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  • Carmenby Christopher Perriam; Ann Davies

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 77.00

    Since Prosper Mérimée and Georges Bizet (with his librettists Meilhac and Halévy) brought the figure of the Spanish Carmen to prominence in the nineteenth century an astonishing eighty or so film versions of the story have been made. This collection of essays gathers together a unique body of scholarly critique focused on that Carmen... more...

  • Reframing Theology and Film (Cultural Exegesis)by Robert K. Johnston; Robert Johnston; William Dyrness

    Baker Publishing Group 2007; US$ 30.00

    Identifies and explicates the areas that are currently being overlooked or undervalued in the current discussions of theology and film. more...

  • Will Smith: Actorby Anne M Todd

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    A millionaire before the age of 20, the star of the long-running popular sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and a movie star, Will Smith boasts an impressive rsum?yet his career is far from over. Growing up in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Will Smith started out a rapper, but soon demonstrated considerable talent and charisma as an actor. Since... more...

  • Telling Children's Storiesby Michael Cadden

    University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    The most accessible approach yet to children’s literature and narrative theory, Telling Children’s Stories is a comprehensive collection of never-before-published essays by an international slate of scholars that offers a broad yet in-depth assessment of narrative strategies unique to children’s literature. more...

  • The Poetics of Personificationby James J. Paxson

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    An appraisal of literary personification in the light of developments in poststructuralist thought. more...

  • Ingmar Bergman's Personaby Lloyd Michaels

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    The essays collected in this volume use a variety of methodologies to explore Bergman's Persona. more...

  • The Essay Filmby Timothy Corrigan

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    The definitive study of a seminal genre of nonfiction cinema, The Essay Film examines the form's origins, literary precursors, and works by its greatest practitioners, like Chris Marker, Agn?s Varda, Errol Morris, Chantal Akerman, Werner Herzog, and others. more...

  • Ethics and Politics of Translatingby Henri Meschonnic; Pier-Pascale Boulanger

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00

    What if meaning were the last thing that mattered in language? In this essay, Henri Meschonnic explains what it means to translate the sense of language and how to do it. In a radical stand against a hermeneutical approach based on the dualistic view of the linguistic sign and against its separation into a meaningful signified and a meaningless signifier,... more...

  • Regional Best 2012by William Roetzheim

    Level 4 Press, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.95

    Second in the annual series of the best plays that have had a premier in a regional theater, but no NYC premier. more...

  • Reading Visual Poetryby Willard Bohn

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    Reading Visual Poetry examines works created in Spain, Latin America, France, Italy, Brazil, and the United States. Besides explicating individual works, it investigates the dynamics involved in reading (and viewing) visual poetry. more...