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  • Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Cultureby Dr Mary Hilton; Professor Maria Nikolajeva; Professor Claudia Nelson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Offering a wide range of critical perspectives, this volume explores the moral, ideological and literary landscapes in fiction and other cultural productions aimed at young adults. Topics examined are adolescence and the natural world, nationhood and identity, the mapping of sexual awakening onto postcolonial awareness, hybridity and trans-racial... more...

  • Contemporary Feminist Theatresby Lizbeth Goodman

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 52.95

    Contemporary Feminist Theatres is a major evaluation of the forms feminism has taken in the theatre since 1968. Lizbeth Goodman provides a provocative and interdisciplinary study of the development of feminist theatres in Britain. She examines the treatment of key issues such as gender, race, sexuality, language and power in performance. Based on... more...

  • Contemporary Theatres in Europeby Joe Kelleher; Nicholas Ridout

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    Through specific examples, case studies and essays by specialist writers, academics, and a new generation of theatre researchers, this collection of specially commissioned essays looks at current theatre practices across Europe. From Thatre du Soleil to Socetas Raffaello Sanzio , the authors reconsider the possibilities of theatre practice,... more...

  • Criminology, Deviance, and the Silver Screenby Jon Frauley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Works of fiction offer complex and layered social realities that can be deconstructed and creatively theorized through the analytic languages of criminology and sociology. Frauley argues for the usefulness of fictional realities for criminological theorizing and analysis and argues for a "craft-enterprise" approach to theoretic practice. In developing... 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...

  • Criticism, Crisis, and Contemporary Narrativeby Paul Crosthwaite

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95

    The etymological affinity between ?criticism? and ?crisis? has never been more resonant than it is today, when social life is increasingly understood as defined by a succession of overlapping global crises: financial and economic crises; environmental crises; geopolitical crises; terrorist crises; public health crises. But what is the role of literary... more...

  • Cyborg Theatreby Jennifer Parker-Starbuck

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Der Begriff der Literaturby Alexander Lck; Jan Urbich

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    The contributions presented here discuss the possibilities and conditions of finding a consensus about the meaning of literature. First, the existing diversity of approaches to literary theory, methods and methodology are discussed. From very different perspectives the individual contributions review the canonic criteria ? descriptiveness,... more...

  • Don Juanby Lord Byron

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    In his satiric poem Don Juan , Lord Byron refigures the legend as a man easily seduced by women, rather than as a dangerous womanizer. When the first two cantos were anonymously published in 1819, they were criticized for being immoral. They were also immensely popular. Byron only completed 16 cantos, leaving the 17th unwritten when he died in 1824.... more...

  • Erfahrung und Geschichteby Thiemo Breyer; Daniel Creutz

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    In the interdisciplinary discourse between philosophy and historical, literary, and cultural studies this book explores the relationship between historical narratives and the experiences on which they are based and which give the first impetus for a genuine need to tell the story. Here a new concept of historical experience is formulated... more...