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Intermedialities: Philosophy, Arts, Politics

by Henk Oosterling & Ewa Plonowska Ziarek Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

As an alternative to universalism and particularism, Intermedialities: Philosophy, Arts, Politics proposes 'intermedialities' as a new model of social relations and intercultural dialogue. The concept of 'intermedialities'...

Aesthetics, Disinterestedness, and Effectiveness in Political Art

by Maria Alina Asavei Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Should politically concerned and engaged artistic production disregard questions or/and requirements of aesthetic reception and value? Whether art should be “aesthetic” or “political” is not a new question....

Religion and Technology into the Future

by Sam Gill Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Religion and Technology into the Future: From Adam to Tomorrow’s Eve examines the broad significance of the current trends and accomplishments in technology (AI/robots) against the long history of the human...

Civil Servants on the Silver Screen

by Michelle C. Pautz Lexington Books (December 29, 2017)

In the movies, government often finds itself in a variety of roles from villain to supporting cast, and rarely, if ever, the hero. A frequent component of that role is the bureaucracy and as documented in Civil...

Politics, Hollywood Style

by John Heyrman Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Politics, Hollywood Style considers major films about the American political process from the 1930s through the 2010s. Grouped and considered historically, these films are analyzed for their portrayal of American...

Speculative Imperialisms

by Susana Loza Lexington Books (December 27, 2017)

Speculative Imperialisms: Monstrosity and Masquerade in Postracial Times explores the (settler) colonial ideologies underpinning the monstrous imaginings of contemporary popular culture in the Britain and the...

Argentine Cinema

by David George & Gizella Meneses Lexington Books (December 22, 2017)

Argentine Cinema: From Noir to Neo-Noir examines the phenomenon of Argentine film noir. Beginning with definitions of film noir and its international iterations, the book presents a history of the development...

Aestheticism, Evil, Homosexuality, and Hannibal

by Geoff Klock Lexington Books (October 11, 2017)

In late 19th century England, Oscar Wilde popularized aestheticism, also known as art-for-art’s-sake – the idea that art, that beauty, should not be a vehicle for morality or truth, but an end in-and-of-itself....

Corporeality and Performativity in Baroque Naples

by Alessandro Giardino, Marcella Salvi, Lara Harwood-Ventura & Marino Forlino et al. Lexington Books (November 08, 2017)

This book provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the Neapolitan Baroque, through original and in-depth interpretations of pivotal masterpieces of Neapolitan art, literature, philosophy, theater. The book...

A Critical Companion to Tim Burton

by Antonio Sanna, Adam Barkman, Donna Mitchell & Elsa Colombani et al. Lexington Books (October 16, 2017)

Unlike anything currently available, A Critical Companion to Tim Burton is a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of all the works of one of the world's most renowned directors and artists. Written by some of...

Phenomenology of Film

by Shawn Loht Lexington Books (August 15, 2017)

This book uses the philosophy of Martin Heidegger as a framework for addressing key issues in the philosophy of film. It is the first single-author monograph that takes up Heidegger’s relevance to film. It...

The Poetics of Radical Hope in Abderrahmane Sissako’s Film Experience

by Olivier-Jean Tchouaffe Lexington Books (May 04, 2017)

The Poetics of Radical Hope: The Abderrhamane Sissako Experience communicates pieces of evidence that Sissako is the most talented and the most sophisticated filmmaker of his generation. This imaginative excellence...

Music, Theater, and Society in the Comedies of Luiz Carlos Martins Penna (1833-1846)

by Luiz Costa-lima Neto & Stephen Thomson Moore Lexington Books (March 15, 2017)

This book clarifies the musical dramaturgy of comedy writer and musician Luiz Carlos Martins Penna (1815-48) – a notion that encompasses both the theatrical text and its performance. The corpus for this analysis...

Imaging The Great Puerto Rican Family: Framing Nation, Race, and Gender during the American Century

by Hilda Lloréns Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

Hilda Lloréns’s Imaging The Great Puerto Rican Family: Framing Nation, Race and Gender during the American Century, is a ground-breaking study of images—photographs, postcards, paintings, posters, and films—about...

The Politics and Art of John L. Stoddard: Reframing Authority, Otherness, and Authenticity

by Michaelene Cox Lexington Books (January 16, 2015)

This book borrows critical approaches from the interdisciplinary literature of visual culture to assess the imagery and identity of nineteenth-century American travel lecturer and author John L. Stoddard. It...

Memory Landscapes of the Inka Carved Outcrops

by Jessica Joyce Christie & Frank Meddens Lexington Books (December 17, 2015)

This book investigates the Inka carved outcrops in the Andean highlands in the context of pan-Andean stone cults which predated the Inka and continue to be practiced in modified forms to the present day.

Scripting Dance in Contemporary India

by Varun Gulati, Maratt Mythili Anoop, Kaustvi Sarkar & Anandi Salinas et al. Lexington Books (January 07, 2016)

Scripting Dance in Contemporary India is an edited volume that engages with multiple dance forms of India and their representations. The contributions are eclectic, including writings by both scholars and performers...

Japanese Mythology in Film: A Semiotic Approach to Reading Japanese Film and Anime

by Yoshiko Okuyama Lexington Books (April 09, 2015)

This book introduces film semiotics and demonstrates its use as a theoretical tool for reading Japanese popular movies and anime.