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  • Women in Game of Thrones

    Women in Game of Thrones
    av Valerie Estelle Frankel

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786494163

    Game of Thrones is one of the hottest series on television. However, hundreds of critics are divided on how "feminist" the show really is. Certainly, the female characters, strong and weak, embody a spectrum of archetypes - widow queens, warrior wom…

  • Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980

    Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980
    av Roberto Curti

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786469765

    In 1970s Italy, after the decline of the Spaghetti Western, crime films were the most popular, profitable and controversial genre. The product of a country plagued with violence, political tensions and armed struggle, these films managed to capture…

  • The Complete Misfits Discography

    The Complete Misfits Discography
    av Robert Michael "Bobb" Cotter

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476675619

    A pioneering "horror-punk" band, the Misfits are legends in their own time. This discography tells the story of the band in all of its incarnations through all of their recorded output-both official and unauthorized releases. Discographies are provi…

  • The Bundy Murders

    The Bundy Murders
    av Kevin M. Sullivan

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476681009

    In this revised, updated and expanded edition, the author explores the life of Theodore Bundy, one of the more infamous--and flamboyant--American serial killers on record. Bundy's story is a complex mix of psychopathology, criminal investigation, an…

  • Narrative Design and Authorship in Bloodborne

    Narrative Design and Authorship in Bloodborne
    av Madelon Hoedt

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476672182

    In the vein of their cult-classic dark fantasy titles Demon's Souls (2009) and the Dark Souls franchise (2011, 2014, 2016), game developers FromSoftware released the bleak Gothic horror Bloodborne in 2015. Players are cast in the role of hunters in…

  • Women Film Editors

    Women Film Editors
    av David Meuel

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476662947

    When the movie business adopted some of the ways of other big industries in 1920s America, women - who had been essential to the industry's early development - were systematically squeezed out of key behind-the-camera roles. Yet, as female producers…

  • Eurogames

    Eurogames
    av Stewart Woods

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786467976

    While board games can appear almost primitive in the digital age, eurogames--also known as German-style board games--have increased in popularity in near-concurrence with the rise of video games. Eurogames have simple rules, short playing times and…

  • Harry Potter and Convergence Culture

    Harry Potter and Convergence Culture

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476672076

    Since the 1997 publication of the first Harry Potter novel, the "Potterverse" has seen the addition of eight feature films (with a ninth in production), the creation of the fan-interactive Pottermore (c) website, the release of myriad video games fo…

  • Love and the Fighting Female

    Love and the Fighting Female
    av Allison P. Palumbo

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476677392

    The fighting female archetype--a self-reliant woman of great physical prowess--has become increasingly common in action films and on television. However, the progressive female identities of these narratives cannot always resist the persistent and p…

  • Architect of Death at Auschwitz

    Architect of Death at Auschwitz
    av John W. Primomo

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476681467

    Rudolf Hoss has been called the greatest mass murderer in history. As the longest-serving commandant of Auschwitz, he supervised the killing of more than 1.1 million people. Unlike many of his Nazi colleagues who denied either knowing about or parti…

  • Archie's Rivals in Teen Comics, 1940s-1970s

    Archie's Rivals in Teen Comics, 1940s-1970s
    av Michelle Nolan

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476677583

    This is the first book to comprehensively examine the multitude of non-Archie teen humor comic books, including girls and boys such as Patsy Walker, Hedy Wolfe, Buzz Baxter and Wendy Parker from Marvel; Judy Foster, Buzzy, Binky and Scribbly from DC…

  • Human Rights in Islamic North Africa

    Human Rights in Islamic North Africa
    av E. Ike Udogu

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476680651

    It is one thing to craft superb human rights tenets in a constitution and another to enforce such policies off paper. This book explores the contradictions between interpretations of constitutional tenets and the dogmas contained in the penal code o…

  • Taking Fire!

    Taking Fire!
    av David L. Porter

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476680514

    As a first lieutenant in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army pilot David Porter was section leader in an Aerial Scout platoon in Vietnam. Their mission was to conduct reconnaissance in OH-6 aircraft (a.k.a. Light Observation Helicopter or "…

  • Listening to Jennifer Higdon

    Listening to Jennifer Higdon
    av Christina L. Reitz

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476664064

    Renowned composer Jennifer Higdon is best known for her symphonic pieces "Blue Cathedral," "Concerto for Orchestra," "City Scape," "Concerto 4-3" and "Violin Concerto" (2010 Pulitzer Prize). These compositions illustrate her breadth of style and ava…

  • Science Fiction and the Dismal Science

    Science Fiction and the Dismal Science

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476677385

    Despite the growing importance of economics in our lives, literary scholars have long been reluctant to consider economic issues as they examine key texts. This volume seeks to fill one of these conspicuous gaps in the critical literature by focusin…

  • The Bundy Murders

    The Bundy Murders
    av Kevin M. Sullivan

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786444267

    Theodore Bundy was one of the more infamous, and flamboyant, American serial killers on record, and his story is a complex mix of psychopathology, criminal investigation, and the U.S. legal system. This in-depth examination of Bundy's life and his k…

  • Editing across Media

    Editing across Media

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786473427

    Requirements for professional media editing have undergone enormous technological change. Editors still edit copy. But today they do much more. Mass media editors must demonstrate skills from computerised pagination to social media monitoring, from…

  • The Hobbit and Tolkien's Mythology

    The Hobbit and Tolkien's Mythology

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786479603

    At the 2013 "Celebrating The Hobbit" conference at Valparaiso University - marking the 75th anniversary of the book's publication and the first installment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit movies - two plenary papers were presented: "Anchoring the Myth: Th…

  • Anime and the Visual Novel

    Anime and the Visual Novel
    av Dani Cavallaro

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786444274

    This book describes the thematic and structural traits of a recent and popular development within the realm of anime: series adapted from visual novels. Visual novels are interactive fiction games in which players creatively control decisions and pl…

  • Women Opera Composers

    Women Opera Composers
    av Mary F. McVicker

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786495139

    The history of women opera is a grand story. Singers and patrons, of course, but also women were composers and librettists from opera's beginnings in Renaissance Italy. At first it was exclusively for the nobility. In the 19th century, with the emer…

  • Madeleine Carroll

    Madeleine Carroll
    av John Pascoe

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476675466

    At the height of her celebrity, Madeleine Carroll (1906 1987) was the world's highest-paid actress. She worked alongside such greats as Laurence Olivier and Charles Laughton, British directors Victor Saville and Alfred Hitchcock, and Hollywood direc…

  • The Cold War Defense of the United States

    The Cold War Defense of the United States
    av John E. Bronson

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476677200

    During the Cold War, the United States was forced to establish means of massive long-range attack in response to Soviet Union advancements in weaponry. These defenses detected and tracked manned bomber aircraft, hostile submarines and missiles launc…

  • The Global Vampire

    The Global Vampire

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476675947

    The figure of the vampire is a truly global phenomenon, with popular interpretations appearing in Europe and Asia that are distinct from any versions found in the Americas. Instead, the global vampire draws from indigenous mythology as well as popul…

  • Practical Moviemaking

    Practical Moviemaking
    av Joe Wallenstein

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786466757

    Every year, hundreds of American film schools graduate thousands of aspiring filmmakers. Very few of them, however, leave school prepared for the challenges that await or are fortunate enough to secure the financial backing of a major studio. This p…

  • Horror Films of the 1980s

    Horror Films of the 1980s
    av John Kenneth Muir

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786472987

    John Kenneth Muir is back! His Horror Films of the 1970s was named an Outstanding Reference Book by the American Library Association, and likewise a Booklist Editors' Choice. This time, Muir surveys 300 films from the 1980s. From backwards psychos (…

  • Tom Petty

    Tom Petty

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476675480

    American hall-of-famer Tom Petty had a musical career that spanned four decades with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and also notably included the co-founding of supergroup The Traveling Wilburys. As a songwriter and rock star, he was among the mos…

  • The Paul McCartney Catalog

    The Paul McCartney Catalog
    av Ted Montgomery

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476676449

    A complete discography of Paul McCartney's solo work giving comprehensive examination of his entire catalog, including studio and live albums, and compilations, as well as trance, electronic, classical and cover albums. Each song is reviewed in dept…

  • Conspiracy Theories

    Conspiracy Theories
    av Aaron John Gulyas

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786497263

    Narratives based on conspiratorial and paranoid thinking have become increasingly prominent throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These stories range from sinister tales of malevolent reptilian beings infiltrating our government to fe…

  • The Unity of Music and Dance in World Cultures

    The Unity of Music and Dance in World Cultures
    av David Akombo

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786497157

    This book brings insights to begin a new examination of the human musical experience. The world of music is rich with artifacts that make us want to know the correlations of these artifacts and the human socio-cultural milieu. In this text, Dr. Akom…

  • A Book of Emblems

    A Book of Emblems
    av Andrea Alciati

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786418077

    Andrea Alciatis' Liber Emblemata (published in 1534) was an illustrated book of emblems, used by the well-educated of post-medieval Europe. Each emblem consisted of a motto or proverb, an illustration, and a short explanation; many had heraldic sign…

  • Goon

    Goon
    av Adam Frattasio

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476671680

    Driven with a burning desire to make something of himself, Doug Smith calls upon his only marketable skills-those honed as an amateur boxer-and despite not learning to skate until the age of 19, punches his way into the world of professional hockey.…

  • The Making of The Magnificent Seven

    The Making of The Magnificent Seven
    av Brian Hannan

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786496952

    The story behind The Magnificent Seven could have been a movie in itself. It had everything - an actors' strike, a writers' strike, interference by the Mexican government and a row between the screenwriters that resulted in one removing his name fro…

  • Nick McLean Behind the Camera

    Nick McLean Behind the Camera
    av Wayne Byrne

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476677835

    Nick McLean, Sr., was one of the most acclaimed camera operators in American cinema of the 1970s, during which time he shot many classics of the New Hollywood movement including McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Heaven Can Wait, Close Encounters of the Third Ki…

  • Discworld and the Disciplines

    Discworld and the Disciplines

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786474646

    This collection of critical essays applies a wide range of critical frameworks to the analysis of prolific fantasy author Terry Pratchett's Discworld books. Essays focus on topics such as Pratchett's treatment of noise and silence and their politica…

  • John Derek

    John Derek
    av Michelangelo Capua

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476675886

    Actor and director John Derek was born in Hollywood, where his striking good looks helped get him a contract with David O' Selznick. Derek's career took off after Humphrey Bogart made him his costar in the cultish noir Knock at Any Doors. Derek appe…

  • Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist

    Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist
    av Aaron John Gulyas

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786471164

    Since the 1950s, there have been men and women around the world claiming to have had contact with human-like visitors from space. This book explores how the ""Contactee"" subculture has critiqued political, social and cultural trends in the United S…

  • Elizabeth Stride and Jack the Ripper

    Elizabeth Stride and Jack the Ripper
    av Dave Yost

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786433186

    As soon as the newspapers hit the streets on October 1st, 1888, Elizabeth Stride became world renowned as the third victim of Jack the Ripper. Reportedly, Stride was killed only an hour before fellow victim Catherine Eddowes, becoming a key player i…

  • The Culture Series of Iain M. Banks

    The Culture Series of Iain M. Banks
    av Simone Caroti

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786494477

    This book presents a history of Iain M. Banks' Culture series from its inception in the mid-1970s to the last novel, The Hydrogen Sonata, which was published less than a year before Banks' death. Included in this history are Banks' origins as a writ…

  • The Hemingway Short Story

    The Hemingway Short Story
    av George Monteiro

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476669885

    Ernest Hemingway revolutionized the American short story, establishing himself as a master of realist fiction in the tradition of Guy de Mauppasant. Yet none of Hemingway's many emulators has succeeded in duplicating his understated, minimalist styl…

  • Hauntings and Poltergeists

    Hauntings and Poltergeists

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786432493

    Few people can claim the distinction of experiencing first-hand such occurrences as hauntings and the presence of poltergeists, but countless numbers of people are fascinated by these unexplainable events. Written by the world's most knowledgeable a…

  • Bachata and Dominican Identity / La bachata y la identidad dominicana

    Bachata and Dominican Identity / La bachata y la identidad dominicana
    av Julie A. Sellers

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786476732

    Bachata - a guitar-based romantic music that debuted in Santo Domingo's urban shantytowns in the 1960s - is today one of the hottest Latin genres. Dominicans at home and abroad have embraced bachata as synonymous with national identity. But fans and…

  • Dig That Beat!

    Dig That Beat!
    av Sheree Homer

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786474462

    Disc jockey Alan Freed coined the term "rock and roll" in the 1950s. Rooted in rockabilly, rhythm and blues, country and western, gospel, and pop, the genre was popularized by performers like Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewi…

  • The Jerry Lewis Films

    The Jerry Lewis Films
    av James L. Neibaur

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786475001

    Using interviews with Jerry Lewis and many of his co-stars, this book analyses his collaborative efforts with Dean Martin, his subsequent solo work, his writing and directorial careers, and more recent movies such as Hardly Working (1979) and The Ki…

  • Children Beware!

    Children Beware!
    av Filipa Antunes

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476671338

    How does a culture respond when the limits of childhood become uncertain? The emergence of pre-adolescence in the 1980s, signified in part by the new PG-13 rating for film, disrupted the established boundaries between childhood and adulthood and aff…

  • Ska

    Ska
    av Heather Augustyn

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786460403

    Before Bob Marley brought reggae to the world, before Jimmy Cliff and Peter Tosh, before thousands of musicians played a Jamaican rhythm, there were the men and women who created ska music, a blend of jazz, American rhythm and blues, and the indigen…

  • Whitey Herzog Builds a Winner

    Whitey Herzog Builds a Winner
    av Doug Feldmann

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476667805

    As Lou Brock was chasing 3000 career hits late in the 1979 season-his last after 18 years in the majors-the St. Louis Cardinals were looking for a new identity. Brock's departure represented the final link to the team's glory years of the 1960s, and…

  • The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes

    The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes
    av Richard Sowers

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786476985

    This is the definitive history of thoroughbred racing's tree premier events, which have never before been explored in such detail. This book gives the history of America's classic races from the inaugural Belmont Stakes in 1867 through 2013, identif…

  • Chivalry in Westeros

    Chivalry in Westeros
    av Carol Parrish Jamison

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476670058

    George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire has sparked a renewed interest in all things medieval. The pseudo-historical world of Westeros delights casual fans while offering a rich new perspective for medievalists and scholars of medievalism. This…

  • Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archives Users

    Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archives Users

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786448944

    Building upon the legacy of Gay and Lesbian Library Service (1990, ""invaluable""--Library Journal; ""recommended""--Booklist/RBB), this current anthology brings the discussion into a 21st century context by broadening the community base served and…

  • The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917-1922

    The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917-1922
    av Joan McGuire Mohr

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786465712

    During World War I, a specialized Russian battalion comprised of ethnic Czechs and Czech and Slovak prisoners of war--the Legion--became a pawn in an international game of power and deceit. The Legion's detour through Siberia became the greatest hum…