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Explores the remarkable 1934 opera Four Saints in Three Acts, focusing on the hitherto neglected significance of photography in documenting the opera and its all-African American cast, and examining the roles of fashion, dance, literature, and music in th
Anthony Burgess's 'hybrid' novel has been out of print in the UK for almost twenty years. Paul Howard's new edition restores the original text and demystifies Burgess's engagement with his Italian and English sources. -- .
This book provides an in-depth, holistic examination of evaluative aesthetics and criticism and how they apply to film. Suitable for students of films studies and philosophical aesthetics, undergraduates and postgraduates, it also provides a supportive fr
A study of how literature responds to conditions of political uncertainty, this book rewrites much of what we thought we knew about civil war and Restoration literature. Rather than sparking a decisive break with the past, for many the seventeenth-century
Through the lens of human security, this book examines the continent's most pressing security challenges - from identity conflict and failing states to terrorism, disease, and environmental degradation - and in doing so provide a comprehensive look at the
Known for his spectacular imagery, memorable soundtracks and challenging subject matter, Alejandro Amenabar makes a serious and socially aware 'middlebrow' cinema designed for global audiences. This is the first full-length study in English of the directo
Our treatment of, and attitudes towards, animals vary from respect and concern at one end of the scale to cruelty and neglect at the other. Acts of violence to animals are countered by acts of violence on the behalf of animals. This book examines these ap
Anne Clifford describes the dramatic and tragic events of her life in the seventeenth century. Of how she danced in the masques of Inigo Jones, experienced both joy and abuse in her two marriages, lost and gained an inheritance, and successfully defended
This book explores how different publics make sense of and evaluate anti-terrorism powers within the UK, and the implications of this for citizenship and security. -- .
A highly original conceptual study of the opposing faces of universalism, its stimulation for Jewish emancipation and the struggle for its rescue from repressive, antisemitic associations. -- .
Architectures of survival investigates how airpower influenced urbanism and debates about the future of cities in modern Britain. It traces the targeting of cities and militarisation of urban space from interwar to Cold War and highlights how air raids be
Explores the relationship between art and visual culture in Europe and the 'wider world' from the early twentieth century to the contemporary era of globalisation. -- .
This collection is a response to Alex Potts's provocative 2013 book Experiments in modern realism. Twenty essays by leading art historians explore Pott's recasting of realism, providing a new understanding of artworks dating from the eighth to twenty-firs
The book re-examines the field of Renaissance art history by exploring the art of this era in the light of global connections. It considers the movement of objects, ideas and technologies and its significance for European art and material culture, analysi
A detailed account of the performance history of As You Like It through the modern period, focusing on landmark stage and film productions. -- .
Assembling Cultures Workplace Activism, Labour Militancy and Cultural Change in Britain's Car Factories, 1945-82
Assembling cultures charts the development of workplace activism in the British motor industry between 1945 and 1982. -- .
Carefully considers the complicated relationships between the modern queer bachelor and interior design, material culture and aesthetics in Britain between 1885 and 1957 -- .
A full-length modern study of the Diggers, among the most remarkable of the radical groups to emerge during the English Revolution of 1640-60. Provides a reassessment of the Digger leader Gerrard Winstanley, a figure who has attracted great interest in re
This book revisits six notorious incidents that occasioned vigorous debate in London's courtrooms, streets and presses. Each case adjudicated the presence of outsiders in London - from Jews and Gypsies to Africans and Catholics. -- .
Britain'S `Brown Babies' The Stories of Children Born to Black GIS and White Women in the Second World War
This book recounts a little-known history of an estimated 2,000 children born to black GIs and white British women in world war 11. Stories from over 50 of these children, alongside many photographs, reveal the racism and stigma of growing up in what was
This is the first book to provide a direct and comprehensive account of British art cinema. It brings together original essays arguing that British filmmakers have a long tradition of experiment and artistry, both within and beyond the mainstream. -- .
British Films of the 1970s offers highly detailed and insightful critical analysis of a range of individual films of the period. This analysis draws upon an innovative range of critical methodologies which place the film texts within a rich variety of his
Takes stock of the 'new British queer history'. Topics range from newspaper reporting of sodomy cases, to homoerotic representations in art, to queer autobiographical accounts, to oral histories of Scottish lesbians, and much else besides. -- .
The first book to study railway enthusiasts in Britain. The postwar train spotting craze swept most boys (and some girls, despite railways being coded as a male business) into a passion for railways. These people invigorated different sectors in railway e
This book explores the experiences and contributions of British women performing active service across the Eastern Front in Serbia, Russia and Romania during the First World War, focusing on representation of that experience though a range of written reco
How did Italy Italianise Byron? And how did Byron Byronise Italy? These are the key questions that the volume sets out to answer. -- .
A classic in the field of political economy, reissued here with a new, incisive introduction. The global financial crisis that Strange predicted in her work has now taken place, and to a large extent is still happening. -- .
Charitable Hatred presents a challenging new perspective on religious tolerance and intolerance in early modern England. Instead of charting a path of linear progress from persecution to toleration, it emphasises the complex interplay between these two im
This book offers a panoramic view of Georgian London, redefining the city's role in the industrial, agricultural and consumer revolutions.It does this by examining, for the first time, the huge contribution that horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and dogs made t
A necessary and timely study of Barker's influence in dark fantasy, gothic and horror studies. The book features twelve groundbreaking essays on Barker's creative legacy and influence, and reevaluates his celebrated and lesser known works in fiction, film
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