Film Genre Reader Two, Volume 2

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Barry Keith Grant
University of Texas Press, 1995 M01 1 - 581 pages
For almost a decade, Film Genre Reader has been the standard reference and classroom text for the study of genre in film. Now Barry Grant has revised and updated the book to reflect the most recent developments in genre study. This second edition contains eight new essays for a total of twenty-nine essays by some of film's most distinguished critics and scholars, including John G. Cawelti, Thomas Elsaesser, Paul Schrader, Thomas Schatz, Robin Wood, Steve Neale, and Linda Williams. The anthology covers the full range of theoretical issues and critical approaches to film genre. The first section concentrates on genre theory, covering such topics as generic definition, genre and ideology, genre and sexuality, and the generic experience. The second section analyzes a wide variety of particular genres, including westerns, science fiction, film noir, melodrama, romantic comedy, musicals, horror, gangster, disaster, war, and epic films. The extensive bibliography has also been updated and expanded.

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About the author (1995)

Barry Keith Grant is Professor in the Department of Communications, Popular Culture, and Film at Brock University. He is the author or editor of many books, including Film Genre: From Iconography to Ideology and The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film.

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