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Stam, Robert 1941-

Works: 103 works in 563 publications in 7 languages and 15,189 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion pictures  History  Drama  Film adaptations  Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Documentary-style films  Ethnographic films  Short films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1995, 791.4301
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Stam
Unthinking Eurocentrism : multiculturalism and the media by Ella Shohat( Book )

55 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unthinking Eurocentrism, a seminal and award-winning work in postcolonial studies first published in 1994, explored Eurocentrism as an interlocking network of buried premises, embedded narratives, and submerged tropes that constituted a broadly shared epistemology. Within a transdisciplinary study, the authors argued that the debates about Eurocentrism and post/coloniality must be considered within a broad historical sweep that goes at least as far back as the various 1492s: the Inquisition, the Expulsion of Jews and Muslims, the Conquest of the Americas, and the Transatlantic slave trade; a process which culminates in the post War attempts to radically decolonize global culture. Ranging over multiple geographies, the book deprovincialized media/cultural studies through a polycentric approach, while analysing in depth such issues as postcolonial hybridity, antinomies of Enlightenment, the tropes of empire, gender and rescue fantasies, the racial politics of casting, and the limitations of positive image analysis. The substantial new afterword in this 20th anniversary new edition brings these issues into the present by charting recent transformations of the intellectual debates, as terms such as the transnational, the commons, indigeneity, and the Red Atlantic have come to the fore. The afterword also explores some cinematic trends such as indigenous media and postcolonial adaptations that have gained strength over the past two decades, along with others, such as Nollywood, that have emerged with startling force. Winner of the Katherine Kovacs Singer Best Film Book Award, the book has been translated in full or in its entirety into diverse languages from Spanish to Farsi. This expanded edition of a ground-breaking text proposes analytical grids relevant to a wide variety of fields including postcolonial studies, literary studies, anthropology, media studies, cultural studies, and critical race studies."--
A companion to film theory by Toby Miller( Book )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies sketches the field in an international way. It examines the relationship of cinema studies to other forms of knowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, and literature."--Jacket
Film theory : an introduction by Robert Stam( Book )

47 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is an introduction to film theory, particularly aimed at those studying film and literature as it examines issues common to both subjects such as realism, illusionism, narration, style and semiotics
Subversive pleasures : Bakhtin, cultural criticism, and film by Robert Stam( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applying Bakhtin's critical methods to film, mass-media and cultural studies, Stam draws on Bakhtin's corporal semiotics of "the grotesque body" to analyze eroticism in the cinema, and explores issues including the "translinguistic" critique of Saussurean semiotics and Russian formalism
Literature through film : realism, magic, and the art of adaptation by Robert Stam( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook provides a fascinating introduction to the process and art of literature-to-film adaptations. Provides a lively, rigorous, and clearly written account of key moments in the history of the novel from Don Quixote and Robinson Crusoe up to Lolita and One Hundred Years of Solitude Includes diversity of topics and titles, such as Fielding, Nabokov, and Cervantes in adaptations by Welles, Kubrick, and the French New Wave Emphasizes both the literary texts themselves
Literature and film : a guide to the theory and practice of film adaptation( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Literature and Film is a collection of essays that chart the history and confluence of literature and film. Bringing together the very latest scholarship in the field, this guide contains astute and readable contributions - both theoretical and thematic - on the translation of literary into filmic texts." "Subjects range from established classics including The Last of the Mohicans, through consecrated genre works like Cape Fear, to contemporary classics such as The English Patient and Beloved. Almost all of the essays are originals, especially composed for this volume, and written by leading international scholars on both literature and film. The book features an introductory essay tracing the history and practice of adaptation, providing the ideal entry point for students or scholars exploring this dynamic and multifaceted field."--Jacket
Reflexivity in film and literature : from Don Quixote to Jean-Luc Godard by Robert Stam( Book )

27 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reflexivity refers to those moments in fiction and film when the work suddenly calls attention to itself as a fictional construct. For example, in literature a character might suddenly step out of the story and address the reader. This study of reflexivity in film and literature pays special attention to "Don Quixote", one of the first such examples of reflexivity in the novel, and to Jean-Luc Godard and the nouvelle vague in cinema, where self-reflection prevailed. It examines the rise of modernism, the complicity of the reader-spectator in creating illusion and the production process in film. The discussion of film includes "Rear Window", "Tom Jones" and "The French Lieutenant's Woman."
New vocabularies in film semiotics : structuralism, post-structuralism, and beyond by Robert Stam( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New Vocabularies in Film Semiotics provides a comprehensive lexicon of semiotic concepts. With sections on linguistics, narratology, psychoanalysis and intertextuality, it constructs an indispensable dictionary for film theory, defining over five hundred critical terms. The authors address key aspects of contemporary semiotics and cultural debate, while referring to the work of key figures such as Peirce, Saussure, Derrida, Barthes, Propp, Genette, Greimas, Kristeva, Lacan, Metz, Bellour, Heath, Mulvey, Johnston, Rose, Doane, Bakhtin and Baudrillard." "The semiotic concepts are illustrated by examples drawn from the films of directors such as Welles, Dreyer, Brunel, Godard, Hitchcock, Varda, Akerman and Woody Allen. Although especially geared to the needs of film students, New Vocabularies in Film Semiotics should be useful for scholars in all areas of the arts, philosophy and literature."--Jacket
Film and theory : an anthology by Robert Stam( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology aims to offer a collection of provocative and influential writings on film theory. Rather than look at film theory in terms of schools and allegiances, it investigates questions and problematics such as what is the cinema, what is realism and what does the spectator want?
Multiculturalism, postcoloniality, and transnational media by Ella Shohat( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting academic interests in nation, race, gender, sexuality and other axes of identity, this text gathers these concerns under the same umbrella, contending that these issues must be discussed in relation to each other because communities, societiesand nations do not exist autonomously
A companion to literature and film by Robert Stam( Book )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A Companion to Literature and Film' provides state-of-the-art research on world literature, film, and the complex theoretical relationship between them. It contains 25 essays by international experts which cover the most important topics in the study of literature and film adaptations
Tropical multiculturalism : a comparative history of race in Brazilian cinema and culture by Robert Stam( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

François Truffaut and friends : modernism, sexuality, and film adaptation by Robert Stam( Book )

16 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vidas sêcas by Nelson Pereira dos Santos( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Portuguese and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Como se morre no cinema : Using film clips, reenactments and dramatizations, this film tells the 'memoirs' of Arquibaldo, the parrot who participated in the filming of the classic film Vidas Secas in 1962, where he appeared beside Baleia the dog
Flagging patriotism : crises of narcissism and anti-Americanism by Robert Stam( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They hate us because they hate our freedoms, ' George Bush keeps telling us. But if you're becoming a little suspicious that Bush doth protest too much, especially as his own administration has done more than any terrorists to take away 'our freedoms, ' this is the book for you. A triangulation in the best sense between French and Brazilian and American exceptionalist skews on the United States, this book bores into the conundra of Anti-Americanism and American patriotism. It holds France and Brazil up as a mirror to the self-conceit of American officialdom. Comprehending anti-Americanism while
Race in translation : culture wars around the postcolonial Atlantic by Robert Stam( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charting the multidirectional traffic of cultural conflicts, the authors trace their literal and figurative translation, seen in French postcolonial Studies and Brazilian whiteness studies and in such cultural phenomena as Tropicalia and Hip-Hop
Keywords in subversive film/media aesthethics by Robert Stam( Book )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keywords offers a conversational journey through the overlying terrains of politically engaged art and artistically engaged politics, combining a major statement on subversive aesthetics, a survey of radical film strategies, and a lexicon of over a thousand terms and concepts.-No other book combines an ambitious essay on radical politics and aesthetics in film with a lexicon of terms and ideas, many of which are new and innovative -Creates and illustrates over a thousand terms and concept, drawing its examples from a wide range of media -Provides a broad timespan, covering the very ancient (Ramayana, Aristotle) to the most current (digital mashups, memes) -Uniquely discusses the areas of film, television and the internet within one book -No other book combines an ambitious essay on radical politics and aesthetics in film with a lexicon of terms and ideas, many of which are new and innovative
The cosmopolitans by Zubin Shroff( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuevos conceptos de la teoría del cine : estructuralismo, semiótica, narratología, psicoanálisis, intertextualidad by Robert Stam( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A companion to film theory
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Robert Stam American academic

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Stam, Robert Phillip 1941-

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スタム, ロバ-ト 1941-

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A companion to film theoryFilm theory : an introductionSubversive pleasures : Bakhtin, cultural criticism, and filmLiterature through film : realism, magic, and the art of adaptationLiterature and film : a guide to the theory and practice of film adaptationReflexivity in film and literature : from Don Quixote to Jean-Luc GodardNew vocabularies in film semiotics : structuralism, post-structuralism, and beyondFilm and theory : an anthology