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Middleton and Rowley: Forms of Collaboration in the Jacobean Playhouse
Middleton and Rowley: Forms of Collaboration in the Jacobean Playhouse
by David Nicol
This first full-length study of Middleton and Rowley uses their plays to propose a new model for the study of collaborative authorship in early modern English drama.
Available Feb 2018
Rocking the Boat: Migration and Race in Contemporary Spanish Music
Rocking the Boat: Migration and Race in Contemporary Spanish Music
By Silvia Bermúdez

Silvia Bermúdez’s fascinating study reveals how Spanish popular music, produced between 1980 and 2013, was the first cultural site to engage in critical debate about ethnicity and race in relation to the immigration patterns that have been changing the social landscape of Spanish society since the late 1970s.

Available Jan 2018
Crossing Central Europe: Continuities and Transformations, 1900-2000
Crossing Central Europe: Continuities and Transformations, 1900-2000
Edited by Helga Mitterbauer and Carrie Smith-Prei

Crossing Central Europe is a pioneering volume that focuses on the complex networks of transcultural interrelations in Central Europe from 1900 to 2000.

Available Dec 2017
Ambiguous Antidotes: Virtue as Vaccine for Vice in Early Modern Spain
Ambiguous Antidotes: Virtue as Vaccine for Vice in Early Modern Spain
By Hilaire Kallendorf

In Ambiguous Antidotes, Hilaire Kallendorf explores the receptions of Virtues in the realm of moral philosophy and the artistic production it influenced during the Spanish Gold Age.

Available Dec 2017
Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative, Fourth Edition
Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative, Fourth Edition
By Mieke Bal

Providing insights into how readers interpret narrative texts, Narratology: Introduction to the Theory on Narrative, Fourth Edition, is a guide for students and scholars seeking to analyze narratives of any language, period, and region with clear, systematic, and reliable concepts.

Published Aug 2017
Confessional Cinema: Religion, Film, and Modernity in Spains Development Years, 19601975
Confessional Cinema: Religion, Film, and Modernity in Spain’s Development Years, 1960–1975
By Jorge Pérez

In Confessional Cinema, Jorge Pérez analyzes how cinema engaged the shifting role of religion during the last fifteen years of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship.

Published Jun 2017
The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme
The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme
By Celia Applegate

In The Necessity of Music, Celia Applegate explores the many ways that Germans thought about and made music from the eighteenth- to twentieth-centuries.

Published Apr 2017
National Performance: Representing Quebec from Expo 67 to Celine Dion
National Performance: Representing Quebec from Expo 67 to Celine Dion
By Erin Hurley

Winner of the Northeast Modern Language Association's Book Prize, National Performance is sophisticated yet accessible, seeking to enlarge the parameters of what counts as 'Quebecois' performance, while providing a thorough introduction to changing discourses of nation-ness in Quebec.

Published Feb 2017
Dancing Boys: High School Males in Dance
Dancing Boys: High School Males in Dance
By Zihao Li

Dancing Boys is one of the few scholarly works that demystify the largely unknown challenges of adolescent males in dance.

Published Oct 2016
In Defence of Theatre: Aesthetic Practices and Social Interventions
In Defence of Theatre: Aesthetic Practices and Social Interventions
Edited by Kathleen Gallagher and Barry Freeman

Kathleen Gallagher and Barry Freeman bring together nineteen playwrights, actors, directors, scholars, and educators who discuss the role that theatre can – and must – play in professional, community, and educational venues.

Published Feb 2016