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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95
Part pop culture trope, part hypothetical cataclysm, the zombie apocalypse is rooted in modern literature, film and mythology. This collection of new essays considers the implications of this scientifically impossible (but perhaps imminent) event, examining real-world responses to pandemic contagion and civic chaos, as well as those from Hollywood... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00
Every night, somewhere in the world, three or four musicians will climb on stage together. Whether the gig is at a jazz club, a bar, or a bar mitzvah, the performance never begins with a note, but with a question. The trumpet player might turn to the bassist and ask, ?Do you know ?Body and Soul????and from there the subtle craft of playing the... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 54.99
Wie wird Kultur, wie wird Theater in Deutschland und Großbritannien produziert und finanziert? Resultiert das geringere staatliche Engagement in Großbritannien in einem ?schlechteren? Theatersystem, produziert kommerzielles Theater ?schlechtere? Stücke und setzt das deutsche öffentliche Theater seinen finanziellen Spielraum tatsächlich in ?bessere?... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 29.95
In 1975, David Thomson published his Biographical Dictionary of Film, and few film books have enjoyed better press or such steady sales. Now, thirty-three years later, we have the companion volume, a second book of more than 1,000 pages in one voice?that of our most provocative contemporary film critic and historian. Juxtaposing the fanciful and... more...
- Temple University Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Folk music is more than an idealized reminder of a simper past. It reveals a great deal about present-day understandings of community and belonging. It celebrates the shared traditions that define a group or nation. In America, folk music--from African American spirituals to English ballads and protest songs--renders the imagined community more tangible... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 33.99
Anthony Slide is the author or editor of more than two hundred books on the history of popular entertainment. He has served as both associate archivist of the American Film Institute and as resident film historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His most recent publications include Silent Players: A Biographical and Autobiographical... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 196.00
The notion that ideas and judgments about music are based on culturally specific and national frames of reference and ideologies was not invented in the modern era. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, this volume examines the role played by notions of communities such as Germani , Itali , and Franci (Germanic, Italian, and French)... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 28.00
This volume will offer the first book-length academic investigation of Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck?s Oscar-winning film The Lives of Others (2006). The aim of this edited collection is twofold. On the one hand, it will offer new insight into one of the most successful German films of the past two decades placing The Lives of Others... more...