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  • Daring to Feelby Jody Santos

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 29.99

    Like social scientists, reporters are expected to be immune to, and even aloof from, the pain and suffering they chronicle. Daring to Feel: Violence, the News Media, and Their Emotions challenges this journalistic mandate, particularly as it pertains to the emotional topic of violence. Interviewing journalists who have covered some of the worst tragedies... more...

  • Neo-Feminist Cinemaby Hilary Radner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 41.95

    Neo-Feminist Cinema examines how Hollywood has responded to women?s changing social roles. Radner pays particular attention to how the contemporary woman?s film portrays what some have called postfeminism and what the author redefines as neo-feminism, represented by figures such as Helen Gurley Brown?women for whom work was a necessity, rather than... 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...

  • Westernsby John White

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 34.95

    In this guidebook John White discusses the evolution of the Western through history, looking at theoretical and critical approaches to the genre. 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...

  • 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...