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  • Losing Your Headby Giuseppe Civitarese; Sara Boffito; Francesco Capello; Giuseppe Civitarese

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 59.99

    Losing Your Head looks at the subject of beheading in art as a trope of the destruction of the mind. It focuses on new psychoanalytic tools that aid in understanding how a mind is born and grows, as well as what art can teach psychoanalysts about their work. more...

  • New Voices in Arab Cinemaby Roy Armes

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    New Voices in Arab Cinema focuses on contemporary filmmaking since the 1980s, but also considers the longer history of Arab cinema. Taking into consideration film from the Middle East and North Africa and giving a special nod to films produced since the Arab Spring and the Syrian crisis, Roy Armes explores themes such as modes of production, national... more...

  • The Poitier Effectby Sharon Willis

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    The civil rights struggle was convulsing the nation, its violence broadcast into every living room. Against this fraught background, Sidney Poitier emerged as an image of dignity, discipline, and moral authority. Here was the picture-perfect black man, helping German nuns build a chapel in The Lilies of the Field and overcoming the prejudices of... more...

  • Robert Shawby John French; Richard Dreyfuss

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    Robert Shaw is most celebrated today as the Oscar-nominated star in movies like From Russia with Love, A Man For All Seasons, The Sting and – most memorably of all – as Quint in the record-breaking Jaws. His breakthrough came when Hollywood was experiencing something of a British Invasion. Sean Connery, Peter O?Toole, Vanessa Redgrave and Richard... more...

  • Memoirs of A Professional Cadby George Sanders; Ulla Watson

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    What might we dare to expect from an actor?s autobiography, even one from a star as personable as George Sanders? In the case of Memoirs of a Professional Cad, we possibly get more than we deserve. George Sanders undoubtedly led a colourful, glamorous and even action-packed life, spanning the peak years of Hollywood?s golden age. But the greatest... more...

  • Imagining Ancient Cities in Filmby Marta Garcia Morcillo; Pauline Hanesworth; Óscar Lapeña Marchena

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    In film imagery, urban spaces show up not only as spatial settings of a story, but also as projected ideas and forms that aim to recreate and capture the spirit of cultures, societies and epochs. Some cinematic cities have even managed to transcend fiction to become part of modern collective memory. Can we imagine a futuristic city not inspired at... more...

  • Documenting World Politicsby Rens Van Munster; Casper Sylvest

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 130.00

    As a central component of contemporary culture, films mirror and shape political debate. Reflecting on this development, scholars in the field of International Relations (IR) increasingly explore the intersection of TV series, fiction film and global politics. So far, however, virtually no systematic scholarly attention has been given to documentary... more...

  • Drama and Educationby Manon van de Water; Mary McAvoy; Kristin Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 35.95

    Drama and Education provides a practical, comprehensive guide to drama as a tool for teaching and learning. It is among the first practical drama and performance textbooks that address brain-based, neuroscientific research, making the argument that creativity is necessary in our lives, that embodied learning is natural and essential, and that contextual... more...

  • Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckettby Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    As early as the 1840s, playwrights incorporated evolutionary theory into their work, reacting to a scientific advancement that changed the world. This book follows evolutionary theory in mainstream European and American drama and other theatrical entertainments, including circus, pantomime, and the “missing link? show. It writes female playwrights... more...

  • The Professional in Michael Mann's Moviesby Ingo Stelte

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 18.18

    Michael Mann has been making movies for almost four decades. His signature protagonist is usually a male professional on either side of the law. From solitary experts, over doppelgangers, to antagonists off kilter, Mann explores the topos of professionalism in different genres and epochs. To achieve a thorough understanding of Mann's professional,... more...