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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 Oct 2017
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 Oct 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.

Available Jun 2017
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 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.

Available May 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 Nov 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
Hamilton Babylon: A History of the McMaster Film Board
Hamilton Babylon: A History of the McMaster Film Board
By Stephen Broomer

Hamilton Babylon is a fascinating study of the tension between art and business in the growth of the Canadian film industry.

Published Feb 2016
Ghostly Landscapes: Film, Photography, and the Aesthetics of Haunting in Contemporary Spanish Culture
Ghostly Landscapes: Film, Photography, and the Aesthetics of Haunting in Contemporary Spanish Culture
By Patricia M. Keller

Patricia Keller analyses the aesthetics of haunting and the relationship between ideology and image production by revisiting twentieth-century Spanish history through the camera’s lens.

Published Jan 2016