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  • The Fairy Tale and Animeby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Over the last few decades, anime has consistently come into fruitful contact with themes, images and symbols associated with the fairy tale tradition. This critical text focuses on the ways in which fundamental principles of the fairy tale tradition are deployed, and hence come to manifest themselves narratively and cinematographically, in anime. Topics... more...

  • Learning from Mickey, Donald and Waltby A. Bowdoin Van Riper

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

    Throughout its long and colorful history, Walt Disney Studios has produced scores of films designed to educate moviegoers as well as entertain them. These productions range from the True-Life Adventures nature documentaries and such depictions of cutting-edge technology as Man in Space and Our Friend the Atom, to wartime propaganda shorts (Education... more...

  • Life Is Not a Stageby Florence Henderson; Joel Brokaw

    Center Street 2011; Not Available

    For millions of people around the world, Carol Brady is synonymous with motherhood, but growing up as the youngest of ten children in rural Indiana in the aftermath of the Great Depression, Florence Henderson lived a life quite different from that of the quintessential TV mom she later played on television. Florence's father was a dirt-poor tobacco... more...

  • Criticism, Crisis, and Contemporary Narrativeby Paul Crosthwaite

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    This landmark collection of essays demonstrates the capacity of literary and cultural criticism, working in dialogue with contemporary narrative texts, to provide penetrating insights into a public sphere defined by a succession of overlapping global crises, ranging from finance and economics to the environment, geopolitics, terrorism, and public... more...

  • How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13by Michaela Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 55.95

    Now in a fully revised and extended second edition, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13 is a practical and activity based resource of writing workshops to help you teach poetry in the primary classroom. more...

  • Voice: Onstage and Offby Robert Barton; Rocco dal Vera

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    Voice: Onstage and Off is a comprehensive guide to the process of building, mastering and fine-tuning the voice for performance. This highly adaptable course of study empowers performers of all levels to combine and evolve their onstage and offstage voices. more...

  • Mirror to Natureby Margaret Rustin; Michael Rustin

    Karnac Books 2002; US$ 26.95

    This book brings the insights of psychoanalysis to bear on drama in the western dramatic tradition. Plays which are discussed in detail include works by Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Wilde, and Beckett among others. The authors seek to show that the subtle understanding of conscious and unconscious emotions achieved by psychoanalytic practice can bring... more...

  • Writing in Psychoanalysisby Emma Piccioli

    Karnac Books 1996; US$ 27.95

    Writing in Psychoanalysis is the first volume in the projected Monograph Series, Psychoanalytic Issues, the Rivista di Psicoanalisi (the Journal of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society) is undertaking in conjunction with Karnac Books. The series constitutes a major effort to bring about a dialogue among psychoanalysts who while ultimately bound together... more...

  • Marlene Dietrichby Steven Bach

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    From the stages of Berlin to anti-Nazi efforts and silver-screen stardom, Steven Bach reveals the fascinating woman behind the myth surrounding Marlene Dietrich in a biography that will stand as the ultimate authority on a singular star. Based on six years of research and hundreds of interviews--including conversations with Dietrich--this is the life... more...

  • Sexual Content in Young Adult Literatureby Bryan Gillis; Joanna Simpson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 59.99

    This volume examines adolescent sexuality and how it is represented in young adult literature. The authors show how sexual content in such books can contribute to a richer and more fulfilling reading experience for teens. more...