Australian Film Theory and Criticism: Critical Positions: v. 1
1 Jan 2013
First part of a three volume series on Australian film theory and criticism, this book includes a preface by Patrice Petro. It outlines the historical implications and future possibilities of establishing new directions of inquiry for film studies both in Australia and internationally. This three-volume project seeks to provide a map of the local and international flows of Australian film theory and criticism. Volume 1 focuses on 1975-1985, a formative period for the discipline of film studies in Australia. Tracing critical positions, people, and institutions across this influential period, the authors examine a multitude of books and journal articles published in Australia and distributed internationally. At the same time, they offer important insights about the origins of Australian film theory and its relationship to such related disciplines as English, art history, and cultural studies. Ultimately, "Australian Film Theory and Criticism, Volume 1" delineates the historical implications - and reveals the future possibilities - of establishing new directions of inquiry for film studies in Australia and internationally.