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

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 150.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...