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- University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 28.95
?Mental hygiene? films developed for classroom use touted vigilance, correct behavior, morality, and model citizenship. They also became powerful tools for teaching literacy skills and literacy-based behaviors to young people following the Second World War. In this study, Kelly Ritter offers an extensive theoretical analysis of the alliance of the... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 44.00
Objects as Actors charts a new approach to Greek tragedy based on an obvious, yet often overlooked, fact: Greek tragedy was meant to be performed. As plays, the works were incomplete without physical items?theatrical props. In this book, Melissa Mueller ingeniously demonstrates the importance of objects in the staging and reception of Athenian... more...
- Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 60.00
Reading Rio de Janeiro blazes a new trail for understanding the cultural history of 19th-century Brazil. To bring the social fabric of Rio de Janeiro alive, Zephyr Frank flips the historian's usual interest in literature as a source of evidence and, instead, uses the historical context to understand literature. By focusing on the theme of social... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2016; US$ 55.00
Even before the first books of her poems were published in the 1890s, friends, neighbors, and even apparently strangers knew Emily Dickinson was a writer of remarkable verses. Featuring both well-known documents and material printed or collected here for the first time, this book offers a broad range of writings that convey impressions of Dickinson... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00
When we talk of platonic love or relationships today, we mean something very different from what Plato meant. For this, we have fifteenth and sixteenth-century European humanists to thank. As these scholars?most of them Catholic?read, digested, and translated Plato, they found themselves faced with a fundamental problem: how to be faithful to the... more...
- Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 31.95
Modern Russian Stress is a translation from the Russian dealing with pronunciation of Russian words. This guide to pronunciation, particularly on the correct stress given to the modern spoken Russian word, covers the laws of orthoepy. Orthoepy concerns the principles ensuring the unity of sounds that are recognizable in a particular language. This... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 12.95
This literary companion carries you into the lives and poetic lines of 41 of America's most admired poets from the last century. From popular favorites such as Robert Frost and Carl Sandburg to the more esoteric T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, this handbook also introduces you to living poets, such as Rita Dove, who are still inscribing their places in... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 22.50
This is the story of the Mad Men fan phenomenon: how the show and its fans distinguished themselves in a market where it?s hard to make an impression, not unlike the driven ad execs at the center of the show. In this book, four media psychologists who also just happen to be dedicated Mad Men fans explore how the show?s viewers make meaning from... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95
Cussing Dixie, Loving Dixie: Fifty Years of Commentary by H. Brandt Ayers collects in one volume the essential writing of the legendary publisher and editor of the Anniston Star . The decades-long ribbon of prose that spilled from Ayers?s pen captured the epochal milestones of our times, such as the 1965 March on Washington, the civil rights... more...