The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization (Oxford UP, 2013)
Professor James Tweedie's latest book The Age of New Waves, has won the Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award from the Society for Cinema & Media Studies. The book presents an alternative vision of global modernity as a series of transnational film movements. It examines the origins of the concept of the “new wave” in 1950s France and the proliferation of new waves in world cinema over the past three decades, breaking with standard film industry narratives to articulate the key role of youth and cities in the development of new wave cinemas. It is one of the few books in English that explores the concept of mise-en-scène in any detail and uses it as a link between the various cinematic new waves.