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  • The Fairy Tale and Animeby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Over the last few decades, anime has consistently come into fruitful contact with themes, images and symbols associated with the fairy tale tradition. This critical text focuses on the ways in which fundamental principles of the fairy tale tradition are deployed, and hence come to manifest themselves narratively and cinematographically, in anime. Topics... more...

  • Learning from Mickey, Donald and Waltby A. Bowdoin Van Riper

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    Throughout its long and colorful history, Walt Disney Studios has produced scores of films designed to educate moviegoers as well as entertain them. These productions range from the True-Life Adventures nature documentaries and such depictions of cutting-edge technology as Man in Space and Our Friend the Atom, to wartime propaganda shorts (Education... more...

  • The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fictionby Alice Bell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Written in hypertext and read from a computer, hypertext novels exist as a collection of textual fragments, which must be pieced together by the reader. The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction offers a new critical theory tailored specifically for this burgeoning genre, providing a much needed body of criticism in a key area of new media fiction. more...

  • Criticism, Crisis, and Contemporary Narrativeby Paul Crosthwaite

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95

    The etymological affinity between ?criticism? and ?crisis? has never been more resonant than it is today, when social life is increasingly understood as defined by a succession of overlapping global crises: financial and economic crises; environmental crises; geopolitical crises; terrorist crises; public health crises. But what is the role of literary... more...

  • Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurdby Michael Y. Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 28.00

    Using an up-to-date understanding of Camus' philosophy as a theoretical frame, this work engages the long history of Theatre of the Absurd criticism, performance histories and reviews, the genre of the parable, philosophy, and performance studies, ultimately arguing against a strictly absurd and existential reading and, instead, positions such work... more...

  • Italian Cinemaby Barry Forshaw

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 8.74

    From the unbridled sensuality of the orgy scenes in silent Italian cinema, through a topless Sophia Loren in a 1950s historical epic and the image of Silvana Mangano, her skirt provocatively tucked into her underwear, in the neo-realist classic Bitter Rice, to the erotic obsessions of Fellini and the more cerebral but still passion-centred movies of... more...

  • The 7.56 Reportby John Clarke

    The Text Publishing Company 2011; US$ 23.95

    The inimitable John Clarke is back with another hilarious collection of the highs and lows in Australian politics. Here are the interviews with Australia's leading citizens, drawn from John Clarke and Bryan Dawe's weekly broadcasts on ABC TV's 7.30 Report, from 2003 to 2006. more...

  • Eingeschaltet oder abgemeldet?by Martina Werle

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 54.99

    Radio und Fernsehen sind keine funktionierenden Märkte. Denn im Rezeptionsmarkt kommt es erst gar nicht zu einer echten Transaktion: Zuhörer und Zuschauer bezahlen nicht für die Nutzung von Sendungen. Genauer: Ihre Zahlungen erreichen die Sender nicht. Diese Störung ist verantwortlich für eine ganze Reihe von Leistungsdefiziten, die dem Rundfunkmarkt... more...

  • The Films of Alain Robbe-Grilletby Roy Armes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 158.00

    Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922 ?2008) was a French writer and filmmaker. His first involvement with the cinema was in the early 1960?s; scripting one of the most controversial films of the decade, L?Année dernière à Marienbad , directed by Alain Resnais. In this study the focus lies on the cinema of Robbe-Grillet . Each chapters deals with a specific... more...

  • Taking Placeby John David Rhodes; Elena Gorfinkel

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 83.00

    Taking Place argues that the relation between geographical location and the moving image is fundamental and that place grounds our experience of film and media. Its original essays analyze film, television, video, and installation art from diverse national and transnational contexts to rethink both the study of moving images and the theorization of... more...