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Jessica Covil-Manset <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 11 Feb 2022 13:51:10 -0500
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Duke University Press announces the upcoming publication of *Bigger Than
Life: The Close-Up and Scale in the Cinema
<>* by Mary Ann Doane (March
2022). Doane's book examines how the scalar operations of cinema,
especially those of the close-up, disturb and reconfigure the spectator's
sense of place, space, and orientation. Mary Ann Doane is Class of 1937
Professor of Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley, and
author of *The Emergence of Cinematic Time: Modernity, Contingency, the
Archive* and *Femmes Fatales: Feminism, Film Theory, Psychoanalysis*.

“Matching her earlier, masterful treatment of cinematic time, Mary Ann
Doane here offers a brilliant probing of cinematic space. She explores
cinema’s dynamic use of scale, from the magnification of the face in
close-up to new screen technologies ranging from the iPhone to IMAX.
Drawing on a range of film styles and practices, including early cinema,
avant-garde experiments, and Shanghai cinema of the 1930s, Doane reveals
how cinema has shaped a modern abstract and even dematerialized world.” —
Tom Gunning, Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago

“Mary Ann Doane’s highly innovative, theoretically brilliant, and
eloquently incisive consideration of the history of the filmic close-up and
its relation to scale will undoubtedly make *Bigger Than Life* a
field-changing work.” — Maggie Hennefeld, author of *Specters of Slapstick
and Silent Film Comediennes*

I am attaching a final PDF review copy of *Bigger Than Life**.* *I'd be
happy to send a print copy to you directly or to your chosen reviewer*. I
will not be sending print copies to office addresses unless I hear back
from you. I hope you'll decide to review this important new title that will
be of interest to scholars and students in gender and sexuality, theory and
philosophy, and film studies.

Best wishes,
Jessica Covil-Manset
Publicity Assistant
Books Marketing
Duke University Press

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