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  • Digressions in European Literatureby Alexis Grohmann; Caragh Wells

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    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$ 95.00

    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...

  • National Identity in Global Cinemaby Carlo Celli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 26.00

    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...

  • Appraising The Graduateby J.W. Whitehead

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 40.00

    The popular success in 1967 of The Graduate was immediate and total; at the time, only Gone with the Wind and The Sound of Music were bigger box-office winners. Yet such phenomenal success came at a price: On the film's 40th anniversary, director Mike Nichols claimed that The Graduate had been "whipped away" by a young audience hungry... more...

  • Journalism Studiesby Andrew Calcutt; Philip Hammond

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 43.95

    Journalism Studies is a polemical textbook, aiming to rethink the field of journalism studies for the contemporary era. more...

  • House: The Wounded Healer on Televisionby Luke Hockley; Leslie Gardner

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95

    House, M.D . is a globally successful and long-running medical drama. House: The Wounded Healer on Television employs a Jungian perspective to examine the internal psychological construction of the series and its namesake, Dr Gregory House. more...

  • Theatre in Co-Communitiesby Shulamith Lev-Aladgem

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    Each chapter of this book presents a different marginalized community and explores how it appropriates theatre for its own needs, which are often at odds with those of the powerful sponsoring organisations.  This fresh approach to the topic provides the reader with an innovative, critical way of studying community theatre. more...

  • Drama Sessions for Primary Schools and Drama Clubsby Alison Day

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95

    Drama Sessions for Primary Schools and Drama Clubs is an indispensable guide designed to help you run effective and enjoyable drama sessions in your primary school for a whole academic year. more...

  • Presidents in the Moviesby Iwan W. Morgan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Cinematic depictions of real U.S. presidents from Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush explore how Hollywood movies represent American history and politics on screen. more...

  • Early-Twentieth-Century Frontier Dramas on Broadwayby Richard Wattenberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Frontier dramas were among the most popular and successful of early-twentieth-century Broadway type plays. The long runs of contemporary dramas not only indicate the popularity of these plays but also tell us that these plays offered views about the frontier that original audiences could and did embrace. more...