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  • Geocriticismby Bertrand Westphal; Jr. Robert T. Tally

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Here, Bertrand Westphal provides†a theoretical foundation and a critical exploration of geocriticism, an interdisciplinary approach to understanding literature in relation to space and place.† Drawing on diverse thinkers, Westphal argues that a geocritical approach enables novel ways of seeing literary texts and conducting literary studies.† more...

  • Cyborg Theatreby Jennifer Parker-Starbuck

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    This book articulates the first theoretical context for a 'cyborg theatre,' metaphorically integrating on-stage bodies with the technologized, digitized, or mediatized, to re-imagine subjectivity for a post-human age.†It covers a variety of examples, to propose new theoretical tools for understanding performance in our changing world. 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...

  • The Dance of Deathby Conor McPherson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A visceral new version of Strindberg?s compelling, bitingly funny battle of wills. On an isolated island, military captain Edgar and his wife Alice live a bitter life, their marriage soured by hatred. When the possibility of redemption and escape arrives for Alice in the shape of their former comrade Kurt, it seems that Edgar is prepared to use... more...

  • Poem Centralby Shirley McPhillips

    Stenhouse Publishers 2014; US$ 19.80

    "In everything we have to understand, poetry can help." —Tony Hoagland, Harper’s , April 2013. In Poem Central , Shirley McPhillips helps us better understand the central role poetry can play in our personal lives and in the life of our classrooms. She introduces us to professional poets, teachers, and students----people of different... more...

  • Beautiful & Pointlessby David Orr

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    "David Orr is no starry-eyed cheerleader for contemporary poetry; Orr?s a critic, and a good one. . . . Beautiful & Pointless is a clear-eyed, opinionated, and idiosyncratic guide to a vibrant but endangered art form, essential reading for anyone who loves poetry, and also for those of us who mostly just admire it from afar." ?Tom Perrotta Award-winning... more...

  • Rhetorical criticismby Jim A. Kuypers

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 49.99

    Covering a broad range of rhetorical perspectives, Rhetorical Criticism: Perspectives in Action presents a thorough, accessible, and well-grounded introduction to rhetorical criticism. Featuring nineteen chapters written by nationally recognized scholars, the volume offers the most comprehensive introduction to rhetorical criticism available. more...

  • The Crisis of Identity in Contemporary Japanese Filmby Timothy Iles

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    A concise, textually analytical study of the ways in which works of contemporary Japanese cinema have explored and reflected a 'crisis' in Japan's changing conceptions of individuality and identity approaching the central issue from a range of aspects. more...

  • Today I Willby Jerry Spinelli; Eileen Spinelli

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    Reassuring advice for every day of the year From an esteemed husband-and-wife team comes a book of daily advice and insight. In dated entries meant to be read one per day, the Spinellis open with a brief quote from children?s literature, write a paragraph of lively advice inspired by that quote, and end with a ?Today I will . . .? promise. The... more...

  • Railway Travel in Modern Theatreby Kyle Gillette

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    Railway travel has definitely influenced modern theatre's sense of space and time. Early in the 20th century, breakthroughs--ranging from F.T. Marinetti's futurist manifestos to epic theatre's first use of the treadmill--explored the mechanical rhythms and perceptual effects of railway travel to investigate history, technology, and motion.... more...