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[ecrea] New publication: Film Criticism in the Digital Age

Thu Apr 23 18:19:57 GMT 2015

This is to communicate the recent publication of the book below.
Discount flyer attached. Available also on amazon.



*Edited by Mattias Frey and Cecilia Sayad*


/"This is a great and highly important volume for film studies as a
discipline and cultural and media studies more generally." /—Dana Polan,
New York University

Over the past decade, as digital media has expanded and print outlets
have declined, pundits have bemoaned a “crisis of criticism� and mourned
the “death of the critic.� Now that well-paying jobs in film criticism
have largely evaporated, while blogs, message boards, and social media
have given new meaning to the saying that “everyone’s a critic,� urgent
questions have emerged about the status and purpose of film criticism in
the twenty-first century.

*FILM CRITICISM IN THE DIGITAL AGE *(paper $31.95, 978-0-8135-7072-3,
April 2015), edited by Mattias Frey and Cecilia Sayad, joins ten
scholars from across the globe to consider whether we are witnessing the
extinction of serious film criticism or seeing the start of its rebirth
in a new form. Drawing from a wide variety of case studies and
methodological perspectives, the book’s contributors find many signs of
the film critic’s declining clout, but they also locate surprising
examples of how critics—whether moonlighting bloggers or salaried
writers—have been able to intervene in current popular discourse about
arts and culture.

In addition to collecting a plethora of scholarly perspectives, *FILM
CRITICISM IN THE DIGITAL AGE* includes statements from key bloggers and
print critics, like Armond White and Nick James. Neither an uncritical
celebration of digital culture nor a jeremiad against it, this anthology
offers a comprehensive look at the challenges and possibilities that the
Internet brings to the evaluation, promotion, and explanation of
artistic works.


_About the Editors_

*MATTIAS FREY *is a senior lecturer in film at the University of Kent.
He is the author of /Postwall German Cinema: History, Film History, and
Cinephilia/ and co-editor of /Cine-Ethics: Ethical Dimensions of Film
Theory, Practice, and Spectatorship/.


*CECILIA SAYAD *is a senior lecturer in film at the University of Kent.
She is the author of /Performing Authorship: Self-Inscription and
Corporeality in the Cinema/ and /O Jogo da Reinvenção/, a
Portuguese-language study of Charlie Kaufman’s filmography.**



*Edited by Mattias Frey and Cecilia Sayad*

Paper $31.95 | 978-0-8135-7072-3 | 284 pages, 3 photos, 3 tables| 6 x 9

cloth and ebook available

*Publication Date: April 2015*

/Please email requests for review copies and be sure to include the
title, author, ISBN number, as well as the address of the person to whom
the book should be sent./



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