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  • Disputatio 1200?1800by Marion Gindhart; Ursula Kundert

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    A disputation is an academic debate with fixed rules. Both in oral and written form it was a characteristic feature of university life of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age. As genre and interaction model, it had an impact even outside the universities. The articles in this book illuminate different aspects of the disputation in... more...

  • Behind the Screenby Spencer Lewerenz; Barbara Nicolosi

    Baker Publishing Group 2005; US$ 18.00

    When it comes to Hollywood, Christians too quickly wash their hands of popular culture and leave this immensely influential media to unbelievers. In truth, the industry is listening. There is a church in Hollywood, but too often their work is unrecognized. Behind the Screen offers a glimpse of Hollywood insiders who, through their jobs on movie sets,... more...

  • Cinema Infernoby Robert G. Weiner; John Cline

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 64.99

    This is a provocative collection of essays that provide cutting edge, original research in film studies, discussing a number of 'transgressive' films that have never before had such in-depth analysis and treatment. From '70s Italian horror films and extreme European cinema to Nazi propaganda films and fundamentalist Christian 'scare' movies, these... more...

  • Saturday Night Live, Hollywood Comedy, and American Cultureby Jim Whalley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This book addresses how Saturday Night Live's confrontational, boundary-pushing approach spilled over into film production, contributing to some of the biggest hits in Hollywood history. more...

  • Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunchby Stephen Prince

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 36.00

    A collection of essays of Sam Peckinpah's film The Wild Bunch. more...

  • Becoming a Readerby J. A. Appleyard

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 36.00

    Becoming a Reader in allowing us to predict our reading experience, allows us, as adults, to choose what to do with the power which reading gives us. more...

  • Digressions in European Literatureby Alexis Grohmann; Caragh Wells

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    With studies of, amongst others, Miguel de Cervantes, Anton Chekhov, Charles Baudelaire and Henry James, this landmark collection of essays is a unique and wide-ranging exploration and celebration of the many forms of digression in major works by fifteen of the finest European writers from the early modern period to the present day. more...

  • Body, Nation, and Narrative in the Americasby Kristin E. Pitt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This timely investigation contextualizes twenty-first century representations of disappearance, torture, and detention within a historical framework of inter-American literary narratives. Pitt examines a wide range of sources, from Hawthorne to Faulkner to Danticat, and finds a persistent focus on the body that links contemporary practices of political... more...

  • Theatre, Performance, and Memory Politics in Argentinaby Brenda Werth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Since Argentina's transition to democracy, the expression of human fragility on the stage has taken diverse forms. This book examines the intervention of theatre and performance in the memory politics surrounding Argentina's return to democracy and makes a case for performance's transformative power. more...

  • National Identity in Global Cinemaby Carlo Celli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 27.00

    When themes of historical and cultural identity appear and repeat in popular film, it is possible to see the real pulse of a nation and comprehend a people, their culture, and their history. National Identity in Global Cinema  describes how national cultures, as reflected in popular cinema, can truly explain the world , one country at a time. more...