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  • Derrida, Heidegger, Blanchotby Timothy Clark

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 30.00

    This book considers Derrida's reading of literature as a form of philosophical thinking. more...

  • Behind the Burly Qby Leslie Zemeckis; Blaze Starr

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    Burlesque was one of America's most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the 20th century. Gaudy, bawdy, and spectacular, the shows entertained thousands of paying customers every night of the week. And yet the legacy of burlesque more...

  • Roy Hugginsby Paul Green

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Producer-writer Roy Huggins is best known for creating the TV series, Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, The Fugitive, Run For Your Life and The Rockford Files (with Stephen J. Cannell). This biography details his personal and professional life, aided by exclusive interviews with family, producers, actors and writers who worked with Huggins. The author was... more...

  • The Colorblind Screenby Sarah E. Turner; Sarah Nilsen

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    The election of President Barack Obama signaled for many the realization of a post-racial America, a nation in which racism was no longer a defining social, cultural, and political issue. While many Americans espouse a "colorblind" racial ideology and publicly endorse the broad goals of integration and equal treatment without regard to race,... more...

  • Pedestrianismby Matthew Algeo

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, America?s most popular spectator sport wasn?t baseball, boxing, or horseracing?it was competitive walking. Inside sold-out arenas, competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonstop for six straight days (never on Sunday), risking their health and sanity to see who could walk the farthest?500 miles,... more...

  • Cable Guysby Amanda D. Lotz

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    From the meth-dealing but devoted family man Walter White of AMC’s Breaking Bad, to the part-time basketball coach, part-time gigolo Ray Drecker of HBO’s Hung, depictions of male characters perplexed by societal expectations of men and anxious about changing American masculinity have become standard across the television landscape. Engaging... more...

  • Science Fiction TVby J. P. Telotte

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    The first in the Routledge Television Guidebooks series, Science Fiction TV offers an introduction to the versatile and evolving genre of science fiction television, combining historical overview with textual readings to analyze its development and ever-increasing popularity. J. P. Telotte discusses science fiction?s cultural progressiveness and... more...

  • Swordsmen of the Screenby Jeffrey Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This fascinating study of the genre of swashbuckling films received wide critical acclaim when it was first published in 1977. Jeffrey Richards assesses the contributions to the genre of directors, designers and fencing masters, as well as of the stars themselves, and devotes several chapters to the principal subjects if the swashbucklers ? pirates,... more...

  • Engaging with Realityby Ib Bondebjerg

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    This book is framed by theories of globalization and delves into the development of a new global media culture. It also deals with theories of documentary genres and their social and cultural functions. Engaging with Reality contributes to a new and broader understanding of our changing, contemporary media culture and offers a comparative, transnational... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Epic Filmsby Constantine Santas; James M. Wilson; Maria Colavito; Djoymi Baker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 119.99

    This resource contains reviews of every major production considered to be an epic film. Entries consider the characteristics of what makes an epic, including length, structure, spectacular special effects, and themes involving heroic figures and storylines relating episodes essential to the history of a race or nation. Major Hollywood and European... more...