This work examines some of the most significant developments in film and critical theory. The book is divided into four sections, each dealing with established and alternative critical concepts and approaches. These four are: the gaze and subjectivity; film and discourse; film and culture; and film and meaning. Each of these topics is explored using concepts from post structuralism and postmodernism, working towards the idea that the relationship between film studies and critical theory is a vital and diverse interplay of rich and exciting ideas.
PATRICK FUERY is the author of Theories of Desire (Melbourne University Press, 1995) and co-author of Cultural Studies and the New Humanities (Oxford University Press, 1997). He has taught film studies and cultural theory at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in New Zealand (Otago University), the UK (Essex University and Royal Holloway College) and Australia (Macquarie University, Curtin University, University of Melbourne and Murdoch University). He is currently Reader in Film and Critical Theory at Royal Holloway College, University of London.