Today (1 March 2019) CinePunked announces plans for a new range of CinePunked books.
It was inevitable when you have an organisation headed by writers and publishers that we’d eventually bring the CinePunked brand to book form. From before the group coalesced we have had books on the agenda, and we’re very excited to be bringing the first wave in 2019 to sit alongside our existing portfolio.
CinePunked’s first books encompass two threads – edited collections of essays, and single-subject monographs.
“We work with an amazing group of critics and creatives across our live events and podcasts, and I’m looking forward to working with many of them on these new projects,” says co-founder Robert JE Simpson.
Co-founder Dr Rachael Kelly adds, “Our mission has always been to mix the joy of film with the excitement of film analysis. In this new venture, I’m looking forward to going back to my first love – the written word – and talking about the films that shape the way we see the world.”
The first essay collection is themed around the moon, in a nod to the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and exclusively features material from current and recent CinePunked collaborators. The book includes contributions from CinePunked’s own Robert JE Simpson and Dr Rachael Kelly alongside essays from the likes of Marisa Hayes, Liz Nelson, David L Rattigan, Neil Sedgewick, and Conor Smyth. Utilising the CinePunked approach of scholarly thought and fannish enthusiasm, these are books designed to be read by wide audiences. It is planned for release Summer 2019.
Details of the next books in the series and how to get involved will be announced soon, alongside the first monograph.
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