New silent cinema

Katherine Ellen Groo (Editor), Paul Flaig (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook


With the incredible success of Martin Scorsese's Hugo and Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist, nothing seems more contemporary in recent film than the styles, forms, and histories of early and silent cinemas. This collection considers the most recent return to silent film forms and styles alongside the larger historical field of visual repetitions and the affective currents of nostalgia, melancholy, and mourning that wind their way through 20th and 21st century visual culture. Contributors bring together several fields of research, including early and silent cinema studies, experimental and new media studies, historiography and archive theory, and studies of media ontology and epistemology. Specific chapters link the methods, concerns, and concepts of early and silent film studies as they have flourished over the last quarter century to the most recent developments in digital culture--from YouTube to 3D--recasting this contemporary phenomenon in popular culture and new media against key debates and concepts in silent film scholarship.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages350
ISBN (Electronic)9781315819297
ISBN (Print)9780415735254, 9780415735278
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2015

Publication series

NameAFI film readers


  • Silent Cinema
  • Early Cinema
  • Re-mix
  • Guy Maddin
  • Anachronis
  • Spectre
  • Digital Culture


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