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  • Movie-Made Americaby Robert Sklar

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 21.95

    Hailed as the definitive work upon its original publication in 1975 and now extensively revised and updated by the author, this vastly absorbing and richly illustrated book examines film as an art form, technological innovation, big business, and shaper of American values. Ever since Edison's peep shows first captivated urban audiences, film has had... more...

  • Literatura y errabundiaby Alexis Grohmann

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 59.00

    En años relativamente recientes, el género de la novela ha ido experimentando cambios notables, abanderados por la realidad y su invasión del territorio de la ficción. En el presente estudio exhaustivo de tres obras españolas (de Javier Marías, Antonio Muñoz Molina y Rosa Montero), situadas en un amplio contexto literario... 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...

  • Geocriticismby Bertrand Westphal; Jr. Robert T. Tally

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Here, Bertrand Westphal provides a theoretical foundation and a critical exploration of geocriticism, an interdisciplinary approach to understanding literature in relation to space and place.  Drawing on diverse thinkers, Westphal argues that a geocritical approach enables novel ways of seeing literary texts and conducting literary studies.  more...

  • Comedy Writing Secretsby Mel Helitzer; Mark Shatz

    F+W Media 2005; US$ 17.99 US$ 16.19

    The Only Handbook for Humor Writers! "What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke."Steve Martin Become the funniest person in the room! With Comedy Writing Secrets, 2nd edition , you can master the fundamentals of humor writing and turn your comedic talent into a well-paying pursuit. For more than a decade,... more...

  • Satiristasby Paul Provenza; Dan Dion

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 23.99

    Featuring our greatest comedic minds on the nature of humor, its relevance in society—and why sometimes you just need a good dirty joke to cleanse the palate— Satiristas is a hilarious multi-voiced manifesto on satire and comedy presented by Paul Provenza, co-creator of The Aristocrats . more...

  • From Homer to Harry Potterby Matthew Dickerson; David O’Hara

    Baker Publishing Group 2006; US$ 24.00

    Drawing from a Christian viewpoint informed by C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, Dickerson and O'Hara assess modern fantasy writers such as Philip Pullman, Walter Wangerin, and J. K. Rowling. more...

  • Performance in the Borderlandsby Ramón H. Rivera-Servera; Harvey Young

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    A border is a force of containment that inspires dreams of being overcome and crossed; motivates bodies to climb over; and threatens physical harm. This book critically examines a range of cultural performances produced in relation to the tensions and movements of/about the borders dividing North America, including the Caribbean. more...

  • Digressions in European Literatureby Alexis Grohmann; Caragh Wells

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    With studies of, amongst others, Miguel de Cervantes, Anton Chekhov, Charles Baudelaire and Henry James, this landmark collection of essays is a unique and wide-ranging exploration and celebration of the many forms of digression in major works by fifteen of the finest European writers from the early modern period to the present day. more...