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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...

  • So You Want to Writeby Marge Piercy; Ira Wood

    Leapfrog Press 2005; US$ 14.95

    The Writer Magazine's "Best Book of the Year for Writers" now in a big, new, expanded edition. 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, USA 2011; US$ 20.99

    Why have certain kinds of documentary and non-narrative films emerged as the most interesting, exciting, and provocative movies made in the last twenty years? Ranging from the films of Ross McElwee (Bright Leaves) and Agnes Varda (The Gleaners and I) to those of Abbas Kiarostami (Close Up) and Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), such films have intrigued... more...

  • The Art of Faking Itby Laurence Whitted-Fry

    Running Press 2008; US$ 12.95

    In today?s fast-paced society, who has time to keep up with both the current trends and the classics of what is “good? and “popular?? The Art of Faking It guides you—with tongue planted firmly in cheek—through any awkward, intellectual, and/or über-sophisticated social situation, using both panache and pithy nuggets of wisdom to ensure you?ll never... 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$ 36.71

    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$ 13.87

    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...