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  • Pixar's Boy Storiesby Shannon R. Wooden; Ken Gillam

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This volume examines films produced by Pixar Animation Studios between 1995 and 2013, exploring how boys become men and how men measure up in films from Toy Story to Monsters University . Offering counterintuitive readings of such works, this book describes how the films quietly but forcefully reiterate traditional masculine norms, in terms... more...

  • The Woman's Film of the 1940sby Alison L. McKee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book explores the relationship among gender, desire, and narrative in 1940s woman?s films which negotiate the terrain between public history and private experience. The woman?s film and other form of cinematic melodrama have often been understood as positioning themselves outside history, and this book challenges and modifies that understanding,... more...

  • Women in the Films of John Fordby David Meuel

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

    While John Ford (1894-1973) remains one of the most influential and revered directors in film history, he is also one of the most frequently misunderstood. One widespread assumption is that he was almost exclusively a man's director, dismissive of, or at best not well attuned to, the stories, perspectives and concerns of women. Boldly challenging... more...

  • Heroines of Film and Televisionby Norma Jones; Maja Bajac-Carter; Bob Batchelor; Suzy D?Enbeau; Katie Snyder; Jennifer K. Stuller; Jeffrey A. Brown; Maura Grady; Ryan Castillo; Katie Gibson; Pedro Ponce; Cassandra Bausman; Cynthia J. Miller; Catherine Bailey Kyle; Rekha Sharma; Carol A. Savery; Robin R. Means Coleman; Lien Fan Shen; A. Bowdoin Van Riper; Carolyn Cocca

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    Despite the increasing variety of heroic women portrayed in film, television, and other popular culture channels, much of the understanding of heroines has been limited to females as versions of male heroes or simple stereotypes of overly weak/strong (and even violent) women. This book analyzes the new vision of female heroes in popular culture.... more...

  • Don Juanby Lord Byron

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    In his satiric poem Don Juan , Lord Byron refigures the legend as a man easily seduced by women, rather than as a dangerous womanizer. When the first two cantos were anonymously published in 1819, they were criticized for being immoral. They were also immensely popular. Byron only completed 16 cantos, leaving the 17th unwritten when he died in 1824.... more...

  • Talks on Talkingby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1916; US$ 5.99

    Effective spoken communication is a fine art. Brush up your speaking skills with this timeless treatise on talking from Yale public speaking instructor Grenville Kleiser. Brimming with practical tips on how to get your point across, this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to be a better communicator. more...

  • The Titanic Awardsby Doug Lansky

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 13.95

    Read Doug Lansky's posts on the Penguin Blog. "In a nutshell, the Titanic Awards are the Darwin Awards for travel- only nobody dies." - Los Angeles Times Everyone who's ever checked (and lost) their luggage or discovered that their hotel misplaced their reservation knows there are few perfect vacations. The Titanic Awards takes... more...

  • How to Boozeby Jordan Kaye; Marshall Altier

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    Offering exquisite cocktails and unsound advice, How to Booze by Jordan Kaye and Marshall Altier pairs the perfect cocktail with unfailingly entertaining advice for all of life?s most alcohol-inducing moments. Much more than just a guide to mixology, How to Booze is a hilarious and remarkably prescient, if somewhat degenerate, guide to life?or... more...

  • How to Write a Damn Good Thrillerby James N. Frey

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    A quick look at any fiction bestseller list reveals that thrillers make up most of the titles at the top. HOW TO WRITE A DAMN GOOD THRILLER will help the aspiring novelist or screenwriter to design, draft, write, and polish a thriller that is sure to grab readers. Frey uses examples from both books and movies and addresses the following hot topics:... more...

  • Kenneth Burkeby Robert Wess

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 34.00

    This 1996 book examines Burke's works and shows how they anticipate key postmodern concepts of rhetoric and subjectivity. more...