BOOKS RECEIVED: Lars Karl and Pavel Skopal, “Cinema in Service of the State: Perspectives on Film Culture in the GDR and Czechoslovakia, 1945-1960” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The national cinemas of Czechoslovakia and East Germany were two of the most vital sites of filmmaking in the Eastern Bloc, and over the course of two decades, they contributed to and were shaped… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: M. Elizabeth Weiser, “Museum Rhetoric: Building Civic Identity in National Spaces” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In todays diverse societies, museums are the primary institutions within the public sphere in which individuals can both engage critical thought and celebrate community. This volume uses the lens of rhetoric to explore the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Frank Bosch, “Mass Media and Historical Change: Germany in International Perspective, 1400 to the Present” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Media influenced politics, culture, and everyday life long before the invention of the Internet. This book shows how the advent of new media has changed societies in modern history, focusing not on the specifics… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: James Phelan, “Somebody Telling Somebody Else: A Rhetorical Poetics of Narrative” (Ohio State UP, 2017)\
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Somebody Telling Somebody Else, James Phelan proposes a paradigm shift for narrative theory, a turn from viewing narrative as a structure to viewing it as a rhetorical action in which a teller selectively… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Bob Hunter, “Thurberville”
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley James Thurber’s Columbus was not today’s Columbus or even yesterdays. It was a Columbus he both knew and created, a place perched on the fringe of reality and the fringe of his imagination. It… Read More
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