Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory

Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory

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The Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory clearly and accessibly explains the major theoretical approaches now deployed in the study of the moving image, as well as defining key theoretical terms. This dictionary provides readers with the conceptual apparatus to understand the often daunting language and terminology of screen studies. Entries include: *audience * Homi K. Bhabha * black cinema * the body * children and media * commodification * cop shows * deep focus * Umberto Eco * the gaze * Donna Haraway * bell hooks * infotainment * master narrative * medical dramas * morpheme * myth * panopticon * pastiche * pleasure * real time * social realism * sponsorship * sport on television * subliminal * third cinema * virtual reality Consultant Editors: David Black, USA, William Urricchio, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, Gill Branston, Cardiff University, UK , Elayne Rapping, USAThe major entries, of 2, 000 or 3, 000 words, offer essays about conceptual terms on which the Dictionary is based. These concepts have currency in many fields: in the entry Modernism and post-modernism, for example, these ... Minor entries of 100 to 700 words, such as those on Phenomenology and Binary, fulfil a similar function: terms from ... The entries on Semiotics, Realism, and Narrative, for example, are all grouped under a heading that indicates their significance in the analysisanbsp;...

Title:Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory
Author:Roberta Pearson, Philip Simpson
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-12-08


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