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  • Redrawing the Nationby Hector Fernandez L'Hoeste; Juan Poblete

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 95.00

    Redrawing The Nation: Latin American Comics and The Graphic Construction of Cultural identities is a collective effort to map out some of the complexities structuring the field of comics production, and its history and analysis in Latin/o America. more...

  • Solid Objectsby Douglas Mao

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 39.00 US$ 33.54

    In this provocative and wide-ranging study, Douglas Mao argues that a profound tension between veneration of human production and anxiety about production's dangers lay at the heart of literary modernism. Focusing on the work of Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Wallace Stevens, Mao shows that modernists were captivated by physical objects,... more...

  • Beyond Dolby (Stereo)by Mark Kerins

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    Since digital surround sound technology first appeared in cinemas 20 years ago, it has spread from theaters to homes and from movies to television, music, and video games. Yet even as 5.1 has become the standard for audiovisual media, its impact has gone unexamined. Drawing on works from the past two... more...

  • Staging and Performing Translationby Roger Baines; Cristina Marinetti; Manuela Perteghella

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    This exploration of the territory between theory and practice in contemporary theatre features essays by academics from theatre and translation studies, and delineates a new space for the discussion of translation in the theatre that is international, critical and scholarly, while rooted in experience and understanding of theatre practices. more...

  • Learning from Mickey, Donald and Waltby A. Bowdoin Van Riper

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    Throughout its long and colorful history, Walt Disney Studios has produced scores of films designed to educate moviegoers as well as entertain them. These productions range from the True-Life Adventures nature documentaries and such depictions of cutting-edge technology as Man in Space and Our Friend the Atom, to wartime propaganda shorts (Education... more...

  • The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fictionby Alice Bell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Written in hypertext and read from a computer, hypertext novels exist as a collection of textual fragments, which must be pieced together by the reader. The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction offers a new critical theory tailored specifically for this burgeoning genre, providing a much needed body of criticism in a key area of new media fiction. more...

  • Geocriticismby Bertrand Westphal; Jr. Robert T. Tally

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Here, Bertrand Westphal provides a theoretical foundation and a critical exploration of geocriticism, an interdisciplinary approach to understanding literature in relation to space and place.  Drawing on diverse thinkers, Westphal argues that a geocritical approach enables novel ways of seeing literary texts and conducting literary studies.  more...

  • African American Performance and Theater Historyby Harry J. Elam; David Krasner

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 59.99 US$ 53.99

    African-American Performance and Theatre History is an anthology of critical writings that explores the intersections of race, theater, and performance in America. Assembled by two esteemed scholars in black theater and composed of essays from acknowledged authorities in the field, this volume is organized into four sections representative of the... more...

  • The Making of a Stand-Up Guyby Charlie Murphy

    Gallery Books 2009; US$ 15.99

    As one of the most popular performers on Comedy Central?s mega-hit The Chappelle Show, Charlie Murphy?older brother of comedy legend Eddie Murphy?shares his passion for comedy and tells his true Hollywood stories in this juicy and highly entertaining memoir. Once described by Chris Rock as ?Eddie Murphy on acid,? Charlie Murphy has achieved fame as... more...

  • Satiristasby Paul Provenza; Dan Dion

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 17.99

    Featuring our greatest comedic minds on the nature of humor, its relevance in society?and why sometimes you just need a good dirty joke to cleanse the palate? Satiristas is a hilarious multi-voiced manifesto on satire and comedy presented by Paul Provenza, co-creator of The Aristocrats . more...