly Orcutt, “Power and Posterity: American Art at Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition” (Penn State UP, 2017)
: Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley A milestone in American cultural history, the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia was one of the most broadly shared, heavily attended, and thoroughly documented public experiences of the nineteenth century. Power and Posterity… Read More
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