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  • Westernsby John White

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 34.95

    It is a common assertion that the history of America is written in its Westerns, but how true is this? In this guidebook John White discusses the evolution of the Western through history and looks at theoretical and critical approaches to Westerns such as genre analysis, semiotics, representation, ideology, discourse analysis, narrative, realism,... more...

  • Death in Classical Hollywood Cinemaby Boaz Hagin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Boaz Hagin carries out a philosophical examination of the issue of death as it is represented and problematized in Hollywood cinema of the classical era (1920s-1950s) and in later mainstream films, looking at four major genres: the Western, the gangster film, melodrama and the war film. more...

  • John Ruskin and the Victorian Theatreby Kate Newey; Jeffrey Richards

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    This is the first book to explore the involvement of John Ruskin with the popular theatre of his time. Based on original archival research, this book offers a fresh look at the aesthetic and social theories of Ruskin and his direct and indirect influence on the commercial theatre of the late nineteenth century. more...

  • Think, Speak, Winby Gaurav Keerthi

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2011; US$ 9.99

    Your mind produces up to 70,000 thoughts a day—most of which are responsible for the decisions that you make. These decisions also determine your success both professionally and personally. However, we are taught what to think and not how to think. Information overload, short time frames and past failures can make even simple decisions and problems... more...

  • Elizabeth I in Film and Televisionby Bethany Latham

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

    This analysis of how filmmakers have portrayed England's Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), and the audience's perception of Elizabeth based upon these portrayals, examines key representations of the Tudor monarch in various motion pictures from the Silent era on and in television miniseries. Actresses who have portrayed Elizabeth include Bette... more...

  • The Essay Filmby Timothy Corrigan

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    The definitive study of a seminal genre of nonfiction cinema, The Essay Film examines the form's origins, literary precursors, and works by its greatest practitioners, like Chris Marker, Agn?s Varda, Errol Morris, Chantal Akerman, Werner Herzog, and others. more...

  • Questioning Hybridity, Postcolonialism and Globalizationby Amar Acheraïou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    AcheraIou analyzes hybridity using a theoretical, empirical approach that reorients debates on métissage and the 'Third Space', arguing for the decolonization of postcolonialism. Hybridity is examined in the light of globalization, indicating how postcolonial discourse could become a counter-hegemonic ethics of resistance to global neoliberal doxa. more...

  • Vergessen, was Eltern sindby Julian Reidy

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 37.84

    Diese Studie setzt sich kritisch mit dem Phänomen der sogenannten Väterliteratur auseinander. Aus den durchaus erfolgreichen autobiographischen »Väter-Büchern«, die zumeist in den Siebzigerjahren des 20. Jahrhunderts erschienen sind, lesen viele Literaturwissenschaftler »Kritik am Vater als dem symbolischen Vertreter der Macht und des Gesetzes«. Das... more...

  • Alles aus!?by Reiner Andreas Neuschäfer

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2007; US$ 14.30

    Grenzen können lähmen; besonders, wenn man jung ist. Da ist es hilfreich aufzuzeigen, wie mit solchen Grenzerfahrungen produktiv umzugehen wäre.»Alles aus!?« stellt Materialien zur Verfügung, die das Gefühlschaos rund um Tod, Abschied und Trauer für Jugendliche behutsam aufschlüsseln ? nachdenklich, offen, christlich fundiert. Weitere Hefte der Reihe... more...

  • Verhältnisseby Rolf Breuer

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 4.68

    Hauptbeschreibung Eine junge Frau faßt den Entschluß, Kreatives Schreiben zu erlernen. An dieser Stelle setzen diese fünf Erzählungen ein - und ziehen ihren Leser unmittelbar in ein kunstvoll verwobenes Ganzes aus inner- und intertextuellen Bezügen. Wir tauchen ein in unterhaltsame und hintergründige Reflexionen über das Wesen der Dinge, die Flüchtigkeit... more...