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Feedback: The Who and Their Generation

by Casey Harison Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In Feedback: The Who and Their Generation, historian Casey Harison offers a cultural and social history of one of the most successful bands of the 1960s British Invasion.


British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence

by Simon Philo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The British Invasion, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture’s default flow of influence, goods, and ideas—orchestrating a dramatic...


Patti Smith: America's Punk Rock Rhapsodist

by Eric Wendell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In Patti Smith: America’s Punk Rock Rhapsodist, musician and historian Eric Wendell delves into the volatile mix of religious upbringing and musical and literary influences that gave shape to Smith’s lyrics,...


The Clash: The Only Band That Mattered

by Sean Egan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The Clash: The Only Band That Matters, respected music critic Sean Egan examines The Clash’s career and art through the prism of the uniquely interesting and fractious UK politics of the Seventies and Eighties,...


The London Stage 1890-1959: Accumulated Indexes

by J. P. Wearing Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

This volume combines all the individual indexes—title, genre, theatre, and general—found in the seven volumes of The London Stage: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel (2nd edition) covering...


The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!

by Matthew Smith-Lahrman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

In The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!, Matthew Smith-Lahrman interprets the words of Curt Kirkwood, founding member and songwriter of the Meat Puppets, a pioneering...


Looking and Listening: Conversations between Modern Art and Music

by Brenda Lynne Leach Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2014)

This book invites the art and music lover to place these two realms of creative endeavor in conversation with one another. In Looking and Listening, conductor and art connoisseur Brenda Leach explores unique...


Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion

by Kenneth LaFave Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

In this book, Kenneth LaFave guides readers past Bernstein’s famously tortured personal problems and into the clarity and balance of his Serenade after Plato’s Symposium for Violin and Orchestra, the intense...


Food on Film: Bringing Something New to the Table

by Tom Hertweck Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

This collection addresses the relative scarcity of work relating to food-film studies, showcasing innovative viewpoints about a popular, yet understudied, subject in film. The volume asks provocative questions...


Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre

by Samuel L. Leiter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

This updated edition adds well over 200 plot summaries representing each theatrical form in addition to:

  • a chronology;
  • introductory essay;
  • appendixes;
  • an extensive bibliography;
  • over 1500 cross-referenced entries...


The Black Horn: The Story of Classical French Hornist Robert Lee Watt

by Robert Lee Watt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

Today, the number of African Americans who hold chairs in major American symphony orchestras are few and far between, and Watt is the first in many years to write about this uniquely exhilarating—and at times...


The 100 Greatest Silent Film Comedians

by James Roots Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

This book ranks the top 100 silent film stars based on a scale that considers creativity, originality, chemistry with fellow performers, and other factors. The author also promotes some lesser-known performers,...


Marilyn Monroe Day by Day: A Timeline of People, Places, and Events

by Carl Rollyson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

In Marilyn Monroe Day by Day: A Timeline of People, Places, and Events, Carl Rollyson provides a documentary approach to the life and legend of this singular personality. With details of her childhood, her young...


The JFK Image: Profiles in Docudrama

by Raluca Lucia Cimpean Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

This volume examines various representation of John F. Kennedy on film, from fictionalized accounts of his wartime exploits—PT-109 (1963)—to his presidency, his assassination, and his legacy. With a focus...


The Instrumental Music Director's Guide to Comprehensive Program Development

by Michael J. Pagliaro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 20, 2014)

The Instrumental Music Director’s Guide to Comprehensive Program Development offers an approach to the procedures associated with teaching instrumental music and administering the program. An in-depth discussion...


Oboe Unbound: Contemporary Techniques

by Libby Van Cleve Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

In Oboe Unbound: Contemporary Techniques, Libby Van Cleve opens up the tradition-bound assumptions of the instrument’s capabilities. She discusses:

  • standard technique;
  • multiphonics, microtones, altered timbres;...


So You Want to Sing Rock 'n' Roll: A Guide for Professionals

by Matthew Edwards Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

This book gives readers a comprehensive guide to voice science, vocal health, audio technology, technical approaches, and stylistic parameters for various rock subgenres. Author Matthew Edwards provides easy-to-understand...


Projecting 9/11: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in Recent Hollywood Films

by Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo & Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

Projecting 9/11 looks at how the themes of race, gender, and citizenship are treated in more than 20 recent movies. The book highlights racial and gender stereotypes and shows how characters are portrayed as...


The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia

by Lynnea Chapman King Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2014)

This encyclopedia focuses on all aspects of the Coen Brothers’ work—from writing and directing Blood Simple (1983) to their involvement in the forthcoming television series, Fargo. This extensive reference...


Paul Simon: An American Tune

by Cornel Bonca Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2014)

In Paul Simon: An American Tune, Cornel Bonca considers Simon’s vast trove of songs in the biographical and cultural context in which he wrote them: from the pop cultural revolution of the 1960s which Simon...


Old Philadelphia Houses on Society Hill, 1750-1840

by Elizabeth B. McCall & Michael Maicher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 12, 2014)

Officially known as Washington Square Park, Philadelphia’s Society Hill district contains an impressive number of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century houses. This book presents, in text and pictures,...


Historical Dictionary of African American Television

by Kathleen Fearn-Banks & Anne Burford-Johnson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 03, 2014)

This second edition covers the history of African Americans on television from the beginning of national television through the present day including:

  • chronology;
  • introductory essay
  • appendixes
  • bibliography
  • over...


James Cagney Films of the 1930s

by James L. Neibaur Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 03, 2014)

This book provides a film-by-film look at the thirty-two movies James Cagney made during the 1930s, from his supporting role in Sinner’s Holiday (1930) to the end of the decade as an established star of Angels...


Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion

by Durrell Bowman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2014)

In Experiencing Rush: A Listener’s Companion, music scholar Durrell Bowman guides readers through Rush’s long career, explaining through the artful combination of biography, history, and musical exegesis...


The Music and Literacy Connection

by Dee Hansen, Elaine Bernstorf & Gayle M. Stuber Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 24, 2014)

The second edition of The Music and Literacy Connection expands our understanding of the links between reading and music by examining those skills and learning processes that are directly parallel for music...


Gangsters and G-Men on Screen: Crime Cinema Then and Now

by Gene D. Phillips Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 26, 2014)

In this book, noted film and literature scholar Gene D. Phillips looks at the crime film genre. In addition to the usual suspects like Little Caesar, and The Godfather Part II, which he examines with a fresh...


Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic

by Joseph E. Morgan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

In Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and the Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic, Joseph E. Morgan tracks the development of Weber’s musical style across his career, within the cultural context of Germany’s...


The London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2014)

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1950 to December 31, 1959. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


Hitchcock's Stars: Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood Studio System

by Lesley L. Coffin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

After making a name for himself in his native England, Alfred Hitchcock was drawn to the U.S. in 1939, where he had unprecedented access to all of the riches the Hollywood studios had to offer. From set designers...


Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women's Intellect in Film and Television

by Laura Mattoon D'Amore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2014)

In Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women's Intellect in Film and Television, Laura Mattoon D’Amore brings together a collection of essays that examine the disparate portrayals of beauty and brains in...


The Philosophy of Pornography: Contemporary Perspectives

by Lindsay Coleman & Jacob M. Held Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2014)

Even as it skirts mainstream contemporary culture, pornography remains a social taboo; there still exist strong biases both in favor and against it. With chapters addressing imagination, gender, power relationships,...


Mavericks of Sound: Conversations with Artists Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music

by David A. Ensminger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2014)

In this book, music scholar David Ensminger offers a collection of compelling interviews with legendary roots rock and indie artists who bucked mainstream trends and have remained resilient in the face of enormous...


Franz Liszt, His Circle, and His Elusive Oratorio

by Xavier Jon Puslowski Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 09, 2014)

In this book, Xavier Puslowski presents a detailed study of the links between Liszt, his contemporaries, and his milieu. Using Saint Stanislas Oratorio as a focal point, Puslowski draws together the history...


Superhero Synergies: Comic Book Characters Go Digital

by James N. Gilmore & Matthias Stork Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 06, 2014)

This collection of essays explores the developing relationship between superheroes and various forms of media, examining how the superhero genre, which was once limited primarily to a single medium (comic books/graphic...


The Encyclopedia of Epic Films

by Constantine Santas, James M. Wilson, Maria Colavito & Djoymi Baker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 21, 2014)

This resource contains reviews of every major production considered to be an epic film. Entries consider the characteristics of what makes an epic, including length, structure, spectacular special effects, and...


Disorders of Magnitude: A Survey of Dark Fantasy

by Jason V. Brock Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 17, 2014)

This book illuminates the impact, lasting influence, and personalities involved with the creation and development of dark fantasy works of the 20th and 21st century—classics of literature, cinema, and television....


Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition: Cultural Contexts in Monty Python

by Tomasz Dobrogoszcz & Terry Jones Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2014)

This short collection of essays looks at the television show and films produced by the Monty Python troupe from a number of perspectives:

  • Gender studies
  • Post-structuralism
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Cultural studies


Who Did It First?: Great Rock and Roll Cover Songs and Their Original Artists

by Bob Leszczak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 10, 2014)

In Who Did It First?: Great Rock and Roll Cover Songs and Their Original Artists, the third volume in Bob Leszczak’s excitingWho Did It First? series,readers explore the hidden history of the most famous,...


Neoclassical Music in America: Voices of Clarity and Restraint

by R. James Tobin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2014)

In Neoclassical Music in America: Voices of Clarity and Restrain, music reviewer and scholar, R. James Tobin explores the origins and fate of neoclassicism, arguing how efforts to define musical neoclassicism...


The Bipolar Express: Manic Depression and the Movies

by David Coleman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 08, 2014)

This book examines the lives and works of famous filmmakers and screen actors through the perspective of bipolar and depressive disorders. The filmmakers discussed in this volume include directors Francis Ford...


Camerata: A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses

by Arthur Wenk Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 08, 2014)

Camerata: A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses distinguishes itself from all other works on choral conducting by starting at the very beginning—the conception and purpose of an ensemble—and...


Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today

by Joni Boyd Acuff & Laura Evans Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 08, 2014)

Aimed at museum educators, Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today seeks to marry museum and multicultural education theories. It reveals how the union of these theories yields more equitable educational practices...


Classical Music in a Changing Culture: Essays from The American Record Guide

by Donald Vroon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2014)

In Classical Music in a Changing Culture, Donald Vroon takes no prisoners in assessing the challenges and failures and possible successes that confront America’s future as a nation of music listeners. Vroon...


The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicals

by Dan Dietz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2014)

This book examines in specific detail every Broadway musical which opened during the 1950s, perhaps the greatest decade for musicals—including South Pacific, The King and I, My Fair Lady, Pajama Game, Damn...


The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach

by Andre Pirro & Joe Armstrong Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 20, 2014)

The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach (L’Esthéthique de Jean-Sébastien Bach), by the celebrated French musicologist André Pirro (1869?1943), was originally published in 1907 and reissued in 1973. It is...


Blood on the Stage, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D.: Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem

by Amnon Kabatchnik Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 06, 2014)

This volume examines the key representations of transgression drama produced between 480 B.C. and 1600. Arranged in chronological order, the entries consist of plot summary (often including significant dialogue),...


Talking Dirty on Sex and the City: Romance, Intimacy, Friendship

by Beatriz Oria Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 05, 2014)

Sex and the City (1998-2004) was one of the most popular programs on HBO, spawned two successful feature films in 2008 and 2010, and continues to do well in syndication. This book explores how Sex and the City...


Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs

by Jim Beviglia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 04, 2014)

In Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs, rock writer Jim Beviglia reflects not only on why each song has earned its place on list but lays out the story behind each of the 100, supplying fresh...


Choral Masterpieces: Major and Minor

by Nicholas Tarling Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2014)

In Choral Masterpieces: Major and Minor, historian Nicholas Tarling offers short essays on over 28 works, from major masterpieces such as Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion to off-the-beaten...


The London Stage 1930-1939: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2014)

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1930 to December 31, 1939. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...