Dear Screen-L Subscribers,
Warning: shameless self-promotion ahead!
I’m delighted to announce the publication of *Provoc*auteurs* and
Provocations: Screening Sex in 21st Century* *Media* from Indiana
University Press. Publisher's description below.
In *Provoc*auteurs* and Provocations*, award-winning author Maria San
Filippo looks at the provocative in films, television series, web series
and videos, entertainment industry publicity materials, and social media
discourses and explores its potential to create alternative, even radical
ways of screening sex. Throughout this edgy volume, San Filippo reassesses
troubling texts and divisive figures, examining controversial
strategies—from "real sex" scenes to scandalous marketing campaigns to
full-frontal nudity—to reveal the critical role that sexual provocation
plays as an authorial signature and promotional strategy within the
contemporary media landscape.
*Download a PDF of the Prologue and through May 2021 receive a 30% discount
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*Watch the trailer* https://youtu.be/Q4s4H99ay44
*Praise for the book: *
*Provoc*auteurs* and Provocations* delivers incredibly nuanced and deeply
contextualized readings of a wide range of sexually provocative media
texts. Reflecting the best work being done at the intersection of
film/media studies and feminist/LGBTQ scholarship, it will be invaluable
for helping us think through the ethical implications of screen media's
current engagement with the pleasures and politics of sex.
~Ron Becker, Gay TV and Straight America
One of the book's most notable contributions to the field is its emphasis
on the portrayal of sexuality in films by women artists, many of whom have
been discussed in this arena but not in this kind of depth and with this
level of insight.
~Michele Schreiber, Indie Reframed and American Postfeminist Cinema
This is one of the best and the most engrossing book I've read in my field
in quite some time.
~Carol Siegel, Sex Radical Cinema, Goth's Dark Empire, and New Millennial
*About the author: *
Maria San Filippo is Associate Professor in the Department of Visual and
Media Arts at Emerson College, and Editor of *New Review of Film and
Television Studies*. She is author of the Lambda Literary Award–winning
book *The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television* (Indiana
University Press, 2013) and editor of the collection *After 'Happily Ever
After': Romantic Comedy in the Post-Romantic Age* (Wayne State University
Indiana University Press | Film, Media, Gender Studies | February 2021 |
442pp | 9780253052124 | PB | $40.00*
*Price subject to change.
Maria San Filippo
Associate Professor • Visual & Media Arts, Emerson College
Editor • *New Review of Film and Television Studies*
*After ‘Happily Ever After’: Romantic Comedy in the Post-Romantic Age*
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