W0rld cinema through a noir lens
Co-edited with my colleague, film scholar Christopher Weedman, this scholarly collection features case study chapters on single films that explore the ongoing usefulness of film noir as a lens through which to explore classic international cinema. Our goal is not to expand the noir canon but to recover lost nuances and give new life to specific classical era (1940s-1960s) films from diverse nations. Chapters include entries on films from Argentina, Czechoslovakia, France, Japan, Poland, Spain, and the US. My chapter contribution is "Race and the Noir Western: Navigating The Walking Hills." The book is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press.