Tuesday, March 17, 2015

March Book Roundup

UPM is pleased to publish 7 new books this month including new editions in our Conversations with Filmmakers Series, Conversations with Great Comics Artists Series and Television Conversation Series. 

Our March releases, listed below, are now available



Black examines the ways the US government's rhetoric and American Indian responses contributed to the policies of Native-US relations throughout the nineteenth century's removal and allotment eras. This book demonstrates how American Indians decolonized dominant rhetoric through impeding removal and allotment policies



A literary exploration of the surprising similarities between the US South and Franco's Spain. Kennedy explores this paradox not simply to compare two apparently similar cultures but to reveal how we construct difference around this self/other dichotomy. Writers discussed here include William Faulkner, Camilo José Cela, Walker Percy, Eudora Welty, Federico García Lorca, and 
Ralph Ellison.


D. A. Pennebaker: Interviews Edited by Keith Beattie and Trent Griffiths

A collection of interviews with the documentary filmmaker who has explored the world of politics, celebrity culture, and the music industry.



George Whitefield (1714-1770) is widely regarded as a founding father of American evangelicalism. But Jessica M. Parr argues he was much more than that. Here she offers new insights into revivalism, print culture, transatlantic cultural influences, and the relationship between religious thought and slavery. Whitefield became a religious icon shaped in the complexities of revivalism, the contest over religious toleration, and the conflicting role of Christianity for enslaved people


Peter Bagge: Conversations Edited by Kent Worcester

This collection of interviews offers a perfect means to track how Bagge describes his career choices, work habits, preoccupations, and comedic sensibility since the 1980s. Featuring a new interview and much previously unavailable material, this book delivers insightful, occasionally gossipy, sometimes funny, and often tart conversations.



The latest from nostalgia guru Tim Hollis, this book examines the history 
cartoon character merchandising. Hollis looks at storybooks (such as Little Golden Books), comic books, records, board games, jigsaw puzzles, optical toys (including View-Master and Kenner's Give-a-Show Projector), and holiday paraphernalia. Extending even beyond toys, food companies licensed characters galore--remember the Peanuts characters plugging bread and Dolly Madison snacks? And roadside attractions, amusement parks, campgrounds, and restaurants--think Yogi Bear and Jellystone Park Campgrounds--all bought a bit of cartoon magic to lure the green waves of tourists' dollars.



Features original interviews with the writers, creators, and producers of today's most frightening and fascinating shows.Fahy has compiled 13 thought-provoking, never-before- published interviews with writers from such shows as Hannibal, True Blood, American Horror Story, Dexter and many others. 


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