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  • Useful Fictionsby Michael Austin

    University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 40.00

    “We tell ourselves stories in order to live,” Joan Didion observed in The White Album. Why is this? Michael Austin asks, in Useful Fictions. Why, in particular, are human beings, whose very survival depends on obtaining true information, so drawn to fictional narratives? After all, virtually every human culture reveres some form of storytelling.... more...

  • Reservation Reelismby Michelle H Raheja

    University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 50.00

    In this deeply engaging account, Michelle H. Raheja offers the first book-length study of the Indigenous actors, directors, and spectators who helped shape Hollywood’s representation of Indigenous peoples. Since the era of silent films, Hollywood movies and visual culture generally have provided the primary representational field on which Indigenous... more...

  • 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$ 84.99

    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...

  • Entertainment Industry Economicsby Harold L. Vogel

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 56.00 US$ 45.92

    In this newly revised book, Harold L. Vogel examines the business economics of the major entertainment enterprises. more...

  • Anything Goesby John Barrowman; Carole E. Barrowman

    Michael O' Mara Books 2009; US$ 9.99

    Traces the life and career of John Barrowman, from his Glaswegian childhood and American adolescence to his first big break starring alongside Elaine Paige in "Anything Goes". 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...

  • 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...