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  • Historical Comedy On Screenby Hannu Salmi

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    In 1893, Friedrich Engels branded history 'the cruelest goddess of all.' This sorrowful vision of the past is deeply rooted in the Western imagination, and history is thus presented as a joyless playground of inevitability rather than a droll world of possibilities. There are few places this is more evident than in historical cinema which tends... more...

  • The Right to Play Oneselfby Thomas Waugh

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 82.50

    "The Right to Play Oneself" collects for the first time Thomas Waugh's essays on the politics, history, and aesthetics of documentary film, written between 1974 and 2008. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin's and Joris Ivens's manifestos of "committed" documentary from the 19 0s, reflects the book's theme of the... more...

  • The Feminization of Fame 1750-1830by Dr Claire Brock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00

    This book addresses the literary, cultural and historical questions surrounding the reconceptualization of fame between 1750-1830. It examines genres from history writing to literature, public and private memoirs to political treatises in English and in French in order to explore 'The age of personality's' obsession with instantaneous publicity. more...

  • Cross Worldsby Anne Waldman; Laura Wright

    Coffee House Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Cross Worlds engages cultural hybrids, trans-cultural alliances and associations, and the vital practice of poets working across borders. more...

  • The Strawby Eugene O'Neill

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Irish-American playwright Eugene O'Neill is credited with altering the trajectory of American drama in the early twentieth century by focusing on the lives of working-class people and using language that more closely echoed everyday vernacular. The Straw is an account of a man who falls in love while in quarantine, being treated for tuberculosis. more...

  • The Hairy Apeby Eugene O'Neill

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    One of the most significant plays of the twentieth century, Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape is still as startlingly fresh and innovative as it was when it was first published nearly a hundred years ago. Primal working man Yank feels at home in the harsh but familiar environment of a ship's engine room, but a chance encounter with a wealthy... more...

  • Stolen Language?by Shelley Angelil-Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    Real Language Series General Editors- Jennifer Coates, Jenny Cheshire and Euan Reid This is a sociolinguistic series about the relationships between language, society and social change. Books in the series draw on natural language data from a wide range of social contexts. The series takes a critical approach to the subject, challenging current orthodoxies,... more...

  • The Anatomy of Drama (Routledge Revivals)by Marjorie Boulton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    This title, first published in 1960, is intended primarily to increase the understanding of drama among those who do not have easy access to the live theatre and who, therefore, study plays mainly in print. The author?s emphasis is on Shakespeare, but most forms of drama receive some attention. A lucid and lively study of the techniques of plot, dialogue... more...

  • Schreiben Sie! - Zur Praxis der Textredaktionby Thomas Nemet

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.67

    Der Ton macht die Musik - und Sprache und Struktur machen den erfolgreichen Text. Ob persönliche Kommunikation in Brief oder Mail, ob wissenschaftliche, geschäftliche, werbende oder künstlerische Texte, alle haben eines gemeinsam: man muss wissen, was man sagen will, und wie man Form und Sprache so einsetzt, damit man sein Ziel auch erreicht. Das ist... more...

  • New Media, Old Newsby Natalie Fenton

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 62.00

    A piercing examination of why understanding news journalism matters now more than ever in this age of rapidly changing communication technologies. more...