A Companion to Spanish Cinema

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A Companion to Spanish Cinema is a bold collection of newlycommissioned essays written by top international scholars thatthoroughly interrogates Spanish cinema from a variety of thematic,theoretical and historic perspectives.

  • Presents an insightful and provocative collection of newlycommissioned essays and original research by top internationalscholars from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary andgeographical perspectives 
  • Offers a systematic historical, thematic, and theoreticalapproach to Spanish cinema, unique in the field
  • Combines a thorough and insightful study of a wide spectrum oftopics and issues with in-depth textual analysis of specificfilms
  • Explores Spanish cinema’s cultural, artistic, industrial,theoretical and commercial contexts pre- and post-1975 and thenotion of a “national” cinema
  • Canonical directors and stars are examined alongsideunderstudied directors, screenwriters, editors, and secondaryactors
  • Presents original research on image and sound; genre;non-fiction film; institutions, audiences and industry; andrelations to other media, as well as a theoretically-driven sectiondesigned to stimulate innovative research

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Spanish cinema has firmly established itself on theinternational film scene over the last two decades, and is now anintegral part of the syllabus for students of Spanish and CinemaStudies. A Companion to Spanish Cinema closes a gap inexisting scholarship, presenting an insightful and provocativecollection of newly commissioned essays covering the wholetime-span of Spanish cinema.

Drawing on the best of the American, British, and Spanishcritical traditions, twenty-six top international scholars discussmajor issues in Spanish cinema from a variety of theoretical andgeographical perspectives. The volume’s thematic approach tothe history of Spanish cinema is unique in the field, and combinescoverage of key topics with in-depth textual analysis of specificfilms. A rich mosaic of genres and formats are explored –from popular and art cinema to documentary, shorts, experimentalfilm, and animation – as are the cultural, artistic,industrial, commercial, and theoretical contexts of the medium.

An invaluable introduction to Spanish cinema for first-timestudents and teachers of Spanish culture, this companion alsooffers innovative models for future research that will benefitexperienced scholars.

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Jo Labanyi is Professor of Spanish at New York University, where she directs the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. A founding editor of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, she edits the series Remapping Cultural History. Her most recent books are Spanish Literature: A Very Short Introduction (2010) and the coedited volume Europe and Love in Cinema (2012). She is a participant in the research project Los medios audiovisuales en la transición española (1975–1985): Las imágenes del cambio democrático, directed by Manuel Palacio at the Universidad Carlos III, Madrid. Her research interests include modern Spanish literature, film, photography, popular culture, gender, and memory studies. She was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2005.

Tatjana Pavlović is Professor of Spanish at Tulane University in New Orleans. She is author of the monograph Despotic Bodies and Transgressive Bodies: Spanish Culture from Francisco Franco to Jesús Franco (2003) and coauthor of the comprehensive survey 100 Years of Spanish Cinema (2009). Her recent monograph The Mobile Nation (1954–1964): España cambia de piel (2011) focuses on a crucial period of transition in the history of Spanish mass culture, examining the publishing industry, the expansion of the television network, popular cinema, the development of mass tourism, and the national automobile manufacturing industry.  Her research and teaching interests center on twentieth-century Spanish intellectual history, literature, cultural studies, and film theory.

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