A Dictionary of Film Studies
A Dictionary of Film Studies covers all aspects of its discipline as it is currently taught at undergraduate level. Offering exhaustive and authoritative coverage, this A-Z is written by experts in the field, and covers terms, concepts, debates, and movements in film theory and criticism; national, international, and transnational cinemas; film history, movements, and genres; film industry organizations and practices; and key technical terms and concepts. Since its first publication in 2012, the dictionary has been updated to incorporate over 40 new entries, including computer games and film, disability, ecocinema, identity, portmanteau film, Practice as Research, and film in Vietnam. Moreover, numerous revisions have been made to existing entries to account for developments in the discipline, and changes to film institutions more generally. Indices of films and filmmakers mentioned in the text are included for easy access to relevant entries. The dictionary also has 13 feature articles on popular topics and terms, revised and informative bibliographies for most entries, and more than 100 web links to supplement the text.
Annette Kuhn FBA is Professor and Research Fellow in Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London. She has taught numerous university and adult education courses in Film Studies and Visual Culture in both the UK and overseas. She has authored, edited, and contributed to a wide range of works within Film Studies, including The Women's Companion to International Film (1989), BFI screenonline, An Everyday Magic: Cinema and Cultural Memory (2002), Screening World Cinema: A Screen Reader (with Catherine Grant, 2006), Little Madnesses: Winnicott, Transitional Phenomena and Cultural Experience (2013), and the Women Film Pioneers Project. She was an editor of the OUP journal Screen for more than thirty years. Guy Westwell is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London. He has taught in various higher education institutions across a range of courses on film history, film theory, and film industry. He is a recipient of the Draper's Award for Teaching Excellence, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, editor of the student writing project website Mapping Contemporary Cinema, and author of War Cinema: Hollywood on the Front Line (2006) and Parallel Lines: 9/11 and American Film (2014).