Film studies is the critical exploration of cinematic texts as art and entertainment, as well as the industries that produce them and the audiences that consume them. Although a medium barely one hundred years old, film is already transformed through the emergence of new media forms. Media studies is an interdisciplinary field that considers the nature and effects of mass media upon individuals and society and analyzes media content and representations. Despite changing modes of consumption—especially the proliferation of individuated viewing technologies—film has retained its cultural dominance into the 21st century, and it is this transformative moment that the WLU Press Film and Media Studies series addresses.
Our Film and Media Studies series includes topics such as identity, gender, sexuality, class, race, visuality, space, music, new media, aesthetics, genre, youth culture, popular culture, consumer culture, regional/national cinemas, film policy, film theory, and film history.
Wilfrid Laurier University Press invites submissions. For further information, please contact the Series Editors all of whom are in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University:
Dr. Philippa Gates
Dr. Russell Kilbourn
Department of English and Film Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5