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Introducing Waltz with Bashir (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Bould, M. (2009, October). Introducing Waltz with Bashir. Presented at Compass of Desire Film Festival

This short talk introduces the feature-length Lebanese animation, Waltz with Bashir.

Insects and intentions: Imamura's women (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Bould, M. (2009, October). Insects and intentions: Imamura's women. Presented at Pigs, Eels and Insects: Reassessing the Legacy of Shohei Imamura

This paper explores Imamura's response to post-war socio-cultural changes in Japan that stem from the 'female equality' provisions in the US-authored constitution and the US's ideological attack on the traditional Japanese family structure.

The thin men: anorexic subjectivity in Fight Club and The Machinist (2009)
Book Chapter
Bould, M., & Vint, S. (2009). The thin men: anorexic subjectivity in Fight Club and The Machinist. In M. Bould, K. Glitre, & G. Tuck (Eds.), Neo-noir, 221-239. Wallflower

Considers anorexia as a model of late-capitialist subjectivity through a consideration of the bodies of Brad Pitt and Christian Bale.

Neo-noir (2009)
Book
Bould, M., Glitre, K., & Tuck, G. (. (2009). Neo-noir. Wallflower

Wide-ranging collection on Neo-Noir cinema. Combines genre, major conventions (femme fatale, paranoia, anxiety, the city, the threat to the self; and the use of sound and colour) stylistic and textual analysis with Marxist, feminist, psychoanalytic a... Read More about Neo-noir.

Parallax views: An introduction (2009)
Book Chapter
Bould, M., Glitre, K., & Tuck, G. (2009). Parallax views: An introduction. In M. Bould, K. Glitre, & G. Tuck (Eds.), Neo-noir, 1-10. Wallflower Press

Introduction to the edited collection, Neo-Noir, exploring issues around noir and genre as well as outlining the aims and content of the book.

Powell, Pressburger and Peeping Tom (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Bould, M. (2009, September). Powell, Pressburger and Peeping Tom. Presented at The Screen at Hay Festival of British Cinema, Hay-on Wye

This talk provided a career overview of Powell, especially his collaborations with Pressburger, and a critical introduction to Peeping Tom in relation to Powell's other films, genre and psychoanalytic theory.

Fifty key figures in science fiction (2009)
Book
Bould, M., Butler, A. M., Roberts, A., & Vint, S. (2009). Fifty key figures in science fiction. Routledge

Collection of 50 critical essays on key figures in sf fiction, film, television, comics and theory.

Steven Spielberg (2009)
Book Chapter
Bould, M. (2009). Steven Spielberg. In M. Bould, A. M. Butler, A. Roberts, & S. Vint (Eds.), Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction, 200-205. Routledge

Overview of Spielberg’s career and critical analysis of his science fiction films.

Stanley Kubrick (2009)
Book Chapter
Bould, M. (2009). Stanley Kubrick. In M. Bould, A. M. Butler, A. Roberts, & S. Vint (Eds.), Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction, 126-131. Routledge

Overview of Kubrick’s career and critical analysis of his science fiction films.

Fritz Lang (2009)
Book Chapter
Bould, M. (2009). Fritz Lang. In M. Bould, A. M. Butler, A. Roberts, & S. Vint (Eds.), Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction, 131-136. Routledge

Overview of Lang’s career and critical analysis of his science fiction films.

Rough Guide to a Lonely Planet, from Nemo to Neo (2009)
Book Chapter
Bould, M. (2009). Rough Guide to a Lonely Planet, from Nemo to Neo. In M. Bould, & C. Mieville (Eds.), Red Planets: Marxism and Science Fiction, 1-26. Pluto Press (UK)

This essay argues that sf has long been engaged in mapping - often unconsciously – the processes of globalisation and empire. It illustrates this argument with analyses of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas and the Wachowski brother... Read More about Rough Guide to a Lonely Planet, from Nemo to Neo.

Red planets: Marxism and science fiction (2009)
Book
Bould, M., & MiƩville, C. (2009). Red planets: Marxism and science fiction. Pluto Press (in the UK); Wesleyan University Press (in the US)

An edited collection of 13 essays exploring the relationships between Marxism and sf literature and film.

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Matrix: Imagineering the world market (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Bould, M. (2009, June). Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Matrix: Imagineering the world market. Presented at 'The Future Ain't What it Used to Be: Interactions of Past, Present and Future in Literature and Visual Media' Conference

This keynote address argues that sf has long been engaged in mapping - often unconsciously - the processes of globalisation and empire. It illustrates this argument with analyses of Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas and the Wachows... Read More about Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Matrix: Imagineering the world market.

Serial infidelities and extraordinary renditions: The many lives of Flash Gordon (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Bould, M. (2009, May). Serial infidelities and extraordinary renditions: The many lives of Flash Gordon. Paper presented at Science Fiction across Media: Adaptation/Novelisation Conference

This paper argues for a fresh approach to adaptation studies, using the example of a cross-media franchised character/universe to urge a move away from the fidelity fallacy and towards an understanding of adaptations as ‘supplements’ in Derrida’s Read More about Serial infidelities and extraordinary renditions: The many lives of Flash Gordon.

The cinema of John Sayles: From Billy Zane to Brecht and Bakhtin, and back again (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Bould, M. (2009, May). The cinema of John Sayles: From Billy Zane to Brecht and Bakhtin, and back again. Presented at Marxism and Culture Seminar Series

A critical introduction to John Sayles, with Silver City as its primary example, this paper discusses the relationship between his films and American naturalist traditions, and explores language as a site of material resistance.

The parapraxes of globalisation: Jules Verne and the unconscious of science fiction (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Bould, M. (2009, May). The parapraxes of globalisation: Jules Verne and the unconscious of science fiction. Paper presented at Extraordinary Voyages: Jules Verne and Beyond - the 2009 J. Lloyd Eaton Conference

This essay argues that sf has long been engaged in mapping – often unconsciously – the processes of globalisation and empire. It illustrates this argument with an analysis of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas.

Dead penguins in immigrant pilchard scandal: Telling stories about the "environment" in Antarctica (2009)
Book Chapter
Bould, M., & Vint, S. (2009). Dead penguins in immigrant pilchard scandal: Telling stories about the "environment" in Antarctica. In W. J. Burling (Ed.), Kim Stanley Robinson Maps the Unimaginable: Critical essays, 257-273. McFarland

Drawing together often antagonistic Marxist and ecological critical-theory, this essay sympathetically critiques Kim Stanley Robinson’s treatment of nature, while calling for a theory and praxis which acknowledges and embraces the non-human in tackli... Read More about Dead penguins in immigrant pilchard scandal: Telling stories about the "environment" in Antarctica.

The cinema of John Sayles: from Billy Zane to Brecht and Bakhtin, and back again (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Bould, M. (2009, March). The cinema of John Sayles: from Billy Zane to Brecht and Bakhtin, and back again. Paper presented at Research Seminar

A critical introduction to John Sayles, with Silver City as its primary example, this paper discusses the relationship between his films and American naturalist traditions, and explores language as a site of material resistance.

The Cinema of John Sayles: Lone Star (2009)
Book
Bould, M. (2009). The Cinema of John Sayles: Lone Star. Middlesex: Wallflower Press

Critical overview of John Sayles’ films and screenplays, from a Marxist theoretical perspective, which pays particular attention to naturalism, language, fantasy, utopianism and social/political critique.