Robin Wood on the Horror Film: Collected Essays and Reviews

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Wayne State University Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.92 inches | 1.33 pounds

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About the Author

Robin Wood was a founding editor of CineAction! and author of numerous influential works, including new editions published by Wayne State University Press of Personal Views: Explorations in Film (2006), Howard Hawks (2006), Ingmar Bergman (2013), Arthur Penn (2014) and The Apu Trilogy (2016). He was professor emeritus at York University, Toronto, and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

Barry Keith Grant is professor emeritus of film studies and popular culture at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. The author or editor of more than two dozen books, Grant's work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. An Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, he is editor of Wayne State University Press's Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series.


We still need Robin Wood, for his integrity, commitment to politically progressive cinema, lucidity, effortless mastery of film form and its meanings, fearless championing of the undervalued and disreputable form of the horror film, and his unwavering and acute understanding of the importance of film to our understanding of the lived experience of gender, sexuality, and the body.

--David Greven "Cineaste"

Perhaps more than any other book bearing his name, Robin Wood on the Horror Film clearly foregrounds the political stakes of film studies. In the contemporary moment, it is an example worthy of emulation. If RobinWood still represents something repressed, perhaps it is by our following his example and rewhetting the field's appetite for radical politics that he can return, even in death.

--Greg Burris "Film Quarterly"