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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...

  • Theories of Mimesisby Arne Melberg

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 29.00

    The theory and history of mimesis, and its relevance to modern theories of literature. more...

  • The Literary Mindby Mark Turner

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 12.99

    The title of Mark Turner's bold new book describes not a bookish mind but the ordinary human mind, in which literary mental powers are the basis of everyday thought. In The Literary Mind , Turner argues that we have been looking in the wrong places for answers to basic questions about meaning, mind, and language.Here, Turner ranges from the tools... more...

  • Self-Reference in Literature and Music.by Walter Bernhart; Werner Wolf

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 56.00

    This volume contains a selection of nine essays with an interdisciplinary perspective. They were originally presented at the Sixth International Conference on Word and Music Studies, which was held at Edinburgh University in June 2007 and was organized by the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA). The contributions to this volume... more...

  • The Profession of the Playwrightby John Russell Stephens

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 29.00

    This book examines the working world of the playwright in nineteenth-century Britain. more...

  • Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunchby Stephen Prince

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 36.00

    A collection of essays of Sam Peckinpah's film The Wild Bunch. more...

  • The Feminization of Fame 1750-1830by Dr Claire Brock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    This book addresses the literary, cultural and historical questions surrounding the reconceptualization of fame between 1750-1830. It examines genres from history writing to literature, public and private memoirs to political treatises in English and in French in order to explore 'The age of personality's' obsession with instantaneous publicity. more...

  • Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stageby David Mason

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stage examines the history and form of India's râs lila folk theatre, and discusses how this theatre functions as a mechanism of worship and spirituality among Krishna devotees in India. From analyses of performances and conversations with performers, audience, and local scholars, Mason argues that râs lila ... more...

  • Transversal Subjectsby Professor Bryan Reynolds

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 32.00

    Transversal Subjects proposes a combined theory of consciousness, subjectivity, and agency stemming from analyses of junctures in Western philosophical and critical discourses that have significantly influenced the development of present-day understandings of perception, identity, desire, mimesis, aesthetics, education, and human rights. more...

  • Carmenby Christopher Perriam; Ann Davies

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 77.00

    Since Prosper Mérimée and Georges Bizet (with his librettists Meilhac and Halévy) brought the figure of the Spanish Carmen to prominence in the nineteenth century an astonishing eighty or so film versions of the story have been made. This collection of essays gathers together a unique body of scholarly critique focused on that Carmen... more...