"Anne Frank Unbound ... tell[s] us a great deal about the myriad uses to which one individual story has been and can be put. ... In addition to these ethical and political questions, the essays engage productively with the aesthetic choices made by writers, visual artists, filmmakers, performance artists, and comedians, who recast Anne Frank in a variety of media and situations. ... If Anne Frank Unbound is any indication, the diary will certainly continue ... to raise a set of persistent ethical, political, and aesthetic questions that have been with us since its first publication." —Women's Review of Books
The B Word author Maria San Filippo will take part in a Graduate Consortium of Women's Studies event at MIT from 7 to 9 p.m. May 1. A unique feature of the event is a "speed talk" given by San Filippo and other featured authors. Participants are required to discuss their books in two minutes or less (event organizers are even bringing timers!).
However, if two minutes isn't enough time to learn everything you wanted to know about The B Word, then check out this new review of the book by Next Magazine:
"In The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television, Maria San Filippo turns her razor-sharp intellect on the representation of bisexuality in modern media, where it still remains somewhat unspoken, often overshadowed by the hard-won visibility of gays and lesbians. Placing bisexual desire center stage, San Filippo’s book is a much-needed addition to the field of queer media studies."
Author Katrina Daly-Thompson will discuss her book Zimbabwe's Cinematic Artsat the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center in Santa Barbara, CA, Friday, April 26 at noon (PT). In this lecture, she'll reflect on discourses of identity that pervade local talk and texts in Zimbabwe, a nation beset by political and economic crisis. For more information on the event, visit the center's website.
Often disguised in public discourse by terms like "gay," "homoerotic," "homosocial," or "queer," bisexuality is strangely absent from queer studies and virtually untreated in film and media criticism. On this episode of the IU Press podcast, Maria San Filippo discusses how her new bookThe B Wordhelps fill this gap in the study of bisexuality on screen.
Jeffrey Shandler, co-editor of Anne Frank Unbound, will give a talk and sign copies of his book at the Anne Frank Center in New York City April 4 at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. To make a reservation, call 212-431-7993 or email email@example.com. More information is available on the Anne Frank Center website.
"The contributors to this volume investigate a wide range of cultural regulation, from cinema to painting, blasphemy to official secrecy and even advertising to nuclear culture. The essays enlighten readers and provide better understanding of the concept of censorship." —South Asia Research
"This engrossing collection of 12 interdisciplinary essays covers multiple aspects of 'the Anne Frank phenomenon,' including adaptations of the original diary or allusions to it in plays, films, documentaries, ballets, operas, poetry, popular songs, philosophical tracts, and other non-fiction and fiction works." —Broadside
Available in English for the first
time, Anne Gillain's book is considered by
many to be the best book on the interpretation of Truffaut's films. Gillian examines how the French New Wave director's personal life and childhood influenced his filmmaking.
Using 16 Ujazdowskie Avenue as a backdrop, Karen Auerbach profiles 10 Jewish families and their struggles to rebuild their lives in Poland after the Holocaust. She presents an engrossing story of loss and
rebirth, political faith and disillusionment, and the persistence of
“[Wagner and Cinema] looks at the plethora of senses in which Wagner's music and different kinds of Wagnerian reception histories have informed cinematic production throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. ...Wagner and Cinema is a text that will no doubt be consulted for many years henceforward.” —Scope
On this episode of the IU Press podcast, Jeffrey Shandler discusses Anne Frank Unbound, a new book he co-edited with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. As millions of people around the world who have read her
diary attest, Anne Frank, the most familiar victim of the Holocaust, has
a remarkable place in contemporary memory. Anne Frank Unbound looks beyond this young girl’s words at the numerous ways people have engaged her life and writing.