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  • Narrative Thought and Narrative Languageby Bruce K. Britton; Anthony D. Pellegrini

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Since before the dawn of history, people have been telling stories to each other and to themselves. Thus stories are at the root of human experience. This volume describes empirical investigations by Jerome Bruner, Wallace Chafe, David Olson, and others on the relationship between stories and cognition. Using philosophical, linguistic, anthropological,... more...

  • InExActArt - The Autopoietic Theatre of Augusto Boalby Birgit Fritz

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    This handbook not only provides a very wide-ranging introduction and orientation to the world of the Theatre of the Oppressed, but Birgit Fritz also presents concrete and practical assistance for structuring basic workshops in process-oriented theatre work and in developing Forum Theatre plays. Birgit Fritz explores the working principles of emancipatory... more...

  • From Yesterday to TODAYby Stephen Battaglio

    Running Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    ?When Dave Garroway welcomed viewers to Today on that day in 1952, he ushered in a new era in broadcasting. . . . It was a place where viewers could turn to each morning to satisfy their appetite for all things news and information. It was a destination for the curious to learn more about what had happened overnight and how the day ahead might shape... more...

  • The Opacity of Narrativeby Peter Lamarque

    The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 2014; US$ 31.99

    What is narrative? What is distinctive about the great literary narratives? In virtue of what is a narrative fictional or non-fictional? In this important new book Peter Lamarque, one of the leading philosophers of literature at work today, explores these and related questions to bring new clarity and insight to debates about narrative in philosophy,... more...

  • Hollywood's Blacklistsby Reynold Humphries

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 99.99

    Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?' That question was to be repeated endlessly during the anti-Communist investigations carried out by the House Committee on un-American Activities (HUAC) in the early 1950s. The refusal of ten members of the film industry to answer the question in 1947 led to the decision by studio... more...

  • Erzähltheorie in mediävistischer Perspektiveby Armin Schulz; Jan-Dirk Müller; Manuel Braun; Alexandra Dunkel

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    Narratology from the Perspective of Medieval Studies systematically compiles research on the ?otherness? of medieval narratives. It places a particular focus on the way that narrative forms are always linked to the meaning of narrative content. Key topics include genre, narrative patterns, connections to contemporary world knowledge, models of time... more...

  • Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Historiesby S.E. Wilmer

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Historians of theatre face the same temptations and challenges as other historians: they negotiate assumptions (their own and those of others) about national identity and national character; they decide what events and actors to highlight--or omit--and what framework and perspective to use for telling the story. Personal biases, trends in scholarship,... more...

  • The New Radicalsby Glenn Moss

    Jacana Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    From the political ashes of the late 1960s, new and radical initiatives grew with surprising speed in the first half of the 1970s. The New Radicals: A Generational Memoir of the 1970s tells the story of a generation of activists who embraced and developed forms of opposition politics that had profound consequences. Within six short years, the politics... more...

  • Bastard or Playmate?by Robrecht Vanderbeeken; Christel Stalpaert; David Depestel; Boris Debackere

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    This fascinating volume explores the theme of mutating and adapting media in its relation to theatre and performance. Bringing together international scholars and artists, the editors offer a comprehensive overview of the changing nature of theater, focusing on interactivity, corporeality, liveness, surveillance, spectacle, performativity, and... more...

  • Time and Narrative, Volume 1by Paul Ricoeur; Kathleen McLaughlin; David Pellauer

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00

    Time and Narrative builds on Paul Ricoeur's earlier analysis, in The Rule of Metaphor , of semantic innovation at the level of the sentence. Ricoeur here examines the creation of meaning at the textual level, with narrative rather than metaphor as the ruling concern. Ricoeur finds a "healthy circle" between time and narrative: time is humanized... more...