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Cinemagritte

René Magritte within the Frame of Film History, Theory, and Practice

Lucy Fischer

Examines the fascinating ties between Surrealist artist René Magritte and the cinema.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2019
ISBN: 9780814346365
Paperback
Available November 2019
ISBN: 9780814346372
eBOOK
Available November 2019
ISBN: 9780814346389

Treme

Jaimey Fisher

Explores the urban context of post-Katrina New Orleans with which the TV show engages.

Paperback
Available November 2019
ISBN: 9780814341513
eBOOK
Available November 2019
ISBN: 9780814341520

Justice on Demand

True Crime in the Digital Streaming Era

Tanya Horeck

Explores the proliferation of true crime audiovisual texts across multiple media platforms.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2019
ISBN: 9780814347201
Paperback
Available November 2019
ISBN: 9780814340639
eBOOK
Available November 2019
ISBN: 9780814340646

The Power of a Tale

Stories from the Israel Folktale Archives

Edited by Haya Bar-Itzhak and Idit Pintel-Ginsberg

English translations of over fifty stories from the Israel Folktale Archives.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2019
ISBN: 9780814342084
eBOOK
Available November 2019
ISBN: 9780814342091

The Shape of Regret

Poems by Herbert Woodward Martin

An authentic voice that is reflective of the author’s sincere appreciation for poetry.

Paperback
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347249
eBOOK
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347256

These are Love(d) Letters

Ames Hawkins

Intimate and unwavering exploration of love, loss, and the queer possibilities inherent in artistic aspiration.

Paperback
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347263
eBOOK
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347270

The Queen Next Door

Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait

Linda Solomon
With a Foreword by Burt Bacharach and Afterword by Sabrina Vonne' Owens

Reflections on the life of Aretha Franklin captured in exclusive photographs by her friend, photojournalist Linda Solomon.

Hardback
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347287
eBOOK
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347294

The Comedian as Confidence Man

Studies in Irony Fatigue

Will Kaufman

In this lively and fascinating analysis of humorists and their work, Will Kaufman breaks new ground with his irony fatigue theory.

Paperback
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814346792
eBOOK
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814346808

The Yiddish Historians and the Struggle for a Jewish History of the Holocaust

Mark L. Smith

Holocaust history written and researched by the Yiddish scholars who lived it.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814346129
eBOOK
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814346136

come see about me, marvin

poems by brian g. gilmore

An imagined personal exchange with Marvin Gaye, in verse, on life in Michigan.

Paperback
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347225
eBOOK
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347232

Teacher/Pizza Guy

Poems by Jeff Kass

Explores the emotional and physical labor necessary to work nights as a pizza delivery driver and days as a high school English teacher.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347157
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347164

Black Indian

A Memoir by Shonda Buchanan

A moving memoir exploring one family’s legacy of African Americans with American Indian roots.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345801
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345818

Shades

Detroit Love Stories

Esperanza Cintrón

Interconnected stories exploring life, love, and passion in an ever-changing community.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346884
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346891

Sing This at My Funeral

A Memoir of Fathers and Sons

David Slucki

A global journey of four generations of fathers and sons as they cope with grief and loss.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: July 2019
ISBN: 9780814347218
Paperback
Published: July 2019
ISBN: 9780814344866
eBOOK
Published: July 2019
ISBN: 9780814344873

Holocaust Memory and Racism in the Postwar World

Edited by Shirli Gilbert and Avril Alba

Traces the history of connections between Holocaust memory and the discourse of anti-racism.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: July 2019
ISBN: 9780814345962
Paperback
Published: July 2019
ISBN: 9780814342695
eBOOK
Published: July 2019
ISBN: 9780814342701

The Broken Spell

Indian Storytelling and the Romance Genre in Persian and Urdu

Pasha M. Khan

Reconstructs Indian storytellers’ lives and performance methods while recovering the marginalized worldview that popularized their art form.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814345986
Paperback
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814345993
eBOOK
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346006

Craving Supernatural Creatures

German Fairy-Tale Figures in American Pop Culture

Claudia Schwabe

Analyzes the portrayal of German fairy-tale figures in contemporary North American media adaptations.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346013
Paperback
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814341964
eBOOK
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814341971

The Desk on the Sea

A Memoir by Jonathan Johnson

Meditations on life and death from the shores of Lake Superior to the North Sea.

Paperback
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346655
eBOOK
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346662

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