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  • Mad Men Unzippedby Karen E. Dill-Shackleford; Cynthia Vinney; Jerri Lynn Hogg; Kristin Hopper-Losenicky

    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...

  • Cussing Dixie, Loving Dixieby H. Brandt Ayers; Carol Nunnelley

    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...

  • Argumentation Theory and the Rhetoric of Assentby David Williams; Michael David Hazen

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    The themes of the essays in Argumentation Theory and the Rhetoric of Assent all coalesce around the general question: "When, if ever, is assent justified?" The question immediate triggers complex and multifaceted considerations of argument and, ultimately, power. In parsing out the nature of assent, the essays take divers approaches: aesthetic and... more...

  • Wendy & Peter Pan (NHB Modern Plays)by Ella Hickson; J.M. Barrie

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    <p><p>Ella Hickson's version of J.M. Barrie's much-loved story puts the character of Wendy firmly centre stage, in an adaptation that is refreshingly modern but never loses the charm of the original.</p></p><p><p>Winter 1908. Snow is falling across London. Wendy Darling and her brothers sleep peacefully in their... more...

  • Transcolonial Maghrebby Olivia Harrison

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 50.00

    Transcolonial Maghreb offers the first thorough analysis of the ways in which Moroccan, Algerian, and Tunisian writers have engaged with the Palestinian question and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict for the past fifty years. Arguing that Palestine has become the figure par excellence of the colonial in the purportedly postcolonial present, the... more...

  • The Believer, Issue 112by Heidi Julavits; Vendela Vida; Karolina Waclawiak

    McSweeney's, Believer Magazine 2015; US$ 12.00

    The Believer ?s mission is to introduce readers to the best and most interesting work in the world of art, culture, and thoughtwhether that means literature, painting, wrestling, philosophy, or cooking. Its content (including essays, interviews, comics, poetry, and reviews) offers fresh perspectives from editors Heidi Julavits, Vendela Vida, and... more...

  • The Maltese Falcon to Body of Liesby Robert von Hallberg

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Examining twenty-eight great noir films from the earliest examples of the genre, including The Maltese Falcon , The Big Sleep , and Out of the Past , to such twenty-first-century spy films as The Good Shepherd , Syriana , and The Bourne Ultimatum , this study explores the representations of trust and commitment that noir and spy films propose. more...

  • Kitchen Sink Realismsby Dorothy Chansky

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 55.00

    From 1918?s Tickless Time through Waiting for Lefty , Death of a Salesman , A Streetcar Named Desire , A Raisin in the Sun , and The Prisoner of Second Avenue to 2005?s The Clean House , domestic labor has figured largely on American stages. No dramatic genre has done more than the one often dismissively dubbed ?kitchen sink realism? to both... more...

  • Quotable Austenby Max Morris

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 6.99

    It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively, without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind. ?Emma "I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed... more...

  • Always Look on the Bright Side of Lifeby Summersdale

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 6.99

    "You can't make an omeletet without breaking eggs."  ?English proverb "Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."  ?John Barrymore "Throw caution to the wind and just do it."  ?Carrie Underwood This little book of sunshine is bursting with witty and optimistic quotes, perfect both for those who always see life sunny... more...