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  • The Antihero in American Television

    By Margrethe Bruun Vaage

    The antihero prevails in recent American drama television series. Characters such as mobster kingpin Tony Soprano (The Sopranos), meth cook and gangster-in-the-making Walter White (Breaking Bad) and serial killer Dexter Morgan (Dexter) are not morally good, so how do these television series make us…

    Hardback – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • Media Criticism in a Digital Age

    Professional And Consumer Considerations

    By Peter B. Orlik

    Media Criticism in a Digital Age introduces readers to a variety of critical approaches to audio and video discourse on radio, television and the Internet. It is intended for those preparing for electronic media careers as well as for anyone seeking to enhance their media literacy. This book takes…

    Paperback – 2015-08-03
    Routledge

  • Performance and the Politics of Space

    Theatre and Topology

    Edited by Erika Fischer-Lichte, Benjamin Wihstutz

    From its very beginnings, theatre has been both an art and a public space, shared by actors and spectators. As a result, its entity and history is intimately tied to politics: a politics of inclusion and exclusion, of distributions and placements, of spatial appropriation and utopian concepts. This…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Art and Ethics in a Material World

    Kant’s Pragmatist Legacy

    By Jennifer A McMahon

    In this book, McMahon argues that a reading of Kant’s body of work in the light of a pragmatist theory of meaning and language (which arguably is a Kantian legacy) leads one to put community reception ahead of individual reception in the order of aesthetic relations. A core premise of the book is…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Philosophy of Song and Singing

    An Introduction

    By Jeanette Bicknell

    In Philosophy of Song and Singing: An Introduction, Jeanette Bicknell explores key aesthetic, ethical, and other philosophical questions that have not yet been thoroughly researched by philosophers, musicologists, or scientists. Issues addressed include: The relationship between the meaning of a…

    Paperback – 2015-07-10
    Routledge

  • Performance and Phenomenology

    Traditions and Transformations

    Edited by Maaike Bleeker, Jon Foley Sherman, Eirini Nedelkopoulou

    This book offers a timely discussion about the interventions and tensions between two contested and contentious fields, performance and phenomenology, with international case studies that map an emerging 21st century terrain of critical and performance practice. Building on the foundational texts…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices

    By Tim Stott

    This book engages debates in current art criticism concerning the turn toward participatory works of art. In particular, it analyzes ludic participation, in which play and games are used organizationally so that participants actively engage with or complete the work of art through their play. Here…

    Hardback – 2015-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Element of Fire (Routledge Revivals)

    Science, Art and the Human World

    By Anthony O'Hear

    First published in 1988, the aim of this book can be stated in Nietzsche’s words: ‘To look at science from the perspective of the artist, but at art from that of life’. The title contests the notions that science alone can provide us with the most objective truth about the world, and that artistic…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • On Not Looking

    The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture

    Edited by Frances Guerin

    On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture focuses on the image, and our relationship to it, as a site of "not looking." The collection demonstrates that even though we live in an image-saturated culture, many images do not look at what they claim, viewers often do not look at the…

    Hardback – 2015-01-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Walter Benjamin’s Concept of the Image

    By Alison Ross

    In this book, Alison Ross engages in a detailed study of Walter Benjamin’s concept of the image, exploring the significant shifts in Benjamin’s approach to the topic over the course of his career. Using Kant’s treatment of the topic of sensuous form in his aesthetics as a comparative reference,…

    Hardback – 2014-11-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • Figuring Out Figurative Art

    Contemporary Philosophers on Contemporary Paintings

    By Derek Matravers, Damien Freeman

    In 1797 Friedrich Schlegel wrote that "philosophy of art usually lacks one of two things: either the philosophy, or the art." This collection of essays contains both the philosophy and the art. It brings together an international team of leading philosophers to address diverse philosophical issues…

    Paperback – 2014-08-20
    Routledge

  • Tolstoy: An Approach bound with Dostoevsky: A Study

    By Janko Lavrin

    This volume contains two concise works by the innovative twentieth-century literary critic Janko Lavrin, offering accessible and thoughtful introductions to the two greatest Russian novelists. It provides a perfect point of access into the often bewildering world of Russian literature, and the…

    Hardback – 2014-08-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

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