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  • Julia Kristeva and Literary Theoryby Megan Becker-Leckrone

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 41.80

    Engaged debate among feminist, political, and psychoanalytic thinkers has secured Julia Kristeva's status as one of the most formidable figures in twentieth-century critical theory. Nevertheless, her precise relevance to the study of literature - the extent to which her theory is specifically a literary theory - can be hard for new readers to fathom.... more...

  • Brucie - A Celebration of of Sir Bruce Forsyth 1928 - 2017: The Life. The Laughter. The Entertainerby Jules Stenson

    John Blake Publishing 2017; US$ 5.99

    Bruce Forsyth's career spanned an astonishing eight decades - from the old music halls to primetime television on a Saturday night. This is the story of one of Britain's greatest national treasures and a true showman, whose type we'll never see again. Born in 1928 in north London, Bruce's dream from boyhood was to go into show business. However,... more...

  • Performance Studiesby Richard Schechner

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 82.00

    The publication of Performance Studies: An Introduction was a defining moment for the field. Richard Schechner's pioneering textbook provides a lively and accessible overview of the full range of performance for undergraduates at all levels and beginning graduate students in performance studies, theatre, performing arts, and cultural studies. Among... more...

  • Fleabag: The Original Play (NHB Modern Plays)by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 14.99

    ‘I sit on the loo and think about all the people I can have sex with now. I’m not obsessed with sex. I just can’t stop thinking about it.’ The Fleabag bites back. A rip-roaring account of some sort of female living her sort of life. Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s debut play is an outrageously funny monologue for a female performer. It premiered at the... more...

  • Blue Heart (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 14.99

    Two exhilarating and teasingly entertaining one-act plays from one of the UK’s leading playwrights. Heart’s Desire sees a family awaiting their daughter’s return from Australia, though in a series of alternative scenarios, the play collapses as it keeps veering off in unexpected and ridiculous directions. Blue Kettle tells the story of conman... more...

  • Year of the Fat Knightby Antony Sher

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 25.99

    " 'Antony Sher's insider journal is a brilliant exploded view of a great actor at work – modest and gifted, self-centred and selfless – a genius capable of transporting us backstage' Craig Raine, The Spectator (Books of the Year) Year of the Fat Knight is Antony Sher's account – splendidly supplemented by his own paintings and sketches – of researching,... more...

  • Pitch of Poetryby Charles Bernstein

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 26.00

    Praised in recent years as a “calculating, improvisatory, essential poet” by Daisy Fried in the New York Times , Charles Bernstein is a leading voice in American literary theory. Pitch of Poetry is his irreverent guide to modernist and contemporary poetics. Subjects range across Holocaust representation, Occupy Wall Street, and the figurative... more...

  • New York's Yiddish Theaterby Edna Nahshon; Museum of the City of New York

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 39.99

    In the early decades of the twentieth century, a vibrant theatrical culture took shape on New York City’s Lower East Side. Original dramas, comedies, musicals, and vaudeville, along with sophisticated productions of Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Chekhov, were innovatively staged for crowds that rivaled the scene on Broadway. While these productions were... more...

  • Reframing the Subjectby Kelly Ritter

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 28.95

    “Mental hygiene” films developed for classroom use touted vigilance, correct behavior, morality, and model citizenship. They also became powerful tools for teaching literacy skills and literacy-based behaviors to young people following the Second World War. In this study, Kelly Ritter offers an extensive theoretical analysis of the alliance of the... more...

  • Mad Men Unzippedby Karen E. Dill-Shackleford; Cynthia Vinney; Jerri Lynn Hogg; Kristin Hopper-Losenicky

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 22.50

    This is the story of the Mad Men fan phenomenon: how the show and its fans distinguished themselves in a market where it’s hard to make an impression, not unlike the driven ad execs at the center of the show. In this book, four media psychologists who also just happen to be dedicated Mad Men fans explore how the show’s viewers make meaning from... more...