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The Rival Widows, or Fair Libertine
The Rival Widows, or Fair Libertine
By Mrs Elizabeth Cooper
Edited by Tiffany Potter

Elizabeth Cooper’s The Rival Widows, or Fair Libertine provides a unique opportunity to restore to scholarly and pedagogical attention a neglected female writer and a play with broad and significant implications for studies of eighteenth-century history, culture and gender.

Published Jan 2013
Canadian Cinema Since the 1980s: At the Heart of the World
Canadian Cinema Since the 1980s: At the Heart of the World
By David L. Pike
Making a significant advance in the study of the film industry of the period, Canadian Cinema since the 1980s is also an ideal text for students, researchers, and Canadian film enthusiasts.
Published Dec 2012
Mafia Movies: A Reader
Mafia Movies: A Reader
Edited by Dana Renga

Mafia Movies encourages mafia aficionados to explore the rich variety of classics and rarities within the genre with provocative analyses of over forty films.

Published Apr 2011
Rites of the Republic: Citizens' Theatre and the Politics of Culture in Southern France
Rites of the Republic: Citizens' Theatre and the Politics of Culture in Southern France
By Mark Ingram
In this fascinating exploration of citizenship and the politics of culture in contemporary France, Ingram examines two theatre troupes in Provence, charting the evolution of new models for society and citizenship in a rapidly changing France.
Published Feb 2011
David Cronenberg's A History of Violence
David Cronenberg's A History of Violence
Bart Beaty

David Cronenberg's A History of Violence - the lead title in the new Canadian Cinema series - presents readers with a lively study of some of the filmmaker's favourite themes: violence, concealment, transformation, sex, and guilt.

Published Nov 2008
Denys Arcand's Le Declin de l'empire americain and Les Invasions barbares
Denys Arcand's Le Declin de l'empire americain and Les Invasions barbares
André Loiselle

André Loiselle presents the first in-depth analysis of both Arcand films within the context of Quebec culture.

Published Oct 2008
Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader
Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader
By Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Montieth

Arranged chronologically, Film Histories is a wide-ranging anthology that covers the history of film from 1885 to the present.

Published Feb 2007
One Hundred Years of Canadian Cinema
One Hundred Years of Canadian Cinema
By George Melnyk

Melnyk argues passionately that Canadian cinema has never been a singular entity, but has continued to speak in the languages and in the voices of Canada's diverse population.

Published Sep 2004
Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries
Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries
By Jim Leach and Jeannette Sloniowski

Documentaries have dominated Canada's film production and have been crucial to the formation of Canada's cinematic identity. This volume will be an indispensable companion for anyone seriously interested in Canadian film studies.

Published Dec 2003
Bel Canto: A History of Vocal Pedagogy
Bel Canto: A History of Vocal Pedagogy
James Stark

A history of vocal pedagogy from the beginning of the bel canto tradition of solo singing in the late 16th century and dealing extensively with such topics as the emergence of virtuoso singing, national singing styles, and the 'secrets' of bel canto.

Published Mar 2003