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- Carcanet 2015; US$ 11.65
The clearly-focussed lyrics of Les Murray?s Waiting for the Past are rich in topographies and the languages peculiar to them – wonga vines, lyre birds, gum trees, shrike thrushes, tallow boughs, boab trees, the octopus in Wylies Baths killed by sterilising chlorine. With the erasures the modern world brings, words, landscapes and lives descend to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00
Provoking Curriculum Studies pushes forward a strong reading of the theoretical and methodological innovations taking place within curriculum studies research. Addressing an important gap in contemporary curriculum studies?conceptualizing scholars as poets and the potential of the poetic in education?it offers a framework for doing curriculum work... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00
Presenting an alternative perspective, this book proposes that performing arts forge an emotional bond between the performer and the audience, making the act of performance a therapeutic and restorative experience, and not merely recreational. Studying the life-experiences of six artists, and their unique engagement with three art forms ? music,... more...
- Free Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Film noir is more than a cinematic genre. It is an essential aspect of American culture. Along with the cowboy of the Wild West, the denizen of the film noir city is at the very center of our mythological iconography. Described as the style of an anxious victor, film noir began during the post-war period, a strange time of hope and optimism mixed with... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 40.00
We tell ourselves stories in order to live, Joan Didion observed in The White Album. Why is this? Michael Austin asks, in Useful Fictions. Why, in particular, are human beings, whose very survival depends on obtaining true information, so drawn to fictional narratives? After all, virtually every human culture reveres some form of storytelling.... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 35.00
The most accessible approach yet to childrens literature and narrative theory, Telling Childrens Stories is a comprehensive collection of never-before-published essays by an international slate of scholars that offers a broad yet in-depth assessment of narrative strategies unique to childrens literature. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 52.00
Examines the formation of cultural identity in Taiwan and mainland China through paradigmatic films. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 44.00
This book explores the various meanings given to tragedy, from Aristotle, via Roman ideas and practices, to the middle ages. more...