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📒British Social Realism In The Arts Since 1940 ✍ D. Tucker
✏British Social Realism in the Arts since 1940 Book Summary : This is the first book of its kind to look across disciplines at this vital aspect of British art, literature and culture. It brings the various intertwined histories of social realism into historical perspective, and argues that this sometimes marginalized genre is still an important reference point for creativity in Britain.
📒From Empire To The World ✍ Malini Guha
✏From Empire to the World Book Summary : The study of globalization in cinema assumes many guises, from the exploration of global cinematic cities to the burgeoning 'world cinema turn' within film studies, which addresses the global nature of film production, exhibition and distribution. In this ambitious new study, Malini Guha draws together these two distinctly different ways of thinking about the cinema, interrogating representations of global London and Paris as migrant cinematic cities, featuring the arrival, settlement and departure of migrant figures from the decline of imperial rule to the global present. Drawing on a range of case studies from contemporary cinema, including the films of Michael Haneke, Claire Denis, Horace OvcY nd Stephen Frears, Guha also considers their world cinema status in light of their reconfiguration of established forms of filmmaking, from modernism to social realism. An illuminating analysis of London and Paris in world cinema from the vantage point of migrant mobilities, From Empire to the World explores the ramifications of this historical shift towards the global, one that pertains in equal measure to cityscapes, their representation as world cinema texts, and to the rise of world cinema discourse within film studies itself.
📒British Social Realism ✍ Samantha Lay
✏British Social Realism Book Summary : The Cinema of Ken Loach examines the connection between art and politics that distinguishes the work of this leading British film director, whose work includes such landmarks of British cinema as Kes, Land and Freedom, and Bread and Roses. Each chapter explores changes in his style by interpreting one or two films, augmented with original archive research and new interviews.
📒Shane Meadows ✍ Martin Fradley
✏Shane Meadows Book Summary : Explores the full range of Shane Meadows' work, from its origins in local no-budget D.I.Y. media through to international festival acclaim and multiple award wins.
📒British Literature In Transition 1940 1960 Postwar ✍ Gill Plain
✏British Literature in Transition 1940 1960 Postwar Book Summary : Examines debates central to postwar British culture, showing the pressures of reconstruction and the mutual implication of war and peace.
📒Samuel Beckett And Arnold Geulincx ✍ David Tucker
✏Samuel Beckett and Arnold Geulincx Book Summary : The first full-length study of Samuel Beckett's fascination with the seventeenth-century philosopher Arnold Geulincx (1624-1669).
📒British Cinema Past And Present ✍ Justine Ashby
✏British Cinema Past and Present Book Summary : British Cinema: Past and Present responds to the commercial and critical success of British film in the 1990s. Providing a historical perspective to the contemporary resurgence of British cinema, this unique anthology brings together leading international scholars to investigate the rich diversity of British film production, from the early sound period of the 1930s to the present day. The contributors address: * British Cinema Studies and the concept of national cinema * the distribution and reception of British films in the US and Europe * key genres, movements and cycles of British cinema in the 1940s, 50s and 60s * questions of authorship and agency, with case studies of individual studios, stars, producers and directors * trends in British cinema, from propaganda films of the Second World War to the New Wave and the 'Swinging London' films of the Sixties * the representation of marginalised communities in films such as Trainspotting and The Full Monty * the evolution of social realism from Saturday Night, Sunday Morning to Nil By Mouth * changing approaches to Northern Ireland and the Troubles in films like The Long Good Friday and Alan Clarke's Elephant * contemporary 'art' and 'quality' cinema, from heritage drama to the work of Peter Greenaway, Derek Jarman, Terence Davies and Patrick Keiller.
📒Russia In Britain 1880 1940 ✍ Rebecca Beasley
✏Russia in Britain 1880 1940 Book Summary : Russia in Britain offers the first comprehensive account of the breadth and depth of the British fascination with Russian and Soviet culture, tracing its transformative effect on British intellectual life from the 1880s, the decade which saw the first sustained interest in Russian literature, to 1940, the eve of the Soviet Union's entry into the Second World War. By focusing on the role played by institutions, disciplines and groups, libraries, periodicals, government agencies, concert halls, publishing houses, theatres, and film societies, this collection marks an important departure from standard literary critical narratives, which have tended to highlight the role of a small number of individuals, notably Sergei Diaghilev, Constance Garnett, Theodore Komisarjevsky, Katherine Mansfield, George Bernard Shaw and Virginia Woolf. Drawing on recent research and newly available archives, Russia in Britain shifts attention from individual figures to the networks within which they operated, and uncovers the variety of forces that enabled and structured the British engagement with Russian culture. The resulting narrative maps an intricate pattern of interdisciplinary relations and provides the foundational research for a new understanding of Anglo-Russian/Soviet interaction. In this, it makes a major contribution to the current debates about transnationalism, cosmopolitanism and 'global modernisms' that are reshaping our knowledge of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British culture.
📒English Drama Since 1940 ✍ David Ian Rabey
✏English Drama Since 1940 Book Summary : English Drama Since 1940 considers the bids of successive post-war dramatists to find language and images of remorseless disclosure, appropriate to the public manifestation of sensed crisis and the interrogation of the ideal of renewal. This book introduces the period and its discourse whilst redefining them, to give proper consideration to developments of themes, styles, concerns and contexts from the 80s to the present. The book offers succinct and analytical introductions to the work of 60 dramatists, whilst arguing for (re)appraisal of many dates critical perspectives, in order to stimulate further argument in the field.
📒Arnold Newman ✍ Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
✏Arnold Newman Book Summary : "All photographs and archival materials from the Photography Department, Harry Ransom Center, the University of Texas at Austin"--Title page verso.