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  • Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Barby Alexei Sayle

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    Alexei Sayle reveals his true vocation: proprietor of an imaginary sandwich shop. Blending politics, comedy, philosophy and memoir, this is the Godfather of Alternative Comedy at his most anarchic and irresistibly entertaining Alexei Sayle has been telling people he runs a sandwich bar on Gray's Inn Road that doesn't exist since the mid-1970s.... more...

  • The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picardby David A. Goodman

    Titan Books 2017; US$ 9.99

    The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard tells the story of one of the most celebrated names in Starfleet history. His extraordinary life and career makes for dramatic reading: court martials, unrequited love, his capture and torture at the hand of the Cardassians, his assimilation with the Borg and countless other encounters as captain of the celebrated... more...

  • Indigenous Creatures, Native Knowledges, and the Artsby Wendy Woodward; Susan McHugh

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.48

    This volume illuminates how creative representations remain sites of ongoing struggles to engage with animals in indigenous epistemologies. Traditionally imagined in relation to spiritual realms and the occult, animals have always been more than primitive symbols of human relations. Whether as animist gods, familiars, conduits to ancestors, totems,... more...

  • Film/Music Analysisby Emilio Audissino

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 122.14

    This book offers an approach to film music in which music and visuals are seen as equal players in the game. The field of Film-Music Studies has been increasingly dominated by musicologists and this book brings the discipline back squarely into the domain of Film Studies. Blending Neoformalism with Gestalt Psychology and Leonard B. Meyer's musicology,... more...

  • Locating Nordic Noirby Kim Toft Hansen; Anne Marit Waade

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.48

    This book is a comprehensive study of Nordic Noir television drama from the 1990’s until today. The authors introduce the history of contemporary Nordic Noir from the perspective of place, production and location studies. The chapters include readings of well-known television crime dramas such as Beck , The Killing , Trapped and The Bridge as... more...

  • Testing Coherence in Narrative Filmby Katerina Virvidaki

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    This book examines the concept of coherence in film studies. It asks if there are ways to appreciate the achievement of coherence in narrative films that are characterised by an eccentric or difficult style, as well as by an apparently confusing intelligibility. In order to answer this critical question, the author argues that we need to reconsider... more...

  • Animating the Science Fiction Imaginationby J.P. Telotte

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    From twentieth-century animations and comic strips to advertising, Animating the Science Fiction Imagination unearths a significant body of cartoon science fiction from the pre-World War II era that appeared at approximately the same time the genre was itself struggling to find an identity, an audience, and even a name. more...

  • Humour as Politicsby Nicholas Holm

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    This book argues that recent developments in contemporary comedy have changed not just the way we laugh but the way we understand the world. Drawing on a range of contemporary televisual, cinematic and digital examples, from Seinfeld and Veep to Family Guy and Chappelle’s Show , Holm explores how humour has become a central site of cultural... more...

  • Constructing Transgressive Sexuality in Screenwritingby LJ Theo

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    This book approaches the construction of complex and transgressive ‘pervert’ characters in mainstream (not ‘art’), adult-oriented (not pornographic) cinema. It deconstructs an episteme on which to base the construction of characters in screenplays, in a way that acknowledges how semiotic elements of characterisation intersect. In addition, it provides... more...

  • Time, Technology and Narrative Form in Contemporary US Television Dramaby JP Kelly

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 106.20

    This book examines how television has been transformed over the past twenty years by the introduction of new viewing technologies including DVDs, DVRs and streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. It shows that these platforms have profoundly altered the ways we access and watch television, enabling viewers to pause, rewind, record... more...