Filmspanism explores the geopolitics of knowledge involved in academic approaches to Spanish cinema.

This companion rethinks the role of disciplinarity, institutionality, and nationality in the study of film by taking into account a rather specific set of contentious issues, intellectual traditions, discursive servitudes, and invested scholarship. To that end, the book explores the topics of art cinema, popular culture, film genre, and transnationalism, always with Spanish cinema as its concrete object of study.

An insightful contribution to the study of Spanish cinema, this discussion will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in Hispanic Studies and Film Studies.

chapter |6 pages


chapter 1|35 pages

Hispanism and its cinematic discontents

chapter 2|37 pages

Film, art, poetry

Spanish cinema and the place of literature

chapter 3|21 pages

Popular film or cinema as bad object

chapter 4|22 pages

Genre and nation

chapter 5|22 pages

(Spanish) transnational cinema

chapter 6|5 pages