My Melancholy Baby

Michael G. Garber

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781496834294
  • Publication Date: Jun 2021
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Czech Songs in Texas

Frances Barton

Czech Songs in Texas includes sixty-one songs, mostly polkas and waltzes. The songs themselves are beloved heirlooms ranging from ceremonial music with origins in Moravian wedding traditions to exuberant polkas celebrating the pleasures of life.

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780806168876
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Blue Song

Henry I. Schvey

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780826222305
  • Publication Date: Jun 2021
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To Embody the Marvellous

Esther Fernández

Puppetry and object manipulation as means to embody the marvelous in the religious and secular contexts of early modern Spain

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780826501806
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Resetting the Scene

Philippa Gates

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814347799
  • Publication Date: Aug 2021
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Barbara Hammer

Sarah Keller

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814348581
  • Publication Date: Aug 2021
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Songs of Sonderling

Jonathan L. Friedmann

Songs of Sonderling is the story of Jacob Sonderling's unique contributions to Jewish liturgical music. Rabbi Sonderling was many things: a descendant of Chassidic rebbes, a rationalist, a Reform rabbi, a Zionist, an army chaplain, a celebrated orator, an artistic soul. From his early career at the Hamburg Temple and German Army service in World War I, to his wandering years in the Eastern United States and founding of the Society for Jewish Culture–Fairfax Temple in Los Angeles, Sonderling cultivated a unique aesthetic vision of Judaism, a "five-sense appeal."Jonathan L. Friedmann and John F. Guest document and analyze Sonderling's experience and expression of Judaism through music. Rabbi Sonderling's vision yielded liturgical commissions from exiled Viennese Jewish composers who arrived in Los Angeles in the 1930s and 1940s. Through these musical settings, activities at the Fairfax Temple, and involvement with the Los Angeles campus of the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, Sonderling made an indelible mark on the city's Jewish community and the wider musical world.Songs of Sonderling focuses on the commissions Sonderling made from 1938 to 1945: Ernst Toch's Cantata of the Bitter Herbs, Arnold Schoenberg's Kol Nidre, Erich Wolfgang Korngold's A Passover Psalm and Prayer, and Eric Zeisl's Requiem Ebraico. Through musical analyses and an examination of Sonderling's career in Los Angeles, Friedmann and Guest contribute to the study of Jewish liturgical music, to Jewish history in the American West, to Jewish identity in the twentieth century, and to Jewish diaspora writ large.

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781682830796
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Movie Minorities

Hye Seung Chung

Rights advocacy has become a prominent facet of South Korea’s increasingly transnational motion picture output, and today films about political prisoners, undocumented workers, and people with disabilities attract mainstream attention. Movie Minorities offers the first English-language study of Korean cinema’s role in helping to galvanize activist social movements across these and other identity-based categories.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781978809642
  • Publication Date: Aug 2021
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The Cinema of Rithy Panh

Leslie Barnes

The essays in this groundbreaking collection examine how celebrated Cambodian director Rithy Panh counters the abstraction of mass violence with a  cinema anchored in the body, the physical trace, the direct testimony, and the living landscape. They explore his unique aesthetic sensibility, examining the dynamic and sensuous images through which he suggests that “everything has a soul.”

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781978809796
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Star Wars Multiverse

Carmelo Esterrich

Drawing from a full range of Star Wars media, including comics, television, children’s books, and fan films, Carmelo Esterrich explores how these stories set in a galaxy far far away reflect issues that hit closer to home on such topics as authoritarianism, colonialism, xenophobia, sexuality, and gender norms.

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781978815261
  • Publication Date: Aug 2021
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Shades of Springsteen

John Massaro

In this unique blend of memoir and musical analysis, John Massaro focuses on five of Springsteen’s main themes: love, masculinity, sports, politics, and the power of music. He draws exciting connections between the Jersey rocker’s lyrics, his own life stories, and historical, literary, and musical figures ranging from James Joyce to Lin-Manuel Miranda.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781978816169
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Apocalypse Cinema

Stephen Prince

Covering such films as Metropolis, Dr. Strangelove, Contagion, and Avengers: Endgame, this book provides a lively overview of apocalypse cinema, including alien invasion movies, nuclear annihilation stories, and films where nature itself threatens humanity through climate change or deadly diseases.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781978819849
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Perspectives on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Amanda Konkle

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780815637042
  • Publication Date: Aug 2021
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Delbert McClinton

Diana Finlay Hendricks

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781623499310
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Texas Jazz Singer

Kevin Mooney

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781623499655
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Cracking Up

Katelyn Hale Wood

Broadly, Cracking Up frames stand-up comedy as an important platform from which to examine citizenship in the United States, articulate Black feminist political thought, and subvert structures of power. Katelyn Hale Wood also champions comedic performance and theatre history as imperative contexts for advancing historical studies of race, gender, and sexuality. From the comedy routines popular on Black vaudeville circuits to stand-up on contemporary social media platforms, Cracking Up excavates an overlooked history of Black women who have made the art of joke-telling a key part of radical performance and political engagement.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781609387723
  • Publication Date: Jun 2021
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Hitchcock's People, Places, and Things

John Bruns

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780810139961
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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The Netflix Vision of Horror

Sotiris Petridis

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781476684222
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Wayne Howard

Lewis M. Stern

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781476684260
  • Publication Date: Jun 2021
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The Musical World of Marie-Antoinette

Barrington James

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781476684369
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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