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  • Avant-Garde Performance and Material Exchangeby Mike Sell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    Assembling a remarkable group of scholars, these essays explore how the circulation and exchange of 'vectors of the radical' shape the avant-garde. Mapping the movement of scripts, theatre activists, performances, and other material entities, they provide unprecedented perspectives on the transnational performance culture of the avant-garde. more...

  • The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopediaby James M. Welsh; Gene D. Phillips; Rodney F. Hill

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 74.99

    Containing material on all of the films Coppola has played a role in, the entries in this encyclopedia focus on all aspects of Coppola's work and each entry is followed by a bibliography of published sources, both in print and online. more...

  • Daring to Feelby Jody Santos

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 29.99

    Like social scientists, reporters are expected to be immune to, and even aloof from, the pain and suffering they chronicle. Daring to Feel: Violence, the News Media, and Their Emotions challenges this journalistic mandate, particularly as it pertains to the emotional topic of violence. Interviewing journalists who have covered some of the worst tragedies... more...

  • Dangerous Curvesby Jeffrey A. Brown

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 50.00

    Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture addresses the conflicted meanings associated with the figure of the action heroine as she has evolved in various media forms since the late 1980s. Jeffrey A. Brown discusses this immensely popular character type as an example of, and challenge to, existing theories about gender... more...

  • Towards a New Literary Humanismby Andy Mousley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Literature cultivates 'deep selves' for whom books matter because they take over from religion fundamental questions about the meaning of existence. This volume embraces and questions this perspective, whilst also developing a 'new humanist' critical vocabulary which specifies, and therefore opens to debate, the human significance of literature. more...

  • Language, Ideology and Identity in Serial Killer Narrativesby Christiana Gregoriou

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    In this book, Gregoriou explores the portrayal of the serial killer identity and its related ideology across a range of contemporary crime narratives, including detective fiction, the true crime genre and media journalism. How exactly is the serial killer consciousness portrayed, how is the killing linguistically justified, and how distinguishing... more...

  • Distributing Silent Film Serialsby Rudmer Canjels

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    Tracing the international consumption, distribution, and cultural importance of silent film serials in the 1910s and 1920s, Canjels provides an exciting new understanding of the cultural dimension and the cultural transformation and circulation of media forms. Specifically, he demonstrates that the serial film form goes far beyond the well-known American... more...

  • Neo-Feminist Cinemaby Hilary Radner

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 41.95

    What lies behind current feminist discontent with contemporary cinema? Through a combination of cultural and industry analysis, Hilary Radner?s Neo-Feminist Cinema: Girly Films, Chick Flicks and Consumer Culture  shows how the needs of conglomerate Hollywood have encouraged an emphasis on consumer culture within films made for women. By exploring... more...

  • Westernsby John White

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 34.95

    It is a common assertion that the history of America is written in its Westerns, but how true is this? In this guidebook John White discusses the evolution of the Western through history and looks at theoretical and critical approaches to Westerns such as genre analysis, semiotics, representation, ideology, discourse analysis, narrative, realism,... more...

  • Death in Classical Hollywood Cinemaby Boaz Hagin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Boaz Hagin carries out a philosophical examination of the issue of death as it is represented and problematized in Hollywood cinema of the classical era (1920s-1950s) and in later mainstream films, looking at four major genres: the Western, the gangster film, melodrama and the war film. more...