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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • John Ruskin and the Victorian Theatreby Kate Newey; Jeffrey Richards

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    This is the first book to explore the involvement of John Ruskin with the popular theatre of his time. Based on original archival research, this book offers a fresh look at the aesthetic and social theories of Ruskin and his direct and indirect influence on the commercial theatre of the late nineteenth century. more...

  • On Psychological Proseby Lydia Ginzburg; Judson Rosengrant

    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...

  • So You Want to Writeby Marge Piercy; Ira Wood

    Leapfrog Press 2005; US$ 14.95

    The Writer Magazine's "Best Book of the Year for Writers" now in a big, new, expanded edition. more...

  • Think, Speak, Winby Gaurav Keerthi

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2011; US$ 9.99

    Your mind produces up to 70,000 thoughts a day—most of which are responsible for the decisions that you make. These decisions also determine your success both professionally and personally. However, we are taught what to think and not how to think. Information overload, short time frames and past failures can make even simple decisions and problems... more...

  • Elizabeth I in Film and Televisionby Bethany Latham

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    This analysis of how filmmakers have portrayed England's Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), and the audience's perception of Elizabeth based upon these portrayals, examines key representations of the Tudor monarch in various motion pictures from the Silent era on and in television miniseries. Actresses who have portrayed Elizabeth include Bette... more...

  • The Essay Filmby Timothy Corrigan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 20.99

    Why have certain kinds of documentary and non-narrative films emerged as the most interesting, exciting, and provocative movies made in the last twenty years? Ranging from the films of Ross McElwee (Bright Leaves) and Agnes Varda (The Gleaners and I) to those of Abbas Kiarostami (Close Up) and Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), such films have intrigued... more...

  • The Art of Faking Itby Laurence Whitted-Fry

    Running Press 2008; US$ 12.95

    In today?s fast-paced society, who has time to keep up with both the current trends and the classics of what is “good? and “popular?? The Art of Faking It guides you—with tongue planted firmly in cheek—through any awkward, intellectual, and/or über-sophisticated social situation, using both panache and pithy nuggets of wisdom to ensure you?ll never... more...

  • Questioning Hybridity, Postcolonialism and Globalizationby Amar Acheraïou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    AcheraIou analyzes hybridity using a theoretical, empirical approach that reorients debates on métissage and the 'Third Space', arguing for the decolonization of postcolonialism. Hybridity is examined in the light of globalization, indicating how postcolonial discourse could become a counter-hegemonic ethics of resistance to global neoliberal doxa. more...