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  • 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$ 51.59

    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...

  • Eleonora Duseby Helen Sheehy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 32.50

    A new biography, the first in two decades, of the legendary actress who inspired Anton Chekhov, popularized Henrik Ibsen, and spurred Stanislavski to create a new theory of acting based on her art and to invoke her name at every rehearsal. Writers loved her and wrote plays for her. She be-friended Rainer Maria Rilke and inspired the young James Joyce,... 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...

  • Broadway and Corporate Capitalismby Michael Schwartz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    Broadway and Corporate Capitalism examines two overlapping and, in many ways, symbiotic phenomena of early 20th century America - the emergence of the Professional-Managerial Class within American corporate capitalism and the evolution of Broadway. Michael Schwartz shows how the class movements moved - literally and figuratively - to the rhythm... 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...

  • Disputatio 1200?1800by Marion Gindhart; Ursula Kundert

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    A disputation is an academic debate with fixed rules. Both in oral and written form it was a characteristic feature of university life of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age. As genre and interaction model, it had an impact even outside the universities. The articles in this book illuminate different aspects of the disputation in... more...

  • Body, Nation, and Narrative in the Americasby Kristin E. Pitt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This timely investigation contextualizes twenty-first century representations of disappearance, torture, and detention within a historical framework of inter-American literary narratives. Pitt examines a wide range of sources, from Hawthorne to Faulkner to Danticat, and finds a persistent focus on the body that links contemporary practices of political... more...

  • National Identity in Global Cinemaby Carlo Celli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 27.00

    When themes of historical and cultural identity appear and repeat in popular film, it is possible to see the real pulse of a nation and comprehend a people, their culture, and their history. National Identity in Global Cinema  describes how national cultures, as reflected in popular cinema, can truly explain the world , one country at a time. more...

  • The Left Side of the Screenby Bob Herzberg

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

    In examining the careers of communist and liberal actors, screenwriters, playwrights, and directors in Hollywood from the late 1920s to the present, this book uses studio and PCA correspondence, FBI files, film and theater reviews, and other sources to reveal how all of these artists were concerned with and active in the cinema of social protest. It... more...