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  • A Critical Introduction to Law and Literatureby Kieran Dolin

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    This 2007 text charts the history of the shifting relations between law and literature, from the Renaissance to contemporary culture. more...

  • The Performance of Readingby Peter Kivy

    Wiley 2008; US$ 94.95 US$ 82.29

    The Performance of Reading argues that there are distinct analogies between "silent" reading and artistic performance, and so fashions the new role of the reader as performer. An original and insightful exploration of the act of reading by the leading scholar in the field. Discusses the history of reading and the transitions from... more...

  • Presenting at Conferences, Seminars and Meetingsby Kerry Shephard

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 43.95

    Do you dread the nerve-wracking task of giving presentations? Or are you looking for new ways in which to give your presentation a boost? With practical, step-by-step hints on all presentation scenarios, Kerry Shephard's Presenting at Conferences, Seminars and Meetings is an excellent guide for postgraduate students, academics and professionals,... more...

  • Evolution of Expression, Volume Iby Charles Wesley Emerson

    The Floating Press 1905; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.21

    Charles Wesley Emerson's book The Evolution of Expression was a central text in the Monroe Conservatory of Oratory's curriculum in the early twentieth century. It was Emerson's firm belief that communication skills were the key to fulfilling one's potential and that a student who completed this academic program would have success regardless... more...

  • The Playwright's Processby Buzz Mclaughlin

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 19.95

    Here is the first and only manual for playwrights ever designed to draw directly from the wisdom of leading contemporary dramatists. Interwoven with hundreds of quotations from the author's own in-depth interview series at the Dramatists Guild, in New York City, The Playwright's Process offers a fresh and lively discussion of the indispensable... more...

  • The Art of Speeches and Presentationsby Philip Collins

    Wiley 2012; US$ 25.00 US$ 21.99

    Be memorable. Whether you like it or loathe it, public speaking is something many of us have to do. Be it presentations to colleagues or speeches to a room full of near strangers, we all want to shine…or at least get through it with our dignity intact. Luckily Philip Collins, former Chief Speech Writer to Tony Blair, knows exactly what’s... more...

  • Power and Politeness in Actionby Miriam A. Locher

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 141.14

    This study investigates the interface of power and politeness in the realization of disagreements in naturalistic language data. Power and politeness are important phenomena in face-to-face interaction. Disagreement is an arena in which these two key concepts are likely to be observed together: both disagreement and the exercise of power... more...

  • Oral Communication Excellence for Engineers and Scientistsby Judith Shaul Norback

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00

    Many of us have implemented oral communication instruction in our design courses, lab courses, and other courses where students give presentations. Others have students give presentations without instruction on how to become a better presenter. Many of us, then, could use a concise book that guides us on what instruction on oral communication should... more...

  • The Powers of Genreby Peter Seitel

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 149.99

    The Powers of Genre describes a method for interpreting oral literature that depends upon and facilitates dialogue between insiders and outsiders to a tradition. Seitel illustrates this method with lively examples from Haya proverbs, folktales, and heroic verse. He then focuses on a single epic ballad to demonstrate, among other things, why stanzas... more...

  • From Conflict to Recognitionby Michael Kearney

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 66.00

    This volume will be of interest to scholars examining the relationship between culture and identity, concepts of individual and group agency in multicultural settings, and the effect that our globalising world has on regional cultural systems and local communities. From Conflict to Recognition: Moving Multiculturalism Forward grew out of research presented... more...