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[ecrea] New book: Steven Spielberg, Hollywood Wunderkind & Humanist

Tue Feb 27 17:19:10 GMT 2018

New book
Roche, David, ed./ Steven Spielberg: Hollywood Wunderkind and Humanist/. Montpellier: Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2018. ISBN 978-2367812649 29€ The book is available right now for 21€. For more information, visit: The publisher has recently published a book on Tim Burton (edited by Gilles Menegaldo) as well. For more information, visit:




David Roche

/Spielberg’s Early Career/

Chapter 1 Stuck Behind the Truck: Spielberg’s Early Television Work and the Shadow of /Duel/

Julian Upton

Chapter 2 Spiritual Science Fiction for the Whole Family: Spielberg, /Close Encounters of the Third Kind/ and 1970s Hollywood

Peter Krämer

/The Poetics of Steven Spielberg/

Chapter 3 Cinematographic Space as a Material and the American Territory as a Subject: /Duel/ and /The Sugarland Express/

Antoine Gaudin

Chapter 4 /1941/: Spielberg and the Energy of Chaos

Vincent Souladié

Chapter 5 Spielberg’s Poetics of Horror

David Roche

/Spielberg, Genre & Creation/

Chapter 6 From /E.T./ to /A.I./: The Evolution of Spielberg’s Science Fiction Fairy Tales

Mehdi Achouche

Chapter 7 Creation as Recreation: Steven Spielberg and the Remake

Andrew Stubbs

Chapter 8 Redefining Melodrama: /Saving Private Ryan/ as Male Weepie

Fátima Chinita

/Spielberg & Identity Politics/

Chapter 9 The Thematic and Visual Treatment of Race Relations in /The Color Purple/ and/ Lincoln/

Hélène Charlery

Chapter 10 Movie Mensch: An Exploration of Steven Spielberg’s Universalist Jewish-American Identity

Michael Lipiner and Rocco Giansante

Chapter 11 To Be or Not to Be (Born): The Spielbergian Hero and the Uterine Challenges of the Digital Revolution (/Minority Report/, /The Terminal/, /Munich/)

Charles-Antoine Courcoux

/Spielberg, Ethics & Ideology/

Chapter 12 Spielberg Meets Rockwell: Nostalgia and the Celebration of America’s Heroic Past

Julie Assouly

Chapter 13 The Viktor Navorski Show: Surveillance, Paranoia and Reality TV in /The Terminal/

Sébastien Lefait

Chapter 14 The Becoming Human of the Inhuman: On /Saving Private Ryan/ and /Minority Report/

Pascal Couté


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