April 15, 2020
This month, we are pleased to release Cinemasaurus: Russian Film in Contemporary Context, edited by Nancy Condee, Alexander Prokhorov, and Elena Prokhorova. Cinemasaurus was created with students in mind and can be used in both undergraduate and graduate classrooms. It contains 45 color photos with stills from the films discussed.
January 15, 2020
This is a guest post from Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen, originally posted on the Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture blog. Read his article, co-authored with Sarah Helene Schmidt, in ESIC 3.2: “Disney’s Shifting Visions of Villainy from the 1990s to the 2010s: A Biocultural Analysis.”
Disney’s animated villains have always been wholly and irredeemably evil, with very few exceptions. They care for nothing but money and power and relish the suffering of pretty much anyone but themselves.
June 20, 2019
Rimgaila Salys has just published The Contemporary Russian Cinema Reader: 2005-2016, an update to her two-volume Russian Cinema Reader. This new volume surveys the most significant modern Russian films of 2005-2016. Designed to supplement undergraduate courses in Russian film and culture, the reader draws on seventeen films, all available with English subtitles. Some are freely available online.