Spring 2023 - Film, Visual Culture, and Performing Arts
Ducktails, Drive-ins, and Broken Hearts
An unflinching look at the triumphs and tragedies of '50s rock and roll, from the biggest stars, like Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins, to those who barely grabbed the spotlight.
The Sound of Vultures' Wings
Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.
Tourists and Trade
How two roadside craft shops in upstate New York transformed American crafts into a fine art.
Musicology of Religion
Spearheads a new field for the combined study of religion and music, drawing upon theories and methods of the social sciences, ethnomusicology, philosophy, theology, liturgical studies, and cognitive studies.
Perfect Pitch, Third Revised Edition
The autobiography of one of the 20th century’s most innovative and wittiest composers/performers/authors who witnessed the birth of modern music.
Following the Ticker
Traces the influence of the stock market on Americans' beliefs about politics.
Distancing Representations in Transgender Film
Argues that transgender representations in film make it more difficult for cisgender people to understand the experiences of transgender people and for transgender people to fully participate in public life.
Reluctant Sleuths, True Detectives
Explores the figure of the detective as a pursuer of knowledge in four noir films.
Life Above the Clouds
The definitive philosophical exploration of the work of pioneering filmmaker Terrence Malick.
Ana M. López
Brings together Ana M. López's field-defining essays on Latin American film and media in one indispensable volume.
The Touch of the Present
Explores the importance of the body and the senses in educational encounters, drawing out the aesthetic and political dimensions of educational practices.
A Silence from Hitchcock
Extensive meditations on silence in the films of Alfred Hitchcock.
Crossing Boundaries and Confounding Identity
Examines literary, historical, and cultural portrayals of Chinese women, across centuries and continents.
The Obscure Substance of Sky
A book of poems and painted images.
Blues on Stage
Tells the story of classic blues singers from Ma Rainey to Bessie Smith.
Explores the potential for a novel philosophy of history to be uncovered by tracing the connections between Giorgio Agamben's work (theoretical practice) and contemporary art (artistic practice).