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  • 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...

  • Geocriticismby Bertrand Westphal; Jr. Robert T. Tally

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats.by Jim Benton

    NBM Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Bestselling cartoonist Jim Benton of It?s Happy Bunny and Dear Dumb Diary fame has also been posting whimsical, dry-humored, and at-times nasty cartoons on Reddit.com, where nearly half of the top-100 cartoons on the ?Cartoons? subreddit are his. Now, for the first time, these cartoons have been gathered into a single book. From wry observations about... more...

  • The Dance of Deathby Conor McPherson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A visceral new version of Strindberg?s compelling, bitingly funny battle of wills. On an isolated island, military captain Edgar and his wife Alice live a bitter life, their marriage soured by hatred. When the possibility of redemption and escape arrives for Alice in the shape of their former comrade Kurt, it seems that Edgar is prepared to use... more...

  • Hopes for Great Happenings (Routledge Revivals)by Albert Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    When Albert Hunt joined the staff of the Regional College of Art, Bradford, in 1965, he found himself working mostly with ?non-academic? students on a fascinating range of games, projects and theatre events outside the main stream of exam-oriented education. In this title, first published in 1976, Albert Hunt describes this experience, and explains... more...

  • Poem Centralby Shirley McPhillips

    Stenhouse Publishers 2014; US$ 19.80

    "In everything we have to understand, poetry can help." —Tony Hoagland, Harper’s , April 2013. In Poem Central , Shirley McPhillips helps us better understand the central role poetry can play in our personal lives and in the life of our classrooms. She introduces us to professional poets, teachers, and students----people of different... more...

  • Rhetorical criticismby Jim A. Kuypers

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 49.99

    Covering a broad range of rhetorical perspectives, Rhetorical Criticism: Perspectives in Action presents a thorough, accessible, and well-grounded introduction to rhetorical criticism. Featuring nineteen chapters written by nationally recognized scholars, the volume offers the most comprehensive introduction to rhetorical criticism available. more...

  • Railway Travel in Modern Theatreby Kyle Gillette

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    Railway travel has definitely influenced modern theatre's sense of space and time. Early in the 20th century, breakthroughs--ranging from F.T. Marinetti's futurist manifestos to epic theatre's first use of the treadmill--explored the mechanical rhythms and perceptual effects of railway travel to investigate history, technology, and motion.... more...

  • Naming the Worldby Bret Anthony Johnston

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    You already have the tools to become a gifted writer; what you need is the spark. Harvard creative writing professor and acclaimed author Bret Anthony Johnston brings you an irresistible interactive guide to the craft of narrative writing. From developing characters to building conflict, from mastering dialogue to setting the scene, Naming the World... more...

  • Motherhouseby David Fennario

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 17.95

    "When a final analysis is made of twentieth-century Canadian theater, the most significant political playwright will undoubtedly be David Fennario."? Canadian Book Review This powerful drama gives a voice to the disillusioned working-class women employed at the British Munitions Factory in Verdun, Quebec, during World War I. Despite tension over... more...