By (author) Dr. Michael Hammond
The Big Show looks at the role played by cinema in British cultural life during World War One. Hammond shows how the British film industry and British audiences responded to the traumatic effects of the War, and contends that the War’s significant effect was to expedite the cultural acceptance of cinema into the fabric of British social life.
By (author) John Duffus, Douglas M Templeton, Michael Schwenk Other International Union of Pure and AppliedPublication date: 12 July 2017
Contributions by Scott Ashley, Jennifer Birkett, Richard A. Cardwell, Ian Christie, Peter Cooke, Peter Dayan, Alison Finch, Michael Holland, Patrick Laude, Dr Patrick McGuinness, Dee Reynolds, Prof. Clive Scott, Jeremy Stubbs, Robert Vilain, Shirley W. Vinall Edited by Dr Patrick McGuinness
This is a comparative and interdisciplinary book exploring a variety of perspectives on the artistic culture of France, and its neighbours, in the period 1870-1914.View details
By (author) James Lyons, Dr. John Plunkett Contributions by Isobel Armstrong, Kaveh Askari, Patrizia Di Bello, James Bennett, William Boddy, Jonathan Bollen, Ian Christie, Charlie Gere, Richard Grusin, Michelle Henning, James Lyons, Laura Mulvey, Dan North, Dr. John Plunkett, Dr Andrew Shail, Damian Sutton, Andrea Zapp
Multimedia Histories: From the Magic Lantern to the Internet is the first book to explore in detail the vital connections between today’s digital culture and an absorbing history of screen entertainments and technologies. Its range of coverage moves from the magic lantern, the stereoscope and early film to the DVD and the internet.
By (author) Dr. Joe Kember
In this study of early film exhibition, Joe Kember demonstrates that prior to the emergence of a specific discipline of screen acting and the arrival of picture personalities, the early cinema inherited its human dimensions from diverse earlier traditions of performance, from the magic lantern lecture to the fairground and variety theatre.
Contributions by P R Alves, Grazyna Wilczek, Frank Martin, Bjoern Scholz-Starke, Juliana Da Silva, J L Fuentes, Marco Parolini, P Siroski, Mariailaria Verderame, N Wagner, J C Brodeur Edited by Marcelo L Larramendy Series edited by Michael D Waters, Tim Marrs Editor-in-chief Diana AndersonPublication date: 12 June 2017
By (author) François Mauriac Edited by Dr Paul Cooke
Les Mains Jointes (1909) was the collection of poetry that launched the long career of Nobel Prize-winning author François Mauriac (1885-1970). This critical edition provides the first ever overview of the volume’s complex textual history (spanning four decades).
Contributions by Deborah Zamble, Jennifer Glass, Max Costa, Magdalena Rowińska-Żyrek, Stefano Ciurli, Juan Fontecilla-Camps, Yan Kung, Stephen Ragsdale, Michael Maroney, John Honek, Robert P Hausinger, Jose Palacios, Peter Chivers, Hongzhe Sun, Dietrich Nies, Hilde deReuse, Zakrewska Czerwinska Edited by Deborah Zamble, Magdalena Rowińska-Żyrek, Henryk Kozlowski Editor-in-chief C David GarnerPublication date: 24 March 2017
By (author) Dr David Ingram
This book combines film studies with environmental history and politics, aiming to establish a cultural criticism informed by 'green' thought. David Ingram argues that Hollywood cinema has largely perpetuated romantic attitudes to nature and has played an important ideological role in the 'greenwashing' of ecological discourses.
Contributions by Dr H. Spieß, Dr B. Schmehe, Dr C. Vollenweider, Dr Steven P. C. Groot, Dr Maaike H. J. E. Raaijmakers, Prof. C. Watson, Dr E. A. Stockdale, Prof. Peter Von Fragstein und Niemsdorff, Prof. Bernhard Freyer, Dr Maike Krauss, Dr Paul Mäder, Dr Joséphine Peigné, Dr Julia Cooper, Dr Peter Sørensen, Dr Luca Bechini, Dr Lars Stoumann Jensen, Prof. Lidia Sas Paszt, Dr Slawomir Gluszek, Prof. Michael J. Goss, Dr Adrian Unc, Dr Wilfried Ehlers, Prof. M. R. Finckh, Dr S. M. Junge, Dr J. H. Schmidt, Dr O. D. Weedon, Dr Bernhard Speiser, Dr Hans-Jakob Schärer, Dr Lucius Tamm, Prof. Paolo Bàrberi, Dr Susanne Padel, Dr A. Muller, Dr M. Meier, Dr C. Schader, Dr A. Gattinger, Dr M. Steffens, Dr Thomas F. Döring, Dr Lukas Pfiffner, Dr Laura Armengot, Dr Kirsten Brandt, Dr R. Onwonga, Dr K. P. Sibuga, Dr H. Nduku, Dr L. Sigsgaard, Dr A. Saria, Dr L. Shechambo, Dr M. Montoro, Dr C. Chepkoech, Dr Q. Genga, Prof. Raphael Wahome, Dr N. Halberg, Dr H. Høgh-Jensen, Prof. Victor Olowe, Prof. Sang Mok Sohn, Prof. Roberto Ugás Edited by Prof. Ulrich Köpke
By (author) Laurent Mannoni Edited by Dr Richard Crangle Translated by Dr Richard Crangle
Widely regarded by historians of the early moving picture as the best work yet published on pre-cinema, The Great Art of Light and Shadow: Archaeology of the Cinema throws light on a fascinating range of optical media from the twelfth century to the turn of the twentieth.View details
Contributions by Roberto Rico-Martinez, Sajal Ray, C. R. Walters, Carlos Fernando Garcia, Marco Parolini, Pedro M Costa, Marcos Antonio Amara Pinheiro, Luciane Alves Maranho, Eduardo Madrigal-Bujaidar, Rachelle Belanger, Sonia Soloneski, Marcelo L Larramendy, G L Poletta, C S Perez-Coll, Classius de Oliveira, Adriana Regina Chippari-Gomes, Miguel Santos, Fernando Manas Torres, T Cavas, Laury Gauthier, M Camacho, N Wagner Edited by Marcelo L Larramendy Series edited by Michael D Waters, Tim Marrs Editor-in-chief Diana AndersonPublication date: 05 July 2017
By (author) Dr. Rosamund Bartlett, Dr Sarah Dadswell Contributions by Jeremy Arden, Professor Michaela Bohmig, Professor John E. Bowlt, Dr. Aurora Egidio, Murray Frame, Catja Gaebel, Julia Hollander, Anna Wexler Katsnelson, Dr. Robert Leach, Christina Lodder, Laurence Senelick, Margareta Tillberg
The Futurist opera Victory over the Sun was a key event of the Russian avant-garde, notorious for its libretto, its unconventional score and its pioneering abstract sets and costumes. This volume brings together the first fully annotated translation of the libretto of this ‘anti-opera’ and other important primary source materials.
Contributions by Maria Vamvakaki, Stephen F. Badylak, Qiang Zhao, Jeffery L. Coffer, Xiaoyang Xu, Zhiqiang Cao, Chenjie Xu, Lobat Tayebi, Toshiharu Shinoka, Hao Cheng, Smadar Cohen, Qun Wang, Zhen Gu, Surya Mallapragada, Minglin Ma, Bozhi Tian, Hu Zhang, John A. Jansen, Michael V. Sofroniew, Min Wang, Hongkai Wu, Shan-hui Hsu, Michael A. Daniele Edited by Qun Wang Series edited by Hans-Jorg Schneider, Mohsen ShahinpoorPublication date: 03 May 2017
Edited by Dr. Christopher Stray
"An American in Victorian Cambridge" is a richly detailed account of student life in the Cambridge of the 1840s. The rationale for the book, which is as appealing today as it was then, is that this is pre-eminently a book about an American student at an English university. In this new edition, some substantial additions have been made.
Contributions by Dr Philippe Lashermes, Marie-Christine Coombes, Prof. Fábio M. DaMatta, Dr Thierry Joët, Stéphane Dussert, Dr Sarada Krishnan, Dr Herbert A.M. van der Vossen, Dr N. Surya Prakash, Dr Alan Carvalho Andrade, Dr Chifumi Nagai, Jean-Jacques Rakotomalala, Dr Charles Lambot, Juan Carlos Herrera, Michael N. Clifford, Iziar A. Ludwig, Prof. Alan Crozier, Ningjian Liang, Kaiwen Mu, Dr David Kitts, Dr Claudine Campa, Arnaud Petitvallet, Prof. Adriana Farah, Dr Robert Buffo, Dr Noël Durand, Angélique Fontana, Dr Mario R. Fernández-Alduenda, Sastia P. Putri, Prof. Eiichiro Fukusaki, Dr Louis Bockel, Laure-Sophie Schiettecatte Edited by Dr Philippe Lashermes
By (author) Dr. Jon Burrows
This is the first new book-length study of British cinema of the 1910s to be published for over fifty years, and it focuses on the close relationship between the British film industry and the Edwardian theatre.
By (author) Dr. Tom Maguire
This book examines the relationships between theatre and the turbulent political and social context of Northern Ireland since 1969. It explores key theatrical performances which deal directly with this context. The book is aimed at a student readership: it is largely play-text-based, and it contains useful contextualising material.
By (author) Mr Graham Thomas, Dr Nicholas Williams
In 2000, a sixteenth-century manuscript containing a copy of a previously unknown play in Middle Cornish was discovered among papers bequeathed to the National Library of Wales. This eagerly awaited edition of the play offers a text with a facing-page translation, and a reproduction of the original text at the foot of the page.View details
Contributions by Prof. Mick Price, Dr Matt Spangler, Annie Vénien, Mr Thierry Astruc, Prof. Stephen B. Smith, Dr Christopher J. Richards, Prof. Michael S. Cockram, Dr Phillip E. Strydom, Richard A. Mancini, Dr Ranjith Ramanathan, Prof. Michael E. Dikeman, Dr B. N. Harsh, Dr D. D. Boler, Dr David Hopkins, Dr Chris R. Kerth, Dr J. W. S. Yancey, Derek A. Griffing, Dr Christy L. Bratcher, Prof. Chunbao Li, Dr Elly Ana Navajas, Dr Jude L. Capper, Prof. Penny Kris-Etherton, Kelsey J. Phelps, Sara M. Ebarb, John M. Gonzalez, Jennifer Fleming Edited by Prof. Michael E. Dikeman
By (author) Dr Stephen Bemrose
This is the first new biography in English for nearly eighty years of Italy's foremost writer and thinker, and weaves into a single thread the whole of Dante's life and works. The aim is to make an account of Dante's life accessible to students and to the curious and intelligent but non-specialist reader. All quotations are fully translated.
By (author) John McGrath Introduction by Dr. Nadine Holdsworth
This is an edition of nine of McGrath's plays for the English 7:84 theatre company. It covers McGrath's work for the company spanning four decades, from the 1960s through to the 1990s. The book has a substantial contextualising introduction and commentary on the plays by Nadine Holdsworth, one of the leading specialists in the work of John McGrath.
Contributions by Dr Y. Nys, Teresa Casey-Trott, Krysta Morrissey, Michelle Hunniford, Dr Tina Widowski, Dr Andrew Butterworth, Claire A. Weeks, Isabelle Ruhnke, Sarah L. Lambton, Dr Dana Campbell, Dr Dorothy McKeegan, Prof. Richard Fulton, Dr Thea van Niekerk, Hamed M. El-Mashad, Prof. Ruihong Zhang, Anthony Pescatore, Dr Jacquie Jacob Edited by Prof. Juliet R. Roberts
By (author) Professor Steve Rippon, Peter Claughton, Dr Christopher Smart
This book explores an industry that was of profound importance both in terms of the local economy and the history of mining nationally, but is long forgotten: the late medieval royal silver mines at Bere Ferrers in the Tamar Valley.