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  • Stephen Colbert and Philosophyby Aaron Allen Schiller

    Open Court 2009; US$ 19.99

    At the head of The Colbert Report, one of the most popular shows on television, Stephen Colbert is a pop culture phenomenon. More than one million people backed his fake candidacy in the 2008 U.S. presidential election on Facebook, a testament to the particularly rich set of issues and emotions Colbert brings to mind. Stephen Colbert and Philosophy... more...

  • Visions of Japanese Modernityby Aaron Gerow

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Japan has done marvelous things with cinema, giving the world the likes of Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu. But cinema did not arrive in Japan fully formed at the end of the nineteenth century, nor was it simply adopted into an ages-old culture. Aaron Gerow explores the processes by which film was defined, transformed, and adapted during its first three... more...

  • French and American Noirby Alistair Rolls; Deborah Walker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    A longstanding misconception surrounding the term French noir suggests that the post-war French thriller and film noir were a development of, or response to, a pre-existing American tradition. This book challenges this misconception, examining the complexity of this trans-Atlantic exchange and refocusing debate to include a Franco-French lineage. more...

  • Sites of Exchangeby Maurizio Ascari; Adriana Corrado

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 84.00

    Crossing borders – both physically and imaginatively – is part of our ‘nomadic’ postmodern identity, but transcultural and transnational exchanges have also played a major role in the centuries-long processes of hybridisation that helped to fashion the vast geographic, political and imaginative container of diversity we call Europe.... more...

  • Caribbean Interfacesby Lieven D'hulst

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 103.60

    Contemporary research on Caribbean literature displays a rich variety of themes, literary and cultural categories, forms, genres, languages. Still, the concept of a unified Caribbean literary space remains questionable, depending upon whether one strictly limits it to the islands, enlarges it to adopt a Latin-American perspective, or even grants it... more...

  • Theory into Poetryby Eva Muller-Zettelmann; Margarete Rubik

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 105.00

    At the beginning of the 21st century, there is still no generally accepted comprehensive definition of the lyric or differentiated modern toolkit for its analysis. The reception of poetry is largely characterised either by an empathetic identification of critics with the lyric persona or by exclusive interest in formal patterning. The present volume... more...

  • Notes From An Odin Actressby Julia Varley

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 37.95

    ?As an actress I sit, speak, run, sweat and, simultaneously, I represent someone who sits, speaks, runs and sweats. As an actress, I am both myself and the character I am playing. I exist in the concreteness of the performance and, at the same time, I need to be alive in the minds and senses of the spectators. How can I speak of this double reality??... more...

  • The First Five Pagesby Noah Lukeman

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 16.00

    IF YOU'RE TIRED OF REJECTION, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. Whether you are a novice writer or a veteran who has already had your work published, rejection is often a frustrating reality. Literary agents and editors receive and reject hundreds of manuscripts each month. While it's the job of these publishing professionals to be discriminating, it's... more...

  • Lessons at the Fence Postby Paul D. Cummings

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.95

    "Remember, life is a marathon and not a sprint. Train yourself to go the distance." The homespun wisdom that young Paul Cummings received while he and his granddad talked beside an Arkansas fence post has enriched his life beyond measure. Now he shares with us a treasure-trove of nearly two hundred inspiring insights into human nature and bedrock... more...

  • Touchstones of Gothic Horrorby David Huckvale

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    Gothic cinema, typified by the films of Universal, Hammer, Amicus and Tigon, grew out of an aesthetic that stretches back to the 18th century and beyond, even to Shakespeare. This book explores the origin of Gothic cinema in art and literature, tracing its connection to the Gothic revival in architecture, the Gothic novel, landscape, ruins, Egyptology,... more...