Passionate Being: Language, Singularity and Perseverance
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Passionate Being: Language, Singularity and Perseverance

Written through both the first and second person singular, 'Passionate Being' takes its author and its reader on a journey that has them thinking of their experience of and belonging to language and the possibility of an instance of the world taking-place without prejudice and exclusion. At its beginning, it brings to its author the question 'What can you say?' The responses that ensue turn our attention toward presupposition and abo...

Confessions of the Hundred Hottest Porn Stars
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Confessions of the Hundred Hottest Porn Stars

“This book is a pleasurable romp into the secret lives of the most beautiful and intriguing women in the world of porn. As a fellow ‘Sexpert,’ I found this book to be fascinating as it captures the naughty and nice secrets of porn stars who are usually very elusive. Lainie Speiser is a porn pioneer and this book of short-tales is packed full of secrets that are both sexy and surprising.” —Kristin Davis, The Manhattan Madam, candidate...

Women's Cinema, World Cinema: Projecting Contemporary Feminisms
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Women's Cinema, World Cinema: Projecting Contemporary Feminisms

In Women’s Cinema, World Cinema, Patricia White explores the dynamic intersection of feminism and film in the twenty-first century by highlighting the work of a new generation of women directors from around the world: Samira and Hana Makhmalbaf, Nadine Labaki, Zero Chou, Jasmila Zbanic, and Claudia Llosa, among others. The emergence of a globalized network of film festivals has enabled these young directors to make and circulate film...

Moscow, the Fourth Rome: Stalinism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Evolution of Soviet Culture, 1931-1941
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Moscow, the Fourth Rome

In the early sixteenth century, the monk Filofei proclaimed Moscow the "Third Rome." By the 1930s, intellectuals and artists all over the world thought of Moscow as a mecca of secular enlightenment. In Moscow, the Fourth Rome, Katerina Clark shows how Soviet officials and intellectuals, in seeking to capture the imagination of leftist and anti-fascist intellectuals throughout the world, sought to establish their capital as the cosmop...

Images of the North: Histories - Identities - Ideas. (Studia Imagologica: Amsterdam Studies on Cultural Identity)
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Images of the North: Histories - Identities - Ideas.

This interdisciplinary volume seeks to examine and explore the various issues surrounding image construction, identity making and representations of the North, as well as the interconnectedness between those issues. The aim is to elucidate the multiple aspects of the idea of the North, both as a mythological space and a discursive system created and shaped by cultures outside the North as well as from within. The objective of the res...

Das Lightroom-Buch für digitale Fotografie: Das Workshop-Buch
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Das Lightroom-Buch für digitale Fotografie: Das Workshop-Buch

Sie suchen ein praktisches und verständliches Buch, das Ihnen sofort zeigt, wie Sie Ihre Fotos am besten mit Lightroom 3 entwickeln? Dann ist dieses Buch von Maike Jarsetz genau das Richtige für Sie! Die Lightroom- und Photoshop-Expertin zeigt Ihnen in diesem Buch in leicht nachvollziehbaren Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen, wie Sie Ihre Bilder mit Lightroom gekonnt entwickeln, bearbeiten und archivieren. So lernen Sie nicht nur, Ligh...

Deleuze, Japanese Cinema, and the Atom Bomb: The Spectre of Impossibility
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Deleuze, Japanese Cinema, and the Atom Bomb: The Spectre of Impossibility

David Deamer establishes the first ever sustained encounter between Gilles Deleuze's Cinema books and post-war Japanese cinema, exploring how Japanese films responded to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From the early days of occupation political censorship to the social and cultural freedoms of the 1960s and beyond, the book examines how images of the nuclear event appear in post-war Japanese cinema. Each chapter begin...

Retrovisions: reinventing the past in film and fiction
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Retrovisions: reinventing the past in film and fiction

The contributors to Retrovisions consider what happens to history in the movies. Focusing on films and texts from the 1950s to the 1990s, the contributors argue that the past has always come to us by way of previous texts and culturally bounded aesthetic categories, and that history films - to the despair of historians - have always taken a 'postmodern' approach to their subject, seeing the past as a dynamic resource for exciting sto...

How Fra Angelico and Signorelli Saw the End of the World
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How Fra Angelico and Signorelli Saw the End of the World

The frescoes of the Cappella Nuova in the Cathedral of Orvieto have fascinated visitors from Michelangelo to Freud and Czeław Miłosz because of their dramatic portrayal of the end of the world and the Last Judgment. Creighton Gilbert’s study draws on previously overlooked documents to explain the commissioning of this extraordinary cycle of paintings, begun by Fra Angelico in the early 1400s and completed a half-century later by Luca...

The Emancipation of the Soul: Memes of Destiny in American Mythological Television
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The Emancipation of the Soul: Memes of Destiny in American Mythological Television

This book analyzes the mythological content of five television franchises within the genre of science fiction, fantasy and horror: The X-Files & Millennium, Babylon 5 & Crusade, Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel, Stargate and Star Trek. The central themes are errand into the wilderness, emancipation from larger powers, individual responsibility, prophecy, apocalyptic scenarios, fundamentalism, artificial intelligence, as w...