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

    Penguin Publishing Group 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...

  • Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heineby Ritchie Robertson

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 139.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 33.95

    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$ 37.00

    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$ 40.00

    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...

  • Life is Like a Sailboatby John Grogan

    Vanguard Press 2010; US$ 12.95

    A new collection from the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Dogs Have More Fun and Marley and Me more...

  • Television Productionby Gerald Millerson; Jim Owens

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 67.95

    <EM><STRONG>Television Production</STRONG></EM> offers you a very practical guide to professional TV and video production techniques. You will find straightforward description and explanations of the equipment you will use, and discover the best ways to use it. You will also learn how to anticipate and quickly overcome typical... more...

  • Somewhere in the Nightby Nicholas Christopher

    Free Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Film noir is more than a cinematic genre. It is an essential aspect of American culture. Along with the cowboy of the Wild West, the denizen of the film noir city is at the very center of our mythological iconography. Described as the style of an anxious victor, film noir began during the post-war period, a strange time of hope and optimism mixed with... more...