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Deadpool and philosophy : my common sense is tingling
edited by Nicolas Michaud and Jacob Thomas May
Chicago : Open Court, [2017]
It's about F*$ & ing time -- Breaking sixteen walls / Rhiannon Grant -- Deadpool the Dark Angel / Christopher Ketcham -- The only chapter in this book you need to read! / John V. Karavitis -- How much Deadpool is too much Deadpool? / Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone and Caleb Turner -- The anti-hero's journey / Andy Vink -- The accidental hero / Darian Shump -- Why Deadpool isn't a hero (yet?) / Matthew Brake -- How shitty can a hero be? / Corey Horn -- Is headless Deadpool still Deadpool? / Ben Fulman -- Always a pallbearer, never the corpse / Heidi Samuelson -- Immortality is misery / John Altmann -- Only Deadpool is sane / Chad William Timm -- Weapon X machina / Cole Bowman -- I'm an X-Man! / Daniel Malloy -- Good citizen Deadpool? / Jorge Humberto Sanchez Perez -- The beautiful face behind the mask / Kyle Alkema and Adam Barkman -- Wade Wilson fights like a girl / Michael R. Berry and Christopher Natale -- Thus slaughtered Deadpool / Nicol Smith -- Deadpool can't know fear / Louis Melançon -- Deadpool's genocide of the Marvel Universe / William R. Livingston -- A naughty little puppet, but still a puppet / Shawn McKinney -- How to solve the contradictions in Deadpool Killustrated / Jamie Cawthra -- A chimichanga for the mercenary soul / Gabriel Cruz -- Won't the real Wade Wilson please stand up? / Ben Abelson -- Deadpool kills God / Nicolas Michaud -- Why we love to watch Deadpool ... play with himself / Jacob Thomas May -- The mystic with the mouth / John Thompson -- Zen and the art of Deadpool / Gerald Browning.

If you know that someone is writing the script of your life, can you really be a hero? Deadpool is the super-anti-hero who knows he's in a comic book. His unique situation and blood-stained history give rise to many philosophical puzzles. Are his actions predetermined by the writers, or does he trick the writers into scripting his choices? And what happens when Deadpool breaks into the real world to kill the writers? Deadpool challenges us to think outside the box, and this collection of essays examines the profound implications of this most contradictory and perplexing comic book character.
Baker Berry PN6728.D3574 D43 2017

The intermediality of narrative literature : medialities matter
Bruhn, Jørgen, author
London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Baker Berry PN212 .B77 2016

Cosplayers : perfect collection
Shaw, Dash, author,
Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books, [2016]
"Cosplayers is cartoonist Dash Shaw's ode to that defining element of fandom, the "costume play" of so many anime and comic conventions. Artfully celebrating both the culture's obvious theatricality and uniquely D.I.Y. beauty, as well as its often awkward conflation of fantasy and reality, Cosplayers explores these delicate psychological balancing acts via a series of seven interconnected short stories surrounding two talented young women who combine their love of cosplaying with their love of social media and film in order to deepen their relationship with the popular culture they celebrate. Cosplayers depicts their stories in an affectionately funny way, celebrating how much more inclusive and humanistic fandom can be than most of the stories and characters it is built upon"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PN6727.S4946 C67 2016

Globalization and contemporary Chinese cinema : Zhang Yimou's genre films
Zhou, Xuelin, author
Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Baker Berry PN1993.5.C4 Z5758 2017

Decadence : a literary anthology
Crabb, Jon, compiler
London : The British Library, 2017
Decadent literature in Britain blossomed in the 1890s around such figures as Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, Max Beerbohm, Ernest Dowson and Arthur Symons. Under the maxim 'Art for Art's Sake' they often defied moral convention and pursued the limits of sensation, wilfully transgressing Victorian respectability along the way. This illustrated anthology concentrates on the major preoccupations of Decadence: Artifice, Intoxication, Spirituality, and Death. The selections include not only the finest examples of Decadent prose and poetry, but also extracts from theoretical texts, criticism and parody. This wider focus creates a well-rounded and distinctive introduction to the best of Decadent writing.
Baker Berry PN56.D45 D43 2017

The Farmer's World : Richard Jefferies' agricultural journalism in the late 1870s
Jefferies, Richard, 1848-1887
Foulsham, Norfolk : Petton Books, 2016
Baker Berry PN4784.A3 J44 2016

The emergence of pre-cinema : print culture and the optical toy of the literary imagination
Gabriele, Alberto, 1970- author
New York, NY, U.S.A. : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Introduction: the emergence of pre-cinema -- From Analogia Entis to the threshold of self-reflexivity in the poetry of Dante, Donne, and Shakespeare -- The modern(ist) reader: Friedrich Schlegel's Fragments, the emergence of modern philology and hte montage effect of industrial modernity -- A map to the panorama: intellectualized vision and the unrestrained power of shifting forms in Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho -- British Flaneurie, ca. 1805: William Wordsworth as man with a movie camera and the aesthetic polarities of the emerging modernity.

"The book investigates the dispersed emergence of the new visual regime associated with nineteenth-century pre-cinematic spectacles in the literary imagination of the previous centuries. Its comparative angle ranges from the Medieval and Baroque period to the visual and stylistic experimentations of the Romantic age, in the prose of Anne Radcliffe, the experiments of Friedrich Schlegel, and in Wordsworth's Prelude. The book examines the cultural traces of the transformation of perception and representation in art, architecture, literature, and print culture, providing an indispensable background to any discussion of nineteenth-century culture at large and its striving for a figurative model of realism."--Back cover.
Baker Berry PN53 .G28 2016

Romantic Norths : Anglo-Nordic exchanges, 1770-1842
Cian Duffy, editor
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Baker Berry PN751 .R66 2017

Brown Romantics : poetry and nationalism in the global nineteenth century
Chander, Manu Samriti, author
Lewisburg, [PA] : Bucknell University Press : [2017]
Baker Berry PN603 .C47 2017

Color television : sixty years of African American and Latino images on prime-time television
Pieraccini, Cristina
Dubuque, Iowa : Kendall/Hunt, ©2009
The Television Age inherits film stereotypes from Hollywood -- The 1950s: Stereotypes and underrepresentation -- The 1960s: Civil rights and change -- The 1970s: The ghetto comedies and Norman Lear change the face of television -- The 1980s: Bill Cosby and ensemble casts diversify television -- The 1990s: Segretated television -- Year 2000 and beyond: Diversity and balance -- Spanish-language versus English-language television today -- The multicultural model -- Appendix A: Special report: Black television viewing, 1986, 2006 -- Appendix B: Special report: Hispanic television viewing, 1992-2003 -- Appendix C: Workbook.
Baker Berry PN1992.8.A34 P54 2009

I feel bad ; all day, every day, about everything
Auslander, Orli, author,
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2017]
Baker Berry PN6727.A935 I3 2017

The Cambridge Companion to the City in Literature
edited by Kevin R. McNamara, University of Houston-Clear Lake
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014
Chronology -- Introduction / Kevin R. McNamara -- 1. Celestial cities and rationalist utopias / Antonis Balasopoulos -- 2. The city in the literature of antiquity / Susan Stephens -- 3. The medieval and early-modern city in literature / Karen Newman -- 4. The spectator and rise of the modern metropole / Alison O'Byrne -- 5. Memory, desire, lyric : the flâneur / Catherine Nesci -- 6. Social science and urban realist narrative / Stuart Culver -- 7. The socio-economic outsider : labor and the poor / Bart Keunen and Luc de Droogh -- 8. The urban nightspace / James R. Giles -- 9. Masses, forces, and the urban sublime / Christophe den Tandt -- 10. Fragment and form in the city of modernism / Arnold L. Weinstein -- 11. Cities of the avant-garde / Malcolm Miles -- 12. Urban dystopias / Rob Latham and Jeff Hicks -- 13. Postmodern cities / Nick Bentley -- 14. Colonial cities / Seth Graebner -- 15. Postcolonial cities / Caroline Herbert -- 16. The translated city : immigrants, diasporans, and cosmopolitans / Azade Seyhan -- 17. Gay and lesbian urbanity / Gregory Woods -- 18. Some versions of urban pastoral / Kevin R. McNamara and Timothy Gray.

"From the myths and legends that fashioned the identities of ancient city-states to the diversity of literary performance in contemporary cities around the world, literature and the city are inseparably entwined. The international team of scholars in this volume offers a comprehensive, accessible survey of the literary city, exploring the myriad cities that authors create and the genres in which allegorical cities appear. Early chapters consider the literary legacies of historical and symbolic cities from antiquity to the early modern period, while subsequent chapters consider the importance of literature to the relationship between urban landscape and memory. These later chapters explore the form of the literary city and its response to social and technological change; dystopian, nocturnal, pastoral, and sublime cities; and the cities of economic, sexual, cultural, and linguistic outsiders"--
Baker Berry PN56.C55 C36 2014

Tradition : a feeling for the literary past
Lerer, Seth, 1955- author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
Traditions of tradition -- The Copperfield experience -- My 1984 -- "This loved philology" : poems of the fall -- The tears of Odysseus.

"Seth Lerer presents an original take on tradition in the literary imagination. He asks how we can have an unironic, affective relationship to the literary past in an age marked by historical self-consciousness, critical distance, and shifts in cultural literacy. Tradition : a feeling for the literary past ranges through a set of fiction, poetry, and criticism that makes up inherited traditions and that also confronts the question of a literary canon and its personal and historical meaning. How are we taught to have a felt experience of literary objects? How do we make our personal anthologies of reading to shape social selves? Why should we care about what literature does both to and for us? This book affirms the value of close and nuanced reading for our understanding of both past and present. Its larger goal is to explore the ways in which the literary past makes us, and in the process, how we create canons for reading, teaching, and scholarship. The writers discussed here were all great readers. Dickens and Orwell, Rushdie and Bradbury, Dickinson and Frost, Anne Bradstreet and Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Chaucer, Dante, Virgil--they all built their literary structures on the scaffold of their bookshelves. Lerer demonstrates how reading the past generates the literary present, and imagines our literate future"--
Baker Berry PN523 .L47 2016

Memos from a theatre lab : exploring what immersive theatre "does"
Dinesh, Nandita, author
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; Routlege, 2017
The framework -- The two performances -- The data and the spectators -- The data and the actors -- Conclusions.
Baker Berry PN1590.A9 D56 2017

Les cinq sens littéraires : la sensorialité comme opérateur scriptural
études réunies par Paul Dirkx
Nancy [France] : Presses universitaires de Nancy : [2017]
"La sensorialité est l'une des révélations de ces dernières décennies dans le domaine des sciences humaines et sociales. En études littéraires, un nombre croissant de travaux tentent de dépasser les aspects thématiques de cet objet fascinant, en s'ouvrant aux perspectives d'ordre poétique qui donnent aux sens une place active dans les processus d'engendrement du texte. Ce livre dresse de ces recherches un premier bilan, donnant ainsi à voir tout ce que les cinq sens font à la littérature. Il constitue la première étude d'envergure consacrée à la sensorialité comme dimension à part entière de cet art. Les cinq sens littéraires forment un dispositif aussi complexe que puissant qui travaille les oeuvres dans toutes leurs strates (stylistiques, narratives, génériques, etc.) et dans toutes leurs dimensions (historiques, sociales, imaginaires, etc.). La sensorialité littéraire fonctionne comme un opérateur scriptural et, de ce fait, comme un analyseur des options d'écriture de tel genre, de tel courant ou de tel écrivain à un moment donné de l'histoire des littératures. Chaque chapitre de ce livre en apporte des éléments de démonstration susceptibles d'enrichir ou de renouveler la connaissance des textes et des auteurs concernés. La question sensorielle contribue ainsi à relancer le débat sur l'esthétique littéraire, en rendant au mot "esthétique" un peu de son sens étymologique, sensitif, et en redonnant au mot "littéraire" un peu de son irréductible autonomie."--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry PN56.S47 C56 2017

Landschaft und Ort bei Günter Eich und Ilse Aichinger
Berbig, Roland, 1954- author
Bratislava : Comenius-Universität Bratislava ; 2017
Baker Berry PN56.L26 L36 2017

Einsame Klasse : das Leben der Marlene Dietrich
Baur, Eva Gesine
München : C.H. Beck, c2017
Baker Berry PN2658.D5 B38 2017

Political animals : the new feminist cinema
Mayer, Sophie, 1978- author
London ; I.B. Tauris, 2016
Introduction: Girls to the front -- Ain't about the (uh) cha-ching, cha-ching: framing the new feminist cinema -- Not in Kansas: animal selves and becoming-girls -- Water rites: ecocinema's new earth mothers -- Home front: women at war, women against war -- I have no country: British cinema as a runaway girl -- All dressed up: costume drama loosens its corset -- Mirror, mirror: fairy tales of the feminist fantastic -- Girl 'hood: a body, a room and a world of one's own -- Haunted houses: reclaiming 'women's cinema' -- Come together: love, justice and a new sexual politics -- Conclusion: An open letter.
Baker Berry PN1995.9.W6 M3585 2016

The hidden machinery : essays on writing
Livesey, Margot, author
Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2017
The hidden machinery: writing the life, shaping the novel -- Mrs. Turpin reads the stars: creating characters who walk off the page -- Nothing but himself: embracing Jane Austen's second chances -- Hush, shut up, please be quiet: letting our characters tell and show -- Even one day: considering aesthetics with Virginia Woolf -- Neither a borrower nor a lender be: paying homage -- Gustave and Emma: finding the first novel -- How to tell a true story: mapping our narratives onto the world -- Shakespeare for writers: learning from the master -- He liked custard: navigating the shoals of research.

In The Hidden Machinery, critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author Margot Livesey offers a masterclass for those who love reading literature and for those who aspire to write it. Through close readings, arguments about craft, and personal essay, Livesey delves into the inner workings of fiction and considers how our stories and novels benefit from paying close attention to both great works of literature and to our own individual experiences. Her essays range in subject matter from navigating the shoals of research to creating characters that walk off the page, from how Flaubert came to write his first novel to how Jane Austen subverted romance in her last one. As much at home on your nightstand as it is in the classroom, The Hidden Machinery will become a book readers and writers return to over and over again.
Baker Berry PN3355 .L557 2017

Media of serial narrative
edited by Frank Kelleter
Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2017]
Five ways of looking at popular seriality / Frank Kelleter -- Part I. Literature and comics. Antebellum popular serialities and the transatlantic birth of "American" comics / Jared Gardner -- Serial politics in antebellum America : on the cultural work of the city-mystery genre / Daniel Stein -- Serial entertainment/serial pleasure : the Yellow Kid / Christina Meyer -- Part II. Cinema. Inevitability of chance : time in the sound serial / Scott Higgins -- Spectral seriality : the sights and sounds of Count Dracula / Shane Denson and Ruth Mayer -- Hollywood remaking as second-order serialization / Frank Kelleter and Kathleen Loock -- New millennial remakes / Constantine Verevis -- Part III. Television. The ends of serial criticism / Jason Mittell -- Sensing the opaque : seriality and the aesthetics of televisual form / Sudeep Dasgupta -- The inevitable, the surprise, and serial television / Sean O'Sullivan -- Part IV. Transmedia and digitality. "All over the map" : building (and rebuilding) Oz / Henry Jenkins -- Popular seriality in everyday practice : Perry Rhodan and Tatort / Christine Hämmerling and Mirjam Nast -- Digital seriality : on the serial aesthetics and practice of digital games / Shane Denson and Andreas Sudmann.
Baker Berry PN3448.S48 M43 2017

Mickey Rooney : a show business life
MacEachern, James A., 1949- author
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
Born in a trunk -- Mickey (himself) McGuire -- Shakespeare and O'neill -- Fame comes to Andy Hardy -- Jockeying for parts -- Noir star -- Ava, with the laughing eyes -- The marrying kind -- Murder, he wrote -- Sugar babies -- The black stallion -- Small screen, big star -- Bill -- The long exit -- Appendix A: Those interviewed for this book -- Appendix B: Mickey Rooney's credits -- Appendix C: Awards and honors.

"Mickey Rooney was one of Hollywood's most prolific and long-lived stars, with film credits spanning the silent and CGI eras. This book reveals Rooney as a skilled actor who settled for less in an industry that relegated him to lesser roles, and built a body of work admired by audiences and actors alike"--
Baker Berry PN2287.R75 M33 2017

The repressed expressed : novel perspectives on African and Black diasporic literature
edited by Bill F. Ndi, Adaku T. Ankuma, Benjamin Hart Fishkin
Mankon, Bamenda : Langaa Research & Publishing CIG, [2017]
Baker Berry PN849.A35 R474 2017

Nostalʹgii︠a︡ -- ėto pami︠a︡tʹ
Demidova, Alla, author
Moskva : Izdatelʹstvo AST, 2016
Baker Berry PN2728.D458 A3 2016

Learning how to feel : children's literature and emotional socialization, 1870-1970
Frevert, Ute, author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
Introduction / Pascal Eitler, Stephanie Olsen, and Uffa Jensen -- 1. Mrs Gaskell's anxiety / Uffa Jensen -- 2. Dickon's trust / Stephanie Olsen -- 3. Asghari's piety / Margrit Pernau -- 4. Ralph's compassion / Daniel Brückenhaus -- 5. Doctor Dolittle's empathy / Pascal Eitler -- 6. Wendy's love / Magdalena Beljan and Benno Gammerl -- 7. Piggy's shame / Ute Frevert -- 8. Lebrac's pain / Anja Laukötter -- 9. Jim Button's fear / Bettina Hitzer -- 10. Ivan's bravery / Jan Plamper -- 11. Heidi's homesickness / Juliane Brauer -- 12. Ingrid's boredom / Joachim C. Häberlen -- Epilogue : translating books, translating emotions / Margrit Pernau.
Baker Berry PN1009.5.P78 L43 2014

Twisted visions : interviews with cult horror filmmakers
edited by Matthew Edwards
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
"Horror and exploitation films have played a pioneering role in world cinema, with a number of controversial and surreal movies produced by renegade filmmakers. This collection of interviews sheds light on the work of 23 directors who defied the conventions of Hollywood and commercial cinema. More than 100 photographs are included, with rare behind-the-scenes images"--
Baker Berry PN1995.9.H6 T95 2017

Crime fiction as world literature
edited by Louise Nilsson, David Damrosch, and Theo D'Haen
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
Introduction : crime fiction as world literature / Louise Nilsson, David Damrosch, and Theo D'haen -- The knife in the lemon : Nordic noir and the glocalization of crime fiction / Andreas Hedberg -- After such knowledge : the politics of detection in the Narconovelas of Elmer Mendoza / Michael Wood -- Red herrings and read alerts : crime and its excesses in Almost blue and Nairobi heat / Tilottama Tharoor -- The detective is suspended : Nordic noir and the welfare state / Bruce Robbins -- Four generations, one crime / Michaela Bronstein -- With a global market in mind : agents, authors, and the dissemination of contemporary Swedish crime fiction / Karl Berglund -- So you think you can write .... handbooks for mystery fiction / Anneleen Masschelein and Dirk de Geest -- Covering crime fiction : merging the local into cosmopolitan mediascapes / Louise Nilsson -- Surrealist noir : Aragon's Le cahier noir and Pamuk's The black book / Delia Ungureaunu -- Detective fiction in translation : shifting patterns of reception / Susan Bassnett -- Making it ours : translation and the circulation of crime fiction in Catalan / Stewart King -- "In Agatha Christie's footsteps" : The cursed goblet and contemporary Bulgarian crime fiction / Mihaela P. Harper -- A missing literature : Dror Mishani and the case of Israeli crime fiction / Maayan Eitan -- World detective form and Thai crime fiction / Suradech Chotiudompant -- Holmes away from home : the great detective in the transnational literary network / Michael B. Harris-Peyton -- Sherlock's queen bee / Theo D'haen -- Sherlock Holmes came to China : detective fictions, cultural meditations, and Chinese modernity / Wei Yan -- A sinister chuckle : Sherlock in Tibet / David Damrosch -- Detecting conspiracy : Boris Akunin's dandiacal detective, or a century in queer profiles from London to Moscow / Elizabeth Richmond-Garza.

Crime fiction is one of the most widespread of all literary genres. What's more, crime fiction is a part of our literary heritage and is intertwined with the development of today's consumer society. Part of Bloomsbury major new series Literatures as World Literature, this is the first book to treat crime fiction in its full global and plurilingual dimensions, taking the genre seriously as a participant in the international sphere of world literature. In a wide-ranging panorama of the genre, 21 critics discuss crime fiction from Bulgaria, China, Israel, Mexico, Scandinavia, Kenya, Catalonia, and Tibet, among other locales. By bringing crime fiction into the sphere of world literature, Crime Fiction as World Literature gives new insights not only into the genre itself but also into the transnational flow of literature in the globalized mediascape of contemporary popular culture.
Baker Berry PN56.C7 C86 2017

Civic London to 1558
edited by Anne Lancashire ; assistant editor David J. Parkinson
Cambridge : D.S. Brewer, 2015
1. Introduction ; The records (1286-7 to 1520-3) -- 2. The records (1521-2 to 1558-9) ; Appendixes -- 3. Translations, endnotes, glossaries, index.
Baker Berry PN2596.L6 C58 2015

Le roman épistolaire
Calas, Frédéric
Paris : Nathan, 1996
Baker Berry PN3448.E6 C35 1996

Speaking truths with film : evidence, ethics, politics in documentary
Nichols, Bill, 1942- author
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
Documentary film and the modernist avant-garde -- Documentary reenactment and the fantasmatic subject -- Letter to Lynn Sachs on Investigation of a flame -- Breaking the frame : gender, violation and the avant-garde -- Documentary film and the coming of sound -- To see the world anew : revisiting the voice of documentary -- The sound of music -- The question of evidence : the power of rhetoric and the documentary film -- The terrorist event -- Remaking history : Jay Leyda, and the compilation film -- Restrepo : a case of inadvertent evidence -- The symptomatic biopic : Steve Jobs : the man in the machine -- Documentary ethics : doing the right thing -- Irony, paradox and the documentary : double meanings and double binds -- Letter to Errol Morris : feelings of revulsion and the limits of academic discourse -- Perpetrators, trauma and film -- San Francisco newsreel : collectives, politics, films -- The political documentary and the question of impact.

"What issues, of both form and content, shape the documentary film? What role does visual evidence play in relation to a documentary's arguments about the world in which we live? Can a documentary be believed, and why or why not? How do documentaries abide by or subvert ethical expectations? Are mockumentaries a form of subversion? In what ways can the documentary be an aesthetic experience and at the same time have political or social impact? And how can such impacts be empirically measured? Pioneering film scholar Bill Nichols investigates the ways in which documentaries strive for accuracy and truthfulness, but simultaneously fabricate a form that shapes reality. Such films may rely on re-enactment to re-create the past, storytelling to provide satisfying narratives, and rhetorical figures such as metaphor and expressive forms such as irony to make a point. In many ways documentaries are a fiction unlike any other. With clarity and passion, Nichols offers close readings of several provocative documentaries including Land without Bread, Restrepo, The Thin Blue Line, The Act of Killing, and Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine as part of an authoritative examination of the layered approaches and delicate ethical balance demanded of documentary filmmakers"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PN1995.9.D6 N5425 2016

Cosmopolitan cinema : cross-cultural encounters in East Asian film
Chan, Felicia, author
London ; I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2017
Films are produced, reviewed and watched worldwide, often circulating between cultural contexts. The book explores cosmopolitanism and its debates through the lens of East Asian cinemas from Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and Singapore, throwing doubt on the validity of national cinemas or definitive cultural boundaries. Case studies illuminate the ambiguously gendered star persona of Taiwanese-Hong Kong actress Brigitte Lin, the fictional realism of director Jia Zhangke, the arcane process of selection for the Best Foreign Film Oscar and the intimate connection between cinema and identity in Hirokazu Koreeda's Afterlife (1998). Considering films, their audiences and tastemaking institutions, the book argues that cosmopolitan cinema does not smooth over difference, but rather puts it on display.
Baker Berry PN1993.5.E18 C43 2017

Hollywood soundscapes : film sound style, craft and production in the classical era
Hanson, Helen, author
London : British Film Institute/Palgrave, 2017
Baker Berry PN1995.7 .H26 2017

Translators and their prologues in medieval England
Dearnley, Elizabeth, author
Cambridge : D.S. Brewer, 2016
The prologue to Layamon's Brut recounts its author's extensive travels 'wide yond thas leode' (far and wide across the land) to gather the French, Latin and English books he used as source material. The first Middle English writer to discuss his methods of translating French into English, Layamon voices ideas about the creation of a new English tradition by translation that proved very durable. This book considers the practice of translation from French into English in medieval England, and how the translators themselves viewed their task.
Baker Berry PN671 .D43 2016

You win or you die : the ancient world of Game of Thrones
Haimson Lushkov, Ayelet, author
London ; I.B. Tauris, 2017
Baker Berry PN1992.77.G35 H35 2017

Confessional cinema : religion, film, and modernity in Spain's development years, 1960-1975
Pérez, Jorge, 1976- author
Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, [2017]
Introduction : film, religion, and the Desarrollismo period -- Lighting sainthood in the time of technocracy -- Praying for development in post-Vatican II comedies -- Gender and modernization in nun films -- Narratives of suspicion: religion in the Nuevo cine español -- Conclusion : Spanish cinema at the intersection of religion and politics.

"In Confessional Cinema, Jorge Perez analyzes how cinema engaged the shifting role of religion during the last fifteen years of Francisco Franco's dictatorship. Perez interrogates the assumption that after 1957, when the Franco regime recast itself in a secular and modernizing fashion, religion vanished from the cultural field. Instead, Spanish cinema addressed the transformation within Spanish Catholicism following Vatican II and Spain's modernization processes. Confessional Cinema offers the first analysis of a neglected body of Spanish films, "nun films," which focus on the active role of religious women in the transformation of Spanish Catholicism. Perez argues that commercial films, despite being less aesthetically accomplished, delved more than oppositional, art-house films into the fluctuating zeitgeist of the development years regarding the transformations within Spanish Catholicism. This is a provocative and original analysis of the significance of religion not from a theological point of view, but rather as a socio-political force and cultural determinant in the Spanish public sphere of this period, known as desarrollismo (development years) from 1960-1975"--
Baker Berry PN1995.9.R4 P47 2017

Italian style : fashion & film from early cinema to the digital age
Paulicelli, Eugenia, 1958- author
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2016
Machine generated contents note: -- Part I. Fashion, cinema and Italian identity -- From France to Italy. fashion, modernity and film -- Nationalism: fashion as propaganda in the 1930s -- Part II. Towards the launch of Italian style through cinema, fashion and design -- From neorealism to the launch of Italian fashion (1942-1966) -- Fashion, film and consumption during the economic miracle. -- From Modernism to excess: Antonioni, Fellini and Visconti. Italian filmmakers and their transnational language -- The Italian road to modernity: between crisis, melodrama, comedy and critique -- Part III. From Rome to Milan: the crisis of couture and the launch of Milan Prêt-a-Porter -- Italian fashion brands and foreign movies: Giorgio Armani and American Gigolo, The Untouchables (1968-1980s) -- Film and fashion fostalgia in the new millennium: between the digital revolution, globalization and 'Made in Italy'.

"Provides an historical and theoretical framework to understand the different typologies and meanings of costume in film, going beyond content and identity of a character"--
Baker Berry PN1993.5.I88 P38 2016

China core newspaper databases
Beijing : Tsinghua Tongfang Optical Disc Co. ;
CCND selects core newspaper articles published in mainland China since 2000. As of August 2005, the article count exceeded 4.4 million, from 1,000 publicly issued newspapers in mainland China. Series F - Literature, History, Philosophy

Post-millennial gothic : comedy, romance and the rise of happy gothic
Spooner, Catherine, 1974- author
London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
Baker Berry PN3435 .S74 2017

Making love in the twelfth century : letters of two lovers in context
Newman, Barbara, 1953- author,
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
Baker Berry PN6140.L7 N49 2016

Inventing agency : essays on the literary and philosophical production of the modern subject
edited by Claudia Brodsky, Eloy LaBrada
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
Introduction / Claudia Brodsky -- Part One:Subjects -- I think, therefore I feel / Marshall Brown -- Some dark interiority: a brief conceptual history / Eduardo Lerro -- Unsexing subjects: Marie de Gournay's philosophy of sex eliminativism / Eloy LaBrada -- Part Two: Causalities -- Shadows on the wall of reason: Diderot before Fragonard / David Ferris -- Timely plot and unplotted time: action and experience before and after Hegel / John Park -- Unexpected yet connected: on Aristotle's Poetics and its heterodox reception/ Karen Feldman -- The causal economy of the subject in Kant, Hegel and Marx: being in time and externalization / Irina Simova -- The man within the breast: sympathy, deformity, and moral subjectivity in Adam Smith's The theory of moral sentiments / Paul Kelleher -- Judging, inevitably: aesthetic judgment and novelistic form in fielding's Joseph Andrews / Vivasvan Soni -- The linguistic condition of judgment: Kant's "common sense"/ Claudia Brodsky.

"Inventing Agency addresses some of the most central and pressing concerns in criticism, theory, and philosophy today. As new metaphysics of the realia of power and independently animated objects have replaced ancient conceptualizations of substance, being, and causation, the question of the "subject" -- of the capability for just such conceptual change, for acting to any effect whatsoever -- has reemerged with fresh critical urgency. Writing on theories and fictions of the subject from Aristotle to Althusser and Fielding to Flaubert, the contributors to Inventing Agency explore the unprecedented productions of the subject as agent -- of cognition, aesthetic experience and judgment, imagination and representation, and moral and political action -- that together define the "revolution" in reflection that Kant called "the Age of Critique." Informed by expertise in such interrelated fields as continental and analytic philosophy and literary history, Marxian and utopian theory, poetics and cultural criticism, moral theory and theory of sensibility, and feminist and disability studies, Inventing Agency addresses the invention of subjecthood by philosophical and literary conceptions of the specifically human capacities that continue to reveal the prospect of social-individual and historical-agency in action. This collection on the productions of the subject is vital reading for anyone engaged in thinking about where the categories of contemporary theory come from, and where they might lead next"--
Baker Berry PN56.S7414 I58 2017

The Latin American (counter-) road movie and ambivalent modernity
Lie, Nadia, author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Baker Berry PN1995.9.R63 L54 2017

Lacombe Lucien : the screenplay
Malle, Louis, 1932-1995, author
New York : Other Press, [2016]
Baker Berry PN1997.L13 M3513 2016

Performance in the borderlands
edited by Ramón H. Rivera-Servera and Harvey Young
Basingstoke, Hampshire ; Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Introduction : border moves / Ramón H. Rivera-Servera and Harvey Young -- Playing the fence, listening to the line : sound, sound art, and acoustic politics at the US-Mexico border / Josh Kun -- Transnational cultural translations and the meaning of Danzón across borders / Alejandro L. Madrid -- Havana isn't waiting : staging travel during Cuba's special period / Patricia Ybarra -- "Architecture is not justice" : seeing Guantánamo Bay / Patrick Anderson -- Crossing Hispaniola : cultural erotics at the Haitian-Dominican borderlands / Ramón H. Rivera-Servera -- "The magic of song!" : John Lomax, Huddie Ledbetter, and the staging of circulation / Paige A. McGinley -- Border intellectual : performing identity at the crossroads / E. Patrick Johnson -- Calling off the border patrol : intercultural dramaturgy in Toronto / Ric Knowles -- Transborder dance : choreographies by Minerva Tapia / José Manuel Valenzuela -- The epistemology of the minor-native in transcolonial border zones / Eng-Beng Lim -- Remembering genocide within our borders : trail of tears and US museum culture / Harvey Young -- Poor Enrique and Poor María, or, the political economy of suffering in two migrant melodramas / Ana Elena Puga -- New tropicalism : performance on the shifting borders of Caribbean disappearance / Lowell Fiet -- Performance in the borderlands roundtable / Patrick Anderson [and others].
On Reserve at Paddock PN1590.S6 P48 2011

The ordinary man of cinema
Schefer, Jean Louis, author
South Pasadena, CA. : Semiotext(e), [2016]
Preface -- The gods. Devil dolls -- The mummy -- The jealousy of freaks -- Lost horizons -- The inhuman woman -- The maid on the telephone -- Occupation: Bouvard and Pécuchet -- Laurel and Hardy: brother and sister -- The clown of Heraclitus -- The white orgy -- The black orgy (The slaves and the painting) -- The object -- The shroud -- The sausage -- Chickens -- The likeness -- The burlesque body -- The death of Nero -- The death of Nero with a character -- The phonograph -- The ideal being can only be seen through the eyes of a criminal -- From The book of Satan -- Burlesque 2 -- The chubby one at the theater -- The road map -- Nana -- The smoke -- Shadows -- In front of the house -- The room -- The carriage, the veins -- The criminal life (The film). The criminal life -- The lesson of darkness -- The wheel of images -- The wheel -- The human face.

"When it was first published in French in 1980, The Ordinary Man of Cinema signaled a shift from the French film criticism of the 1960s to a new breed of film philosophy that disregarded the semiotics and post-structuralism of the preceding decades. Schefer describes the schizophrenic subjectivity the cinema offers us: the film as a work projected without memory, viewed by (and thereby lived by) a subject scarred and shaped by memory. The Ordinary Man of Cinema delineates the phenomenology of movie-going and the fleeting, impalpable zone in which an individual's personal memory confronts the cinema's ideological images to create a new way of thinking. It is also a book replete with mummies and vampires, tyrants and prostitutes, murderers and freaks--figures that are fundamental to Schefer's conception of the cinema, because the worlds that cinema traverses (our worlds, interior and exterior) are worlds of pain, unconscious desire, decay, repressed violence, and the endless mystery of the body. Fear and pleasure breed monsters, and such are what Schefer's emblematic "ordinary man" seeks and encounters when engaging in the disordering of the ordinary that the movie theater offers him. Among other things, Schefer considers "The Gods" in 31 brief essays on film stills and "The Criminal Life" with reflections on spectatorship and autobiography. While Schefer's book has long been standard reading in French film scholarship, until now it has been something of a missing link to the field (and more broadly, French theory) in English. It is one of the building blocks of more widely known and read translations of Gilles Deleuze (who cited this book as an influence on his own cinema books) and Jacques Rancière."--
Baker Berry PN1995.9.C36 S313 2016

Comic book geographies
edited by Jason Dittmer
Stuttgart : Franz Steiner Verlag, [2014]
Comic Book Geographies is a volume that brings together scholars from the discipline of geography and the field of comics studies to consider the multiple ways in which space is both constitutive of, and produced through, comic books. Senior scholars contribute their thoughts alongside a range of fresh talent from both fields, providing for a potent mix of perspectives. Together, these chapters reframe debates about comic books by highlighting their unique spatialities and the way that those spatialities are shot through by a range of relationships to time. Examples are drawn from a wide range of geographical contexts, from post-9/11 American superhero comics to the Franco-Belgian tradition and from comics intended for mass consumption to the spoken-word performances of Alan Moore. As a truly interdisciplinary engagement, with scholars coming from geography, literature, history, and beyond, Comic Book Geographies brings together perspectives on comic books that have too long been working in isolation"--page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry PN6710 .C67 2014

Spanish erotic cinema
Edited by Santiago Fouz-Hernández
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press [2017]
The colour of kisses: eroticism and exoticism in Spanish film culture of the 1920s and '30s / Eva Woods Peiró -- Impressions of Africa: desire, sublimation and looking 'otherwise' in three Spanish colonial films / Brad Epps -- The desarrollismo years: the failures of sexualised nationhood in 1960s Spain / Annabel Martín -- Sexual horror stories: the eroticisation of Spanish horror film (1969-75) / Antonio Lázaro-Reboll -- Undressing opus dei: reframing the political currency of destape films / Jorge Pérez -- Middlebrow erotic: didactic cinema in the transition to democracy / Sally Faulkner -- Revisiting Bigas Luna's Bilbao: the female body-object / Carolina Sanabria -- The male body in the Spanish erotic films of the 1980s / Alejandro Melero -- Sonorous flesh: the visual and aural erotics of skin in Eloy de Igesia's Quinqui films / Tom Whittaker -- Masochistic nationalism and the Basque imaginary / Rob Stone -- Erotohistoriography, temporal drag and the interstitial spaces of childhood in Spanish cinema / Sarah Wright -- Sex after fifty: the 'invisible' female ageing body in Spanish women-authored cinema / Barbara Zecchi -- Boys interrupted: sex between men in post-Franco Spanish cinema / Santiago Fouz-Hernández.
Baker Berry PN1995.9.S45 S63 2017

Screen Studies Collection
Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest, 2016-
A comprehensive survey of current publications related to film scholarship alongside detailed and expansive filmographies. This collection includes the specialist index FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database and the detailed and complementary filmographies created by the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute; AFI Catalog and Film Index International.

Conversations with Buñuel : interviews with the filmmaker, family members, friends and collaborators
Aub, Max, 1903-1972, author
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
"This book features extended conversations with Luis Buñuel (1900-1983) and interviews with the filmmaker's family, friends and colleagues (an earlier edition was published in Spain in 1984). Buñuel was notorious for inventing fanciful versions of his life and his creative process. In this translated and expanded edition, the interviews provide a detailed picture of Buñuel's life and art"--
Baker Berry PN1998.3.B86 A5 2017

Sabiduría chilena de tradición oral : (refranes)
Soublette, Gastón, author
Santiago, Chile : Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile : [2011]
Baker Berry PN6495.C5 S68 2011

Apocalyptic fiction
Tate, Andrew, 1971- author
London, UK ; Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, [2017]
1. Introduction: Dreams of the 'ruined' future -- 2. 'God rains over everything': Two floods -- 3. 'Sudden departure': Rapture writing -- 4. 'In the beginning, there was chaos': Atwood, apocalypse, art -- 5. Empty roads: Walking after catastrophe -- 6. Keep watching: Spectacle, rebellion and apocalyptic rites of passage -- 7. Conclusion: 'Survival is insufficient.'

Visions of post-apocalyptic worlds have proved to be irresistible for many 21st-century writers, from literary novelists to fantasy and young adult writers. Exploring a wide range of texts, from the works of Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy and David Mitchell to young adult novels such as Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games series, this is the first critical introduction to contemporary apocalyptic fiction. Exploring the cultural and political contexts of these writings and their echoes in popular media, Apocalyptic Fiction also examines how contemporary apocalyptic texts looks back to earlier writings by the likes of Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells and J.G. Ballard. Apocalyptic Fiction includes an annotated guide to secondary readings, making this an essential guide for students of contemporary fiction at all levels.
Baker Berry PN56.A69 T38 2017

The single woman, modernity, and literary culture : women's fiction from the 1920s to the 1940s
Sterry, Emma, author
[Cham, Switzerland] : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Baker Berry PN481 .S75 2017

Theatre of fear and horror : the grisly spectacle of the Grand Guignol of Paris, 1897-1962
edited by Mel Gordon
Port Townsend, WA : Feral House, [2016]
The Grand Guignol : a history -- The influence of the Grand Guignol -- Stage tricks of the Grand Guignol -- 100 plots from the repertoire of the Grand Guignol -- Fear in literature: an essay / André de Lorde -- I am the maddest woman in the world / Paula Maxa -- A crime in the madhouse / André de Lorde and Alfred Binet -- Orgy in the lighthouse / Leopold Marchard.
Baker Berry PN2636.P4 G75 2016

Mythopoetic cinema : on the ruins of European identity
Ravetto-Biagioli, Kriss, author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Introduction -- Floating on the borders of Europe : Aleksandr Sokurov's Russian ark -- O Megalexandros : falling in and out of dreams -- In Balkan : Marina Abramović and the politics of the suffering body -- Notre musique : on the ruins of the divine -- Epilogue : the politics of confrontation.

"In Mythopoetic Cinema, Kriss Ravetto-Biagoli explores how contemporary European filmmakers treat mythopoetics as a critical practice that questions the constant need to provide new identities in a new Europe, and with it a new European cinema after the fall of the Soviet Union. Examining the work of Alexander Sokurov, Theodoros Angelopoulos, Marina Abramović, and Jean-Luc Godard, she analyzes the ways in which these filmmakers engage and evaluate the recent reconceptualization of Europe's borders, mythic figures, and identity paradoxes, as well as how their work questions the ability of the moving image to challenge conventional ways of understanding history."
Baker Berry PN1993.5.E8 R38 2017

The legend of Charlemagne in medieval England : the matter of France in Middle English and Anglo-Norman literature
Hardman, Phillipa, 1948- author
Cambridge : D.S. Brewer, 2017
The Matter of France, the legendary history of Charlemagne, had a central but now largely unrecognised place in the multilingual culture of medieval England. From the early claim in the Chanson de Roland that Charlemagne held England as his personal domain, to the later proliferation of Middle English romances of Charlemagne, the materials are woven into the insular political and cultural imagination. However, unlike the wide range of continental French romances, the insular tradition concentrates on stories of a few heroic characters: Roland, Fierebras, Otinel. Why did writers and audiences in England turn again and again to these narratives, rewirting and reinterpreting them for more than two hundred years? This book is the first full-length study of the tradition. It investigates the currency and impact of the Matter of France with equal attention to English and French-language texts, setting each individual manuscript or early printed text in its contemporary cultural and political context. The narratives are revealed to be extraordinarily adaptable, using the iconic opposition between Carolingian and Saracen heroes to reflect concerns with national politics, religious identity, the future of Christendom, chivalry and ethics, and monarchy and treason.
Baker Berry PN687.C5 H37 2017

Motherhood in literature and culture : interdisciplinary perspectives from Europe
edited by Gill Rye, Victoria Browne, Adalgisa Giorgio, Emily Jeremiah, and Abigail Lee Six
New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
Baker Berry PN56.5.M67 M48 2018

Encyclopedia of weird war stories : supernatural and science fiction elements in novels, pulps, comics, film, television, games and other media
Green, Paul, 1955- author
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
"Fictional war narratives often employ haunted battlefields, super-soldiers, time travel, the undead and other imaginative elements of science fiction and fantasy. This encyclopedia catalogs appearances of the strange and the supernatural found in the war stories of film, television, novels, short stories, pulp fiction, comic books and video and role-playing games.""--
Baker Berry PN1995.9.W3 G74 2017

Belsey, Catherine, author
London : Profile Books Ltd, [2016]
"At the heart of criticism lies one question: What do you think of it? Every time we comment on an artefact, whether a poem, a play, a painting, a novel or a piano concerto, we are acting as critics, making our own judgements and interpretations. Among the most fundamental of human intellectual activities, criticism offers a starting point for many of our journeys towards understanding.Focusing particularly on stories, plays and poems, Criticism traces the central concepts and controversies in criticism, from Plato to Derrida, and from Romanticism to the death of the author. In the process, it reflects on criticism itself, the possibilities and options that confront casual readers, as well as reviewers, members of reading groups, students and teachers of English. How far do we make conscious choices about how and what we read (or view)? What do we conventionally look for in fiction? And what might we look for if we went beyond the conventional?"--Publisher's website.
Baker Berry PN83 .B39 2016

Black British drama : a transnational story
Pearce, Michael, 1977- author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Section 1: The USA -- African Americanisation, Black power and Black british drama since the 1970s -- Black power legacies in Kwame Kwei-Armah's Elmina's kitchen, fix up and statement of regret -- African American myths, music, icons in Mojisola Adebayo's Moj of the Antarctic and Muhammad Ali and me -- Secction 2: The Caribbean -- Creolisation and the Creole continuum in Caribbean British drama -- Coming to voice "Roy Williams" The No Boys Cricket Club, Lift off, Fallout and Sing yer heart out for the lads -- African accents Bola Agbaje's Gone too far!, Detaining justice and Off the endz -- Section 3: Africa -- Home to host-land and the hyphen in-between African British diasporic dramas since the 1990s -- Multiple personality diasporic disorder Inua Ellams' The 14th tale and Untitled -- Empathy in diaspora Debbie Tucker Green's Stoning Mary, Generations and Truth and reconciliation -- Conclusion.
Baker Berry PN2595.13.B34 P43 2017

Steampunk and nineteenth-century digital humanities : literary retrofuturisms, media archaeologies, alternate histories
Whitson, Roger, author
New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
Baker Berry PN3448.S73 W48 2017

Le regard rhétorique
Goyet, Francis, author
Paris : Classiques Garnier, 2017
"Qu'avons-nous perdu au juste en perdant l'immense culture de la rhétorique ancienne ? Cet ouvrage propose la réponse suivante : la rhétorique apprenait à acquérir un certain type de regard. Le but de son enseignement était de former l'étudiant et futur orateur à voir un discours comme un tout. L'enjeu était l'accès à la totalité. Une telle thèse oblige à reprendre un problème très classique, celui de la construction d'ensemble d'un ouvrage, et plus précisément d'un ouvrage fait de mots : discours d'orateur, plaidoirie d'avocat, mais aussi bien livre, poème, pièce de théâtre... Ce problème était central pour l'âge classique, soit du XVIe au XXVIIIe siècle : c'est donc là qu'il est particulièrement pertinent de l'étudier."--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry PN183 .G69 2017

Dramatized societies : quality television in Spain and Mexico
Smith, Paul Julian, author
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2016
The TV mini-series as historical memory: from 23-F [February 23, the king's most difficult day] (TVE-1, 2009) to Marisol (Antena 3, 2009) -- Transnational telenovela redux: Sin tetas no hay paraíso [Without tits you won't get to heaven] (Tele 5, 2008-9) -- Youth culture on television: El internado [The boarding school] (Antena 3, 2007-10), Física o química [Physics or chemistry] (Antena 3, 2008-11) -- Postcolonial TV: El tiempe entre costuras [The time in between] (Antena 3, 2013-14); El Príncipe (Telecinco, 2014) -- Educational television: XY (Canal 11, 2009-12) -- Aesthetic TV: Soy tu fan [I'm your fan] (Canal 11, 2010-12), Pacientes [Patients] (Canal 11, 2012-13) -- Race on TV: Crónica de castas [Chronicle of Castes] (Canal 11, 2014) -- HBO Latin America effect: Capadocia (HBO/Argos, 2008-14) -- Conclusion: love bites.
Baker Berry PN1992.3.S6 S646 2016

Why poetry
Zapruder, Matthew, 1967- author
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Three beginnings and the machine of poetry -- Literalists of the imagination -- Three literal readings -- Make it strange -- Some thoughts on form and why I rhyme -- The one thing that can save America -- Negative capability -- Three political poems -- Dream meaning -- Alien names -- True symbols -- Most of the stories have to do with vanishing -- Nothing is the force that renovates the world.

"In Why Poetry, award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder takes on what it is that poetry - and poetry alone - can do. Zapruder argues that the way we have been taught to read poetry is the very thing that prevents us from enjoying it. In lively, lilting prose, he shows us how that misunderstanding interferes with our direct experience of poetry and creates the sense of confusion or inadequacy that many of us feel when faced with it... Anchored in poetic analysis and steered through Zapruder's personal experience of coming to the form, Why Poetry is engaging and conversational, even as it makes a passionate argument for the necessity of poetry in an age when information is constantly being mistaken for knowledge. While he provides a simple reading method for approaching poems and illuminates concepts like associative movement, metaphor, and negative capability, Zapruder explicitly confronts the obstacles that readers face when they encounter poetry to show us that poetry can be read, and enjoyed, by anyone"--
Baker Berry PN1111 .Z37 2017

Religion and film : cinema and the re-creation of the world
Plate, S. Brent, 1966- author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Introduction: worldmaking on screen and at the altar -- Before the show: pulling the curtain on the wizard -- Visual mythologizing -- Ritualizing film in space and time -- Sacred and cinematic spaces: cities and pilgrimages -- During the show: attractions and distractions -- Religious cinematics: body, screen, and death -- The face, the close up, and ethics -- After the show: re-created realities -- The footprints of film: cinematic after-images in sacred time and space.
Baker Berry PN1995.5 .P53 2017

Qu'est-ce que le poétique?
Onimus, Jean, author
[Paris] : Poesis, [2017]
Baker Berry PN1031 .O55 2017

Voices of the talking stars : women of Indian cinema and beyond
edited by Madhuja Mukherjee
Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications Inc., 2017
Baker Berry PN1993.5.I8 V65 2017

Peter von Zahn's Cold War broadcasts to West Germany : assessing America
Nathans, Eli, author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Baker Berry PN5213.Z25 N38 2017

Women wanderers and the writing of mobility, 1784-1814
Horrocks, Ingrid, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Introduction : reluctant wanderers -- "Circling eye" to "houseless stranger" : the shifting landscape in the long poem -- The desolations of wandering : Charlotte Smith's Elegiac sonnets, 1784-1800 -- "The irresistible force of circumstances" : the poetics of wandering in Radcliffean gothic -- "Take, o world! Thy much indebted tear!" : Mary Wollstonecraft travels -- "No motive of choice" : Frances Burney and the wandering novel -- Coda : "He could afford to suffer" : losses and gains.

A history of the writing of mobility in the Romantic period, through the work of major women writers.
Baker Berry PN56.T7 H67 2017

The Routledge companion to cinema and gender
edited by Kristin Lené Hole, Dijana Jelača, E. Ann Kaplan, and Patrice Petro
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2017
Part II. Genres, modes, stars. Contested masculinities: the action film, the war film, and the western / Yvonne Tasker -- The rise and fall of the girly fim: from the woman's picture to the new woman's film, the chick flick, and the smart-chick film / Hilary Radner -- Moving past the trauma: feminist criticism and transformations of the slasher genre / Anthony Hayt -- Slapstick comediennes in silent cinema: women's laughter and the feminist politics of gender in motion / Margaret Hennefeld -- Feminist porn: the politics of producing pleasure / Constance Penley, Celine Parreñas Shimizu, Mireille Miller-Young, and Tristan Taormino -- The postmodern story of the femme fatale / Julie Grossman -- The documentary: female subjectivity and the problem of realism / Belinda Small -- Experimental women filmmakers / Maureen Turim -- Transnational stardom / Russell Meeuf.
Baker Berry PN1995.9.S47 R68 2017

In praise of fiction : prefaces to romances and novels, 1650-1760
Baudouin Millet
Leuven : Peeters, 2017
Prefaces are perhaps the most original and intriguing genres of commentary on early modern fiction in English. Surprisingly, the front materials of the 'lesser' fictional texts published between 1650 and 1760 have not yet received the scholarly attention they deserve, and have been only selectively reprinted so far. The purpose of this anthology is to make many of these prefaces available, including a number of texts authored by translators and editors of fiction published in English translation during this period. An introductory essay proposes a typology of the various strategies of legitimization of narrative prose fiction in early modern Britain, through an examination of the recurrent tropes and codes of the genre. It suggests that prefaces to narrative prose fiction in English played a key role in the emergence of a new status for fiction in the years that have traditionally been associated with accounts of the 'origins' of the 'novel'.
Baker Berry PN3383.P7 M4 2017

The cinema of Bimal Roy : an 'outsider' within
Chatterji, Shoma A., author
New Delhi, India ; SAGE Publications, 2017
Introduction -- Bimal Roy's life, influences and the Auteur (1909-1966) -- Literary adaptations' Udayer Pathey, Do Bigha Zamin and Baap Beti -- Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay Parineeta, Biraj Bahu and Devdas -- The woman question: Sujata and Bandini -- The role of music, song and dance -- Summing up: was Bimal Roy a displaced "outsider"?.
Baker Berry PN1998.3.R69 C53 2017

May Irwin : singing, shouting, and the shadow of minstrelsy
Ammen, Sharon, 1951- author
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
Introduction : May and me -- Never were there such devoted sisters -- Stardom -- The profoundly troubling history of the coon song -- The "only one boss bully" -- Unbounded domesticity -- Causes and compromise -- The road to rainbow's end -- Epilogue : me and May.

"Before Sophie Tucker "corked up" to entertain her audiences with ragtime songs in Negro dialect, and before Fanny Brice stumbled into the footlights in her rendition of the "Dying Swan," May Irwin (1862-1938) was the reigning queen of comedy and "coon" songs on the American stage. This project, the first serious study of May Irwin, traces the comedic performer's colorful and successful career and also examines the strategies that Irwin employed to maintain both popularity and power while stepping far outside traditionally defined boundaries of late nineteenth-century womanhood. Ammen considers the content and style of Irwin's comedy; her repertoire and status as a "coon shouter"; her position as a celebrated cook and homemaker; and her social and political activities. Irwin's career began as a singing act with her younger sister, Flora, when May was 12. The Irwin Sisters achieved enough success over the next few years to gain a regular spot at Tony Pastor's popular theatre in New York City. After six years with Pastor, May, then 21, struck out on her own and went to work for Augustin Daly's stock company, where she developed her comedic and improvisational skills. By the 1890s she was established as a star on the vaudeville circuit as well as the legitimate stage and a few films. In addition to her theatrical work, both onstage and as a manager, Irwin was also known as an accomplished homemaker and loving mother; a political activist; a real estate tycoon; a prolific composer of songs; and the writer of many articles as well as a popular cookbook"--
Baker Berry PN1969.M5 A46 2017

Was the Cat in the Hat black? : the hidden racism of children's literature, and the need for diverse books
Nel, Philip, 1969- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Introduction: Race, racism, and the cultures of childhood -- The strange career of The Cat in the Hat; or, Dr. Seuss's racial imagination -- How to read uncomfortably: Racism, affect, and classic children's books -- Whiteness, nostalgia, and fantastic flying books: William Joyce's racial erasures vs. Hurricane Katrina -- Don't judge a book by its color: The destructive fantasy of whitewashing (and vice-versa) -- Childhoods "outside the boundaries of imagination": Genre is the new Jim Crow -- Conclusion: A manifesto for anti-racist children's literature.

Racism is resilient, duplicitous, and endlessly adaptable, so it is no surprise that America is again in a period of civil rights activism. A significant reason racism endures is because it is structural: it's embedded in culture and in institutions. One of the places that racism hides -- and thus perhaps the best place to oppose it -- is books for young people. Philip Nel presents five serious critiques of the history and current state of children's literature tempestuous relationship with both implicit and explicit forms of racism. Nel examines topics both vivid -- such as The Cat in the Hat's roots in blackface minstrelsy -- and more opaque, like how the children's book industry can perpetuate structural racism via whitewashed covers even while making efforts to increase diversity. Rooted in research, Nel delves into years of literary criticism and recent sociological data in order to show a better way forward. Though much of what is proposed here could be endlessly argued, the knowledge that what we learn in childhood imparts both subtle and explicit lessons about whose lives matter is not debatable. The text concludes with a proposal of actions everyone -- reader, author, publisher, scholar, citizen -- can take to fight the biases and prejudices that infect children's literature.
Baker Berry PN1009.5.R32 N47 2017

Collecting sticks
Decie, Joe, author,
London : Jonathan Cape, 2017
"Collecting Sticks is a graphic novel about a family glamping trip. (It's like camping, but much more expensive.) Loosely based on actual events, but sometimes veering unexpectedly into fantasy, the story plays with the challenges nature presents to city folk as they forage for berries, get stuck up a tree, make perilous encounters with stinging wildlife, compete to build the best fire and discover the importance of finding good sticks. Also, it rains. It's about the human desire to get back to nature. Or to return to childhood and hit things with sticks."--Publisher description.
Baker Berry PN6737.D43 C65 2017

A companion to ancient Greece and Rome on screen
edited by Arthur J. Pomeroy
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017
Baker Berry PN1995.9.G74 C66 2017

Water in medieval literature : an ecocritical reading
Classen, Albrecht, author
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
Baker Berry PN671 .C53 2018

La culture cinématographique du mouvement ciné-club : une histoire de cinéphilies (1944-1999)
Souillés-Debats, Léo, author
Paris : Afrhc, [2017]
Baker Berry PN1993.5.F8 S68 2017

Representing talent : Hollywood agents and the making of movies
Roussel, Violaine, author
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017
Prologue: an agent at work -- Introduction -- The invention of agenting -- Filling a lacuna in the sociology of Hollywood -- Facing stereotypes -- In the field with Hollywood agents -- What this book unveils: agents and (e)valuation communities -- Mapping Hollywood -- Agenting in big versus little Hollywood -- "The other side": interdependent transformations of studios and agencies -- The new reality of agenting in big Hollywood -- The making of professionals in talent agencies -- "Fulfilling somebody else's dreams" -- An agent's initiatory path -- Under the wing of a mentor -- Forming "generations" in Hollywood -- Agenting as relationship work -- The meaning of relationships -- The definition of an agent's style -- "Trust" between agents and production professionals -- Agents and artists: enchanted bonds and power relations -- Agents' emotional competence -- Controlling talent? -- Embedded identities and hierarchies -- Naming quality and pricing talent -- Agents in Hollywood's evaluation communities -- "What it takes to get a movie made?" -- Pricing the unique -- Agents of change: the formation of new evaluation communities.
Baker Berry PN1993.5.U65 R75 2017

Pretending is lying
Goblet, Dominique, author,
New York : New York Review Comics, [2017]
"Pretending Is Lying is a memoir unlike any other. The first book to appear in English by the acclaimed Belgian artist Dominique Goblet, it is at once an intimate account of love and familial dysfunction and an audacious experiment in graphic storytelling. In a series of dazzling fragments--skipping through time, and from raw, slashing color to delicate black and white--Goblet examines the most important relationships in her life: with her partner, Guy-Marc; with her daughter, Nikita; with her alcoholic, well-meaning father; and with her abusive mother. More than a decade in the making, the result is an unnerving comedy of paternal dysfunction, an achingly ambivalent love story (with asides on the Beach Boys), and a searing account of childhood trauma--a dizzying, unforgettable view of a life in progress and a tour de force of the art of comics"--
Baker Berry PN6790.B43 G627413 2017

The poetics of transgenerational trauma
Atkinson, Meera, author
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
Introduction: Trauma, affect, and testimonies of transmission -- L'écriture féminine and the strange body -- The ethics of writing (though) a history of familial trauma -- Hauntology and the spooked text -- Family snapshots to big picture: cyclical haunting -- Provocations beyond the human -- Conclusion: Becoming trans-formed.
Baker Berry PN56.P914 A85 2017

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