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  • Whale Yearsby Gregory O'Brien

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Gregory O?Brien is an award-winning writer, a painter, a literary critic, and an art curator. He is the author of several books, including Beauties of the Octagonal Pool , A Micronaut in the Wide World: The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy , and Welcome to the South Seas and Back and Beyond . more...

  • Performing Digitalby Professor David Carlin; Professor Laurene Vaughan; Professor Marilyn Deegan; Professor Lorna Hughes; Mr Harold Short; Professor Andrew Prescott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Digital technologies have transformed archives in every area of their form and function, and as technologies mature so does their capacity to change our understanding and experience of material and performative cultural production. There has been an exponential explosion in the production and consumption of video online and yet there is a scarcity... more...

  • Prayer After the Slaughterby Kurt Tucholsky; Peter Appelbaum; James Scott

    Berlinica Publishing LLC 2015; US$ 5.99

    Never before or after have the horrors of the "Great War," as World War I was known, been captured as they were by Kurt Tucholsky. The famed Weimar writer, who would become one of Germany?s best-known satirist and journalists, describes surviving in the trenches and fighting a losing battle, the arrogance of the officers and the desperation of the... more...

  • Welcome to JesusLand!by Chris Harper; Andrew Bradley; Erik Walker

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    Hold on to your Bibles, folks! You are about to be raptured into the gut-busting, demon-stomping insanity of God's Favorite Church,Landover Baptist - the web's ultimate religious spoof. In the sacred and honorable tradition of The Onion comes a hilarious collection of outrageous news, graphics and games that gleefully skewers America's very own Taliban,the... more...

  • Nicole Kidmanby David Thomson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

      ?Compulsively readable . . . an entertaining romp through [Nicole Kidman?s] life and career that?s also a smart commentary on celeb culture.? --Christopher Kelly, The Star-Telegram   ?Illuminating . . . part astute analysis of our relationship to the film image and our cultural fixation on celebrity and part insightful film criticism . . .... more...

  • Vampire Filmsby Michelle Le Blanc; Colin Odell

    Pocket Essentials 2009; US$ 7.99

    Vampire movies are almost as old as film itself. Constantly remade and reinvented for each new generation, the films, like the vampires themselves, adopt many shapes - from the faithful adaptation of Francis Coppola's Dracula (1992) to the art movie approach of Werner Herzog's Nosferatu remake (1979] via the high-school horror of Buffy the Vampire... more...

  • Hollywood Monsterby Robert Englund; Alan Goldsher

    Pocket Books 2009; US$ 26.00

    ONE...TWO...FREDDY'S COMING FOR YOU.... You've seen him in the A Nightmare on Elm Street series -- and in your darkest dreams. The sadistic killer with the flame-charred face. The knife-blade claws. The razor-sharp wit. Freddy ...But you've never seen him like this. Unflinching. Uncensored. Un masked . Meet Robert Englund, the award-winning... more...

  • Japanese Cinema and Othernessby Mika Ko

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Over the last 20 years, ethnic minority groups have been increasingly featured in Japanese Films. However, the way these groups are presented has not been a subject of investigation. This study examines the representation of so-called Others ? foreigners, ethnic minorities, and Okinawans ? in Japanese cinema. By combining textual and contextual analysis,... more...

  • The Politics of Iranian Cinemaby Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    Iran has undergone considerable social upheaval since the revolution and this has been reflected in its cinema. Drawing on first-hand interviews and detailed ethnographic research, this book explores how cinema is engaged in the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran. The author not only discusses the practices of regulation and reception... more...

  • Trashby Jon Davies

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    A Queer Film Classic: director Paul Morrissey's greatest film for producer Andy Warhol. more...