The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film
Edited by Sonja Fritzsche
Sonja Fritzsche is Associate Professor of German and Eastern European Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Acknowledgements Illustrations Notes on Contributors Introduction - Sonja Fritzsche PART I: AFRICA 1. The Environmental Dominant in Wanuri Kahiu’s Pumzi - Ritch Calvin PART II: ASIA 2. Death Ray on a Coral Island as China’s First Science Fiction Film - Jie Zhang 3. Indian Science Fiction Cinema: An Overview - Jessica Langer and Dominic Alessio 4. On the Monstrous Planet: or, How Godzilla Took a Roman Holiday - Takayuki Tatsumi, translated by Seth Jacobowitz PART III: EUROPE 5. Invaders, Launchpads and Hybrids: The Importance of Transmediality in British Science Fiction Film in the 1950s - Derek Johnston 6. Gender and Apocalypse in Eastern European Cinema - Jason Merrill 7. Casting for a Socialist Earth: Multicultural Whiteness in the East German/Polish Science-Fiction Film Silent Star (1960) - Evan Torner 8. Looking for French Science Fiction Cinema - Daniel Tron 9. Science Fiction Interventions in Irish Cinema - Katie Moylan 10. The Uncomfortable Relationship Between Science Fiction and Italy:Film, Humor, and Gender - Rafaella Boccolini PART IV: NORTH AMERICA 11. Are Black Women the Future of Man? The Role of Black Women in Political and Cultural Transformation in Science Fiction from the US and Cameroon - Robyn Citizen PART V: SOUTH AMERICA 12. Maradona on the Moon: Postcolonial Politics and Cultural Hybridity in Argentina’s Goodbye Dear Moon - Mariano Paz 13. Alert Limit! A Short History of Brazilian Science Fiction Film and Its Fight for Survival in a Rarefied Atmosphere - Alfredo Suppia PART VI: DIGITAL CINEMA 14. Digital Film and Audiences - Pawel Frelik Recommended Viewing Index
A welcome and overdue addition to the critical discourse surrounding science fiction cinema. This book provides an important point of entry for those academics and students who wish to broaden their understanding of science fiction film as a global phenomenon rather than simply as a Hollywood or Anglophone practice.
Edge Hill University
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: June 16, 2014
Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 47