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  • The Poetics of Personificationby James J. Paxson

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 28.00

    An appraisal of literary personification in the light of developments in poststructuralist thought. more...

  • Ingmar Bergman's Personaby Lloyd Michaels

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 29.00

    The essays collected in this volume use a variety of methodologies to explore Bergman's Persona. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 50.00

    Examines the formation of cultural identity in Taiwan and mainland China through paradigmatic films. more...

  • Towards a New Literary Humanismby Andy Mousley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 90.00

    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 2011; US$ 41.95

    Neo-Feminist Cinema examines how Hollywood has responded to women?s changing social roles. Radner pays particular attention to how the contemporary woman?s film portrays what some have called postfeminism and what the author redefines as neo-feminism, represented by figures such as Helen Gurley Brown?women for whom work was a necessity, rather than... more...

  • Daring to Feelby Jody Santos

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • So You Want to Writeby Marge Piercy; Ira Wood

    Leapfrog Press 2005; US$ 14.95

    The Writer Magazine's "Best Book of the Year for Writers" now in a big, new, expanded edition. more...

  • The Stingby Matthew Specktor; Sean Howe

    Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    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...

  • The Rough Guide to Filmby Jessica Winter; Lloyd Hughes

    Rough Guides 2007; US$ 27.99

    The Rough Guide to Film is a bold new guide to cinema. Arranged by director, it covers the top moguls, mavericks and studio stalwarts of every era, genre and region, in addition to lots of lesser-known names. With each film placed in the context of its director?s career, the guide reviews thousands of the greatest movies ever made, with lists highlighting... 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...