POST-CINEMA now out in PDF (plus two new recommendations)

Shane Denson and Julia Leyda’s indispensable open-access ebook collection Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film is now available in complete PDF versions (of different mb sizes for your storage convenience):

You can opt to save a file to your computer or mobile device, or to open it directly in a variety of e-readers. These versions join the highly successful web-based version of the book that already offered PDFs of individual chapter (downloadable at the end of each chapter-webpage). Open-access EPUB, and MOBI versions of the book will also be made available at this website’s eBook Archive page in due course. Please follow this blog to receive updates.

To accompany this news we also bring you, below, two further resounding endorsements of the collection, and a reminder of the book’s excellent video trailer.

Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film is an intellectually exciting and important book. Editors Shane Denson and Julia Leyda have assembled an extraordinary range of notable contributors with the aim to open up a critical conversation on the very notion of the post-cinematic – something they achieve in a most novel and engaging way. Through essays and roundtable discussions, Post-Cinema formulates fresh and nuanced questions about the consumption and spectatorship of post-millennial film and other media as they circulate through contemporary digital media ecologies. As is fitting given its subject matter of changing media formats, the design and layout of this book – with its open access digitality and its collaborative dialogues – is as relevant and pioneering as its content. Inviting us to rethink received ideas about how 21st-century media reshape “new forms of sensibility,” Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film is critically imperative reading for anyone interested in ongoing vital transformations in moving image media.

Tanya Horeck, Reader in Film, Media, and Culture, Anglia Ruskin University

The essays and discussions that have been assembled in Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21stCentury Film provide the reader with a remarkably comprehensive and compelling survey of the diverse critical and theoretical responses to the formal, technological, affective, political and ecological dimensions of our contemporary post-cinematic landscape. That landscape now has an authoritative and inspirational field guide: by gathering together foundational interventions alongside the most recent contributions this collection will prove indispensable to anyone wishing to take these conversations forward.

Michael Lawrence, Reader in Film Studies, University of Sussex

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