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  • Confronting Modernity in the Cinemas of Taiwan and Mainland Chinaby Tonglin Lu

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    This book examines the formation of cultural identity in Taiwan and mainland China through paradigmatic films. more...

  • The Poetics of Personificationby James J. Paxson

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 28.00

    An appraisal of literary personification in the light of developments in poststructuralist thought. more...

  • The Jewish Chronicle and Anglo-Jewry, 1841?1991by David Cesarani

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 44.00

    A history of an important newspaper and of Jewish communal life, interpreted through its most vibrant public voice. more...

  • Language, Ideology and Identity in Serial Killer Narrativesby Christiana Gregoriou

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    In this book, Gregoriou explores the portrayal of the serial killer identity and its related ideology across a range of contemporary crime narratives, including detective fiction, the true crime genre and media journalism. How exactly is the serial killer consciousness portrayed, how is the killing linguistically justified, and how distinguishing... more...

  • Daring to Feelby Jody Santos

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 29.99

    Like social scientists, reporters are expected to be immune to, and even aloof from, the pain and suffering they chronicle. Daring to Feel: Violence, the News Media, and Their Emotions challenges this journalistic mandate, particularly as it pertains to the emotional topic of violence. Interviewing journalists who have covered some of the worst tragedies... more...

  • Towards a New Literary Humanismby Andy Mousley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Literature cultivates 'deep selves' for whom books matter because they take over from religion fundamental questions about the meaning of existence. This volume embraces and questions this perspective, whilst also developing a 'new humanist' critical vocabulary which specifies, and therefore opens to debate, the human significance of literature. more...

  • Neo-Feminist Cinemaby Hilary Radner

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 41.95

    What lies behind current feminist discontent with contemporary cinema? Through a combination of cultural and industry analysis, Hilary Radner?s Neo-Feminist Cinema: Girly Films, Chick Flicks and Consumer Culture  shows how the needs of conglomerate Hollywood have encouraged an emphasis on consumer culture within films made for women. By exploring... more...

  • 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...

  • On Psychological Proseby Lydia Ginzburg; Judson Rosengrant

    Princeton University Press 1991; US$ 53.00

    Comparable in importance to Mikhail Bakhtin, Lydia Ginzburg distinguished herself among Soviet literary critics through her investigation of the social and historical elements that relate verbal art to life in a particular culture. Her work speaks directly to those Western critics who may find that deconstructionist and psychoanalytical strategies... 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...