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  • Ancient Epicby Katherine Callen King

    Wiley 2012; US$ 39.95 US$ 35.95

    Ancient Epic offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to six of the greatest ancient epics – Homer's Iliad and Odyssey , Vergil's Aeneid , Ovid's Metamorphoses , and Apollonius of Rhodes' Agonautica . Provides an accessible introduction to the ancient epic Offers interpretive analyses of poems within a comprehensive historical... more...

  • The Ancient World on the Victorian and Edwardian Stageby Jeffrey Richards

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    The first study of the depictions of the Ancient World on the Victorian and Edwardian stage, this book analyzes plays set in and dramatising the histories of Greece, Rome, Egypt, Babylon and the Holy Land. In doing so, it seeks to locate theatre within the wider culture, tracing its links and interaction with other cultural forms. more...

  • Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogyby Gina Marchetti

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 29.00

    In this book, Gina Marchetti explores the way this example of Hong Kong's cinematic eclecticism has crossed borders as a story, a commercial product and a work of art; and has had an undeniable impact on current Hong Kong cinema. more...

  • Andrew V. McLaglenby Stephen B. Armstrong

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    Here is a comprehensive survey of the film and television career of London-born director Andrew V. McLaglen. An opening biography considers the events and circumstances that contributed to his development as a filmmaker, including his relationships with his actor father Victor McLaglen, fellow director John Ford, and motion picture icon John Wayne,... more...

  • Androgyny in Modern Literatureby Dr Tracy Hargreaves

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 120.00

    Androgyny in Modern Literature engages with the ways in which the trope of androgyny has shifted during the late nineteenth and twentieth-centuries. Alchemical, platonic, sexological, psychological and decadent representations of androgyny have provided writers with an icon which has been appropriated in diverse ways. This fascinating new study traces... more...

  • Angelina Jolieby Kathleen Tracy

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 49.00

    Angelina Jolie has understandably created a mystique in the eyes of the public. A rare beauty and skilled actress, she has already earned an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Academy award. Over the past decade, fans have watched her evolve from Hollywood's rebellious wild child to a mother and committed human rights advocate. Best known for portraying strong,... more...

  • Angelina Jolie: Actress and Activistby Dennis Abrams

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    As a child, Angelina Jolie was teased about her unusual looks, and while making her way in the acting world, she was often overshadowed by her Academy Award-winning father, Jon Voight. But Jolie soon came into her own. Hailed as one of Hollywood's greatest beauties, she won an Academy Award of her own, along with a reputation for being an actress... more...

  • The Animal Partby Mark Payne

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.50

    How can literary imagination help us engage with the lives of other animals? The question represents one of the liveliest areas of inquiry in the humanities, and Mark Payne seeks to answer it by exploring the relationship between human beings and other animals in writings from antiquity to the present. Ranging from ancient Greek poets to modernists... more...

  • Animality and Children's Literature and Filmby Amy Ratelle

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Examining culturally significant works of children's culture through a posthumanist, or animality studies lens, Animality and Children's Literature and Film argues that Western philosophy's objective to establish a notion of an exclusively human subjectivity is continually countered in the very texts that ostensibly work to this end. more...

  • The Animated Bestiaryby Paul Wells

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    The Animated Bestiary critically evaluates the depiction of animals in cartoons and animation more generally. Paul Wells argues that artists use animals to engage with issues that would be more difficult to address directly because of political, religious, or social taboos. more...