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  • Women in War Filmsby Ralph Donald; Karen MacDonald

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This companion volume to Reel Men at War takes a look at how women have been portrayed in war films, from silents of the 1920s to films of the 21 st century. The authors explore the full range of women on the home front, covering nurses and doctors on the war front and women in combat. Films examined include Wings , A Farewell to Arms... more...

  • Pixar's Boy Storiesby Shannon R. Wooden; Ken Gillam

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This volume examines films produced by Pixar Animation Studios between 1995 and 2013, exploring how boys become men and how men measure up in films from Toy Story to Monsters University . Offering counterintuitive readings of such works, this book describes how the films quietly but forcefully reiterate traditional masculine norms, in terms... more...

  • The Woman's Film of the 1940sby Alison L. McKee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book explores the relationship among gender, desire, and narrative in 1940s woman?s films which negotiate the terrain between public history and private experience. The woman?s film and other form of cinematic melodrama have often been understood as positioning themselves outside history, and this book challenges and modifies that understanding,... more...

  • Women in the Films of John Fordby David Meuel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    While John Ford (1894-1973) remains one of the most influential and revered directors in film history, he is also one of the most frequently misunderstood. One widespread assumption is that he was almost exclusively a man's director, dismissive of, or at best not well attuned to, the stories, perspectives and concerns of women. Boldly challenging... more...

  • Heroines of Film and Televisionby Norma Jones; Maja Bajac-Carter; Bob Batchelor; Suzy D?Enbeau; Katie Snyder; Jennifer K. Stuller; Jeffrey A. Brown; Maura Grady; Ryan Castillo; Katie Gibson; Pedro Ponce; Cassandra Bausman; Cynthia J. Miller; Catherine Bailey Kyle; Rekha Sharma; Carol A. Savery; Robin R. Means Coleman; Lien Fan Shen; A. Bowdoin Van Riper; Carolyn Cocca

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    Despite the increasing variety of heroic women portrayed in film, television, and other popular culture channels, much of the understanding of heroines has been limited to females as versions of male heroes or simple stereotypes of overly weak/strong (and even violent) women. This book analyzes the new vision of female heroes in popular culture.... more...

  • How to Really Stink at Golfby Jeff Foxworthy; Brian Hartt

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    As a longtime golfer, Jeff Foxworthy has learned something important about the grand auld game: It?s not who has the highest score, it?s who has the least fun playing it. And now, in his hilarious primer How to Really Stink at Golf, Foxworthy shares his invaluable tips for a lifetime of horrible drives and putts. ? Get into the right frame of mind... more...

  • Cinematherapy for the Soulby Nancy Peske; Beverly West

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Has your karma run over your dogma? Are you feeling anxious about the future, or wondering who turned down the dimmer switch on your inner light? The illumination you need is right at your fingertips. Settle into the lotus position, pick up your remote control, and let movies be your spiritual guide on your journey toward personal nirvana. From the... more...

  • Looking for My Countryby Robert Macneil

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 25.00

    Renowned journalist and author of the international bestseller Wordstruck , Robert MacNeil reflects on a life lived between nations, and why he finally decided to call himself an American. Growing up in Halifax during World War II, it seemed to Robert MacNeil that nothing of significance ever happened in Canada. From his mother?s obsession with all... more...

  • Naming the Worldby Bret Anthony Johnston

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    You already have the tools to become a gifted writer; what you need is the spark. Harvard creative writing professor and acclaimed author Bret Anthony Johnston brings you an irresistible interactive guide to the craft of narrative writing. From developing characters to building conflict, from mastering dialogue to setting the scene, Naming the World... more...

  • Voice Workby Christina Shewell

    Wiley 2013; US$ 111.99

    Voice Work: Art and Science in Changing Voices is a key work that addresses the theoretical and experiential aspects common to the practical vocal work of the three major voice practitioner professions - voice training, singing teaching, and speech and language pathology. The first half of the book describes the nature of voice work along the normal-abnormal... more...