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Film & Media Studies |Reading List

Revised April 2011

Allen, Robert C. (1990). "From Exhibition to Reception: Reflections on the Audience in Film History." Screen, 31, pp. 347-56.

Bazin, Andre (1967). "The Ontology of the Photographic Image.” In What is Cinema? Vol. I, pp. 9-16. University of California Press.

Bordwell, David, Kristin Thompson & Janet Staiger (1985). The Classical Hollywood Cinema. Columbia University Press.

Chapters:
"The Classical Hollywood Style, 1917-1960." pp. 1-84
"The Hollywood Mode of Production to 1930." pp. 85-153
"The Hollywood Mode of Production, 1930-1960." pp. 309-37

Braudy, Leo & Marshall Cohen, eds. (1998). Film Theory and Criticism, 5th ed. Oxford.

Chapters:
Bazin, Andre. "The Myth of Total Cinema."
Wood, Robin. "Ideology, Genre, Auteur."
Wollen, Peter. "Godard and Counter Cinema."
Hansen, Miriam. "Pleasure, Ambivalence, Identification."

Castells, Manuel (2000). The Rise of the Network Society. Blackwell Publishers.

Chapters:
Prologue: "The net and self." pp. 1-25
Conclusion: "The network society." pp. 469-78

Corner, John (1999). Critical Ideas in Television Studies. Oxford.

Durham, Meenakshi Gigi & Douglas Kellner, eds. (1999). Media and Cultural Studies: Key Works. Blackwell.

Chapters:
Gramsci, Antonio. "History of the Subaltern Classes, and The Concept of "Ideology."
Gramsci, Antonio. "Cultural Themes: Ideological Material."
Benjamin, Walter. "The Work of Art in The Age of Mechanical Reproduction."
Horkheimer, Max & Theodor W. Adorno. "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception."
Habermas, Jurgen. "The Public Sphere: An Encyclopedia Article."
Burthes, Roland. "Myth Today."
Williams, Raymond. "Base and Superstructure in Marxist Cultural Theory."
Hall, Stuart. "Encoding/Decoding."
Ang, Ien. "On the Politics of Empirical Audience Research."
Hebdige, Dick. "From Culture to Hegemony," and "Subculture, The Unnatural Break."
Garnham, Nicholas. Contribution to a Political Economy of Mass Communication.
Martin-Barbero, Jesus. "The Processes: From Nationalisms to Transnationalisms."
Jameson, Fredric. "Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism."

Escobar, Arturo (1996). “Welcome to Cyberia: Notes on the Anthropology of Cyberculture.” In Ziauddin Sardar & J.R. Ravetz, eds., Cyberfutures: Culture and Politics on the Information Superhighway, pp. 111-37. NYU Press.

Gitlin, Todd (1978). "Media Sociology: the Dominant Paradigm." Theory and Society, 6 pp. 205-53.

Harvey, David (1990). The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change. Blackwell.

Chapters:
“Introduction, Modernity and modernism, and Postmodernism.” pp. 3-39
“Time and space in the postmodern cinema.” pp. 308-23
“The transformative and speculative logic of capital.” pp. 343-5
“The work of art in an age of electronic reproduction and image banks.” pp. 346-9.

*Hill, John and Pamela Church, ed. (1998). Oxford Guide to Film Studies. Oxford University Press.

Chapters:
Smelik, Anneke. "Gay and Lesbian Criticism." pp. 135-147.
Doty, Alexander. . “Queer Theory." pp. 148-152.

*Jenkins, Henry (2006). Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. NYU Press

Chapters:
"Introduction." pp. 1-24
CH. 6: "Photoshop for Democracy: New Relationship between Politics and Popular Culture" pp. 206-239 Conclustion: "Democratizing Television" 240-260

Jones, Steve (1999). Doing Internet research: critical issues and methods for examining the Net. Sage Publications.

Chapters:
Kendall, Lori, "Recontextualizing 'Cyberspace': Methodological Considerations for Online Research." pp. 57-74.
Mitra, Ananda and Elisia Cohen. "Analyzing the Web: Directions and Challenges." pp. 179-202

Maltby, Richard (1986), "Baby Face or How Joe Breen Made Barbara Stanwyck Atone for Causing the Wall Street Crash." Screen, 27: 2, pp. 22-45.  
[Reprinted in Staiger, Janet, ed. (1995), The Studio System. pp. 251-78. Rutgers University Press.]

Newcomb, Horace, ed. (2000). Television: The Critical View, 6th ed. Oxford.

Chapters:
Spigel, Lynn. "Women's Work."
Jenkins, Henry III. "Star Trek Rerun, Reread, Rewritten: Fan Writing as Textual Poaching."
Newcomb, Horace & Paul M. Hirsch. "Television as a Cultural Forum."
Brunsdon, Charlotte. "What is the 'Television' of Television Studies?"
Marc, David. "What Was Broadcasting?"

Schatz, Tom (1993). "The New Hollywood." In Jim Collins, Hilary Radner, & Ava Preacher Collins, eds., Film Theory Goes to the Movies. pp. 8-36. Routledge.

*Shohat, Ella and Robert Stam (1994). Unthinking Eurocentrism. pp. 1-54. Routledge.

Stam, Robert (2000). Film Theory: An Introduction. Blackwell.

Stam, Robert & Toby Miller, eds.(1999). Film and Theory: An Anthology. Blackwell.

Chapters:
Williams, Linda. "Film Bodies: Gender, Genre and Excess."
Gunning, Tom. "The Cinema of Attraction: Early Film, Its Spectator and the Avant-Garde."
Diawara, Manthia. "Black American Cinema: the New Realism."
Gabriel, Teshome H. "Towards a Critical Theory of Third World Films."
Lauretis, Teresa de. "Rethinking Women's Cinema: Aesthetics and Feminist Theory."
Mulvey, Laura. "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema."
Doane, Mary Ann. "Film and the Masquerade: Theorizing the Female spectator."
Hooks, Bell. "The Oppositional Gaze."
Petro, Patrice. "Mass Culture and the Feminine: The 'Place' of Television in Film Studies."
Dyer, Richard. Introduction to Heavenly Bodies: Film Stars and Society."
Hall, Stuart. "Cultural Identity and Cinematic Representation."
Gaines, Jane. "White Privilege and Looking Relations."

*Thompson, Kristin and David Bordwell (2009). Film History: An Introduction. 3rd edition.

Trend, David (2001). Digital Culture. Blackwell.

Chapters:
Rheingold, Howard.“The Virtual Community.” pp. 272-80
Turkle, Sherry. “Who am We?” pp. 236-250
Poster, Mark.“Cyber Democracy: The Internet and the Public Sphere.” pp. 259-71
Nakamura, Lisa. “Race in/for Cyberspace: Identity Tourism and Racial Passing on the Internet.” pp. 226-235
Haraway, Donna. “A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology and Socialist Feminism in the 1980s.” pp. 28-37.