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- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99
As early as the 1840s, playwrights incorporated evolutionary theory into their work, reacting to a scientific advancement that changed the world. This book follows evolutionary theory in mainstream European and American drama and other theatrical entertainments, including circus, pantomime, and the “missing link? show. It writes female playwrights... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99
James L. Neibaur is a film historian and former educator who has written hundreds of articles. He is the author of several books on film, including The Fall of Buster Keaton (2010 ) , Early Charlie Chaplin (2012), The Elvis Movies (2014), and James Cagney Films of the 1930s (2014) and coauthor with Terri Niemi of Buster Keaton?s... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00
Early 20th century non-commercial theaters emerged as hubs of social transformation on both sides of the Atlantic. The 1904-1907 seasons at London's Royal Court Theatre were a particularly galvanizing force, with 11 plays by Bernard Shaw--along with works by Granville Barker, John Galsworthy and Elizabeth Robins--that challenged social conventions.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 79.99
From the Talmud to the latest collection of short stories, the anthology has been a ubiquitous presence in Jewish literature throughout its history, and has played a seminal role in the creation, transmission, and preservation of Jewish culture since ancient times. And yet of all literary genres the anthology may be the most denigrated and least understood.... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00
This book explores the impact of censorship in twentieth-century American theatre. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 60.00
Covert Gestures reveals how the traditional Islamic narratives of the moriscos both shaped and encoded a wide range of covert social activity characterized by a profound and persistent concern with time and temporality. Using a unique blend of literary analysis, linguistic anthropology, and phenomenological philosophy, Vincent Barletta explores the... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 67.50
Probing Derrida's notion of spectrality as well as Orlando Patterson's concept of Òsocial death,Ó Christopher Peterson examines how death, mourning, and violence condition all kinship relations.Tracing the connections between kinship and mourning in American literature and culture, Peterson argues that socially dead ÒothersÓ... more...