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  • The Philosophy of Michael Mannby Steven Sanders; Aeon J. Skoble; R. Barton Palmer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    Known for restoring vitality and superior craftsmanship to the crime thriller, American filmmaker Michael Mann has long been regarded as a talented triple threat capable of moving effortlessly between television and feature films as a writer, director, and executive producer. His unique visual sense and thematic approach are evident in the Emmy Award-winning... more...

  • Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Culturesby Scott MacKenzie

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    Film Manifestoes and Global Cinema Cultures is the first book to collect manifestoes from the global history of cinema, providing the first historical and theoretical account of the role played by film manifestos in filmmaking and film culture. Focussing equally on political and aesthetic manifestoes, Scott MacKenzie uncovers a neglected, yet nevertheless... more...

  • Cinematic Caninesby Adrienne L. McLean; Adrienne L. McLean; Joanna E. Rapf; Kathryn Fuller-Seeley; Jeremy Groskopf; Sara Ross; James Castonguay; Kelly Wolf; Aaron Skabelund; Jane O'Sullivan; Giuliana Lund; Elizabeth Leane; Guinevere Narraway; Murray Pomerance; Alexandra Horowitz

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Dogs have been part of motion pictures since the movies began. They have been featured onscreen in various capacities, from any number of ?man?s best friends? (Rin Tin Tin, Asta, Toto, Lassie, Benji, Uggie, and many, many more) to the psychotic Cujo. The contributors to Cinematic Canines take a close look at Hollywood films and beyond in order to... more...

  • Veronica Mars and Philosophyby George A. Dunn; William Irwin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 17.95

    Veronica Mars is a kick-ass private investigator, smart and street-wise. But what can her character tell us about larger life issues, such as knowledge and skepticism, trust and friendship, revenge, race, gender, and feminism? What makes her tick? And why is Logan such a sarcastic bad boy, anyway? Veronica Mars and Philosophy features a thought-provoking... more...

  • The Opacity of Narrativeby Peter Lamarque

    The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 2014; US$ 31.99

    What is narrative? What is distinctive about the great literary narratives? In virtue of what is a narrative fictional or non-fictional? In this important new book Peter Lamarque, one of the leading philosophers of literature at work today, explores these and related questions to bring new clarity and insight to debates about narrative in philosophy,... more...

  • Film Criticism, the Cold War, and the Blacklistby Jeff Smith

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Film Criticism, the Cold War, and the Blacklist examines the long-term reception of several key American films released during the postwar period, focusing on the two main critical lenses used in the interpretation of these films: propaganda and allegory. Produced in response to the hearings held by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)... more...

  • Nicolas Winding Refn and the Violence of Artby Justin Vicari

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

    Nicolas Winding Refn has emerged as a uniquely talented international filmmaker with an eye for visceral, iconic images. A 21st century mythmaker from his cult Pusher trilogy to the award-winning Drive and Only God Forgives, Refn infuses a sophisticated avant-garde sensibility with the grit of exploitation cinema. This book relates Refn's films... more...

  • The London Stage 1920-1929by J. P. Wearing

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 169.99

    This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1920 to December 31, 1929. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more. more...

  • The Body in Performanceby Patrick Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Lively yet intriguing, The Body in Performance is a varied collection of essays about this much-discussed area. Posing the question "Why this current preoccupation with the performed body?" the collection of specially commissioned essays from both academics and practitioners - in some cases one and the same person - considers such cutting edge topics... more...

  • Translation and Literary Studiesby Marella Feltrin-Morris; Deborah Folaron; Maria Constanza Guzmán

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    By nature a transdisciplinary area of inquiry, translation lends itself to being investigated at its intersection with other fields of study. Translation and Literary Studies seeks to highlight the manifold connections between translation and notions of gender, dialectics, agency, philosophy and power. The volume also offers a timely homage to renowned... more...