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Limits and possibilities of ecocinema and ecocinema studies

 

Joseph Heumann

Joseph K. Heumann is Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies from Eastern Illinois University and still teaches various film courses.

Robin Murray and Joe Heumann co-authored Ecology and Popular Film: Cinema on the Edge (SUNY Press 2009) That’s All Folks?: The Ecology of the American Animated Feature (U Nebraska Press 2011)  Gunfight at the Eco-Corral: Western Cinema and the Environment (U Oklahoma Press 2012), and the forthcoming Film and Everyday Ecodisasters (U Nebraska Press 2014). They are currently working on a manuscript exploring monstrous nature. They also maintain an ecocinema and film genre blog: http://ecocinema.blogspot.com/