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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ideas and Forms of Tragedy from Aristotle to the Middle Agesby Henry Ansgar Kelly

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 42.00

    This book explores the various meanings given to tragedy, from Aristotle, via Roman ideas and practices, to the middle ages. 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...

  • Post Cinematic Affectby Steven Shaviro

    John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    Post-Cinematic Affect is about what it feels like to live in the affluent West in the early 21st century. Specifically, it explores the structure of feeling that is emerging today in tandem with new digital technologies, together with economic globalization and the financialization of more and more human activities. The 20th century was the age of... more...

  • The Stingby Matthew Specktor; Sean Howe

    Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    From Melville to Madoff, the Confidence Man is an essential American archetype. George Roy Hill?s 1973 film The Sting treats this theme with a characteristic dexterity. The movie was warmly received in its time, winning seven Academy Awards, but there were some who thought the movie was nothing more than a slight throwback. Pauline Kael, among... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Filmby Jessica Winter; Lloyd Hughes

    Rough Guides 2007; US$ 27.99

    The Rough Guide to Film is a bold new guide to cinema. Arranged by director, it covers the top moguls, mavericks and studio stalwarts of every era, genre and region, in addition to lots of lesser-known names. With each film placed in the context of its director?s career, the guide reviews thousands of the greatest movies ever made, with lists highlighting... more...

  • Children in Culture, Revisitedby Karín Lesnik-Oberstein

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Children in Culture, Revisited follows on from the first volume, Children in Culture , and is composed of a range of chapters, newly written for this collection, which offer further fully inter- and multidisciplinary considerations of childhood as a culturally and historically constructed identity rather than a constant psycho-biological entity. more...

  • Documentation, Disappearance and the Representation of Live Performanceby Dr Matthew Reason

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    The documentation of practice is one of the principle concerns of performance studies. Focusing on contemporary performance practice and with emphasis on the transformative impact of video, photography and writing, this book explores the ideological, practical, and representational implications of knowing performance through its documentations. more...