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Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian

by Michael Witt Indiana University Press (November 07, 2013)

Originally released as a videographic experiment in film history, Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire(s) du cinéma has pioneered how we think about and narrate cinema history, and in how history is taught through cinema....


Performing the US Latina and Latino Borderlands

by Arturo J. Aldama, Chela Sandoval & Peter J. García Indiana University Press (October 09, 2012)

In this interdisciplinary volume, contributors analyze the expression of Latina/o cultural identity through performance. With music, theater, dance, visual arts, body art, spoken word, performance activism,...


Performing Trauma in Central Africa

by Laura Edmondson Indiana University Press (March 26, 2018)

What are the stakes of performance in a time of war? How is artistic expression prone to manipulation by the state and international humanitarian organizations? From the standpoint of empire, Laura Edmondson...


Race and the Revolutionary Impulse in The Spook Who Sat by the Door

by Michael T. Martin, David C. Wall & Marilyn Yaquinto Indiana University Press (January 01, 2018)

Ivan Dixon’s 1973 film The Spook Who Sat by the Door captures the intensity of social and political upheaval during a volatile period in American history. Based on Sam Greenlee’s novel by the same name,...


Orson Welles in Focus

by Sidney Gottlieb, James N. Gilmore & James Naremore Indiana University Press (February 09, 2018)

Through his radio and film works, such as The War of the Worlds and Citizen Kane, Orson Welles became a household name in the United States. Yet Welles’s multifaceted career went beyond these classic titles...


Boats on the Marne

by Prakash Younger Indiana University Press (June 06, 2017)

Boats on the Marne offers an original interpretation of Jean Renoir’s celebrated films of the 1930s, treating them as a coherent narrative of philosophical response to the social and political crises of the...


The Rite of Spring at 100

by Gretchen G Horlacher, Severine Neff, Maureen A Carr & Stephen Walsh Indiana University Press (May 15, 2017)

When Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) premiered during the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, its avant-garde music and jarring choreography scandalized...


Truffaut on Cinema

by Alistair Fox & Anne Gillain Indiana University Press (March 06, 2017)

Between 1959 and 1984, French film director François Truffaut was interviewed over three hundred times. Each interview offers critical insight into the genesis of Truffaut’s films as he shares the sources...


Decomposition: Post-Disciplinary Performance

by Sue-Ellen Case, Philip Brett & Susan Leigh Foster Indiana University Press (June 22, 2000)

The fluid nature of performance studies and the widening embrace of the idea of performativity has produced in Decomposition: Post-Disciplinary Performance a collection of great interest that crosses disciplinary...


Storytelling on the Northern Irish Border: Characters and Community

by Ray Cashman Indiana University Press (September 23, 2011)

More than quaint local color, folklore is a crucial part of life in Aghyaran, a mixed Catholic-Protestant border community in Northern Ireland. Neighbors socialize during wakes and ceilis-informal nighttime...


Abidjan USA: Music, Dance, and Mobility in the Lives of Four Ivorian Immigrants

by Daniel B. Reed Indiana University Press (September 24, 2016)

Daniel B. Reed integrates individual stories with the study of performance to understand the forces of diaspora and mobility in the lives of musicians, dancers, and mask performers originally from Côte d'Ivoire...


Spiders of the Market, Enhanced Ebook: Ghanaian Trickster Performance in a Web of Neoliberalism

by David Afriyie Donkor Indiana University Press (July 11, 2016)

The Ghanaian trickster-spider, Ananse, is a deceptive figure full of comic delight who blurs the lines of class, politics, and morality. David Afriyie Donkor identifies social performance as a way to understand...


Spiders of the Market: Ghanaian Trickster Performance in a Web of Neoliberalism

by David Afriyie Donkor Indiana University Press (July 04, 2016)

The Ghanaian trickster-spider, Ananse, is a deceptive figure full of comic delight who blurs the lines of class, politics, and morality. David Afriyie Donkor identifies social performance as a way to understand...


Oscar Micheaux and His Circle: African-American Filmmaking and Race Cinema of the Silent Era

by Pearl Bowser, Jane Marie Gaines & Charles Musser Indiana University Press (March 28, 2016)

Oscar Micheaux-the most prolific African American filmmaker to date and a filmmaking giant of the silent period-has finally found his rightful place in film history. Both artist and showman, Micheaux stirred...


Staging Ghana: Artistry and Nationalism in State Dance Ensembles

by Paul Schauert Indiana University Press (September 07, 2015)

The Ghana Dance Ensemble takes Ghana's national culture and interprets it in performance using authentic dance forms adapted for local or foreign audiences. Often, says Paul Schauert, the aims of the ensemble...