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  • Confronting Modernity in the Cinemas of Taiwan and Mainland Chinaby Tonglin Lu

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book examines the formation of cultural identity in Taiwan and mainland China through paradigmatic films. more...

  • Daring to Feelby Jody Santos

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 34.99

    Like social scientists, reporters are expected to be immune to, and even aloof from, the pain and suffering they chronicle. Daring to Feel: Violence, the News Media, and Their Emotions challenges this journalistic mandate, particularly as it pertains to the emotional topic of violence. Interviewing journalists who have covered some of the worst tragedies... more...

  • Towards a New Literary Humanismby Andy Mousley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Literature cultivates 'deep selves' for whom books matter because they take over from religion fundamental questions about the meaning of existence. This volume embraces and questions this perspective, whilst also developing a 'new humanist' critical vocabulary which specifies, and therefore opens to debate, the human significance of literature. more...

  • Neo-Feminist Cinemaby Hilary Radner

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 41.95

    What lies behind current feminist discontent with contemporary cinema? Through a combination of cultural and industry analysis, Hilary Radner?s Neo-Feminist Cinema: Girly Films, Chick Flicks and Consumer Culture shows how the needs of conglomerate Hollywood have encouraged an emphasis on consumer culture within films made for women. By exploring... more...

  • Elizabeth I in Film and Televisionby Bethany Latham

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    This analysis of how filmmakers have portrayed England's Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), and the audience's perception of Elizabeth based upon these portrayals, examines key representations of the Tudor monarch in various motion pictures from the Silent era on and in television miniseries. Actresses who have portrayed Elizabeth include Bette... more...

  • The Essay Filmby Timothy Corrigan

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    The definitive study of a seminal genre of nonfiction cinema, The Essay Film examines the form's origins, literary precursors, and works by its greatest practitioners, like Chris Marker, Agn?s Varda, Errol Morris, Chantal Akerman, Werner Herzog, and others. more...

  • Reading Visual Poetryby Willard Bohn

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    Reading Visual Poetry examines works created in Spain, Latin America, France, Italy, Brazil, and the United States. Besides explicating individual works, it investigates the dynamics involved in reading (and viewing) visual poetry. more...

  • The Stingby Matthew Specktor; Sean Howe

    Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    From Melville to Madoff, the Confidence Man is an essential American archetype. George Roy Hill?s 1973 film The Sting treats this theme with a characteristic dexterity. The movie was warmly received in its time, winning seven Academy Awards, but there were some who thought the movie was nothing more than a slight throwback. Pauline Kael, among... more...

  • Questioning Hybridity, Postcolonialism and Globalizationby Amar Acheraou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    AcheraIou analyzes hybridity using a theoretical, empirical approach that reorients debates on mtissage and the 'Third Space', arguing for the decolonization of postcolonialism. Hybridity is examined in the light of globalization, indicating how postcolonial discourse could become a counter-hegemonic ethics of resistance to global neoliberal doxa. more...

  • Toward a General Theory of Actingby John Lutterbie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Using the cognitive sciences, Lutterbie employsdynamic systems theory as a foundation and integrates recent discoveries in neuroscience and cognitive psychology in his examination of acting theory. more...