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  • A Writer's Coachby Jack R. Hart

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 14.95

    Mystified over misplaced modifiers? In a trance from intransitive verbs? Paralyzed from using the passive voice? To aid writers, from beginners to professionals, legendary writing coach Jack Hart presents a comprehensive, practical, step-by-step approach to the writing process. He shares his techniques for composing and sustaining powerful writing... more...

  • Writing Alone and with Othersby Pat Schneider

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 19.99

    Guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. This book also describes the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method, widely used across the US and abroad. The chapters on fiction and poetry address matters of technique and point to further resources. more...

  • Tours et détoursby Catherine Khordoc

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2012; US$ 29.95

    Cette étude examine l?inscription du mythe de Babel dans des romans contemporains de langue française. more...

  • Klangbilderby Irene Kletschke

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 36.26

    <P>Walt Disneys Zeichentrickfilm <EM>Fantasia</EM> aus dem Jahr 1940 fasziniert noch heute mit seinen Bildern zur "klassischen" Musik. Gemeinsam mit Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor und unzähligen Mitarbeitern schuf Disney einen Konzertfilm, der in den siebzig Jahren seit seiner Premiere selbst zu einem Klassiker geworden... more...

  • Marxism and Film Activismby Ewa Mazierska; Lars Kristensen

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    In  Theses on Feuerbach , Marx writes, "The philosophers have only interpreted the world differently; the point is to change it." This collection examines how filmmakers have tried to change the world by engaging in emancipatory politics through their work, and how audiences have received them. It presents a wide spectrum of case studies, covering... more...

  • Engaging the Pastby Alison Landsberg

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Reading films, television dramas, reality shows, and virtual exhibits, among other popular texts, Engaging the Past examines the making and meaning of history for everyday viewers. Contemporary media can encourage complex interactions with the past that have far-reaching consequences for history and politics. Viewers experience these representations... more...

  • Cop Showsby Roger Sabin; Ronald Wilson; Linda Speidel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    From cops who are paragons of virtue, to cops who are as bad as the bad guys...from surly loners, to upbeat partners...from detectives who pursue painstaking investigation, to loose cannons who just want to kick down the door, the heroes and anti-heroes of TV police dramas are part of who we are. They enter our living rooms and tell us tall tales about... more...

  • The Wire in the College Classroomby Karen Dillon; Naomi Crummey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    The Wire's provocative subject matter, layered narrative and explicit critiques of American socio-economic institutions make it one of the most teachable television series in recent years. This collection of new essays offers practical examples for implementing The Wire in the college classroom as a cultural text to engage students in critical... more...

  • Orphans of the Eastby Constantin Parvulescu

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying the tensions of individuals struggling to recover from war and grappling with an unknown future under Soviet rule. By exploring films... more...

  • Behind the Scenes of They Were Expendableby Lou Sabini; Nicholas Scutti

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    In 1945 U.S. Navy photographer Nick Scutti found himself in the Florida Keys on the set of the classic World War II drama They Were Expendable, taking candid shots of director John Ford, stars Robert Montgomery and John Wayne and the supporting cast and crew. Scutti's never before published collection of fully captioned photos provides a unique... more...