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  • Cultura y cine: Hispanoamérica hoyby Mary McVey Gill; Teresa Méndez-Faith

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 24.95

    Cultura y cine is a Spanish-language, Hispanic-American culture textbook using contemporary Spanish-language feature films and authentic cultural texts. Includes vocabulary, historical and cultural notes, and discussion questions. more...

  • The Theology of Battlestar Galacticaby Kevin J. Wetmore

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    The reimagined television series Battlestar Galactica (2005 to 2009 on the Sci Fi Channel), features religion and theology among its central concerns--but does not simply use its myriad faiths as plot devices or background material. Battlestar Galactica is, in and of itself, a theological text. Over the course of 87 episodes and two television movies,... more...

  • The Story of Filmby Mark Cousins

    Pavilion Books 2012; US$ 24.99

    An updated edition of the most accessible and compelling history of the cinema yet published, now also a fascinating 15-hour film documentary 'The Story of Film: An Odyssey'. Film critic, producer and presenter, Mark Cousins shows how film-makers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other. He demonstrates, for example,... more...

  • America on Filmby Harry M. Benshoff; Sean Griffin

    Wiley 2011; US$ 52.95 US$ 47.66

    America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Movies, 2nd Edition  is a lively introduction to issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema. Provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations of race, class, gender,... more...

  • The Outrage Industryby Jeffrey M. Berry; Sarah Sobieraj

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    A stimulating expose on how the roots of today's partisan rage lie in the "outrage industry" - deregulated, commodified media markets that will do anything for money and attention. more...

  • Children's Literatureby Seth Lerer

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    Ever since children have learned to read, there has been children’s literature. Children’s Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop’s fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter. The only single-volume work to capture... more...

  • Comic Reliefby John Morreall

    Wiley 2011; US$ 48.95 US$ 44.06

    Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor develops an inclusive theory that integrates psychological, aesthetic, and ethical issues relating to humor Offers an enlightening and accessible foray into the serious business of humor Reveals how standard theories of humor fail to explain its true nature and actually support traditional prejudices... more...

  • Derrida, Heidegger, Blanchotby Timothy Clark

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 38.00

    This book considers Derrida's reading of literature as a form of philosophical thinking. more...

  • The Titanic Awardsby Doug Lansky

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    Read Doug Lansky's posts on the Penguin Blog. "In a nutshell, the Titanic Awards are the Darwin Awards for travel- only nobody dies." - Los Angeles Times Everyone who's ever checked (and lost) their luggage or discovered that their hotel misplaced their reservation knows there are few perfect vacations. The Titanic Awards takes a different... more...

  • How to Boozeby Jordan Kaye; Marshall Altier

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.26

    Offering exquisite cocktails and unsound advice, How to Booze by Jordan Kaye and Marshall Altier pairs the perfect cocktail with unfailingly entertaining advice for all of life’s most alcohol-inducing moments. Much more than just a guide to mixology, How to Booze is a hilarious and remarkably prescient, if somewhat degenerate, guide to life—or... more...