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  • Film Text Analysis

    New Perspectives on the Analysis of Filmic Meaning

    Edited by Janina Wildfeuer, John A. Bateman

    This book examines film as a multimodal text and an audiovisual synthesis, bringing together current work within the fields of narratology, philosophy, multimodal analysis, sound as well as cultural studies in order to cover a wide range of international academic interest. The book provides new…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • The Fiction of Evil

    By Peter Brian Barry

    What makes someone an evil person? How are evil people different from merely bad people? Do evil people really exist? Can we make sense of evil people if we mythologize them? Do evil people take pleasure in the suffering of others? Can evil people be redeemed?Peter Brian Barry answers these…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge

  • Reconnecting Aestheticism and Modernism

    Continuities, Revisions, Speculations

    Edited by Benedicte Coste, Catherine Delyfer, Christine Reynier

    Charting the period that extends from the 1860s to the 1940s, this volume offers fresh perspectives on Aestheticism and Modernism. By acknowledging that both movements had a passion for the ‘new’, it goes beyond the alleged divide between Modernism and its predecessors. Rather than reading the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-14 
    Routledge
    Literary Texts and the Popular Marketplace

  • Philosophy of Media

    A Short History of Ideas and Innovations from Socrates to Social Media

    By Robert Hassan, Thomas Sutherland

    Since the late-1980s the rise of the Internet and the emergence of the Networked Society have led to a rapid and profound transformation of everyday life. Underpinning this revolution is the computer – a media technology that is capable of not only transforming itself, but almost every other…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11 
    Routledge

  • Boredom Studies Reader

    Frameworks and Perspectives

    Edited by Michael E. Gardiner, Julian Jason Haladyn

    Boredom Studies is an increasingly rich and vital area of contemporary research that examines the experience of boredom as an importan – even quintessential – condition of modern life. This anthology of newly commissioned essays focuses on the historical and theoretical potential of this modern…

    Hardback – 2016-10-05 
    Routledge

  • Cine-Ethics

    Ethical Dimensions of Film Theory, Practice, and Spectatorship

    Edited by Jinhee Choi, Mattias Frey

    This volume looks at the significance and range of ethical questions that pertain to various film practices. Diverse philosophical traditions provide useful frameworks to discuss spectators’ affective and emotional engagement with film, which can function as a moral ground for one’s connection to…

    Paperback – 2016-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Appreciating the Art of Television

    A Philosophical Perspective

    By Ted Nannicelli

    Contemporary television has been marked by such exceptional programming that it is now common to hear claims that TV has finally become an art. In Appreciating the Art of Television, Nannicelli contends that televisual art is not a recent development, but has in fact existed for a long time. Yet…

    Hardback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • Reflections on Architecture, Society and Politics

    Social and Cultural Tectonics in the 21st Century

    By Graham Cairns

    Reflections on Architecture, Society and Politics brings together a series of thirteen interview-articles by Graham Cairns in collaboration with some of the most prominent polemic thinkers and critical practitioners from the fields of architecture and the social sciences, including Noam…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30 
    Routledge

  • Ichnographia Rustica: Stephen Switzer and the Designed Landscape

    By William Alvis Brogden

    One of the most significant occurrences in the history of design was the creation of the English Landscape Garden. Accounts of its genesis…the surprising structural change from the formal to a seeming informal are numerous. But none has ever been quite convincing and none satisfactorily placed the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-25 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Comics

    Edited by Frank Bramlett, Roy T Cook, Aaron Meskin

     This cutting-edge handbook brings together an international roster of scholars to examine many facets of comics and graphic novels. Contributor essays provide authoritative, up-to-date overviewsof the major topics and questions within comic studies, offering readers a truly global approach to…

    Hardback – 2016-07-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • The Imperfect City: On Architectural Judgment

    By Samir Younes

    If architectural judgment were a city, a city of ideas and forms, then it is a very imperfect city. When architects judge the success or failure of a building, the range of ways and criteria which can be used for this evaluation causes many contentious and discordant arguments. Proposing that the…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge

  • Rousseau's Ethics of Truth

    A Sublime Science of Simple Souls

    By Jason Neidleman

    In 1758, Rousseau announced that he had adopted "vitam impendere vero" (dedicate life to truth) as a personal pledge. Despite the dramatic nature of this declaration, no scholar has yet approached Rousseau’s work through the lens of truth or truthseeking. What did it mean for Rousseau to lead a…

    Hardback – 2016-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

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