Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory

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Roberta Pearson, Philip Simpson
Taylor & Francis, Nov 16, 2000 - Performing Arts - 528 pages
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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, USA

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About the author (2000)

Roberta Pearson is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham and author of several books, including "A Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory".

Maire Messenger Davies is Professor Emerita of Media Studies at Univeristy of Ulster and author of "Children, Media, and Culture".

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