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  • Gossip Girlby Lori Bindig

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book is a critical cultural studies analysis of the CW?s hit teen television drama Gossip Girl (2007?2012). Bindig examines the show in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and she explores the potential ramifications of popular media texts like Gossip Girl . more...

  • Art and Politics in Have Gun--Will Travelby Kathleen L. Spencer

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

    From 1955 to 1964, American television was awash in adult Westerns, accounting for as much as one quarter of all prime-time programming. During its six seasons (1957-1963), Have Gun-Will Travel was recognized as one of the best shows on television--politically the most liberal, and intellectually and aesthetically the most sophisticated, largely due... more...

  • Welcome to Our Nightmaresby Jason Norman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks--many of today's most celebrated actors began their careers on the sets of horror movies. However, the majority of performers in even the most popular horror films remain relatively unknown. This engaging collection of profiles introduces many of the actors behind the heroes, heroines, monsters... more...

  • Neuroscience in Science Fiction Filmsby Sharon Packer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    As the gap between science fiction and science fact has narrowed, films that were intended as pure fantasy at the time of their premier have taken on deeper meaning. This volume explores neuroscience in science fiction films, focusing on neuroscience and psychiatry as running themes in SF and finding correlations between turning points in "neuroscience... more...

  • Joss Whedon as Shakespearean Moralistby J. Douglas Rabb; J. Michael Richardson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Drawing on the works of Shakespeare and American screenwriter Joss Whedon, this study in narrative ethics contends that Whedon is the Shakespeare of our time. The Bard wrote before the influence of the modern moral philosophers, while Whedon is writing in the postmodern period. It is argued that Whedon's work is more in harmony with the early modern... more...

  • Film Worldsby Daniel Yacavone

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Film Worlds unpacks the significance of the “worlds? that narrative films create, offering an innovative perspective on cinema as art. Drawing on aesthetics and the philosophy of art in both the continental and analytic traditions, as well as classical and contemporary film theory, it weaves together multiple strands of thought and analysis to provide... more...

  • "It's the Pictures That Got Small"by Anthony Slide

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner of director Billy Wilder, who once referred to the pair as “the happiest couple in Hollywood,? collaborating on such classics as The Lost... more...

  • The Assembled Partiesby Richard Greenberg

    Theatre Communications Group 2014; US$ 14.95

    A funny, heartwarming play about the way time changes those we love. more...

  • Maya Derenby Sarah Keller

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel Duchamp, she is best known for her seminal film Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), a dream-like experiment with time and symbol, looped narrative... more...

  • Teaching, Learning, and Schooling in Film: Reel Educationby Daniel P. Liston; Ian Renga

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Films about education provide many of the most popular interpretations of what teaching and learning mean in schools. An analysis of this medium reveals much about the historical, cultural, political, and philosophical dimensions of education. Timely and engaging, this book fills a gap for scholarly and informed public commentary on the portrayal... more...