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Dear List members
May I announce the publication of a new book which Miyase Christensen and I edited.

Nezih Erdogan

Shifting Landscapes: Film and Media in European Context
Edited by Miyase Christensen and Nezih Erdošan
Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Continuity and change are the two major trends that mark European film and media vistas today. While continuity is the result of more than a century of European film and media traditions, change is brought about by technological convergence, the evolution of globalization and commercial markets, and the ever-expanding cultural borders of Europe.

Shifting Landscapes: Film and Media in European Context addresses a diversity of questions pertaining to filmic and televisual media, text and form, mediated politics, media policy, globalisation, diasporic media, multiculturalism and more. Employing film studies, critical social theory and cultural studies and drawing upon technological, spatial, political economic, sociological and anthropological approaches, the authors highlight the historical and contemporary factors that have shaped, and continue to shape, film and media in Europe.

"Ambitious in both its intellectual and geographical scope, this volume provides us with an innovative and original understanding of what is happening in the new and rapidly changing European cinema scene - a very welcome intervention in an important cultural agenda."

¬Kevin Robins, City University, London

"Miyase Christensen and Nezih Erdogan have edited an excellent book on film and media landscapes in the "new" Europe of the early twenty-first century. Incorporating eighteen individual chapters in three parts, the book re-examines what "European" media and cinema means during a period in which the geographical and cultural boundaries of "Europe" are still shifting, the media themselves are deeply influenced by the digital revolution, and audiences for "film" are constantly re-defining themselves. The book itself offers fresh perceptions across a range of different fields and should be of interest to all those fascinated by current trends in both film and media."

¬Melvyn Stokes, University College London

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