Reading Graphic Novels

Author: Achim Hescher
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110445395
Size: 43.97 MB
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Reading Graphic Novels. This monograph presents a prototype theory-based approach to the graphic novel as a narrating genre. After a historical contextualization, the graphic novel is defined through the core feature of complexity and seven gradable subcategories. With regard to narration, the author challenges concepts from classical narratology like the ‘narrator’ and ‘focalization’ to finally discuss aspects of subjectivity, a focal paradigm in the latest research.

The Erotic Thriller In Contemporary Cinema

Author: Linda Ruth Williams
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253218360
Size: 64.61 MB
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The Erotic Thriller In Contemporary Cinema. This bold and original book examines in detail a relatively new genre of film--the erotic thriller. Linda Ruth Williams traces the genre's exploitation of pornography and noir, discusses mainstream stars (including Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone) as well as genre-branded direct-to-video stars, charts the work of key producers and directors, and considers home videos as a distinct form of viewing pleasure. She maps the history of the genre, analyzing hundreds of movies from blockbusters such as Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, and In the Cut to straight-to-video film titles such as Carnal Crimes, Sins of Desire, and Night Eyes. Williams's witty and illuminating readings tell the story of this sensational genre and contribute to the analysis of mainstream screen sex--and its censorship--at the beginning of the 21st century. She shows that as the erotic thriller plays out the sexual fantasies of contemporary America, it also provides a vehicle for marketing those fantasies globally.

The Readers Advisory Guide To Graphic Novels

Author: Francisca Goldsmith
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838910084
Size: 78.13 MB
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The Readers Advisory Guide To Graphic Novels. Provides a library reference guide to graphic novels, listing the different genres available and describing the relationship between graphic novels and films and video games, along with lists of recommended works for each category.

Teaching Graphic Novels

Author: Katie Monnin
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1934338400
Size: 78.30 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Teaching Graphic Novels. "Harness the power of graphic novels to promote literacy and engage all secondary students with Teaching Graphic Novels by Katie Monnin! Address print-text and image literacies, from navigating text features to creating standards-based lessons on reading comprehension, fiction/nonfiction, written response, critical thinking, and media literacy. Complete with examples from graphic novels, professional resource suggestions, strategies that can be used with any graphic novel, cross-indexes of middle and high school graphic novels and themes, reproducibles, and extra support for English-language learners. Teaching Graphic Novels was a finalist for both the 2009 ForeWord Education Book of the Year and the 2010 AEP Distinguished Achievement Award in the 6-8 Curriculum and Instruction category!"

Graphic Novels And Comics In Libraries And Archives

Author: Robert G. Weiner
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456930
Size: 63.91 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Graphic Novels And Comics In Libraries And Archives. "This book, full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, provides a look at how graphic novels and comics can be used in educational settings. An established component of library and archive collections across the globe, graphic novels are proving to be one of the last vestiges of the printed form gaining in popularity"--Provided by publisher.

Thrillers

Author: Martin Rubin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521588393
Size: 65.60 MB
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Thrillers. An in-depth exploration of the 'thriller' movie genre.

From Categories To Categorization

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Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787143392
Size: 10.79 MB
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From Categories To Categorization. This volume brings together some of the world’s leading scholars of market categorization. Together, their contributions depict categorization as both a cognitive and a social process, tightly connected to actors involved, their specific acts, the entity being categorized, and the context and timing which inform these activities.

Success As A Real Estate Agent For Dummies

Author: Dirk Zeller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119371856
Size: 11.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Success As A Real Estate Agent For Dummies. Make your fortune in the real estate business With home prices jumping nationwide, the real estate market is clearly starting to show stabilization. In the latest edition of Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies, expert author Dirk Zeller shows you how to become a top-performing agent. Whether it's lead generation via blogging or social media channels, you'll discover key ways to communicate and prospect in a new online world. Inside, you'll find the latest coverage on being successful selling high-value homes, how to sell short sales to buyers without scaring them off, dealing with residential and commercial real estate, how to use third parties to drive leads and create exposure like Trulia, Realtor.com, and Zillow, and much more. Features tips and tricks for working with buyers Includes must-haves for successful real estate agents Offers tried-and-true tactics and fresh ideas for finding more projects Gives you the skills to close more deals Whether you're looking to rev up your real estate business, deciding whether to specialize in commercial or residential real estate, or just interested in fine-tuning your skills, Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies has you covered.

The Vaults

Author: Toby Ball
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429947365
Size: 59.41 MB
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The Vaults. In a dystopian 1930s America, a chilling series of events leads three men down a path to uncover their city's darkest secret. At the height of the most corrupt administration in the City’s history, a mysterious duplicate file is discovered deep within the Vaults---a cavernous hall containing all of the municipal criminal justice records of the last seventy years. From here, the story follows: Arthur Puskis, the Vault’s sole, hermit-like archivist with an almost mystical faith in a system to which he has devoted his life; Frank Frings, a high-profile investigative journalist with a self-medicating reefer habit; and Ethan Poole, a socialist private eye with a penchant for blackmail. All three men will undertake their own investigations into the dark past and uncertain future of the City---calling into question whether their most basic beliefs can be maintained in a climate of overwhelming corruption and conspiracy