Anti-Colonialist Media Studies Reading List


Dis-orientalizing Bollywood: Incorporating Indian popular cinema into a survey film course

By Sheila J. Nayar

Rom-com without romonormativity, gays without homonormativity: examining the People Like Us web series

By Eve Ng

Romantic female friendships as resistance: subversive web series in the United States and India

By Molly Bandonis and Namrata Rele Satje

Highroads and skyroads: mountain roadbuilding in U.S. government films of the 1920s and ‘30s

By Jennifer Lynn Peterson

A gasp of air: posthuman intimacies in Tejal Shah’s Between the Waves

By Lakshmi Padmanabhan

Mask in the Museum: the impossible gaze and the Indian artifact in Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger

By John Michael Corrigan

Reawakening in Yoorana: Glitch and the Australian Gothic film

By Stuart Richards

Self-referentiality and neoliberalism in contemporary Argentine cinema

By Natália Pinazza

Sway of the sea: Kathryn Bigelow’s imperial eco-eschatology

By Benjamin Halligan

Ever-changing readjustments: the political economy of the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF)

By Ruby Cheung

Western Unsettlement: Transcontinental journeys, comic plotting and Keaton’s Go West

by Charles Wolfe

Kevin Chew, ‘Humanity rising from the depths of brine’: an oceanic politics in Disney’s Moana

by Kevin Chew


New Hong Kong cinema: transitions to becoming Chinese in 21st-Century East Asia

Review by Leung Wing-Fai

by Ruby Cheung, New York and Oxford, Berghahn Books, 2016, 320 pp., £60 (hardback), ISBN 9780197603826

Contemporary Peruvian cinema: history, identity and violence on screen

Review by Andrea Meador Smith

by Sarah Barrow, London, I.B. Tauris, 2018, 256 pp., $85.50 (hardback), ISBN 9781784538217

Cinema against doublethink: ethical encounters with the lost pasts of world history

Review by Mani Sharpe

by David Martin-Jones, London and New York, Routledge, 2019, 258 pp., $46.95 (paperback), ISBN 9781138907959