Blurb for Shyamalan Book


Here's a blurb I wrote today for an upcoming collection of scholarly criticism on the films of M. Night Shyamalan called, apropos,
Critical Approaches to the Films of M. Night Shyamalan. It's edited by Jeffrey Weinstock, an associate professor of literature & language at Central Michigan University and the author of Spectral America: Phantoms and the National Imagination, The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Cultographies, and Scare Tactics: Supernatural Fiction by American Women, among others. This is the first collection of critical essays on Shyamalan's oeuvre. Coming later this year from Palgrave Macmillan.

Critical Approaches to the Films of M. Night Shyamalan is a thoroughly impressive and dynamic study of one of today’s most controversial, slippery, and stylish filmmakers. Contributors to this anthology come from a wide range of disciplines and shine light on places that seemingly deny the specter of interpretation. The first of its kind, this book will doubtless pave the way for future scholarship on Shyamalan and remain a formidable touchstone.”