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Dr Alan Taylor's Books

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This stridently interdisciplinary study builds on recent postmodern advances in theatre, film, and media studies - in areas of identity, gender, and narrative - to argue for a realignment of cinema's own dissembling urban ironist, Alfred Hitchcock, within the Jacobean dramaturgical lineage. In defence, the study juxtaposes revitalized texts, such as Webster's The White Devil (1612...
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This study focuses on thirteen Hollywood films that, from the 1970s to the 1990s, assumed to represent the working practices of U.S. corporate broadcast media. The book argues that since such corporations position themselves as individuals before the law, so their film and news texts are carefully authored rhetorical manoeuvres. The structured genre analysis is also enriched by...