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v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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xx, 387 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword. Introduction: No End to Childhood. The Story of Actors and Acting in Animation. Chalk-Talking on Vaudeveille Stage. An Actor's Vision of Optical Poetry. Shadow Plays and Shilhoette Films: The Adventures of Prince Achmed . Rotoscoping: Dave Fleischer as Ko-Ko the Clown. The Peak of Character Animation: Walt Disney. Animated Characters: Intercultural Idiosyncrasies. Voice Actors. Animators Become Actors and Actresses. Acting With Animated Characters. Dancing With Animation. Comedians. Pixilation: Animating Actors. Acting Against the Odds of Visual Effects and Animation. Synthespians: The Art of Performance Capture . Avatar and Beyond. A Nod to Computer Games. Performance and Creativity Training for Animators -- A Practical Guide. Writing Animation: Role Profiles and Case Studies. Acting in Storyboard Sessions. Character Design and Posing. Emotional Expression and Movement. Scene Study and Action Analysis. Facial Expression. Performance Capture Techniques. Feeling Characters: Visualization Techniques. Selected Filmography. Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498778633 20171127
Animation has a lot to do with acting. That is, character animation, not the standardized, mechanical process of animation. Acting and animation are highly creative processes. This book is divided into two parts: From film history we learn about the importance of actors and the variety of acting that goes into animation; then, we will turn to the actor's point of view to describe the various techniques involved. Through exhaustive research and interviews with people ranging from the late Ray Harryhausen, Jim Danforth, Joe Letteri, and Bruno Bozzetto, this book will be the primary source for animators and animation actors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498778633 20171127
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viii, 270 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 Adaptation and the Theatre Chapter 2 Performing Books Chapter 3 Story: Adaptation and the Act of Telling Chapter 4 Layered Space: Adaptation, Immersion and Site Chapter 5 Word/Play: Postdramatic Theatre and Live Art Conclusion Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472530523 20171218
Why are so many theatre productions adaptations of one kind or another? Why do contemporary practitioners turn so frequently to non-dramatic texts for inspiration? This study explores the fascination of novels, short stories, children's books and autobiographies for theatre makers and examines what 'becomes' of literary texts when these are filtered into contemporary practice that includes physical theatre, multimedia performance, puppetry, immersive and site-specific performance and live art. In Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre, Frances Babbage offers a series of fresh critical perspectives on the theory of adaptation in theatre-making, focusing on meditations of prose literature within contemporary performance. Individual chapters explore the significance and impact of books as physical objects within productions; the relationship between the dramatic adaptation and literary edition; storytelling on the page and in performance; literary space and theatrical space; and prose fiction reframed as 'found text' in contemporary theatre and live art. Case studies are drawn from internationally acclaimed companies including Complicite, Elevator Repair Service, Kneehigh, Forced Entertainment, Gob Squad, Teatro Kismet and Stan's Cafe. Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre is a compelling and provocative resource for anyone interested in the potential and the challenges of using prose literature as material for new theatrical performance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472530523 20171218
Green Library
xiii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Part one. Defining practice
  • Adaptation for the stage : a dramaturgical intervention
  • The rise of American dramaturgy
  • The power of adapturgy
  • Part two. Theorizing practice
  • Palimpsestuous pleasures
  • How to do things with birds
  • Geographies of adaptation
  • Part three. Practicing theory. Working with the script (the script of the source)
  • Working with the production
  • Postmortem adapturgy.
Dramaturg Jane Barnette has put together an essential guide for theatre scholars and practitioners seeking to understand and participate in the process of adaptation for the stage. Employing the term "adapturgy" - her neologism for the art of adaptation dramaturgy - Barnette redefines the dramaturg's role and thoroughly refutes the commonplace point of view that adapted works are somehow less creative than "original" plays.The dual nature of dramaturgy and adaptation as both process and product is reflected in the structure and organization of the book. Part 1 explores the ways that linking adaptation to dramaturgy advances our understanding of both practices. Part 2 demonstrates three different methods - each grounded in a detailed case study - for analyzing theatrical adaptations. Part 3 offers concrete strategies for the dramaturg: dramaturgy for the adapted script; the production dramaturgy of stage adaptations; and the role of the dramaturg in the postmortem for a production. Rounding out the book are two appendixes containing interviews with adapters and theatre-makers and representative program notes from different play adaptations.Plays adapted from literature and other media represent a rapidly growing segment in the theatre. Adapturgy: The Dramaturg's Art and Theatrical Adaptation offers both practical and theoretical tools for understanding and creating these new works.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780809336272 20180115
Green Library
144 p. : illustrations ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
viii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Children's Literature and the Affective Turn: Affect, Emotion, Empathy Elizabeth Bullen, Kristine Moruzi, Michelle J. Smith Section I: Affect and the Historical Child Reader Chapter 2: From Virtue Ethics to Emotional Intelligence: Advice from Medieval Parents to Their Children Juanita Feros Ruys Chapter 3: Charity, Affect, and Waif Novels Kristine Moruzi Chapter 4: `feeling is believing': Anna Sewell's Black Beauty and the Power of Emotion Adrienne Gavin Chapter 5: `She cannot smile the smile that wells up from the heart': Beauty, Health and Emotion in Six to Sixteen and The Secret Garden Michelle J. Smith Section II: Theory of Mind Chapter 6: Emotions and Ethics: Implications for Children's Literature Maria Nikolajeva Chapter 7: Simplified Minds: Empathy and Mind-modelling in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle Lydia Kokkola Chapter 8: `Would I lie to you?': Unreliable Narration and the Emotional Rollercoast in Justine Larbalestier's Liar Bettina Kummerling-Meibauer Section III: Place and Space Chapter 9: Spatialities of Emotion: Place and Non-Place in Children's Picture Books Kerry Mallan Chapter 10: Changing Minds and Hearts: Felt Theory and the Carceral Child in Indigenous Canadian Residential School Picture Books Doris Wolf Section IV: Emotions of Belonging Chapter 11: `Love: it will kill you and save you, both': Love as Rebellion in Recent YA Dystopian Trilogies Debra Dudek Chapter 12: At the Risk of `Feeling Brown' in Gay YA: Machismo, Mariposas, and the Drag of Identity Jon M. Wargo Chapter 13: `Conceal, Don't Feel': Disability, Monstrosity and the Freak in Edward Scissorhands and Frozen Dylan Holdsworth.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138244672 20171017
This volume explores the relationship between representation, affect, and emotion in texts for children and young adults. It demonstrates how texts for young people function as tools for emotional socialization, enculturation, and political persuasion. The collection provides an introduction to this emerging field and engages with the representation of emotions, ranging from shame, grief, and anguish to compassion and happiness, as psychological and embodied states and cultural constructs with ideological significance. It also explores the role of narrative empathy in relation to emotional socialization and to the ethics of representation in relation to politics, social justice, and identity categories including gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexuality. Addressing a range of genres, including advice literature, novels, picturebooks, and film, this collection examines contemporary, historical, and canonical children's and young adult literature to highlight the variety of approaches to emotion and affect in these texts and to consider the ways in which these approaches offer new perspectives on these texts. The individual chapters apply a variety of theoretical approaches and perspectives, including cognitive poetics, narratology, and poststructuralism, to the analysis of affect and emotion in children's and young adult literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138244672 20171017
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x, 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Reinterpreting Varda: the mother of the new wave reframes its histories
  • Complicating neorealism and the new wave: La Pointe Courte
  • Filmic and feminist strategies: questioning ideals of happiness in Le Bonheur
  • Reconsidering contradictions: feminist politics and the musical genre in L'une chante, L'autre pas
  • The limits of documentary: identity and urban transformation in Daguerréotypes
  • Melancholy and merchandise: documenting and displaying widowhood in L'île et elle
  • Varda now: autobiography, memory, and retrospective.
Agnes Varda is a prolific film director, photographer, and artist whose cinematic career spans more than six decades. Today she is best known as the innovative "mother" of the French New Wave film movement of the 1950s and 60s and for her multimedia art exhibitions. Varying her use of different media, she is a figure who defies easy categorization. In this extensively researched book, Rebecca J. DeRoo demonstrates how Varda draws upon the histories of art, photography, and film to complicate the overt narratives in her works and to advance contemporary cultural politics. Based on interviews with Varda and unparalleled access to Varda's archives, this interdisciplinary study constructs new frameworks for understanding one of the most versatile talents in twentieth and twenty-first century culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520279414 20171227
Green Library
xi, 271 pages ; 23 cm.
The Americans has received numerous critical accolades and won twelve major awards, including: TV Critics Associated Awards, every season placed in the Top Ten TV shows; Critics Choice TV awards, Best Drama Series for 2015; Peabody Award, 2015; Satellite Awards, Best Actress in a TV series Drama, 2014; Television Critics Association, Outstanding Achievement in Drama, 2015 and 2016. The "new Cold War, " along with new fears about Russian espionage, has revived interest in the original Cold War and Russian spies of that time. FX has announced the renewal of The Americans for a concluding two seasons, with the sixth season in 2018 covering the collapse and dissolution of the Soviet Union, and how this affected Soviet spies in the US.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812699715 20180115
Green Library
361 p. ; 24 cm
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xii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Green Library
xxiv, 139 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction Chapter 1: Al Qur'an's Teachings with Respect to the Disabled Chapter 2: The Tunisian Deaf Mute through the Lens of American Orientalism Chapter 3: Tunisian Camera's Treatment of Disability Chapter 4: The Disabled Native: Ressource Humaine for the French: A Literary Study of Algerian Rachid Mimouni's Tombeza Chapter 5: The Case of Female Characters with Disabilities: Moroccan Fatima vs. "Cure or Kill": A Disability Study of Tabar Ben Jelloun's l'Enfant de Sable [Sand Child] Chapter 6: Disability and Shame in Salman Rushdie's novel Shame: What it means to be a Pakistani Disabled Postcolonial Woman Chapter 7: The Egyptian Visually-Challenged Sheikh Husni's Treatment of Blindness in the Egyptian Film Al Kitkat Chapter 8: Iraqi in Paris: Speaking Volumes: the Bond in Deafness of an Iraqi Father and Son Conclusion Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498569576 20171227
This book explores portrayals and predicaments of the disabled in Arab/Muslim post colonial North African and Middle Eastern societies in genres ranging from classical Arabic scripture to secular popular culture including Francophone Moroccan and Algerian fiction, Egyptian Middle Eastern film, as well as Tunisian song and television. In line with theorists Aijaz Ahmad and Ato Quayson's objection to reading Third World literature as "national allegory, " The author argues that rather than being metaphors or allegories, disabled characters represent persons with disabilities in their culture and act as a mirror upon their changing societies. Contemporary Maghrebians and Muslims with disabilities find themselves at an intersection of conflicting and competing cultures, their native Islamic culture and Westernizing lifestyles. In the rush to import everything Western, despite humanitarian Islamic teachings regarding the disabled, are often abandoned. In situations of fundamentalist menace, the disabled, who tend to be the most vulnerable and abused fraction of Arab/Muslim society, suffer the worst, especially women.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498569576 20171227
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ix, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
x, 290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • List of Figures Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: What Are Autobiographical Comics? 2. The History of Autobiographical Comics 3. Critical Questions 4. Social and Cultural Impact Trauma Adolescence The Quotidian and the Confessional Gender and Sexuality Race and Ethnicity Graphic Medicine Censorship and Controversy Self-Publishing and Web Comics 5. Key Texts Justin Green, Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary Robert Crumb and Aline Kominsky-Crumb Harvey Pekar, et al, American Splendor Keiji Nakazawa, Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima Art Spiegelman, Maus and In the Shadow of No Towers Phoebe Gloeckner, A Child's Life and The Diary of a Teenage Girl Joe Matt, Chester Brown, and Seth Lynda Barry, One Hundred Demons Craig Thompson, Blankets Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis Alison Bechdel, Fun Home 6. Appendix Appendix 1: Autobiographical Comics Panel Appendix 2: Interview with Jennifer Hayden Appendix 3: David Chelsea Appendix 4: Ryan Claytor 7. Glossary 8. Resources Primary Texts Critical Bibliography 9. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474227858 20171227
A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Autobiographical Comics helps readers explore the increasingly popular genre of graphic life writing. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book covers such topics as: * The history and rise of autobiographical comics * Cultural contexts * Key texts - including Maus, Robert Crumb, Persepolis, Fun Home, and American Splendor * Important theoretical and critical approaches to autobiographical comics Autobiographical Comics includes a glossary of crucial critical terms, annotated guides to further reading and online resources and discussion questions to help students and readers develop their understanding of the genre and pursue independent study.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474227858 20171227
Green Library
x, 265 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Contents and AbstractsIntroduction: A Brief and Not Entirely Uncomplicated History of the Yiddish Press chapter abstractThis section provides a brief history of the modern Yiddish press of New York and Warsaw. It discusses the cultural, political and social contexts in which it appeared and why its development was a necessary and important phenomenon in Jewish life. Additionally, the chapter describes why and how the Yiddish press became a vehicle for drastic upheaval in Jewish life. Also discussed are the beginnings and nature of Yiddish journalism as a distinctly ethnic literary form and how a variety of journalistic occupations developed. The nature of its audience and elements of its subject matter is considered, as are the reasons for the importance of said subject matter for Jewish historiography in general. The introduction gives the reader an understanding of modern Yiddish culture while setting the stage for the subsequent chapters, which provide primary source data from the Yiddish press. 1Jewish Abortion Technician chapter abstractThis chapter considers the story of Jacob Rosenzweig, a Jewish immigrant abortionist active in New York City during the late 1860s and early 1870s. In 1871, a patient died in his care. Rosenzweig stuffed her body in a trunk and attempted to ship it to Chicago, but the decaying body was discovered in a baggage depot and police were alerted. New York City Police investigating the case were eventually led to Rosenzweig, who was caught, placed on trial, and convicted. 2The Hebrew Girl Murderer of East New York chapter abstractThis chapter details the story of Pesach Rubenstein, an eastern European Jewish immigrant in New York City who murdered his cousin/lover whom he had accidentally impregnated. Rubenstein's 1876 court case, reports of which appeared in nearly every newspaper in the United States, was the most significant interface between American media and Jews in the history of the country. 3The Jewish Mahatma chapter abstractThis chapter presents a brief biography of Naphtali Herz Imber, a poet best known for writing "Hatikva, " which became the Israeli national anthem. While Imber has been the subject of biographical studies, what official narratives ignore is Imber's work as a performance psychic during the late 19th century and a mercurial alcoholic during the early 20th. 4The Great Tonsil Riot of 1906 chapter abstractThis chapter details an event that took place on New York City's Lower East Side in which rumors that children were having their throats slashed in public schools spread throughout immigrant Jewish neighborhoods. Upon hearing these rumors, tens of thousands of Jewish mothers rioted, besieging the area's public schools and demanding to see if their children were alive. 5Rivington Street's Wheel of (Mis)Fortune chapter abstractThis chapter provides a biographical sketch of Professor Abraham Hochman, one of the Lower East Side's best known psychics. Famed, among other things, for finding husbands who had abandoned their wives, Hochman engaged in all manner of dubious stunts in order to generate publicity for his business. 6Yom Kippur Battle Royale chapter abstractThis chapter details the history of anti-religious behavior on the solemn holiday of Yom Kippur and the reaction those activities engendered. Typically anarchist or socialist-oriented Jews would engage in acts of public eating on Yom Kippur, a holiday that requires a 25 hour fast. Such activity would enrage religious Jews and pitched battles would typically ensue. 7Attack of the Yiddish Journalists chapter abstractThis chapter tells the story of Hillel Tseytlen, a famed journalist who broke away from a leading Yiddish paper in Warsaw to join a competing newspaper. Doing so provoked the ire of Tseytlen's original editor, who initiated an ugly smear campaign against him. Tseytlen and his new editors fought back and a war of words broke out between two daily papers with a third and fourth chiming in. 8Suicide Jew chapter abstractThis chapter considers the phenomenon of suicide among Jews in Warsaw. During the interwar period, suicides were so common that reports of them appear nearly every day in the Warsaw Yiddish press. While doubtlessly a tragic and unpleasant issue, many of the suicide stories reported in the dailies contain odd and humorous twists. Such reportage revealed the delicate and difficult line Warsaw's Jews walked as an impoverished minority. 9Battle at the Bris chapter abstractThis chapter details the story of a Warsaw-based Hasidic Rabbi who attempted to reconcile with another Hasidic Rabbi who had been his blood enemy by giving him a special duty at his son's circumcision ceremony. The problem was that the first rabbi's followers refused to accept the reconciliation. The ceremony, a joyous but also solemn affair, was rocked when a brawl exploded among the guests, nearly all Hasidim. 10Urke Nakhalnik: Fine Young Criminal chapter abstractThis chapter tells the story of Urke Nachlnik, a yeshiva student who fell in with a bad crowd and who wound up becoming a professional criminal. After writing a prison memoir that became the best selling book in Poland in 1933, Nachalnik turned to literature and playwriting as a profession, churning out intense stories of the Yiddish criminal underworld that riveting readers throughout the country. Also included is a sample story that appeared in 1938, "Passover in the Joint." 11The Strange Case of Gimel Kuper, Mystery Journalist chapter abstractThis chapter offers the story of Gimel Kuper, a journalist for the Forverts, the largest Yiddish newspaper in the world, who wrote popular human interest stories that were typically based in Poland. It turns out that Gimel Kuper was the pseudonym of the famous Yiddish writer Israel Joshua Singer, whose brilliant reportage revealed many hidden corners of Jewish life. Includes a sample story from 1927 about Jewish beggars and drunks in Warsaw. 12Semitic Beauty Drives Jews Wild: Film at Eleven chapter abstractThis chapter details the story of the Miss Judea Pageant, a contest to crown the most beautiful Jewish girl in Poland in 1929. After the pageant was complete, the winner, one Ms. Zofia Oldak, was carted around Warsaw for photo-ops with important Jewish celebrities, politicians, and cultural figures. One of these events was a banquet at the Jewish Community Council, where its president lauded her beauty and sang to her. Upset at his antics, ultra-orthodox members of the community protested. In the end, the pageant became the impetus behind a massive riot in Warsaw's biggest Jewish cemetery. 13Ever Fallen in Love with Someone (You Shouldn't Have Fallen in Love With)? chapter abstractThis chapter tells the story of a failed relationship that results in one of the partners biting off the penis of the other. 14My Yiddishe Divorce chapter abstractThis chapter describes the public divorce court that existed as part of the Warsaw Rabbinate. Newspaper editors frequently sent writers to observe divorce cases because of the prevalence of violence. A popular feature in Yiddish papers, divorce reportage provide a lurid look into private affairs. Numerous examples are provided. 15Shomer Fucking Shabbos chapter abstractThis chapter details the phenomenon of "Shabbos Enforcers, " religious Jews who take it upon themselves to ensure that all Jews observe the laws of the day of rest. Because their activity involves insinuating themselves into people's personal business, their entreaties were often rebuffed. Violence often broke out between those who were trying to ensure that the laws of Shabbos were not being broken and those who either didn't know or didn't care that they were breaking such laws. 16625-Pound Jews and Other Oddities chapter abstractThis chapter tells the story of Blimp Levy, a 625 pound Jewish professional wrestler. Although a morbidly obese novelty, Levy was a popular and successful wrestler from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. An unknown figure among Jewish sports heroes, he deserves his place in the pantheon. 17Bad Rabbi: Bigamy, Blackmail and the Radimner Rebbetzin chapter abstractThis chapter tells the story of a bigamist Hasidic Rabbi and his antagonist second wife, Zlate Rubin. After marrying her in a fraudulent ceremony in New York for a large sum of cash, the Rabbi returned to Poland. Zlate, however, subsequently demanded that he divorce his first wife and marry her in a traditional Jewish ceremony or he had to return the money. Zlate showed up in Poland demanding her money. He returned what he still had, but it wasn't enough. She told him if he didn't give her the money, she would tell everyone he was a bigamist. He had her arrested for blackmail. She had him charged with bigamy. Even if it was a huge communal embarrassment, her 1927 trial riveted the Jews of Poland. 18You Think You've Got Troubles? Stories from Warsaw's Yiddish Crime Blotter chapter abstractBeginning with a brief description of the nature of Warsaw's Yiddish crime blotter, the section of Yiddish papers that focused on crime and deviance, this chapter provides dozens of examples of articles that delve into the Jewish underworld, as well as into the realm of poverty and insanity. These small articles function as explosive examples of a troubled and downwardly mobile Jewry, one that will be totally unfamiliar and surprising to readers - even those who have some familiarity with pre-WWII Warsaw.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781503604117 20171023
Stories abound of immigrant Jews on the outside looking in, clambering up the ladder of social mobility, successfully assimilating and integrating into their new worlds. But this book is not about the success stories. It's a paean to the bunglers, the blockheads, and the just plain weird-Jews who were flung from small, impoverished eastern European towns into the urban shtetls of New York and Warsaw, where, as they say in Yiddish, their bread landed butter side down in the dirt. These marginal Jews may have found their way into the history books far less frequently than their more socially upstanding neighbors, but there's one place you can find them in force: in the Yiddish newspapers that had their heyday from the 1880s to the 1930s. Disaster, misery, and misfortune: you will find no better chronicle of the daily ignominies of urban Jewish life than in the pages of the Yiddish press. An underground history of downwardly mobile Jews, Bad Rabbi exposes the seamy underbelly of pre-WWII New York and Warsaw, the two major centers of Yiddish culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With true stories plucked from the pages of the Yiddish papers, Eddy Portnoy introduces us to the drunks, thieves, murderers, wrestlers, poets, and beauty queens whose misadventures were immortalized in print. There's the Polish rabbi blackmailed by an American widow, mass brawls at weddings and funerals, a psychic who specialized in locating missing husbands, and violent gangs of Jewish mothers on the prowl-in short, not quite the Jews you'd expect. One part Isaac Bashevis Singer, one part Jerry Springer, this irreverent, unvarnished, and frequently hilarious compendium of stories provides a window into an unknown Yiddish world that was.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781503604117 20171023
Green Library
xii, 261 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface Acknowledgments 1. Victims of the Press? 2. What's in It for Them? Weighing the Pros and Cons of Becoming a News Subject 3. The Interview Stage Part 1: Encountering Journalists 4. The Interview Stage Part 2: From Interaction to Story 5. Truth (Perceptions) and Consequences: How News Subjects Judge Accuracy and Error 6. That's Me! ... But It's Not Me: Aesthetic, Emotional, and Existential Effects of Confronting Our News Selves 7. Celebration, Condemnation, Reputation: Audience Feedback as an Indicator of Status and Stigma 8. Making the News in a Digital World 9. Lessons for Subjects and Journalists Note on Method Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231183147 20180115
What does it feel like to be featured, quoted, or just named in a news story? A refugee family, the survivor of a shooting, a primary voter in Iowa-the views and experiences of ordinary people are an important component of journalism. While much has been written about how journalists work and gather stories, what do we discover about the practice of journalism and attitudes about the media by focusing on the experiences of the subjects themselves? In Becoming the News, Ruth Palmer argues that understanding the motivations and experiences of those who have been featured in news stories-voluntarily or not-sheds new light on the practice of journalism and the importance many continue to place on the role of the mainstream media. Based on dozens of interviews with news subjects, Becoming the News studies how ordinary people make sense of their experience as media subjects. Palmer charts the arc of the experience of "making" the news, from the events that brought an ordinary person to journalists' attention through the decision to cooperate with reporters, interactions with journalists, and reactions to the news coverage and its aftermath. She explores what motivates someone to talk to the press; whether they consider the potential risks; the power dynamics between a journalist and their subject; their expectations about the motivations of journalists; and the influence of social media on their decisions and reception. Pointing to the ways traditional news organizations both continue to hold on to and are losing their authority, Becoming the News has important implications for how we think about the production and consumption of news at a time when Americans distrust the news media more than ever.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231183147 20180115
Green Library
xiii, 275 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xi, 450 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"The digital age has had a profound impact on literary culture, with new technologies opening up opportunities for new forms of literary art from hyperfiction to multi-media poetry and narrative-driven games. Bringing together leading scholars and artists from across the world, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature is the first authoritative reference handbook to the field. Crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book explores the foundational theories of the field, contemporary artistic practices, debates and controversies surrounding such key concepts as canonicity, world systems, narrative and the digital humanities, and historical developments and new media contexts of contemporary electronic literature. Including guides to major publications in the field, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature is an essential resource for scholars of contemporary culture in the digital era."-- Provided by publisher.
"Covering foundational theory, new media contexts and digital creative practice and with chapters by leading international scholars, this is the first authoritative reference handbook to the field of electronic literature"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
xiv, 356 pages ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction: Postcolonial Literary Studies Now Jenni Ramone NEW CONTEXTS 2. The Global and the Neoliberal: Indra Sinha's Animal's People, from Human Community to Zones of Indistinction Philip Leonard 3. Disaster, Governance and (Post-)colonial literatures Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee 4. The Postcolonial Book Market: Reading and the local literary marketplace Jenni Ramone 5. Postcolonial Economics: Literary Critiques of Inequality Melissa Kennedy 6. Postcolonial Studies in the Digital Age: An Introduction Roopika Risam 7. `Another World is Possible': Radicalizing World Literature via the Postcolonial Wendy Knepper NEW NARRATIVES 8. Postcolonial Poetry Emma Bird 9. Postcolonial Noncitizenship in Australian Theatre and Performance: Twenty-First Century Paradigms Emma Cox 10. Graphic History: Postcolonial Texts and Contexts Binita Mehta and Pia Mukherji 11. Postcolonial Life-writing Jocelyn Fenton Stitt 12. Decolonization and Postcolonial Cinema in Canada, Brazil, Australia and Nigeria Kerstin Knopf NEW DEBATES 13. Postcolonial Refugees, Displacement, Dispossession and Economies of Abandonment in the Capitalist World System Stephen Morton 14. Postcolonial Sexualities and the Intelligibility of Dissidence Humaira Saeed 15. Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies: Current Debates and the Role of Literature Subha Xavier 16. Postcolonial Studies and African American Literature John Cullen Gruesser 17. Faith, Secularism and Community in Womanist Literature from the Neocolonial Caribbean Dawn Miranda Sherratt-Bado 18. Secularism in India: Principles and Policies Manav Ratti Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474240086 20180115
Covering a wide range of textual forms and geographical locations, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing: New Contexts, New Narratives, New Debates is an advanced introduction to prominent issues in contemporary postcolonial literary studies. With chapters written by leading scholars in the field, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing includes: *Explorations of key contemporary topics, from ecocriticism, refugeeism, economics, faith and secularism, and gender and sexuality, to the impact of digital humanities on postcolonial studies *Introductions to a wide range of genres, from the novel, theatre and poetry to life-writing, graphic novels, film and games * In-depth analysis of writing from many postcolonial regions including Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America, and African American writing Covering Anglophone and Francophone texts and contexts, and tackling the relationship between postcolonial studies and world literature, with a glossary of key critical terms, this is an essential text for all students and scholars of contemporary postcolonial studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474240086 20180115
Green Library
x, 118 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Series Editors' Introduction, Acknowledgements, Introduction, Chapter 1: The Child on Screen: Capturing Youth Chapter 2: An Audacious Adventure: Making the Life of Mason Chapter 3: Understanding Boyhood: The Child Becomes a Teenager Chapter 4: Understanding Boyhood: The Teenager Becomes a Man Chapter 5: The Moment of This Boy's Life.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138682443 20180115
This book traces the development of Richard Linklater's Boyhood from its audacious concept through its tenacious production to its celebrated reception, placing it within the context of cinematic parables about children to demonstrate its distinctive vision. Timothy Shary, author of numerous studies on the history of teen cinema, evaluates the film's many messages about youth and adolescence within the context of early twenty-first century American culture, illuminating how Linklater's singular vision of the otherwise ordinary life of a boy reveals potent universal truths about all people.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138682443 20180115
Green Library
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
  • 1. Legal and Ethical Considerations 2. Locating the News 3. Developing Stories 4. Collecting Information from Real and Virtual Documents 5. Beats, Spot News, and Reporting Assignments 6. Newswriting Mechanics 7. Newswriting Style 8. Writing Compelling Leads 9. Fieldwork 10. Interviewing 11. Covering Planned Events 12. Reporting Live 13. Voiceovers, Packages, and Story Formats 14. Producing the Television Newscast 15. Producing the Radio Newscast 16. Delivering the News 17. Careers in Broadcast Journalism 18. Portfolio Development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138207486 20170821
Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, Seventh Edition is the leading book covering all aspects of writing and reporting the news. It identifies the key concepts and terms readers need to know in the news gathering and dissemination process, and provides practical, real-world advice for operating in the modern day newsroom. New to the Seventh Edition are profiles of working journalists who give readers a glimpse into the working life of modern reporters, producers, and directors. This new edition also covers important aspects of the use of social media, drone journalism, and digital technology. A new chapter on portfolio development will assist readers in developing the skills to advance in their careers. The text has also been updated to reflect new industry standards in modes of information gathering and delivery, writing style, and technology. Additional features include: * Key words at the start of every chapter, identifying important terms and definitions * End of chapter Summaries, which allows readers to review the chapter's main points * Text Your Knowledge, which helps readers quiz themselves on important concepts * Readers can apply a chapter's themes with chapter-by-chapter Exercises * A companion website featuring video tutorials of necessary skillsets for journalists, including lighting structures, how to hold a microphone, and how to properly conduct an interview.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138207486 20170821