Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is a professor emeritus of film studies and popular culture at Brock University. He is the author or editor of many books on film and popular culture, including The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film and four editions of Film Genre Reader.


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  1. Comics and Pop Culture
    It is hard to discuss the current film industry without acknowledging the impact of comic book adaptations, especially considering the blockbuster success of recent superhero movies. Yet transmedial adaptations are part of an... Learn More
    Published: 13th December 2019
    Hardback | £90.00
    Paperback | £28.99
  2. Notions of Genre
    Much of the writing in film studies published today can be understood as genre criticism, broadly speaking. And even before film studies emerged as an academic discipline in the 1970s, cultural observers within and beyond the... Learn More
    Published: 8th November 2016
    Hardback | £77.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  3. The Dread of Difference
    "The Dread of Difference is a classic. Few film studies texts have been so widely read and so influential. It's rarely on the shelf at my university library, so continuously does it circulate. Now this new edition expands the... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2015
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  4. Film Genre Reader IV

    Film Genre Reader IV

    Edited by Barry Keith Grant

    University of Texas Press

    From reviews of the third edition:"Film Genre Reader III lives up to the high expectations set by its predecessors, providing an accessible and relatively comprehensive look at genre studies. The anthology's consideration of the... Learn More
    Published: 15th December 2012
    Hardback | £56.00
    Paperback | £24.99