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  • The Politics of Iranian Cinemaby Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    Iran has undergone considerable social and political upheaval since the revolution and this has been reflected in its cinema. Focusing on the practices of regulation, production and reception of films in Iran, this book explores the politics of Iranian cinema in its post-revolutionary context. more...

  • Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpitby Stephen Dodson; Robert Vanderplank

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 12.95

    The most curious, funny, insightful, and expressive invectives from more than forty languages-fully illustrated, you miserable misokakku. "Misokkasu": Scum of soya paste. (Japanese) "Tu es um borra-battos.": You s**t in your own boots. (Portugese) "Like a fart in a trance.": A dreamy person who seems at a loss what to do. (Scottish) "A pies ci morde... 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...

  • Finding Itby Valerie Bertinelli

    Atria Books 2009; US$ 15.00

    Welcome back to chez Bertinelli, where life is as crazy and comical as ever. In revealing talks with her longtime boyfriend, Tom, Valerie gets even more personal about her inner worries: her maternal anxieties about her son, Wolfie (he's fallen in love and, as she writes, "getting your sex talk from Eddie Van Halen wasn't recommended in any of the... more...

  • Performing Violenceby Birgit Beumers; Mark Lipovetsky

    Intellect 2009; US$ 20.00

    New Russian Drama began its rise at the end of the twentieth century, following a decline in dramatic writing in Russia that stemmed back to the 1980s. Authors Beumers and Lipovetsky examine the representation of violence in these new dramatic works penned by young Russian playwrights. Performing Violence is the first English-language study of the... more...

  • Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heineby Ritchie Robertson

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 109.99

    This is a study of mock-epic poetry in English, French, and German from the 1720s to the 1840s. While mock-heroic poetry is a parodistic counterpart to serious epic, mock-epic poetry starts by parodying epic but moves on to much wider and richer literary explorations; it relies heavily on intertextual allusion to other works, on narratorial irony,... more...

  • Cinema Warsby Douglas M. Kellner

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 99.95

    Cinema Wars explores the intersection of film, politics, and US culture and society through a bold critical analysis of the films, TV shows, and documentaries produced in the early 2000s Offers a thought-provoking depiction of Hollywood film as a contested terrain between conservative and liberal forces Films and documentaries discussed include:... more...

  • War Storiesby Matthew A. Baum; Tim J. Groeling

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    How does the American public formulate its opinions about U.S. foreign policy and military engagement abroad? War Stories argues that the media systematically distort the information the public vitally needs to determine whether to support such initiatives, for reasons having more to do with journalists' professional interests than the merits of... more...

  • Performance and Cosmopoliticsby Professor Helen Gilbert; Dr Jacqueline Lo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 35.00

    This ground-breaking study of cross-cultural theatre in the Australasian region focuses on theatrical events and practices in avant-garde and mainstream contexts. It explores the cultural and political dimensions of Australia's engagement with Asia and sheds light on international arts marketing and trends in cross-cultural performance training. more...

  • Theatre, Intimacy and Engagementby Alan Read

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 38.00

    This book, now available in paperback, unravels politics from theatre in order to propose a new means to politicize performance. Performance analyses ranging from child actors, animals and objects to reflections on the theatre work of Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Forced Entertainment and Goat Island combine to offer a critique of performance studies. more...