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Media Screen Round-up May 2016

The monthly roundup of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research and published at the BUFVC by Andrew Ormsby.

A varied selection this month includes a trio of books on film and television adaptations of the works of three English writers, including the novels of John Fowles:

Aubrey, James, ed. 2015. Filming John Fowles: Critical Essays on Motion Picture and Television Adaptations. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Hand, Richard J, and Andrew Purssell. 2015. Adapting Graham Greene. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hazette, Valérie V. 2015. Wuthering Heights on Film and Television: A Journey across Time and Cultures. Bristol: Intellect.

Other highlights include a book on the documentary provocations of Michael Moore, an article on the portrayal of the aftermath of World War One in ‘Downton Abbey’, and a look at how the same news stories are reported online, on television and on radio:

Benson, Thomas W., and Brian J. Snee, eds. 2015. Michael Moore and the Rhetoric of Documentary. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.

Branach-Kallas, Anna, and Nelly Strehlau. 2015. Re-Imagining the First World War: New Perspectives in Anglophone Literature and Culture. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Includes chapter, “Why Is It Different From Before the War?”: The Portrayal of the Great War and Its Aftermath in ‘Downton Abbey’ by Nelly Strehlau

Reich, Zvi. 2016. ‘Comparing News Reporting Across Print, Radio, Television and Online’. Journalism Studies 17 (5): 552–72.

Media Screen Round-up May 2016

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