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  • Do Ants Have Assholes?by Jon Butler; Bruno Vincent

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 9.99

    Do Ants Have Assholes? is a hilarious, over-the-top parody of bestsellers like Do Men Have Nipples? John Butler and Bruno Vincent have dreamed up a venerable, historic (and imaginary) newspaper. more...

  • Into the Storyby David Maraniss

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.00

    INTO THE STORY is the first collection of the work of David Maraniss, one of the most honored and versatile writers of his generation. The thirty-two stories here cover a rich array of topics, ranging from seminal moments in modern history to intimate personal reflections, each piece illuminated by the author?s deep reporting and singular sensibility. more...

  • Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stageby David Mason

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stage examines the history and form of India's râs lila folk theatre, and discusses how this theatre functions as a mechanism of worship and spirituality among Krishna devotees in India. From analyses of performances and conversations with performers, audience, and local scholars, Mason argues that râs lila ... more...

  • Modernism and Poetic Inspirationby Jed Rasula

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    The sites of inspiration documented in this book range from nineteenth century linguistic theory to postmodern strategies of conceptual writing, encompassing well known instances of modernist poetics (Mallarmé, Pound, Olson) alongside obscure but revealing figures like Otto Nebel and Henri-Martin Barzun. more...

  • Losing Our Religionby S. E. Cupp

    Threshold Editions 2010; US$ 15.00

    "The press has become a tool of oppression?politicized, self?aware, self?motivated, and power?hungry. . . . In short, these people can no longer be trusted."  ?From S. E. Cupp?s Losing Our Religion   It?s time to wake up and smell the bias. The go-to commentator for such programs as Fox News?s Hannity and CNN?s Larry King Live and ... more...

  • Vollkommenheitby Verena Lobsien; Claudia Olk; Katharina Münchberg

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 154.00

    This volume is an inquiry into the philosophical, theological and aesthetic relevance of perfection. The main focus is on medieval and early modern arts. Contributions from English, German and Romance language and literature, as well as from theology, look at works from the Church fathers to Gottfried of Strasbourg, Dante, Petrarca and Shakespeare,... more...

  • Der phantastische Filmby Claudia Pinkas

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    This book investigates the narrated worlds of fantastic film and the methods of their narrative mediation. This includes instable and ambiguous perspectives of perception, abandonment and disintegration of spatial-temporal continuity, instances of destabilized narrators, blending of the narrative levels as well as categories of figure,... more...

  • Making Settler Cinemasby Peter Limbrick

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Through a shrewd analysis of the historical experience of imperialism and settler colonialism, Limbrick draws new conclusions about their effect on cinematic production, distribution, reception and filmic discourse. more...

  • Visions of Struggle in Women's Filmmaking in the Mediterraneanby Flavia Laviosa; Laura Mulvey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    In this survey, contributors examine issues of women's rights violations in Mediterranean countries as represented in politically engaged films of the region. more...

  • Telling Children's Storiesby Michael Cadden

    University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    The most accessible approach yet to children’s literature and narrative theory, Telling Children’s Stories is a comprehensive collection of never-before-published essays by an international slate of scholars that offers a broad yet in-depth assessment of narrative strategies unique to children’s literature. more...