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African American Cinema through Black Lives Consciousness

Edited by Mark A. Reid

Employs an interdisciplinary critical approach to discuss a selected group of black-oriented films.

Printed Paper Cased
Available January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345498
Paperback
Available January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345481
eBOOK
Available January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345504

Staging Fairyland

Folklore, Children's Entertainment, and Nineteenth-Century Pantomime

Jennifer Schacker

Examines pantomime and theatricality in nineteenth-century histories of folklore and the fairy tale.

Printed Paper Cased
Available December 2018
ISBN: 9780814345917
Paperback
Available December 2018
ISBN: 9780814345900
eBOOK
Available December 2018
ISBN: 9780814345924

Cinematic Cryptonymies

The Absent Body in Postwar Film

Ofer Eliaz

How postwar film represents absent bodies via the cinematic practices of audiovisual erasure by key filmmakers.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345610
Paperback
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345627
eBOOK
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345634

Robin Wood on the Horror Film

Collected Essays and Reviews

Edited by Barry Keith Grant
With a preface by Richard Lippe

Robin Wood’s writing on the horror film, published over five decades, collected in one volume.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345252
Paperback
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345238
eBOOK
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345245

I Got to Keep Moving

Stories by Bill Harris

African American characters navigate a physical and spiritual journey beginning in the antebellum South.

Paperback
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345931
eBOOK
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345948

No Place in Time

The Hebraic Myth in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Sharon B. Oster

An exploration of the temporal function that "the Jew" plays in literature.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345825
eBOOK
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345832

Stiff

Stories by Steve Hughes

Surreal stories highlighting the struggle of carving out a home for one’s self.

Paperback
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345887
eBOOK
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345894

Elemental

A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction

Edited by Anne-Marie Oomen

New creative nonfiction by some of Michigan’s most well-known and highly acclaimed authors.

Paperback
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345672
eBOOK
Available November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345689

1968 and Global Cinema

Edited by Christina Gerhardt and Sara Saljoughi

Examines the political cinema of 1968 in relation to global events.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345429
Paperback
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814342930
eBOOK
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814342947

Essay'd 3

30 Detroit Artists

Edited and compiled by Dennis Alan Nawrocki, Steve Panton, and Matthew Piper

Thirty illustrated essays highlighting a variety of Detroit artists.

Paperback
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345870

A History of Wayne State University in Photographs, Second Edition

Evelyn Aschenbrenner
With a Foreword by M. Roy Wilson

Celebrating the growth of a premier university in the heart of Detroit.

Hardback
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345849
eBOOK
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345955

Overlooking the Border

Narratives of Divided Jerusalem

Dana Hercbergs

An ethnographic tapestry of personal and institutional narratives about Jerusalem’s social history.

Paperback
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814344927
Hardback
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814341087
eBOOK
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814341094

The Faygo Book

Joe Grimm

The story behind Faygo, a Detroit soft drink company since 1907.

Paperback
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345856
eBOOK
Available October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345863

Premonitions

Poems by Elizabeth Schmuhl

An intimate look at a woman on the verge who is in tune with her body and nature.

Paperback
Available September 2018
ISBN: 9780814344989
eBOOK
Available September 2018
ISBN: 9780814344996

Doctor Levitin

A Novel by David Shrayer-Petrov
Translated by Arna B. Bronstein, Aleksandra I. Fleszar, and Maxim D. Shrayer

The story of a doctor’s family torn apart by Soviet politics, persecution, and the Jewish struggle for freedom during the Cold War.

Printed Paper Cased
Available September 2018
ISBN: 9780814345726
Paperback
Available September 2018
ISBN: 9780814345733
eBOOK
Available September 2018
ISBN: 9780814345740

The Films of Jess Franco

Edited by Antonio Lázaro-Reboll and Ian Olney

The first edited volume devoted to the legendary cult director Jess Franco.

Printed Paper Cased
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814344934
Paperback
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814343166
eBOOK
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814343173

Rosie, A Detroit Herstory

Bailey Sisoy Isgro
Illustrated by Nicole Lapointe

For young readers, an illustrated true story about the women workers of World War II.

Printed Paper Case
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345443
eBOOK
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345450

Concrete Boxes

Mizrahi Women on Israel's Periphery

Pnina Motzafi-Haller
With a Foreword by Virginia R. Dominguez

Evocative feminist ethnography focused on the rarely documented lives of Mizrahi women in a marginalized Israeli community.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814344422
Paperback
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340592
eBOOK
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340608

John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age

Brian C. Wilson

John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age is the remarkable story of the spiritual search of one of Michigan’s most successful entrepreneurs, a search that culminated in the Fetzer Institute whose ambitious mission is nothing less than the spiritual transformation of the world.

Hardback
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345306
eBOOK
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345313

Eli's Story

A Twentieth-Century Jewish Life

Meri-Jane Rochelson

Biography of a Jewish doctor who survived and triumphed over the horrors of the Holocaust.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814344941
Paperback
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340219
eBOOK
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340226
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 0814340210

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