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How to Escape
How to Escape (November 2014)
Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.

Philosopher, music critic, and syndicated columnist Crispin Sartwell has forged a distinctive and fiercely original identity over the years as a cultural commentator. In books about anarchism, art and politics, Native American and African American thought and culture, Eastern spirituality, and American transcendentalism, Sa...(Read More)
 
 
Immigrant Protest
Immigrant Protest (November 2014)
Politics, Aesthetics, and Everyday Dissent
Katarzyna Marciniak - Editor
Imogen Tyler - Editor

Explores how political activism, art, and popular culture challenge the discrimination and injustice faced by “illegal” and displaced peoples.

The last decade has witnessed a global explosion of immigrant protests, political mobilizations by irregular migrants and pro-migrant activists. This volume considers the implications of these struggles for critical understandings of citizenship and borders. Sch...(Read More)
 
 
B Is for Bad Cinema
B Is for Bad Cinema (March 2014)
Aesthetics, Politics, and Cultural Value
Claire Perkins - Editor
Constantine Verevis - Editor

Considers films that lurk on the boundaries of acceptability in taste, style, and politics.

B Is for Bad Cinema continues and extends, but does not limit itself to, the trends in film scholarship that have made cult and exploitation films and other “low” genres increasingly acceptable objects for critical analysis. Springing from discussions of taste and value in film, these original essays ma...(Read More)
 
 
The Transatlantic Gaze
The Transatlantic Gaze (February 2014)
Italian Cinema, American Film
Mary Ann McDonald Carolan - Author

Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.

In The Transatlantic Gaze, Mary Ann McDonald Carolan documents the sustained and profound artistic impact of Italian directors, actors, and screenwriters on American film. Working across a variety of genres, including neorealism, comedy, the Western, and the art film, Carolan explores how and why American dire...(Read More)

 
 
Shinohara Pops!
Shinohara Pops! (October 2012)
The Avant-Garde Road, Tokyo/New York
Hiroko Ikegami - Author
Reiko Tomii - Author

Surveys the fifty-year career of the avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara.

This catalogue, accompanying the exhibition of the same title at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz (August 29 through December 16, 2012), examines the fifty-year career of Ushio Shinohara, an indispensable player in the field of global contemporary history. Born in Japan in 1932, Shinohara was an enfant terrible of the Tokyo ...(Read More)
 
 
Fashion Talks
Fashion Talks (September 2012)
Undressing the Power of Style
Shira Tarrant - Editor
Marjorie Jolles - Editor

Essays on the politics of everyday style.

Fashion Talks is a vibrant look at the politics of everyday style. Shira Tarrant and Marjorie Jolles bring together essays that cover topics such as lifestyle Lolitas, Hollywood baby bumps, haute couture hijab, gender fluidity, steampunk, and stripper shoes, and engage readers with accessible and thoughtful analyses of real-world issues. This collection explor...(Read More)
 
 
Endtimes?
Endtimes? (March 2012)
Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times
Daniel R. Schwarz - Author

A groundbreaking study of ten difficult years in the life of America’s most important newspaper.

From false stories about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to growing competition from online and twenty-four-hour cable news, the first decade of the twenty-first century was not particularly kind to the New York Times. In this groundbreaking study of the recent life and times of America’s most...(Read More)
 
 
Hitchcock at the Source
Hitchcock at the Source (September 2011)
The Auteur as Adapter
R. Barton Palmer - Editor
David Boyd - Editor

Considers the ways in which Alfred Hitchcock adapted and transformed a variety of literary works—novels, plays, and short stories—into film.

The adaptation of literary works to the screen has been the subject of increasing, and increasingly sophisticated, critical and scholarly attention in recent years, but most studies of the subject have continued to privilege literature over film by taking th...(Read More)
 
 
Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination
Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination (May 2011)
Georges Méliès's Trip to the Moon
Matthew Solomon - Editor

An authoritative and comprehensive guide to cinema’s first true blockbuster.

“Best moving pictures I ever saw.” Thus did one vaudeville theater manager describe Georges Méliès’s A Trip to the Moon [Le Voyage dans la lune], after it was screened for enthusiastic audiences in October 1902. Cinema’s first blockbuster, A Trip to the Moon still inspires such superlatives and continues to be widely seen more tha...(Read More)
 
 
The Obama Effect
The Obama Effect (September 2010)
Multidisciplinary Renderings of the 2008 Campaign
Heather E. Harris - Editor
Kimberly R. Moffitt - Editor
Catherine R. Squires - Editor

Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.

November 4, 2008 ushered in a historic moment: Illinois Senator Barack Obama was elected the forty-fourth President of the United States of America. In The Obama Effect, editors Heather E. Harris, Kimberly R. Moffitt, and Catherine R. Squires bring together works that place Barack Obama’s candidacy and victory in the co...(Read More)
 
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