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  • The 21st Century Superhero: Essays on Gender, Genre and Globalization in Film

    • ISBN: 0786463457
    • Brand: Brand: McFarland
    • Manufacturer: McFarland & Company

    Superhero films are one of the most enduring genres of cinema, and their popularity is only increasing in the 21st century. These ten critical essays explore the phenomenon through the lenses of numerous academic disciplines, and cover topics such as the role of globalization in the formation of superhero narratives, the shifting nature of masculin... [read more]

  • Dark Dreams 2.0: A Psychological History of the Modern Horror Film from the 1950s to the 21st Century

    • ISBN: 0786433973
    • Manufacturer: McFarland & Company

    Greatly expanded and updated from the 1977 original, this new edition explores the evolution of the modern horror film, particularly as it reflects anxieties associated with the atomic bomb, the Cold War, 1960s violence, sexual liberation, the Reagan revolution, 9/11 and the Iraq War. It divides modern horror into three varieties (psychological, de... [read more]

  • Extras of Early Hollywood: A History of the Crowd, 1913-1945 (Twenty-first Century Works)

    • ISBN: 0786473304
    • Manufacturer: McFarland

    Pity the "extras." Mostly overlooked and forgotten. Especially those in the major Hollywood films 1913 to 1945--right through the dream factory's golden era. The struggles of extras to unionize were followed by internal struggles as the extras fought for a voice within that union. There were just too few jobs for far too many extras, some of whom w... [read more]

  • Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century: Essays on New Adaptations

    • ISBN: 9780786468409
    • Manufacturer: McFarland & Company

    The 21st century is a good time to be Sherlock Holmes. He stars in the recent Guy Ritchie films, with Robert Downey, Jr., playing the great detective; an internationally popular BBC television series, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock; a novel sanctioned by the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate; and dozens of additional novels and short stories, i... [read more]

  • Conspiracy Films: A Tour of Dark Places in the American Conscious

    • ISBN: 0786439017
    • Brand: Brand: McFarland
    • Manufacturer: McFarland & Company

    For many years, conspiracy theories have been among the most popular story elements in Hollywood films. According to the "conspiracy culture," Government, Big Business, the Church, even aliens--all of which, bundled together, comprise the ubiquitous "Them"--are concealing some of the biggest secrets in American and world history. From The Manchuria... [read more]

  • Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film: A Critical Study (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy)

    • ISBN: 0786460512
    • Manufacturer: McFarland

    Australia has been a frequent choice of location for narratives about the end of the world in science fiction and speculative works, ranging from pre-colonial apocalyptic maps to key literary works from the last fifty years. This critical work explores the role of Australia in both apocalyptic literature and film. Works and genres covered include N... [read more]

  • Plays from New River 2

    • ISBN: 0786472758
    • Brand: Brand: McFarland
    • Manufacturer: McFarland

    This is the second volume of Plays from New River, showcasing a place where gifted writers of plays and screenplays are paid and nurtured to write whatever they most want to write. These three very different plays are among the results. Mark Eisman's Feasting on Cardigans explores with whimsical humor a pair of dedicated exterminators and the emoti... [read more]

  • Portraying 9/11: Essays on Representations in Comics, Literature, Film and Theatre

    • ISBN: 0786459506
    • Manufacturer: Mcfarland

    Commentators and artists attempting to represent the events of September 11, 2001, struggle to create meaning in the face of such powerful experiences. This collection of essays offers critical insights into the discourses that shape the memory of 9/11 in the narrative genres of comics, literature, film, and theatre. It examines historical, politic... [read more]

  • Rape, Rage and Feminism in Contemporary American Drama

    • ISBN: 0786470356
    • Manufacturer: McFarland

    This first-ever study of rape in modern American drama examines portrayals of rape, raped women and rapists in 36 plays written between 1970 and 2007, the period during which the feminist movement made rape a matter of public discourse. These dramas reveal much about sexuality and masculine and feminine identity in the United States. The author tra... [read more]

  • The Contemporary American Dramatic Trilogy: A Critical Study

    • ISBN: 0786470976
    • Brand: Brand: Mcfarland
    • Manufacturer: Mcfarland

    The dramatic trilogy has been flourishing for some time now in new works and revivals of older works by American, British, and European playwrights. This book analyzes recent American works by Caucasian, African American, Asian American, and Hispanic American men and women. There are five chapters beginning with Opposing Families (trilogies of, e.g... [read more]

  • Plays from New River 1 (New River Play Series)

    • ISBN: 0786465026
    • Brand: Brand: Mcfarland
    • Manufacturer: Mcfarland

    This is the first volume of Plays from New River, a place where gifted writers of plays and screenplays are paid and nurtured to write whatever they most want to write. These three very different plays are among the results. Wendy Hammond's ABSENCE considers an era of American foreign policy by focusing on the intensely human story of a Mormon coup... [read more]

  • The Millennial Detective: Essays on Trends in Crime Fiction, Film and Television, 1990-2010

    • ISBN: 0786458518
    • Brand: Brand: McFarland
    • Manufacturer: McFarland

    International in scope and varied in its theoretical approaches, this collection of ten new critical essays examines the prevailing trends in recent crime fiction. Of particular interest are shifting, and increasingly globalized, conceptions of crime, as well as the genre's response to technological, legal, and social changes at the end of the 20th... [read more]

  • Black British Theatre Pioneers: Yvonne Brewster and the First Generation of Actors, Playwrights and Other Practitioners

    • ISBN: 0786494859
    • Manufacturer: McFarland

    A Jamaican-born stage director, teacher and writer Yvonne Brewster stands among the most prominent British artists of Afro-Caribbean cultural heritage. A member of the Order of the British Empire, she co-founded Talawa, Britain's foremost black-led theatre company, as well as The Barn, Jamaica's first professional theatre company. This volume explo... [read more]

  • Discover What You're Best At : Revised for the 21St Century

    Describes a wide range of occupations and provides a test of skills in subjects, such as logic, business, and mathematics, designed to determine the reader's career

    • UPC: 375360

  • Think and Grow Rich : The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

    The bestselling success book of all time is updated and revised with contemporary ideas and

    • UPC: 3578163

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make

    • UPC: 995262243

  • Naked in the 21st Century (DVD)

    The history of nudism and nudist films is contrasted with the nudist lifestyle today in this entertaining documentary. Also follows the behind the scenes goings-on of two nudist feature

    • UPC: 400855849
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  • Neuroscience in the 21st Century : From Basic to Clinical

    Edited and authored by a wealth of international experts in neuroscience and related disciplines, this key new resource aims to offer medical students and graduate researchers around the world a

    • UPC: 56157162