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Mario Slugan Lecturer in Film Studies and Strategic Lecturer, Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, UK m.slugan@gmul.ac.uk

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Elke Weissmann Reader in Television and Film, Edge Hill University,England and Head of Television Studies Research Group weissmae@edgehill.ac.uk

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Marina Grishakova and Maria Poulaki, eds. Narrative Complexity: Cognition, Embodiment, Evolution. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019, 468 pp., $75.00 (hardcover). ISBN: 9780803296862.

Maarten Coëgnarts. Film as Embodied Art: Bodily Meaning in the Cinema of Stanley Kubrick. Brookline: Academic Studies Press, 2019, xxxv +228 pp., $120 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-64469-112-0. [Also available for free under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license with support from Knowledge Unlatched, ISBN: 978-1-64469-113-7].

Marsha F. Cassidy. Television and the Embodied Viewer: Affect and Meaning in the Digital Age. New York: Routledge, 2020, 216 pp., $155.00, ISBN: 9781138240766.

Sarah Cooper. Film and the Imagined Image. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019, 208 pp., $24.95 (paperback), ISBN: 9781474452793.

Contributor Notes

Steven Willemsen is an assistant professor in Arts, Culture & Media at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands), and an affiliated researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Email: s.p.m.willemsen@gmail.com

Mario Slugan is lecturer in film studies and strategic lecturer at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, where he works on the intersection of film theory, film history, and analytic philosophy. He is the author of Montage as Perceptual Experience (2017), Noël Carroll and Film (2019), and Fiction and Imagination in Early Cinema (2019, BAFTSS Best Monograph Runner-up). He has also co-edited special issues of Projections and Studies in Documentary Film and is fellow of SCSMI. Email: m.slugan@gmul.ac.uk

Elke Weissmann is reader in television and film at Edge Hill University and head of the Television Studies Research Group. Her publications focus on the television industries as well as issues of gender. Email: weissmae@edgehill.ac.uk

Lucy Bolton is reader in film at Queen Mary University of London. She is the author of Contemporary Cinema and the Philosophy of Iris Murdoch (EUP 2019), and Film and Female Consciousness: Irigaray, Cinema and Thinking Women (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), and is on the editorial board of Film-Philosophy. Email: l.c.bolton@qmul.ac.uk

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  • Watts, Robert. Forthcoming. “National TV as Transnational Cinematic Project: How Binge-watching Frames the Critical Vocabulary.” In Binge-watching and Contemporary Television Research, ed. Mareike Jenner. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

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