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  • Veronica Mars and Philosophyby George A. Dunn; William Irwin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 17.95

    Veronica Mars is a kick-ass private investigator, smart and street-wise. But what can her character tell us about larger life issues, such as knowledge and skepticism, trust and friendship, revenge, race, gender, and feminism? What makes her tick? And why is Logan such a sarcastic bad boy, anyway? Veronica Mars and Philosophy features a thought-provoking... more...

  • The Opacity of Narrativeby Peter Lamarque

    The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 2014; US$ 31.99

    What is narrative? What is distinctive about the great literary narratives? In virtue of what is a narrative fictional or non-fictional? In this important new book Peter Lamarque, one of the leading philosophers of literature at work today, explores these and related questions to bring new clarity and insight to debates about narrative in philosophy,... more...

  • Film Criticism, the Cold War, and the Blacklistby Jeff Smith

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Film Criticism, the Cold War, and the Blacklist examines the long-term reception of several key American films released during the postwar period, focusing on the two main critical lenses used in the interpretation of these films: propaganda and allegory. Produced in response to the hearings held by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)... more...

  • Nicolas Winding Refn and the Violence of Artby Justin Vicari

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Nicolas Winding Refn has emerged as a uniquely talented international filmmaker with an eye for visceral, iconic images. A 21st century mythmaker from his cult Pusher trilogy to the award-winning Drive and Only God Forgives, Refn infuses a sophisticated avant-garde sensibility with the grit of exploitation cinema. This book relates Refn's films... more...

  • Die Evolution des James Bondby Stefani Brusberg-Kiermeier; Werner Greve

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 27.76

    »James Bond« ist seit mehr als 60 Jahren als literarische und seit mehr als 50 Jahren als Filmfigur beispiellos populär. Wissenschaftler verschiedener Disziplinen und Generationen gehen den Gründen dafür nach. Die einzigartige Erfolgsgeschichte von James Bond war nur möglich, weil diese Figur permanente Anpassung an soziale und politische Trends mit... more...

  • World Film Locations: Bostonby Marcelline Block

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    Founded by the Puritans in 1630 and the site of many of the American Revolution’s major precursors and events (including the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and Paul Revere’s midnight ride, among others), Boston has played—and continues to play—an influential role in the shaping of the historic, intellectual, cultural, and... more...

  • World Film Locations: Moscowby Birgit Beumers

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    A megalopolis of more than twelve mil- lion inhabitants, Moscow is a city with a rich and varied history. more...

  • World Film Locations: Torontoby Tom Ue

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    Toronto is a changing city that has been a source of reflection and inspiration to writers and artists whose work focuses on the conditions and prospects of human life. more...

  • World Film Locations: Havanaby Ann Marie Stock

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    Havana is among the world’s leading cinematic locales. more...

  • World Film Locations: Shanghaiby John Berra; Wei Ju

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    Celebrating Shanghai’s rich cinematic history, the films covered here represent a lengthy time period, from the first Golden Age of Chinese Cinema in the 1930s to the city’s status as an international production hub in 2013. more...