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Written by a team of veteran scholars and emerging talents, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies maps the international traditions of the field, drawing out regional differences in the way that intellectual reflection on cinema and film has been transformed into a field of systematic inquiry. It reflects on the field's conceptual infrastructure, the dominant paradigms and debates, and evaluates their continuing salience. Finally, it looks optimistically to the future of film, the institution of cinema, and the discipline of Film Studies at a time when the very existence of film is being called into question by new technological, industrial, and aesthetic developments.

TV's Next Season?
Tv's next season?
LynnSpigel

For those of us who attended the Second International Television Studies Conference (ITSC) in London in 1986, the 2005 Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference (held in the same building at the University of London, Institute of Education) evoked an eerie wave of déjà vu. Talking with friends I met at the ITSC, I recalled how formative that gathering was for TV and cultural studies. The sense of TV ghosts lurking at the 2005 SCMS conference was palpable. Although I admit to some personal nostalgia for that ‘Golden Age’ of TV studies, I think the earlier moment of television scholarship did its work, and now there are different things to do.

In one respect, television scholarship is changing because ...

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