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Professional Knowledge in Music Teacher Education

by Eva Georgii-Hemming & Pamela Burnard

Internationally renowned contributors address a number of fundamental questions designed to take the reader to the heart of current debates around knowledge, practice, professionalism, and learning and teaching...


Icons in Time, Persons in Eternity: Orthodox Theology and the Aesthetics of the Christian Image

by C.A. Tsakiridou

Icons in Time, Persons in Eternity presents a critical, interdisciplinary examination of contemporary theological and philosophical studies of the Christian image and redefines this within the Orthodox tradition...


The Dame in the Kimono: Hollywood, Censorship, and the Production Code

by Leonard J. Leff & Jerold L. Simmons

" The new edition of this seminal work takes the story of the Production Code and motion picture censorship into the present, including the creation of the PG-13 and NC-17 ratings in the 1990s.


Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them

by Jack Dumbacher, Maureen Flannery & Sharon Beals

Sharon Beals' gorgeous photographs of nests offer a new window onto the life and beauty of birds. Drawn from the collections of the California Academy of Sciences, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley,...


Five Lives in Music: Women Performers, Composers, and Impresarios from the Baroque to the Present

by Cecelia Hopkins Porter

Representing a historical cross-section of performance and training in Western music since the seventeenth century, Five Lives in Music brings to light the private and performance lives of five remarkable women...


The Palmetto and Its South Carolina Home

by Jim Harrison

A celebration of paintings and images exploring the beauty and strength of South Carolina's state tree.


Justice Provocateur: Jane Tennison and Policing in Prime Suspect

by Gray Cavender & Nancy C. Jurik

Justice Provocateur focuses on Prime Suspect, a popular British television film series starring Oscar and Emmy award-winning actress Helen Mirren as fictional London policewoman Jane Tennison. Gray Cavender...


Little Windows into Art Therapy: Small Openings for Beginning Therapists

by Deborah Schroder

Drawing on her own development as an art therapist and her extensive experience of supervising new therapists and students, Schroder provides practical advice on encouraging nervous or reluctant clients, or...


Cinderella and Company: Backstage at the Opera with Cecilia Bartoli

by Manuela Hoelterhoff

A wickedly funny look at opera today--the feuds and deals, maestros and managers, divine voices and outsized egos--and a portrait of the opera world's newest superstar at a formative point in her life and career....


Cuban Prospect

by Brian Shawver

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Art of the Moving Picture

by Vachel Lindsay, Stanley Kauffmann & Kent Jones

"In the field of film aesthetics, it is the first important American work, still important--The Art of the Moving Picture is astonishing."

--Stanley Kauffmann

Written in 1915, The Art of the Moving Picture by...


The Palestinian Hamas between islamic religious tradition and modernity

by Oliver Borszik

The article deals with the following questions: what does modernity mean for Hamas in the Middle East and how is Hamas responding to the extensive social and political changes and challenges of modern times?...


Racial Passing: A Comparative Reading of Jessie Fauset's 'Plum Bun' and Nella Larsen's 'Passing' and 'Quicksand'

by Sandra Radtke

In the following, I would like to give a brief abstract of my thesis. Chiefly, I want to explore three major novels of the Harlem Renaissance - Nella Larsen's Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929) as well as Jessie...


Consuming and Consumed People. Violence in American Psycho

by Florian Burkhardt

Bret Easton Ellis'American psychohas been a highly controversial book. Many critics condemned this novel before it had been published so Ellis even had to search for a new publishing company. The indignation...


The representation of London in tourist guidebooks

by Sylvia Hadjetian

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. German tourist guide

3. Tourist guides in German magazines

4. German picture atlases

5. London - Time Out

6. Eccentric Britain

7. A Literary Guide to London

8. Conclusion...


The Spanish Song Companion

by Jacqueline Cockburn, Richard Stokes & Graham Johnson

The Spanish Song Companion is an introduction to the rich heritage of Spanish song, providing the texts of over 300 songs with parallel translations in accurate and readable English.


300 Years at the Keyboard

by Patricia Fallows-Hammond

This is the first reference book to include the historical background on all major piano composers, their individual styles, analysis of their compositions, and listings of their major keyboard works. Essential...


Montreal Main: A Queer Film Classic

by Thomas Waugh & Jason Garrison

Montreal Main, considers the brilliant yet neglected 1974 Canadian film set in Montreal's bohemian neighborhood "The Main" and hailed at its premiere at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The movie, directed...


Farewell My Concubine: A Queer Film Classic

by Helen Leung

Farewell My Concubine, part of the QUEER FILM CLASSICS series, is a thought-provoking consideration of Chen Kaige's acclaimed 1992 Chinese film set in the mid-20th century abouttwo male Peking opera stars and...


Voices in the Wilderness: Six American Neo-Romantic Composers

by Walter Simmons

Despite the Modernist search for new and innovative aesthetics and rejection of traditional tonality, several twentieth century composers have found their own voice while steadfastly relying on the aesthetics...