Mario Slugan and Daniël Biltereyst (eds.): New Perspectives on Early Cinema History: Concepts, Approaches, Audiences

London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022, ISBN 978-1-3501-8197-7, xiv + 283 pp.

  • Denise J. Youngblood University of Vermont
Keywords: William Heise; Valdemar Koppel; Edwin S. Porter; Louis Lumière; George Méliès; Archie L. Shepard; tableaux vivant; early cinema; The Great Train Robbery; living photographs; Mediathread; May Irwin; film libretti


New Perspectives on Early Cinema History is a selection of papers originally presented at an international conference held in Ghent, Belgium in 2018, organised by this book’s editors: Mario Slugan, a lecturer in film studies at Queen Mary, University of London (and a former editor at Apparatus), and Daniël Biltereyst, a professor of film and media studies at Ghent University and director of its centre for film and media studies. The eleven essays – written mainly by European academics, plus two from Canada and one from Malaysia – provide an excellent overview of new trends.

How to Cite
Youngblood, Denise J. 2022. “ Xiv + 283 Pp”. Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe, no. 15 (November).