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Beyond Method

Stella Adler and the Male Actor

Scott Balcerzak

Explores the methodologies and influence of acting teacher Stella Adler on her male students.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344897
Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342916
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342923

Transforming Harry

The Adaptation of Harry Potter in the Transmedia Age

Edited by John Alberti and P. Andrew Miller

Focuses on the critical and theoretical implications of adapting the Harry Potter novels to films and media.

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344910
Paperback
Available May 2018
ISBN: 9780814342862
eBOOK
Available May 2018
ISBN: 9780814342879

Brewed in Michigan

The New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State

William Rapai

A celebration of Michigan craft beer.

Paperback
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814342107
eBOOK
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814342114

From Tinseltown to Bordertown

Los Angeles on Film

Celestino Deleyto

Close readings that look for "the real Los Angeles" in a selection of contemporary movies.

Paperback
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814339855
eBOOK
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814339862

The X-Files

Theresa L. Geller

A social and cultural analysis of The X-Files focusing on the genres the program employed in its interrogation of American history, politics, and identity.

Paperback
Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814339428
eBOOK
Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814339435

The Dick Van Dyke Show

Joanne Morreale

Considers the influence of The Dick Van Dyke Show on television sitcom history.

Paperback
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814340318
eBOOK
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814340325

Father Knows Best

Mary R. Desjardins

A historical and analytical examination of the iconic 1950s television and radio family sitcom.

Paperback
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339473
eBOOK
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339480
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WINNER

The Orbit Magazine Anthology

Re-Entry

Rob St. Mary
With a Foreword by Jerry Vile

A history of three of Detroit’s most irreverent and memorable alt-media publications—Orbit, Fun, and White Noise—from 1978 to 1999.

Paperback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814337318

Maverick

Dennis Broe

Demonstrates how Maverick, "The Legend of the West," fractured, altered, or undermined nearly every Western code and myth.

Paperback
Published: August 2015
ISBN: 9780814339169
eBOOK
Published: August 2015
ISBN: 9780814339176

Have Gun—Will Travel

Gaylyn Studlar

Analyzes the TV Western Have Gun—Will Travel through a close reading of episodes and production history.

Paperback
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814339763
eBOOK
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814339770

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Ken Feil

Examines the reception, formal strategies, production history, and ideological underpinnings of the groundbreaking comedy-variety show Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.

Paperback
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780814338223
eBOOK
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780814338230

Reading the Bromance

Homosocial Relationships in Film and Television

Edited by Michael DeAngelis

Explores the popular cultural phenomenon of "bromance" in film and television and its oppositions between homosexual and homosocial behavior.

Paperback
Published: June 2014
ISBN: 9780814338988
eBOOK
Published: June 2014
ISBN: 9780814338995

24

John McCullough

A comprehensive overview of the innovative primetime drama 24.

Paperback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814338674
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814338681

Batman

Matt Yockey

Offers a fresh understanding of the persistent popularity and ongoing value of the original Batman series.

Paperback
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814338179
eBOOK
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814338186

The L Word

Margaret T. McFadden

Explores representational strategies in the groundbreaking series The L Word.

Paperback
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814338247
eBOOK
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814338254

The Time of Our Lives

Dirty Dancing and Popular Culture

Edited by Yannis Tzioumakis and Siân Lincoln

An in-depth, multidisciplinary examination of the cultural phenomenon of Dirty Dancing.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814336243
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814336250

The Wire

Sherryl Vint

Analyzes how The Wire repurposed television drama for political critique.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814335901
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814335932

The Sopranos

Gary R. Edgerton

Surveys the commercial importance, originality, and cultural relevance of the groundbreaking HBO series The Sopranos.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814334065
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338520

Millennial Masculinity

Men in Contemporary American Cinema

Edited by Timothy Shary

Examines male representation in films released at the turn of the twenty-first century, from 1990 to present.

Paperback
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814334355
eBOOK
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338445

The West Wing

Janet McCabe

Explores how the award-winning NBC drama offered a space for vibrant conversation about U.S. politics, identity, and culture.

Paperback
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814334362
eBOOK
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338094

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