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  • 50 Things to Do with a Bookby Bruce McCall

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    In a world where reading is reportedly dead, renowned humorist, illustrator, and New Yorker contributor Bruce McCall offers 50 inventive, outlandish, and wickedly entertaining things to do with all those excess books in 50 Things to Do with a Book . From starting a band, building a stairway to paradise, and saving your town from a flood to improving... more...

  • Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulationby Elizabeth Beckwith

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    Popular actress and stand-up comedienne Elizabeth Beckwith gives us the parenting guide to end all parenting guides: Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation. A frequent guest on The Late, Late Show and one of seven comics featured in the Time magazine article, “Funny: The Next Generation,” Beckwith now puts forth a hilarious... more...

  • Der Begriff der Literaturby Alexander Löck; Jan Urbich

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    Today’s spectrum of research in literary studies is characterized by a sense of openness to the methods of comparative literature and cultural studies, along with a wide range of interdisciplinary crossover. The spectrum Literaturwissenschaft series is intended to be a forum for this pluralistic new model of literary studies. It presents... more...

  • Campaign Talkby Roderick P. Hart

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 46.00 US$ 41.86

    Roderick Hart may be among the few Americans who believe that what politicians say in a campaign actually matters. He also believes that campaigns work. Even as television coverage, political ads, and opinion polls turn elections into field days for marketing professionals, Hart argues convincingly that campaigns do play their role in sustaining democracy,... more...

  • Erfahrung und Geschichteby Thiemo Breyer; Daniel Creutz

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    Erfahrung und Geschichte sind eng miteinander verknüpft: Jede neue Erfahrung hat ihre eigene Geschichte und kann überhaupt nur vor dem Hintergrund historisch gewachsener Erfahrungsdispositionen auftreten. Und auch die Geschichtsschreibung unterliegt dem Anspruch, ihre retrospektiven Konstruktionen mit den Erfahrungen der historischen Akteure... more...

  • From Mouse to Mermaidby Elizabeth Bell; Lynda Haas; Laura Sells

    Indiana University Press 1995; US$ 17.99

    From Mouse to Mermaid, an interdisciplinary collection of original essays, is the first comprehensive, critical treatment of Disney cinema. Addressing children’s classics as well as the Disney affiliates’ more recent attempts to capture adult audiences, the contributors respond to the Disney film legacy from feminist, marxist, poststructuralist, and... more...

  • Architecture of the Novelby Jane Vandenburgh; Anne Lamott

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 15.99

    Jane Vandenburgh, the author of two highly acclaimed novels and a recent memoir, offers aspiring writers the tools to create powerful and unique novels filled not only with good writing but also dynamic storytelling. Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that... more...

  • Beyond Dolby (Stereo)by Mark Kerins

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    Since digital surround sound technology first appeared in cinemas 20 years ago, it has spread from theaters to homes and from movies to television, music, and video games. Yet even as 5.1 has become the standard for audiovisual media, its impact has gone unexamined. Drawing on works from the past two... more...

  • Staging and Performing Translationby Roger Baines; Cristina Marinetti; Manuela Perteghella

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    This exploration of the territory between theory and practice in contemporary theatre features essays by academics from theatre and translation studies, and delineates a new space for the discussion of translation in the theatre that is international, critical and scholarly, while rooted in experience and understanding of theatre practices. more...

  • Criminology, Deviance, and the Silver Screenby Jon Frauley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Works of fiction offer complex and layered social realities that can be deconstructed and creatively theorized through the analytic languages of criminology and sociology. Frauley argues for the usefulness of fictional realities for criminological theorizing and analysis and argues for a "craft-enterprise" approach to theoretic practice. In developing... more...