Love in Western Film and Television

Lonely Hearts and Happy Trails

Editors: Matheson, S. (Ed.)

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This collection of ground-breaking articles examines problems romance presents in the American Western. Looking a range of films, this book offers readers important and challenging insights into the complicated nature of love and the versatile frontier narrative that address key social, political, and ethical components of the Western genre.

About the authors

LARA COX University of Exeter, UK DEBRA B. CUTSHAW University of Nevada, USA PETER FALCONER University of Warwick, UK ANDREA GAZZANIGA Northern Kentucky University, USA STELLA HOCKENHULL University of Wolverhampton, UK ZHENYA KIPERMAN Drexel University, USA and an award-winning filmmaker HELEN LEWIS Tufts University, USA CYNTHIA J. MILLER Kansas Humanities Council Scholar, Will Rogers Memorial, and Emerson College, USA ERIN LEE MOCK Vassar College, USA FRANCES PHEASANT-KELLY University of Wolverhampton, UK VINCENT PITURRO University of Delaware, USA ROBERT SPINDLER University of Innsbruck, Austria

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"As the essays in this volume demonstrate, it is love that truly conquered the American frontier. The cinematic West draws its life from tales of passion and heartbreak, sacrifice and betrayal. Matheson is to be congratulated on crafting a volume that illustrates the complexities of cowboy love - a force that, much like the railroad, tamed the wilderness but left deep scars in its path. I highly recommend this collection as an excellent example of the 'film and history' method associated with the eponymous scholarly journal." - Peter C. Rollins, filmmaker and Emeritus Regents Professor, Oklahoma State University, USA

"Sue Matheson's Love in Western Film and Television: Lonely Hearts and Happy Trails certainly ranks among the handful of most important studies of the Western genre. Well-written, superbly researched, insightful, and wonderfully entertaining, Matheson's impressive book explores a topic richly deserving (and woefully lacking) in the scholarly analysis of popular Westerns." - Gary Hoppenstand, editor, Journal of Popular Culture


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Love in Western Film and Television
Book Subtitle
Lonely Hearts and Happy Trails
Editors
  • S. Matheson
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Sue Matheson
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27294-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137272942
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27293-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44507-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 248
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations
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