1. New Cinema Histories

  1. Richard Maltby1,
  2. Daniel Biltereyst2 and
  3. Philippe Meers3
  1. Richard Maltby

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396416.ch1

Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies

Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies

How to Cite

Maltby, R. (2011) New Cinema Histories, in Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies (eds R. Maltby, D. Biltereyst and P. Meers), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396416.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Flinders University, South Australia

  2. 2

    Department of Communication Studies, Ghent University, Belgium

  3. 3

    University of Antwerp, Belgium

Author Information

  1. Flinders University, South Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199490

Online ISBN: 9781444396416



  • mapping cinema experiences;
  • emerging international trend in research into cinema history - circulation and consumption;
  • achieving critical mass and methodological maturity - a distinct identity;
  • new cinema history, and what is new in it - a distinctive approach;
  • Haydon White, that ‘historiophoty’- visual image analysis, and different manner of ‘reading’;
  • idea of films, forms of mass or popular culture - ‘eloquent social documents’ reflecting flow of contemporary history;
  • cinema, historical interest to researchers - proper business of film studies, and study of films;
  • cinema memory, type that Kuhn identifies - more situated, context of events in subject's own life;
  • place, cinema exhibition attendance - idiosyncrasies of local microhistorical narrative;
  • Euro-American historiography, and new cinema history - Krzyszt of Pomian's phrase, ‘shifted their gaze from extraordinary to the everyday’


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