Kudos to COM Philosophy Instructor Dr. John Marmysz whose collection of essays, Cinematic Nihilism, will be published in September 2017 by Edinburgh University Press. The essays on film and nihilism expose and illustrate the possibility that an ongoing engagement with nihilistic alienation may contribute to the value of life as opposed to detracting from it. Past scholarship scrutinizing nihilism in the media through the over-emphasis of its negative and destructive aspects is challenged by Marmysz through case studies of popular films. The book presents the constructive potential of cinematic nihilism, casting it as a phenomenon that need not be overcome.
His book will be distributed in the U.S. by Oxford University Press. Links to Edinburgh University Press and Oxford University Press are below.