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  • Crime At El Escorialby D.J. Walker

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 32.99

    Crime at El Escorial presents a comparative social and judicial analysis of an 1892 child murder, drawing from newspaper archives among other historical documents. D.J. Walker discusses the role of Spain?s intellectual elite in crystallizing dissatisfaction with the popular jury and the impact of journalists? fictionalized representations of the... more...

  • News, Public Affairs, and the Public Sphere in a Digital Nationby Edgar Simpson

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    Reporting makes a significant difference not just in the amount of public affairs information available to a community, but also in the amount and type of conversations about self-governance that take place in the digital world. Simpson argues that without daily professional journalism, the audience is forced to craft their own news feeds, often... more...

  • Ginger-Snapsby Fanny Fern

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    An influential critic, commentator, and journalist, New England-based writer Fanny Fern (born Sara Willis) ascended to the very highest levels of literary acclaim in the late nineteenth century, even at one time commanding the title of the best-paid woman writer in the United States. The collection Ginger-Snaps brings together many of Fern's most... more...

  • Memories and Studiesby William James; Henry James

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    William James was a towering intellectual figure with a vast knowledge base that transcended typical disciplinary boundaries. In this collection of essays, William James explores the topics of memory and cognition through the lenses of philosophy, psychology, and his own personal life experiences, all recounted in his uniquely engaging writing style. more...

  • Hieroglyphicsby Arthur Machen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Welsh writer Arthur Machen achieved literary acclaim with his groundbreaking tales of the supernatural, some of which modern-day horror luminary Stephen King ranks among the best in the English language. In the engaging nonfiction volume Hieroglyphics, Machen turns his focus to literary criticism, opining on the role of the ecstatic in literature. more...

  • Reading Celebrity Gossip Magazinesby Andrea McDonnell

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    Americans are obsessed with celebrities. While our fascination with fame intensified throughout the twentieth century, the rise of the weekly gossip magazine in the early 2000s confirmed and fueled our popular culture’s celebrity mania. After a decade of diets and dates, breakups and baby bumps, celebrity gossip magazines continue to sell millions... more...

  • Metzler Lexikon moderner Mythenby Stephanie Wodianka; Juliane Ebert

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2014; US$ 43.15

    ?Mythen des Alltags?. Was haben Hamlet, Marilyn Monroe, 9/11, das Bermuda-Dreieck, Mercedes und der Urknall gemeinsam? Sie alle gehören zu den modernen Mythen. Moderne Mythen unterscheiden sich in vielem nicht von den klassischen: Sie sind zugleich stetig und wandelbar, sie schaffen kollektive Identität, stiften Sinn, deuten die Welt und verwandeln... more...

  • Thief-Taker Hangingsby Aaron Skirboll

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    After the Glorious Revolution, a not so glorious age of lawlessness befell England. Crime ran rampant, and highwaymen, thieves, and prostitutes ruled the land. Execution by hanging often punished the smallest infractions, and rip-roaring stories of fearless criminals proliferated, giving birth to a new medium: the newspaper. In 1724, housebreaker... more...

  • Croswell Bowenby Betsy Connor Bowen

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 29.95

    A daughter's quest to understand her father through his work at the intersections of journalism, democracy, and liberalism during the WW II, the McCarthy era, presidency of JFK, and the Vietnam War. more...

  • Wildes Erzählen - Erzählen vom Wildenby Larissa Schuler-Lang

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Using the methodology of cultural criticism as applied to medieval studies, this work examines different manifestations of wildness in medieval literary narratives, with an equal emphasis on issues of poetology and literary anthropology. Close textual readings newly illuminate the complex connections between self-understanding and representations of... more...