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Women in sports : a reference handbook.

Hanold, Maylon.
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(2018)  | 9781440853692 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 350pp | Availability last checked: 16/2/2018
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Women are participating in sports in record numbers, and thanks in part to Title IX and a growing interest in women's sports, they're breaking records and achieving remarkable success in sports in every conceivable manner. However, women still struggle for equitable treatment in a variety of sports...

The Young Duke: The Early Life of John Wayne

Enss, Chris. Kazanjian, Howard.
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(2018)  | 9781493034048 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | hbk. | 2 Revised ed.,  | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 16/2/2018
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By the time Stagecoach made John Wayne a silver-screen star in 1939, thethirty-one-year-old was already a veteran of more than sixty films, havingtwirled six-guns and foiled cattle rustlers in B Westerns for five studios. Bythe 1950s he was Hollywood’s most popular actor—an Academy Award nomineedestined...

On Location: A Film and TV Lover's Travel Guide

Iannucci, Lisa.
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(2018)  | 9781493030859 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 16/2/2018
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Your guide to Hollywood haunts, television legends, and tributes to theentertainment greats around the country. Whether you’re a film or televisionfanatic or just want to see a bit of Hollywood in your neighborhood, OnLocation: A Film and TV Lover’s Travel Guide is the essential resource forvisiting...

The 1928 New York Yankees: The Return of Murderers' Row

Gentile, Charlie.
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(2018)  | 9781538114926 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 340pp | Availability last checked: 16/2/2018
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The 1927 New York Yankees are often considered one of the best Yankee teams ofall time—perhaps one of the best major league teams ever. Yet often overlookedis the talented lineup from the following year. The 1928 Yankees even startedthe season on track to meet and possibly surpass the records and...

Learn Unity Programming with C#.

Weinberger, Jonathan. Weinberger
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(2018)  | 9781430267522 | Apress L P | pbk. | book | 350pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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Learn Unity Programming with C# is your step-by-step guide to learning to make your first Unity games using C#. You will learn how to move from the basics of C# in Unity, to building exciting games with sophisticated elements. Jonathan Weinberger has taught C# in Unity to a wide range of people, and...

Narratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices

Akinleye, Adesola.
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(2018)  | 9783319703138 | Springer | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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1. Narratives in Black British Dance – An Introduction.2. “I don’t do Black-dance, I am a Black dancer”; Namron.3. Dance Britannia: the impact of global shifts on dance in Britain; Christy Adair and Ramsay Burt.4. Negotiating African Diasporic identity in Dance: Brown Bodies Creating...

Jackie Robinson: An Integrated Life

Schutz, J. Christopher. , Smith, John David.
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(2018)  | 9781538110201 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 184pp | Availability last checked: 22/11/2017
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Jackie Robinson’s story is not only a compelling drama of heroism, but also asa template of the African American freedom struggle. A towering athletic talent,Robinson’s greater impact was on preparing the way for the civil rights reformwave following WWII. But Robinson’s story has always been...

The Indigenous Voice of Poetomachia: The Various Perspectives of Textuality and Performance

Dey, Sayan. Masterson, Robert. , Dey, Sayan. Masterson, Robert.
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(2018)  | 9781527505414 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 155pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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In the present era, when all of human civilization is struggling to preserve their individualities as a result of global commercialism and totalitarianism, theatre and drama play a metonymic role in composing and shaping aspects of human existence. However, there is debate as to how much the text and...

A Book about the Film Monty Python's Life of Brian: All the References from Assyrians to Zeffirelli

Larsen, Darl.
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(2018)  | 9781538103654 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 496pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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Coming in February 2018
As a follow-up to their first true feature film, Monty Python and the HolyGrail, the comic troupe next decided to tackle a “shadow” version of theChrist story. Shot in the Middle East and produced during Margaret Thatcher’sascendant years, the film satirized—among other matters—authoritarianism...

Rape on the Contemporary Stage

Fitzpatrick, Lisa.
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(2018)  | 9783319708447 | Springer | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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1. Introduction.2. Rape on the Naturalistic Stage: the example of Miss Julie.3. Women Playwrights: Subverting Representational Strategies.4. The Body of a Woman as a Battlefield: Rape and Conflict.5. Eroticism, Vulnerability, and Affect.6. In Extremis: Staging Rape in the 2010s.7. Conclusion.

Java Game Development with LibGDX: From Beginner to Professional

Stemkoski, Lee.
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(2018)  | 9781484233238 | Apress L P | pbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | xix, 433pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Part I: Fundamental Concepts The first part of the book explains basic material that will be needed throughout the rest of the book: rendering graphics and animations, processing user input (continuous and discrete), basic physics (movement and collision detection), displaying text, and playing...

Theatre Management: Arts Leadership for the 21st Century

Rhine, Anthony.
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(2018)  | 9781352001747 | Springer Palgrave | pbk. | book | xix, 263pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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An essential introductory textbook that provides a comprehensive and student-friendly overview of the key processes involved in developing and managing a theatre in the 21st century. It covers a complete range of topics fundamental to successful commercial and not-for-profit theatre management, from...

Gletscher im Wandel: 125 Jahre Gletschermessdienst des Alpenvereins

Fischer, Andrea.
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(2018)  | 9783662555392 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 140pp | Availability last checked: 16/2/2018
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Dieses Buch beschreibt den Umfang und das Ergebnis der Gletschermessungen seit der kleinen Eiszeit und verdeutlicht so den heutigen Stellenwert der in den Ostalpen gemessenen Daten für die Klimaforschung. Die Autor/innen stellen frühe Forschungsleistungen des Alpenvereins, wie den Nachweis der Existenz...

Tropical Travels: Brazilian Popular Performance, Transnational Encounters, and the Construction of Race

Shaw, Lisa.
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(2018)  | 9781477312780 | University Of Texas Press | hbk. | book | 246pp | Availability last checked: 28/1/2018
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Brazilian popular culture, including music, dance, theater, and film, played akey role in transnational performance circuits—inter-American andtransatlantic—from the latter nineteenth century to the middle of thetwentieth century. Brazilian performers both drew inspiration from and providedmodels...

The New Gay for Pay: The Sexual Politics of American Television Production

Himberg, Julia.
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(2018)  | 9781477313596 | University Of Texas Press | hbk. | book | 202pp | Availability last checked: 18/1/2018
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Television conveys powerful messages about sexual identities, and popular showssuch as Will & Grace, Ellen, Glee, Modern Family, and The Fosters are oftencredited with building support for gay rights, including marriage equality. Atthe same time, however, many dismiss TV's portrayal of LGBT characters...

La India María: Mexploitation and the Films of María Elena Velasco

Rohrer, Seraina.
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(2018)  | 9781477313442 | University Of Texas Press | hbk. | book | 232pp | Availability last checked: 28/1/2018
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La India María—a humble and stubborn indigenous Mexican woman—is one of themost popular characters of the Mexican stage, television, and film. Created andportrayed by María Elena Velasco, La India María has delighted audiences sincethe late 1960s with slapstick humor that slyly critiques discrimination...

Roots of the new arab film.

Armes, Roy.
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(2018)  | 9780253031716 | Indiana University Press | hbk. | book | 376pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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Roots of the New Arab Film deals with the generation of filmmakers from acrossNorth Africa and the Middle East who created an international awareness of Arabfilm from the mid-1980s onwards. These seminal filmmakers experienced the momentof national independence first-hand in their youth and retained...

Political Theory and Film: From Adorno to Žižek

Fraser, Ian.
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(2018)  | 9781783481637 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 206pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2018
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The actions, images and stories within films can impact upon the politicalconsciousness of viewers, enabling their audience to imagine ways of resistingthe status quo, politically, economically and culturally. But what doespolitical theory have to say about film? Should we explore film theory through...

The 50 Greatest Players in Dallas Cowboys History

COHEN, Robert W.
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(2018)  | 9781630763138 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 424pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2018
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The 50 Greatest Players in Dallas Cowboys History examines the careers of the 50men who made the greatest impact on one of the National Football League’s mosticonic and successful franchises. Using as measuring sticks the degree to whichthey impacted the fortunes of the team, the extent to which they...

Ernest Irving Freese's "Geometric Transformations": The Man, The Manuscript, The Magnificent Dissections!

Frederickson, Greg N. Greg N., Frederickson.
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(2018)  | 9789813220461 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 28/1/2018
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Tv in the usa [3 volumes] : a history of icons, idols, and ideas.

LoBrutto, Vincent.
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(2018)  | 9781440829727 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 1060pp | Availability last checked: 30/1/2018
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What are the reasons behind enduring popularity of television genres such as police crime dramas, soap operas, sitcoms, and "reality TV"? What impact has television had on the culture and morality of American life? Does television largely emulate and reflect real life and society, or vice versa? How...

2001 : A Space Odyssey and Lacanian Psychoanalytic Theory

Bristow, Daniel.
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(2018)  | 9783319694436 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 132pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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In 1968, Stanley Kubrick completed and released his magnum opus motion picture 2001: A Space Odyssey; a time that was also tremendously important in the formation of the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan. Bringing these figures together, Bristow offers a study that goes beyond, as the film did....

Thomas Hamblin and the Bowery Theatre: The New York Reign of "Blood and Thunder” Melodramas

Bogar, Thomas A.
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(2018)  | 9783319684055 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 301pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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1. “He is yet very young, both in years and practice” (1800-25). 2. “Let those who view this sad example know/ What fate attends the broken marriage vow” (1825-30).- 3. “We girls always patronize the Bowery” (1830-31).4. “Throw not the pearl of Shakespeare’s wit before the swine of the Bowery pit” (1831-33).5. “Down...

Violent Women in Contemporary Theatres: Staging Resistance

Taylor, Porter Nancy.
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(2018)  | 9783319570051 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 369pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book brings together the fields of theatre, gender studies, and psychology/sociology in order to explore the relationships between what happens when women engage in violence, how the events and their reception intercept with cultural understandings of gender, how plays thoughtfully depict this...

When Warners Brought Broadway to Hollywood, 1923-1939

Shingler, Martin.
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(2018)  | 9781137406576 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xiii, 239pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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1. A Warner Bros. Story Retold.- 2. Broadway on Film: The Gold Diggers (Beaumont 1923).- 3. Lubitsch’s The Marriage Circle (1924).- 4. The Best of Broadway at Warner Bros., 1924 to 1929.- 5. The George Arliss Star Company at Warners, 1929-1933.- 6. Broadway on a Budget: Gold Diggers of 1933 (LeRoy)...

The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies

Beacom, Aaron. Brittain, Ian.
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(2018)  | 9781137479006 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xiv, 687pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This handbook provides a critical assessment of contemporary issues that define the contours of the Paralympic Movement generally and the Paralympic Games more specifically. It addresses conceptualisations of disability sport, explores the structure of the Paralympic Movement and considers key political...

Contemporary Cinema and 'Old Age': Gender and the Silvering of Stardom

Dolan, Josephine.
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(2018)  | 9781137584014 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xi, 243pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book is the first to explore ‘old age’ in cinema at the intersection of gender, ageing, celebrity and genre studies. It takes its cue from the dual meanings of ‘silvering’ – economics and ageing – and explores shifting formulations of ‘old age’ and gender in contemporary cinema. Broad in its scope,...

Stan brakhage the realm buster.

Leslie, Esther. Lori, Marco.
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(2018)  | 9780861967285 | Indiana University Press | pbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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Stan Brakhage's body of work counts as one of the most important within post-war avant-garde cinema, and yet it has rarely been given the attention it deserves. Over the years, though, diverse and original reflections have developed, distancing his figure little by little from critical categories. This...

Film Stardom and the Ancient Past: Idols, Artefacts and Epics

Williams, Michael.
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(2018)  | 9781137390011 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xiv, 311pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book offers the first comprehensive exploration of how the ancient past has shaped screen stardom in Hollywood since the silent era. It engages with debates on historical reception, gender and sexuality, nostalgia, authenticity and the uses of the past. Michael Williams gives fresh insights into...

The ultimate spurs quiz book.

Cowlin, Chris.
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(2018)  | 9781785384769 | Apex Publishing Ltd | pbk. | 3 ed.,  | book | 110pp
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Are you a Spurs fan? Have you followed the team's progress through good times and bad? Would you like to test your memory of the people and places that have shaped the club through the 80s, 90s and 2000s? If Tottenham Hotspur is the team you support, you are certain to want to have a go at the 1,250...

Political Theory and Film: From Adorno to Žižek

Fraser, Ian.
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(2018)  | 9781783481644 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 206pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2018
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The actions, images and stories within films can impact upon the politicalconsciousness of viewers, enabling their audience to imagine ways of resistingthe status quo, politically, economically and culturally. But what doespolitical theory have to say about film? Should we explore film theory through...

Ernest Irving Freese's "Geometric Transformations": The Man, The Manuscript, The Magnificent Dissections!

Frederickson, Greg N. Greg N., Frederickson.
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(2018)  | 9789813220478 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 28/1/2018
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Why i didn't say anything.

Kennedy, Sheldon.
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(2018)  | 9781554830367 | Insomniac Press | pbk. | book | 234pp
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In 1996, Sheldon Kennedy rocked the insular world of Canadian hockey by announcing that his former minor-league coach, Graham James -- the Hockey News 1989 Man of the Year -- had sexually abused him more than 300 times. The media portrayed Kennedy as a hero for breaking the code of silence in professional...

Wie man einen Schokoladendieb entlarvt: ... und andere mathematische Zaubertricks

Cederbaum, Carla.
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(2018)  | 9783662561423 | Springer | pbk. | 2,  | book | 151pp | Availability last checked: 2/2/2018
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Dieses Buch führt anhand erstaunlicher Zaubertricks und komischer Clownerien zwanglos in die Welt der Logik und der Mathematik ein. Zahlen und Räume werden dabei zu einer faszinierenden Welt des Zauberns, Flunkerns und Lachens. Denn, auch wenn man es kaum glaubt: Mathematik ist reif für die Bühne und...

German television : historical and theoretical perspectives.

Powell, Larson. Shandley, Robert.
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(2018)  | 9781785338373 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 242pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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Long overlooked by scholars and critics, the history and aesthetics of German television have only recently begun to attract serious, sustained attention, and then largely within Germany. This ambitious volume, the first in English on the subject, provides a much-needed corrective in the form of penetrating...

Political fellini : journey to the end of italy.

Minuz, Andrea.
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(2018)  | 9781785338281 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 228pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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Federico Fellini is often considered a disengaged filmmaker, interested in self-referential dreams and grotesquerie rather than contemporary politics. This book challenges that myth by examining the filmmaker's reception in Italy, and by exploring his films in the context of significant political debates....

Marxism and film activism : screening alternative worlds.

Kristensen, Lars. Mazierska, Ewa.
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(2017)  | 9781785337628 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 290pp | Availability last checked: 20/12/2017
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In Theses on Feuerbach, Marx writes, "The philosophers have only interpreted the world differently; the point is to change it." This collection examines how filmmakers have tried to change the world by engaging in emancipatory politics through their work, and how audiences have received them. It presents...

Movies in the Age of Obama: The Era of Post-Racial and Neo-Racist Cinema

Izzo, David Garrett.
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(2017)  | 9780810895348 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 314pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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The historic election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States hada significant impact on both America and the world at large. By voting anAfrican American into the highest office, those who elected Obama did notnecessarily look past race, but rather didn’t let race prevent them forcasting...

Boxing: A Concise History of the Sweet Science

Gems, Gerald R.
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(2017)  | 9780810895034 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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Sports fans have long been fascinated with boxing and the brutal demonstrationof physical and psychological conflict. Accounts of the sport appear as far backas the third millennium BC, and Greek and Roman sculptors depicted the athleticideals of the ancient era in the form of boxers. In the present...

Cuba's Baseball Defectors: The Inside Story

Bjarkman, Peter C.
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(2017)  | 9780810895720 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 386pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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The stellar play and fascinating backstories of exiled Cuban sluggers andhurlers in Major League Baseball (MLB) has become one of the biggest headlinesin America's national pastime. On-field exploits by colorful Dodgers outfielderYasiel Puig, American League rookie-of-the-year José Abreu, home run...

Introducing JavaScript Game Development: Build a 2D Game from the Ground Up

Stuart, Graeme.
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(2017)  | 9781484232514 | Apress L P | pbk. | book | xi, 209pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Learn to build a fully-functional 2D game inspired by the 1979 Atari classic, Asteroids, using just HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. Developing games has never been easier than it is now. New web technology allows even beginner developers to turn their hand to game development. Developed from an undergraduate...

Cross Over to HTML5 Game Development: Use Your Programming Experience to Create Mobile Games

Chishti, Zarrar.
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(2017)  | 9781484232903 | Apress L P | pbk. | book | xvi, 249pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Cross Over to HTML5 Game Development, Zarrar ChishtiChapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: In the beginning there was HTML Chapter 3: Time to apply a little CSS Chapter 4: Apply intelligence with JavaScript  Chapter 5: Take a Shot: Part 1 Chapter 6: Where are the Zombies? Chapter 7: Take a Shot: Part 2...

Pictures of the Mind: Surrealist Photography and Film

Fotiade, Ramona.
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(2017)  | 9783039111299 | Peter Lang AG | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 10/1/2018
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Screen Production Research: Creative Practice as a Mode of Enquiry

Batty, Craig. Kerrigan, Susan.
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(2017)  | 9783319628363 | Springer | pbk. | book | xxvi, 253pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Aimed at students and educators across all levels of Higher Education, this agenda-setting book defines what screen production research is and looks like—and by doing so celebrates creative practice as an important pursuit in the contemporary academic landscape. Drawing on the work of international...

Empathetic Space on Screen: Constructing Powerful Place and Setting

D'Adamo, Amedeo.
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(2017)  | 9783319667713 | Springer | pbk. | book | xxi, 264pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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In this book we learn that there is a clear but complex relationship between setting and character on screen. Certain settings stand out above others—think of the iconic gooey dripping tunnels that Ripley stumbles through in Aliens, Norman’s bird-decorated parlour in Psycho or the dark...

Homosexuality and Italian Cinema: From the Fall of Fascism to the Years of Lead

Giori, Mauro.
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(2017)  | 9781137565921 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xvi, 272pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book is the first to establish the relevance of same-sex desires, pleasures and anxieties in the cinema of post-war Italy. It explores cinematic representations of homosexuality and their significance in a wider cultural struggle in Italy involving society, cinema, and sexuality between the 1940s...

The American President in Film and Television: Myth, Politics and Representation

Frame, Gregory.
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(2017)  | 9781788741439 | Peter Lang AG | pbk. | 2 Revised ed.,  | book | 328pp | Availability last checked: 19/1/2018
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As evidenced by the election of celebrity and reality television star DonaldTrump, popular culture has played a vital role in the conceptualisation ofpolitical leadership. This revised edition of The American President in Film andTelevision explores the complex relationship between the construction...

Every Army Man Is with You: The Cadets Who Won the 1964 Army-Navy Game, Fought in Vietnam, and Came Home Forever Changed

Mills, Nicolaus.
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(2017)  | 9780810896048 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 258pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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For Army’s players, their 1964 football game against a Navy team led by itsHeisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Roger Staubach, was a do-or-die battle. Armyhad lost to Navy five years in a row. This time a stunning victory by Armychanged the Cadets’ fortunes and made headlines across the country....

Tyler Perry's America: Inside His Films

Lee, Shayne.
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(2017)  | 9780810896222 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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Tyler Perry is the most successful African-American filmmaker of his generation,garnering both accolades and controversies with each new film. In TylerPerry’s America, Shayne Lee digs into eleven of Perry’s highest-grossingfilms to explore key themes of race, gender, class, and religion, and,ultimately,...

Anime Aesthetics: Japanese Animation and the 'Post-Cinematic' Imagination

Swale, Alistair D.
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(2017)  | 9781349553570 | Springer Palgrave | pbk. | book | vi, 167pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Japanese animation has been given fulsome academic commentary in recent years. However, there is arguably a need for a more philosophically consistent and theoretically integrated engagement. While this book covers the key thinkers of contemporary aesthetic theory, it aims to reground reflection on...

Politics, Hollywood Style: American Politics in Film from Mr. Smith to Selma

Heyrman, John.
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(2017)  | 9781498551922 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 186pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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Politics, Hollywood Style considers major films about the American politicalprocess from the 1930s through the 2010s. Grouped and considered historically,these films are analyzed for their portrayal of American politicians and thepolitical system. It explores the ways that American politics is reflected...

Australian Screen in the 2000s

Goldsmith, Ben. Ryan, Mark.
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(2017)  | 9783319482989 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xix, 370pp | Availability last checked: 12/2/2018
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1. Australian Screen in the 2000s: An Introduction2. Picking up the Pieces: Contemporary Australian Cinema and the Representation of Australian Film HistoryPart I. Australian?International Screen3. Australian Blockbuster Movies4. UnAustralians: Australian Characters in Non-Australian Films5. Abroad:...

Contemporary Approaches to Adaptation in Theatre

Reilly, Kara.
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(2017)  | 9781137597823 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xxix, 357pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book examines contemporary approaches to adaptation in theatre through seventeen international case studies. It explores company and directorial approaches to adaptation through analysis of the work of Kneehigh, Mabou Mines, Robert Le Page and Katie Mitchell. It then moves on to look at the transformation...

Fans, Blockbusterisation, and the Transformation of Cinematic Desire: Global Receptions of The Hobbit Film Trilogy

Davis, Charles. Hardy, Ann. Hight, Craig. Michelle, Carolyn.
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(2017)  | 9781137596154 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xvi, 344pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book explores the evolution of audience receptions of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy (2012-14) as an exemplar of the contemporary blockbuster event film franchise. Drawing on findings from a unique cross-cultural and longitudinal study, the authors argue that processes and imperatives associated...

The British Cinema Boom, 1906–1914: A Commercial History

Burrows, Jon.
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(2017)  | 9781137396761 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xi, 242pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book examines why thousands of cinemas opened in Britain in the space of a few years before the start of the First World War. It explains how they were the product of an investment boom which observers characterised as economically irrational and irresponsible. Burrows profiles the main groups...

Comedies of Nihilism: The Representation of Tragedy Onscreen

Khan, Amir.
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(2017)  | 9783319598932 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 183pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book presents close-readings of seven post-millennial comedic films: Up in the Air, Tropic Thunder, JCVD, Winnebago Man, The Trotsky, Be Kind Rewind, and Hamlet 2. It is a sequel to Stanley Cavell’s 1981 landmark study of the comedic genre, Pursuits of Happiness, where he examines seven comedies...

Frank Capra and the Cinema of Identity: Celebration and Interrogation

Scott, Malcolm.
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(2017)  | 9781787073739 | Peter Lang AG | hbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 19/1/2018
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This study proposes a new definition of Frank Capra’s work as a cinema ofidentity, focusing on his reflection on American national identity as well ashis own positioning as a US immigrant. The interplay of celebration andinterrogation is used to show the two poles of his films’ narrative structure,placing...

Performing texts.

Issacharoff, Michael. Jones, Robin F.
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(2017)  | 9780812280739 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 157pp
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Football Development Index: Rationale, Methodology, and Application

Osokin, Nikita. Solntsev, Ilya. Vorobyev, Anatoly.
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(2017)  | 9781498555197 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 138pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book provides a systematic overview of football development from ascientific perspective. The proposed multidimensional framework of assessing theconcept of sports development (with a deliberate emphasis on associationfootball) goes beyond the conventional medal tally counts and win percentages.The...

True Detective: Critical Essays on the HBO Series

Samuel, Michael. Stoddart, Scott F.
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(2017)  | 9781498566940 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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Throughout its limited run beginning in 2014, the HBO series True Detective haspresented viewers with unique takes on the American crime drama on television,marked by literary and cinematic influences, heavyweight performances, and anexperimental approach to the genre. At times celebrated and opposed,...

Argentine Cinema: From Noir to Neo-Noir

George, David. Meneses, Gizella.
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(2017)  | 9781498511865 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 192pp | Availability last checked: 29/12/2017
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Argentine Cinema: From Noir to Neo-Noir examines the phenomenon of Argentinefilm noir. Beginning with definitions of film noir and its internationaliterations, the book presents a history of the development of film noir andneo-noir in Argentina (from the 1940s to the present), as well as a technical,aesthetic,...

Speculative Imperialisms: Monstrosity and Masquerade in Postracial Times

Loza, Susana.
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(2017)  | 9781498507967 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 204pp | Availability last checked: 29/12/2017
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Speculative Imperialisms: Monstrosity and Masquerade in Postracial Timesexplores the (settler) colonial ideologies underpinning the monstrous imaginingsof contemporary popular culture in the Britain and the US. Through a closeexamination of District 9, Avatar, Doctor Who, Planet of the Apes, and steampunkculture,...

James Friedrich and Cathedral Films: The Independent Religious Cinema of the Evangelist of Hollywood, 1939-1966

Suit, Kenneth.
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(2017)  | 9781498541510 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 290pp | Availability last checked: 20/12/2017
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James Friedrich and Cathedral Films: The Independent Religious Cinema of theEvangelist of Hollywood, 1939-1966 looks at the religious sub-genre ofindependent cinema during the classical Hollywood period through the works ofone of its most accomplished pioneers. Episcopal pastor James Friedrich usedprofessional...

Women in European Holocaust Films: Perpetrators, Victims and Resisters

Lewis, Ingrid.
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(2017)  | 9783319650609 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 278pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book considers how women’s experiences have been treated in films dealing with Nazi persecution. Focusing on fiction films made in Europe between 1945 and the present, this study explores dominant discourses on and cinematic representation of women as perpetrators, victims and resisters. Ingrid...

Mesearch and the Performing Body

Edward, Mark.
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(2017)  | 9783319699974 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 106pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book is an anthology of Mark Edward’s creative practice-led projects. It transmits and communicates his research through varied artistic means, primarily contemporary dance, immersive art installation, drag performance, and photography. Through the innovative practice of 'mesearch', in which...

Domestic Violence in Hollywood Film: Gaslighting

Shoos, Diane L.
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(2017)  | 9783319650630 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 170pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This is the first book to critically examine Hollywood films that focus on male partner violence against women. These films include Gaslight, Sleeping with the Enemy, What’s Love Got to Do with It, Dolores Claiborne, Enough, and Safe Haven. Shaped by the contexts of postfeminism, domestic abuse post-awareness,...

Tv in the usa : a history of icons, idols, and ideas.

LoBrutto, Vincent.
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(2017)  | 9781440848476 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
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Tv in the usa : a history of icons, idols, and ideas.

LoBrutto, Vincent.
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Tv in the usa : a history of icons, idols, and ideas.

LoBrutto, Vincent.
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(2017)  | 9781440848452 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
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The 25 sitcoms that changed television : from i love lucy to modern family.

Barlow, Aaron. Westengard, Laura. , Barlow, Aaron. Westengard, Laura.
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(2017)  | 9781440838866 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 366pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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What was the role of The Jeffersons in changing views regarding race and equality in America in the 1970s? How did The Golden Girls affect how society views older people? Was The Office an accurate (if exaggerated) depiction of the idiosyncrasies of being employees in a modern workplace? How did the...

Globalization and Latin American Cinema: Towards a New Critical Paradigm

McClennen, Sophia A.
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(2017)  | 9783319570594 | Springer | hbk. | book | xx, 543pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Studying the case of Latin American cinema, this book analyzes one of the most public - and most exportable- forms of postcolonial national culture to argue that millennial era globalization demands entirely new frameworks for thinking about the relationship between politics, culture, and economic policies....

The Shakespeare Films of Grigori Kozintsev

Hudgens, Thomas Michael. Thomas Hudgens, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9781527503175 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 158pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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Sizing Shakespeare to the compressed view of the camera lens is no small feat. This undertaking is covered in these pages, which reveal a remarkable director’s kaleidoscopic vision as he takes a text from stage to film. Out of this emerge new ways for an ordinary reader to view Shakespeare, and a greater...

Taken by Speed: Fallen Heroes of Motor Sport and Their Legacies

Kirk, Connie Ann.
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(2017)  | 9781442277618 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 262pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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The number of athletes who have died competing in the sport of motor racing,including amateurs and professionals around the world, stretches into thethousands. Despite the danger, drivers continue to compete day in and day outfor the thrill and joy of the race. In Taken by Speed: Fallen Heroes of MotorSport...

The Philosophy of Theatre, Drama and Acting

STERN, T. O. M. , Stern, Tom.
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(2017)  | 9781783486212 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 216pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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The Philosophy of Theatre, Drama and Acting is the ideal collection for studentsand scholars of aesthetics, theatre studies and the philosophy of art. Eversince the Greeks, philosophy and theatre have always enjoyed a close and oftenantagonistic relationship. Yet until recently relatively little scholarlyattention...

The Art of Motivation for Team Sports: A Guide for Coaches

Hinkson, Jim.
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(2017)  | 9781538105665 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 382pp | Availability last checked: 14/2/2018
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The challenge for today’s modern coach is to push players without riskingburnout, inspire them without bullying, and discipline players withoutconstantly yelling. While no two coaches have the exact same approach tomotivating their team, there are certain leadership skills coaches can developto get...

Theatre, Performance and Change

Etheridge, Woodson Stephani. Underiner, Tamara.
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(2017)  | 9783319658278 | Springer | hbk. | book | liii, 344pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book works to 'make change strange' from and for the field of theatre and performance studies. Growing from the idea that change is an under-interrogated category that over-determines theatre and performance as an artistic, social, educational, and material practice, the scholars and practitioners...

American–Australian Cinema: Transnational Connections

Danks, Adrian. Gaunson, Stephen. Kunze, Peter C.
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(2017)  | 9783319666754 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 375pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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1. Adrian Danks, Stephen Gaunson and Peter C. Kunze, Where I’m Calling From: An American-Australian Cinema? Part I. Across the Pacific: Looking to America2. Adrian Danks, Rudimentary Modernism: Ken G. Hall, Rear-Projection and 1930s Hollywood3. Leslie DeLassus, Simulated Scenery: Travel Cinema,...

Transmissions in Dance: Contemporary Staging Practices

Main, Lesley.
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(2017)  | 9783319648729 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvii, 231pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book is a collection of essays that capture the artistic voices at play during a staging process. Situating familiar practices such as reimagining, reenactment and recreation alongside the related and often intersecting processes of transmission, translation and transformation, it features deep...

Post-Unification Turkish German Cinema: Work, Globalisation and Politics Beyond Representation

Naiboglu, Gozde.
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(2017)  | 9783319644301 | Springer | hbk. | book | viii, 215pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book offers a post-representational approach to a range of fiction and non-fiction films that deal with labour migration from Turkey to Germany. Engaging with materialist philosophies of process, it offers analyses of films by Thomas Arslan, Christian Petzold, Aysun Bademsoy, Seyhan Derin, Harun...

Advances in computer games : 15th international conferences, acg 2017, leiden, the netherlands, july 3-5, 2017, revised selected papers.

Kosters, Walter. van, den Herik H. Jaap. Winands, Mark.
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(2017)  | 9783319716480 | Springer | pbk. | book | xx, 235pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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This book constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 15th International Conference, ACG 2017, held in Leiden, The Netherlands, in July 2017.The 19 revised full papers were selected from 23 submissions and cover a wide range of computer games. They are grouped in four classes according to...

Haunted Seasons: Television Ghost Stories for Christmas and Horror for Halloween

Johnston, Derek.
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(2017)  | 9781349562459 | Springer Palgrave | pbk. | book | vi, 192pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book explores the literary and cultural history behind certain Christmas and Halloween traditions, and examines the way that they have moved into broadcasting. It demonstrates how these horror traditions have become more domestic and personal, and how they provide a necessary seasonal pause for...

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