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  • Millenial Fandomby Louisa Ellen Stein

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    No longer a niche or cult identity, fandom now colors our notions of an expansive generational construct?the millennial generation. Like fans, millennials are frequently cast as active participants in media culture, spectators who expect opportunities to intervene, control, and create. At the same time, long-standing fears about fans? cultural unruliness... more...

  • Goddess of Love Incarnateby Leslie Zemeckis

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 28.00

    Lili St. Cyr was, in the words of legendary reporter Mike Wallace, the “highest paid stripteaser in America.? Wallace was so fascinated by Lili that out of all the presidents and celebrities he interviewed over a long career, towards the end of his life, she was the one he remained fixated on. Her beauty had that kind of effect. Lili St. Cyr, the... more...

  • The Maciste Films of Italian Silent Cinemaby Jacqueline Reich

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Italian film star Bartolomeo Pagano's "Maciste" played a key role in his nation?s narratives of identity during World War I and after. Jacqueline Reich traces the racial, class, and national transformations undergone by this Italian strongman from African slave in Cabiria (1914), his first film, to bourgeois gentleman, to Alpine soldier of the Great... more...

  • Derrida, Heidegger, Blanchotby Timothy Clark

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 32.00

    This book considers Derrida's reading of literature as a form of philosophical thinking. more...

  • Fight Sports and American Masculinityby Christopher David Thrasher

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

    Throughout America's past, some men have feared the descent of their gender into effeminacy, and turned their eyes to the ring in hopes of salvation. This work explains how the dominant fight sports in the United States have changed over time in response to broad shifts in American culture and ideals of manhood, and presents a narrative of American... more...

  • Dancing with Hollywoodby Lindsay Shelton

    Awa Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    In the not-so-distant past, hardly anyone had heard of New Zealand, let alone its films. But today there has been a seismic shift. New Zealand film-makers and their films are now winning acclaim in Hollywood and with audiences around the world. Some earn huge global box office returns. Others are chosen for the top film festivals. And American production... more...

  • Studio Ghibliby Colin Odell; Michelle Le Blanc

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    The first English language book about Studio Ghibli, now updated to include The Wind Rises The animations of Japan?s Studio Ghibli are among the highest regarded in the movie industry. Their delightful films rank alongside the most popular non-English language films ever made, with each new eagerly-anticipated release a guaranteed box-office smash.... more...

  • Actingby Claudia Springer; Julie Levinson; Victoria Duckett; Arthur Nolletti; David Sterritt; Julie Levinson; Donna Peberdy; Cynthia Baron

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    The chapters in Acting provide a fascinating, in-depth look at the history of film acting, from its inception in 1895 when spectators thrilled at the sight of vaudeville performers, wild-west stars, and athletes captured in motion to the present when audiences marvel at the seamless blend of human actors with CGI. In six original essays, the contributors... more...

  • Spectacle in "Classical" Cinemasby Tom Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Spectacle is not often considered to be a significant part of the style of ?classical? cinema. Indeed, some of the most influential accounts of cinematic classicism define it virtually by the supposed absence of spectacle. Spectacle in ?Classical? Cinemas: Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s brings a fresh perspective on the role of the spectacular... more...