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  • Hayao Miyazaki's World Pictureby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    Hayao Miyazaki has gained worldwide recognition as a leading figure in the history of animation, alongside Walt Disney, Milt Kahl, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Yuri Norstein and John Lasseter. In both his films and his writings, Miyazaki invites us to reflect on the unexamined beliefs that govern our lives. His eclectic body of work addresses compelling... more...

  • My Spirit Took You Inby Louise Troh; Christine Wicker

    Weinstein Publishing 2015; US$ 26.00

    Louise Troh is the fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan, who became the first person to die of the Ebola virus in America on October 8, 2014. Troh is from Liberia and currently lives with her family in Dallas, Texas.   Christine Wicker is a former religion reporter for The Dallas Morning News and the author of New York Times bestseller Lily Dale:... more...

  • Polemicby Almut Suerbaum; George Southcombe; Benjamin Thompson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 129.95

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  • Automatische Erkennung von Redewiedergabeby Annelen Brunner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This study from the discipline of the digital humanities takes a new approach to examine a familiar narratological phenomenon. It investigates how to identify the representation of speech, thought, and writing in narrative texts using digital methods. It thus takes a step toward narratological studies that include large quantities of text,... more...

  • Starry Speculative Corpseby Eugene Thacker

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Philosophy meets horror against the backdrop of an indifferent, unhuman cosmos. more...

  • Das Fernsehen als Sinnproduzentby Angela Keppler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 630.00

    What is the impact of television and the practices related to it on social reality? With its diverse programs and formats, what does television tell us about the organization of social reality? The case studies in this volume use specific examples to show how television generates heterogeneous meaning. They also illuminate the perspectives... more...

  • Orphans of the Eastby Constantin Parvulescu

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying the tensions of individuals struggling to recover from war and grappling with an unknown future under Soviet rule. By exploring films... more...

  • The Cinema of George A. Romeroby Tony Williams

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In placing Romero's oeuvre in the context of literary naturalism, the book explores the relevance of the director's films within American cultural traditions and thus explains the potency of such work beyond 'splatter movie' models. The author explores the roots of naturalism in the work of Emile Zola and traces this through to the EC Comics of the... more...

  • The Use and Abuse of Cinemaby Eric Rentschler

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Eric Rentschler explores the screen fantasies and spectacles that derive from Germany?s fraught modern experience and follows the traces of these sights and sounds to the postmillenial present. Each chapters contains a stirring minidrama, discussing prominent critics and theorists such as Siegfried Kracauer and Rudolf Arnheim; key New German directors... more...

  • Model of a City in Civil Warby Adam Day

    Sarabande Books 2015; US$ 8.99

    Adam Day: Adam Day is the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship, a PEN Emerging Writers Award, and an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. His work has appeared in  Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, AGNI, The Iowa Review, and others. more...