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  • The Last Silent Picture Showby William M. Drew

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    This book details the fate of an entire art form?the silent cinema?in the United States during the 1930s and how it managed to survive the onslaught of sound. more...

  • Literary Journals in Imperial Russiaby Deborah A. Martinsen

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00

    Originally published in 1998, this was the first volume to examine the extraordinary history of literary journals in imperial Russia. more...

  • Literature and Philosophyby Dr David Rudrum

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00

    A collection of essays, grounded in state-of-the-art research that explores contemporary debates at the interface between literature and philosophy. It brings together diverse schools of thought and provides both a useful overview and an examination of one of the most fascinating cross-disciplinary encounters in the humanities today. 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...

  • Movie History: A Surveyby Douglas Gomery; Clara Pafort-Overduin

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 58.95

    Covering everything from Edison to Avatar, Gomery and Pafort-Overduin have written the clearest, best organized, and most user-friendly film history textbook on the market. It masterfully distills the major trends and movements of film history, so that the subject can be taught in one semester. And each chapter includes a compelling case study that... more...

  • Nicole Kidmanby David Thomson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

      ?Compulsively readable . . . an entertaining romp through [Nicole Kidman?s] life and career that?s also a smart commentary on celeb culture.? --Christopher Kelly, The Star-Telegram   ?Illuminating . . . part astute analysis of our relationship to the film image and our cultural fixation on celebrity and part insightful film criticism . . .... more...

  • Offstage Space, Narrative, and the Theatre of the Imaginationby William Gruber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book is a uniquely situated study of the various ways that playwrights have conceived of extrascenic space and how they have caused spectators to picture it. 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...

  • 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...

  • Players, Playwrights, Playhousesby Michael Cordner; Professor Peter Holland

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 36.00

    This book brings together theatre historians to identify and exemplify a variety of productive new approaches to the investigation of plays, players, playwrights, playhouses and other aspects of theatre in the long eighteenth century. Their inquiries range from stage censorship and anti-theatricalism to the political resonances of adultery comedy. more...