Alicia Kozma is a doctoral student at the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois. Her research is particularly concerned with the effect of visual culture, issues around cultural worth, female fan communities, and cult media. She is an instructor in the Media and Cinema Studies Department at the University of Illinois and a former Adjunct in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College in New York City. Recent publications include "Ilsa and Elsa: Nazisploitation, Mainstream Film, and Cinematic Transference" in the anthology Nazisploitation! The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture and a forthcoming article entitled "Pinky Violence: Shock, Awe, and the Exploitation of Sexual Liberation" in the Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema.
Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema, Tim Palmer. Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 2011. Paperback, $28.00. 304pp. ISBN: 978-0819568267 Endemic to any reading of a new work lionizing French cinema is[…]