Genre, Gender, Race, and World Cinema is an innovative anthology that introduces the study of film theory using the four topics of genre, gender, race, and world cinema, to encourage critical discussion.
A major anthology geared towards course use, which covers key concepts in film studies through analysis of important films from American, Asian, European and African cinema
Combines formal, historical, cultural, and theoretical approaches to study
Analyzes how film represents and influences individual and societal constructs of identity
Uses selected readings to introduce inter-textual relations between the readings and the films they discuss
Contains section introductions that map the themes and histories of each topic, and raise theoretical issues specific to each
Julie F. Codell is Professor of Art History and English at Arizona State University. She is the author of The Victorian Artist: Artists? Lifewritings in Britain (2003).