Society for Cinema and Media Studies Virtual Exhibit

We are pleased to exhibit at the 2023 meeting of the Society for Film and Media Studies in Denver, CO from April 12-15, 2023, and offer a discount on all of our new and award-winning books on Film Studies, Comic Studies, and more. Be sure to visit our table at SCMS 2023, browse our list of new and recent titles, chat with Editor Jim Burr and Editorial Assistant Mia Uribe-Kozlovsky, and enjoy a great discount!

Apply the discount code UTXSCMS during checkout online to receive 30% off the full list price of any book for domestic orders, plus free domestic shipping. Offer valid through May 31, 2023. Free standard U.S. domestic shipping is included. Browse featured books below!

21st Century Film Essentials

Edited by Donna Kornhaber

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21st Century Film Essentials offers a lively chronicle of cinema’s second century, examining the landmark films of our ever-changing moment. Each book makes a case for the importance of a particular contemporary film for artistic, historical, or commercial reasons. The twenty-first century has already been a time of tremendous change in filmmaking the world over, and the films examined here are the ones that embody and exemplify these changes, crystallizing emerging trends or pointing in new directions. This series is a study of film history in the making. It is meant to provide a different kind of approach to cinema’s story—one written in the present tense. Submissions or queries may be directed to Senior Acquisitions Editor, Jim Burr,

World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction Series

Edited by Frederick Luis Aldama, Christopher González,
and Deborah Elizabeth Whaley

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The World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction Series includes monographs and edited volumes that focus on the analysis and interpretation of comic books and graphic nonfiction from around the world. The books published in the series use analytical approaches from literature, art history, cultural studies, communication studies, media studies, and film studies, among other fields, to help define the comic book studies field at a time of great vitality and growth. Submissions or queries may be directed to Senior Acquisitions Editor, Jim Burr,

I'm Not There

Noah Tsika

The Value Gap

Female-Driven Films from Pitch to Premiere

Courtney Brannon Donoghue

Selling Science Fiction Cinema

Making and Marketing a Genre

J. P. Telotte

Labors of Fear

The Modern Horror Film Goes to Work

Aviva Briefel, Jason Middleton

Cinema's Original Sin

D.W. Griffith, American Racism, and the Rise of Film Culture

Paul McEwan

Only the Names Have Been Changed

Dragnet, the Police Procedural, and Postwar Culture

Claudia Calhoun

A Century of Brazilian Documentary Film

From Nationalism to Protest

Darlene J. Sadlier

The Empire of Effects

Industrial Light and Magic and the Rendering of Realism

Julie A. Turnock

Black Panther

Scott Bukatman

Making The Best Years of Our Lives

The Hollywood Classic That Inspired a Nation

Alison Macor

Autism in Film and Television

On the Island

Murray Pomerance, R. Barton Palmer

Who Got the Camera?

A History of Rap and Reality

Eric Harvey

Hollywood Shutdown

Production, Distribution, and Exhibition in the Time of COVID

Kate Fortmueller

Below the Stars

How the Labor of Working Actors and Extras Shapes Media Production

Kate Fortmueller

American Twilight

The Cinema of Tobe Hooper

Kristopher Woofter, Will Dodson

Tragedy Plus Time

National Trauma and Television Comedy

Philip Scepanski

Empire of the Superheroes

America’s Comic Book Creators and the Making of a Billion-Dollar Industry

Mark Cotta Vaz


Sexuality, Fantasy, and the Superhero

Anna Peppard

The LEGO Movie

Dana Polan

Mainstream Maverick

John Hughes and New Hollywood Cinema

Holly Chard

Comics and Pop Culture

Adaptation from Panel to Frame

Barry Keith Grant, Scott Henderson

Television Rewired

The Rise of the Auteur Series

Martha P. Nochimson

Animated Personalities

Cartoon Characters and Stardom in American Theatrical Shorts

David McGowan

The Television Code

Regulating the Screen to Safeguard the Industry

Deborah L. Jaramillo

The Comedy Studies Reader

Nick Marx, Matt Sienkiewicz

The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz

R. Barton Palmer, Murray Pomerance

A Place of Darkness

The Rhetoric of Horror in Early American Cinema

Kendall R. Phillips

Where No Black Woman Has Gone Before

Subversive Portrayals in Speculative Film and TV

Diana Adesola Mafe

Screening Stephen King

Adaptation and the Horror Genre in Film and Television

Simon Brown

The New Gay for Pay

The Sexual Politics of American Television Production

Julia Himberg

La India María

Mexploitation and the Films of María Elena Velasco

Seraina Rohrer


Women in American Comedy

Linda Mizejewski, Victoria Sturtevant, Kathleen Rowe Karlyn


Shifting Theories of Gender, Sexuality, and Media

Roxanne Samer, William Whittington

Not Your Average Zombie

Rehumanizing the Undead from Voodoo to Zombie Walks

Chera Kee

Make Ours Marvel

Media Convergence and a Comics Universe

Matt Yockey

Rebellious Bodies

Stardom, Citizenship, and the New Body Politics

Russell Meeuf

Connecting The Wire

Race, Space, and Postindustrial Baltimore

Stanley Corkin

Notions of Genre

Writings on Popular Film Before Genre Theory

Barry Keith Grant, Malisa Kurtz

New Maricón Cinema

Outing Latin American Film

Vinodh Venkatesh

Cycles, Sequels, Spin-offs, Remakes, and Reboots

Multiplicities in Film and Television

Amanda Ann Klein, R. Barton Palmer

Independent Stardom

Freelance Women in the Hollywood Studio System

Emily Carman

The Classical Mexican Cinema

The Poetics of the Exceptional Golden Age Films

Charles Ramírez Berg

Race on the QT

Blackness and the Films of Quentin Tarantino

Adilifu Nama

The Dread of Difference

Gender and the Horror Film

Barry Keith Grant


Women Comedians and Body Politics

Linda Mizejewski

Disney's Most Notorious Film

Race, Convergence, and the Hidden Histories of Song of the South

Jason Sperb

Film Genre Reader IV

Barry Keith Grant

Indie, Inc.

Miramax and the Transformation of Hollywood in the 1990s

Alisa Perren

Latino Images in Film

Stereotypes, Subversion, and Resistance

Charles Ramírez Berg

The Unruly Woman

Gender and the Genres of Laughter

Kathleen Rowe Karlyn