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  • The Theatre Industry in Nineteenth-Century Franceby Frederic William John Hemmings

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 62.00

    This 1993 book explores the history of French theatre in the nineteenth century. more...

  • Reservation Reelismby Michelle H Raheja

    University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 50.00

    In this deeply engaging account, Michelle H. Raheja offers the first book-length study of the Indigenous actors, directors, and spectators who helped shape Hollywood’s representation of Indigenous peoples. Since the era of silent films, Hollywood movies and visual culture generally have provided the primary representational field on which Indigenous... more...

  • The Medieval Poet as Voyeurby A. C. Spearing

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 43.00

    In his new book, leading medievalist A. C. Spearing provides the only study of the many scenes of secret watching and listening in medieval love-stories, and of the way that the central importance of these scenes encourages both the poets and their readers to imagine themselves as voyeurs in relation to what they read. 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...

  • 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...

  • Think, Speak, Winby Gaurav Keerthi

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2011; US$ 10.20

    Your mind produces up to 70,000 thoughts a day—most of which are responsible for the decisions that you make. These decisions also determine your success both professionally and personally. However, we are taught what to think and not how to think. Information overload, short time frames and past failures can make even simple decisions and problems... more...

  • Wife in the Northby Judith O'Reilly

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 14.95

    Based on the popular blog: One wife, mother, and writer extraordinaire?s uproariously funny and heartwarming account of the joys and terrors of leaving the city for the country with a young family in tow. 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 Art of Faking Itby Laurence Whitted-Fry

    Running Press 2008; US$ 12.95

    In today?s fast-paced society, who has time to keep up with both the current trends and the classics of what is good? and popular?? The Art of Faking It guides youwith tongue planted firmly in cheekthrough any awkward, intellectual, and/or ber-sophisticated social situation, using both panache and pithy nuggets of wisdom to ensure you?ll never... more...