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Color Monitors
The Black Face of Technology in America
Martin Kevorkian
"Color Monitors looks at a particular subset of imagined computer use, focusing on scenarios that demand from the person at the keyboard an intimate technical knowledge. My research has uncovered a peculiar pattern: race comes into sharp relief when...



Coming to Terms
The Rhetoric of Narrative in Fiction and Film
Seymour Chatman



A Common Stage
Theater and Public Life in Medieval Arras
Carol Symes
A Common Stage challenges the prevalent understanding of theater history while offering the first comprehensive history of a community often credited with the invention of French as a powerful literary language.



The Contested Parterre
Public Theater and French Political Culture, 1680–1791
Jeffrey S. Ravel
In the playhouses of eighteenth-century France, clerks and students, soldiers and merchants, and the occasional aristocrat stood in the pit, while the majority of the elite sat in loges. These denizens of the parterre, who accounted for up to...



The Early Modern Cultures of Neo-Latin Drama
The essays in this collection all illustrate the vitality of Neo-Latin drama in early modern Europe, arising from its productive combination of classical models with deep-rooted vernacular traditions.



The Eye's Mind
Literary Modernism and Visual Culture
Karen Jacobs
The Eye's Mind significantly alters our understanding of modernist literature by showing how changing visual discourses, techniques, and technologies affected the novels of that period. In readings that bring philosophies of vision into dialogue with...



Fatal Desire
Women, Sexuality, and the English Stage, 1660–1720
Jean I. Marsden
Informed by film theory and a broad historical approach, Fatal Desire examines the theatrical representation of women in England, from the Restoration to the early eighteenth century—a period when for the first time female actors could perform in...



Flesh to Metal
Soviet Literature and the Alchemy of Revolution
Rolf Hellebust
"That science-fiction future in which technology would make everything very good—or very bad—has not yet arrived. From our vantage point at least, no age appears to have had a deeper faith in the inevitability and imminence of such a total...



Invisible Natives
Myth and Identity in the American Western
Armando José Prats
This incisive, provocative, and wide-ranging book casts a critical eye on the representation of Native Americans in the Western film since the genre's beginnings. Armando José Prats shows the ways in which film reflects cultural transformations in the...



Laughing Matters
Farce and the Making of Absolutism in France
Sara Beam
Sara Beam, in revealing how theater and politics were intimately intertwined, shows how the topics we joke about in public reflect and shape larger religious and political developments.



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