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  • Ingmar Bergman's Personaby Lloyd Michaels

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 29.00

    The essays collected in this volume use a variety of methodologies to explore Bergman's Persona. more...

  • Telling Children's Storiesby Michael Cadden

    University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    The most accessible approach yet to children’s literature and narrative theory, Telling Children’s Stories is a comprehensive collection of never-before-published essays by an international slate of scholars that offers a broad yet in-depth assessment of narrative strategies unique to children’s literature. more...

  • Confronting Modernity in the Cinemas of Taiwan and Mainland Chinaby Tonglin Lu

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 50.00

    Examines the formation of cultural identity in Taiwan and mainland China through paradigmatic films. more...

  • Avant-Garde Performance and Material Exchangeby Mike Sell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • 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$ 90.00

    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...

  • Movie History: A Surveyby Douglas Gomery; Clara Pafort-Overduin

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    How can we understand the history of film? Historical facts don?t answer the basic questions of film history. History, as this fascinating book shows, is more than the simple accumulation of film titles, facts and figures. This is a survey of over 100 years of cinema history, from its beginnings in 1895, to its current state in the 21 st century.... more...

  • Neo-Feminist Cinemaby Hilary Radner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 41.95

    Neo-Feminist Cinema examines how Hollywood has responded to women?s changing social roles. Radner pays particular attention to how the contemporary woman?s film portrays what some have called postfeminism and what the author redefines as neo-feminism, represented by figures such as Helen Gurley Brown?women for whom work was a necessity, rather than... more...

  • Westernsby John White

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 34.95

    In this guidebook John White discusses the evolution of the Western through history, looking at theoretical and critical approaches to the genre. more...

  • On Psychological Proseby Judson Rosengrant; Lydia Ginzburg

    Princeton University Press 1991; US$ 53.00

    Comparable in importance to Mikhail Bakhtin, Lydia Ginzburg distinguished herself among Soviet literary critics through her investigation of the social and historical elements that relate verbal art to life in a particular culture. Her work speaks directly to those Western critics who may find that deconstructionist and psychoanalytical strategies... more...