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Geographies of Dance: Body, Movement, and Corporeal Negotiations

by Olaf Kuhlke, Adam M. Pine, Matthew Kurtz & Teresa Heiland et al. Lexington Books (December 24, 2013)

This book is the first comprehensive examination of the relationship between dance and geography. It includes articles from geographers, anthropologists, dance historians, architects, and urban planners and...


Giorgio Strehler Directs Carlo Goldoni

by Scott Malia Lexington Books (December 11, 2013)

Giorgio Strehler Directs Carlo Goldoni explores the relationship between directorial aesthetic and the dramatic canon. Scott Malia examines how director Giorgio Stehler established his own reputation while bolstering...


Performance on Behalf of the Environment

by Jnan A. Blau, Richard D. Besel, Courtney Ryan & Jess Larson et al. Lexington Books (November 26, 2013)

Performance on Behalf of the Environment is a collection of essays from a diverse group of scholars representing the fields of art, communication studies, dance, environmental studies, performance studies, rhetoric,...


Keeping Up the Kardashian Brand: Celebrity, Materialism, and Sexuality

by Amanda Scheiner McClain Lexington Books (October 29, 2013)

The Kardashian family is a contemporary cultural touchstone, recognizable throughout the world, connoting warrantless celebrity, voluptuous beauty, and social media savviness. This book explores the Kardashians’...


Rainbow Jews: Jewish and Gay Identity in the Performing Arts

by Jonathan C. Friedman Lexington Books (March 26, 2007)

Rainbow Jews looks at the intersection of gay and Jewish identity in American and Israeli film and theater from the 1960s to the present. Through a close reading of the texts of numerous American and Israeli...


Rakugo: Performing Comedy and Cultural Heritage in Contemporary Tokyo

by Lorie Brau Lexington Books (February 15, 2008)

Rakugo introduces the storytelling genre of Edo-style rakugo as performed around the turn of the twenty-first century, focusing on the performers' image, training, and techniques and the art's contexts and audiences....


Salsa and Its Transnational Moves

by Sheenagh Pietrobruno Lexington Books (March 07, 2006)

Salsa and Its Transnational Moves presents a critical analysis of salsa dancing in Quebec, Canada. Pulling from such varied fields as anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, and popular music studies,...


The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom

by Deborah Allison Lexington Books (November 06, 2012)

The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom, by Deborah Allison, examines eight films by the contemporary British director Michael Winterbottom. This study explores the ways his inflection of established genre traditions...


Terrence Malick and the Thought of Film

by Steven Rybin Lexington Books (November 17, 2011)

Terrence Malick and the Thought of Film explores how the experience of viewing Terrence Malick's films enables imaginative acts of philosophical interpretation. Useful for both professional philosophers interested...


Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row

by Gary D. Rhodes, Alison Peirse, Graeme Harper & Kevin Heffernan et al. Lexington Books (May 13, 2008)

Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row examines the full scope of the career of this often overlooked film auteur, with essays exploring individual films, groups of films (such as his important work in film noir),...


Locating Migrating Media

by John McCullough, Janine Marchessault, Charles H. Davis & Greg Elmer et al. Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

Locating Migrating Media details the extent to which media productions, both televisual and cinematic, have sought out new and cheaper shot locations, creative staff, and financing around the world. The book...


Classical Myth in Alfred Hitchcock's Wrong Man and Grace Kelly Films

by Mark William Padilla Lexington Books (December 12, 2018)

Mark Padilla’s classical reception readings of Alfred Hitchcock features some of the director’s most loved and important films, and demonstrates how they are informed by the educational and cultural classicism...


A Critical Companion to Tim Burton

by Antonio Sanna, Adam Barkman, Alissa Burger & Fran Pheasant-Kelly 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...


American–Soviet Cultural Diplomacy

by Cadra Peterson McDaniel Lexington Books (November 18, 2014)

American–Soviet Cultural Diplomacy: The Bolshoi Ballet’s American Premiere is the first full-length examination of a Soviet cultural diplomatic effort. Following the signing of an American-Soviet cultural...


Dancing Bodies of Devotion

by Katherine C. Zubko Lexington Books (August 07, 2014)

Dancing Bodies of Devotion: Fluid Gestures in Bharata Natyam examines how Bharata Natyam, a traditionally Hindu storytelling dance form, moves across religious boundaries through both incorporating choreography...


The Digitization of Cinematic Visual Effects

by Rama Venkatasawmy Lexington Books (November 30, 2012)

The Digitization of Cinematic Visual Effects: Hollywood’s Coming of Age, by Rama Venkatasawmy, analyzes how the Hollywood cinema industry’s visual effects applications have not only motivated the expansion...


Dancing Culture Religion

by Sam Gill, Richard Carp & Rebecca Sachs Norris Lexington Books (August 03, 2012)

In this provocative study of dancing, Sam Gill examines the interpretive styles of a variety of cultural dance traditions in discourse with the philosophic traditions of Schiller, Merleau-Ponty, Barbaras, Derrida,...


Theatre of the Borderlands

by Iani del Rosario Moreno Lexington Books (May 27, 2015)

Theatre of the Borderlands: Conflict, Violence, and Healing is an enlightening and encompassing study that focuses on how dramatists from the Northern Mexico border territories utilize theater as a means to...


Staging France between the World Wars: Performance, Politics, and the Transformation of the Theatrical Canon

by Susan McCready Lexington Books (September 21, 2016)

Staging France between the World Wars analyzes the rise of the modernist aesthetic in French stagecraft between the world wars. Focusing on interwar productions of the classics, it demonstrates that modernist...


Global Movements: Dance, Place, and Hybridity

by Adam M. Pine, Olaf Kuhlke, Lynnette Young Overby & France Joyal et al. Lexington Books (December 18, 2014)

Global Movements is the first comprehensive examination of the relationship between global mobility and dance. It includes chapters from geographers, dance historians, and other humanities scholars and examines...


DAH Theatre: A Sourcebook

by Dennis Barnett, Elizabeth Carlin-Metz, Beth Cleary & Leigh Clemons et al. Lexington Books (May 19, 2016)

DAH Theatre: A Sourcebook is both a contemporary history of the role this performance group has played throughout the dissolution of Yugoslavia up to the present and an inside look into the nuts and bolts of...