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  • Cinema Infernoby Robert G. Weiner; John Cline

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 59.99

    This is a provocative collection of essays that provide cutting edge, original research in film studies, discussing a number of 'transgressive' films that have never before had such in-depth analysis and treatment. From '70s Italian horror films and extreme European cinema to Nazi propaganda films and fundamentalist Christian 'scare' movies, these... more...

  • Saturday Night Live, Hollywood Comedy, and American Cultureby Jim Whalley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    This book addresses how Saturday Night Live's confrontational, boundary-pushing approach spilled over into film production, contributing to some of the biggest hits in Hollywood history. more...

  • Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunchby Stephen Prince

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 34.00

    A collection of essays of Sam Peckinpah's film The Wild Bunch. more...

  • Becoming a Readerby J. A. Appleyard

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 29.00

    Becoming a Reader in allowing us to predict our reading experience, allows us, as adults, to choose what to do with the power which reading gives us. more...

  • Narratives of Enlightenmentby Karen O'Brien

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 38.00

    A reappraisal of the work of five major narrative historians (Voltaire, Hume, Robertson, Gibbon and Ramsay) in eighteenth-century Europe and America. more...

  • Performance in the Borderlandsby Ramón H. Rivera-Servera; Harvey Young

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    A border is a force of containment that inspires dreams of being overcome and crossed; motivates bodies to climb over; and threatens physical harm. This book critically examines a range of cultural performances produced in relation to the tensions and movements of/about the borders dividing North America, including the Caribbean. more...

  • Digressions in European Literatureby Alexis Grohmann; Caragh Wells

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    With studies of, amongst others, Miguel de Cervantes, Anton Chekhov, Charles Baudelaire and Henry James, this landmark collection of essays is a unique and wide-ranging exploration and celebration of the many forms of digression in major works by fifteen of the finest European writers from the early modern period to the present day. more...

  • Body, Nation, and Narrative in the Americasby Kristin E. Pitt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    This timely investigation contextualizes twenty-first century representations of disappearance, torture, and detention within a historical framework of inter-American literary narratives. Pitt examines a wide range of sources, from Hawthorne to Faulkner to Danticat, and finds a persistent focus on the body that links contemporary practices of political... more...

  • Peckinpah's Tragic Westernsby John L. Simons; Robert Merrill

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    The work of Sam Peckinpah represents a high point in American cinema. This text is the first theoretical and critical attempt to place Peckinpah within the 2,000-year-old tradition of western tragedy. The tradition, enfolding the Greeks, Shakespeare and modern tragedians, is represented in Peckinpah's art in numerous ways, and the fact that he... more...

  • Love and Death in Kubrickby Patrick Webster

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    The films of Stanley Kubrick have left an indelible mark on the history of American cinema. This text explores the auteur's legacy, specifically positioning his body of work within the context of cultural theory. A single chapter is devoted to each of Kubrick's seven films: Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange,... more...