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  1. The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe

    3rd Edition

    By Brian P. Levack

    Between 1450 and 1750 thousands of people, most of them women, were accused, prosecuted and executed for the crime of witchcraft. The witch-hunt was not a single event; it comprised thousands of individual prosecutions, each shaped by the religious and social dimensions of the particular area as...

    Published April 12th 2006 by Routledge

  2. Haunting the Knowledge Economy

    By Jane Kenway, Elizabeth Bullen, Johannah Fahey, Simon Robb

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    This highly original book provides an engaging and critical introduction to the knowledge economy. The knowledge economy is a potent force pervading global and national policy circles. Yet few people outside the field of economics understand its central ideas and practices. This book makes these...

    Published August 18th 2010 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Haunting and Memory in International Relations

    By Jessica Auchter

    Series: Interventions

    International Relations has traditionally focused on conflict and war, but the effects of violence including dead bodies and memorialization practices have largely been considered beyond the purview of the field. Drawing on Jacques Derrida’s notion of hauntology to consider the politics of life and...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Costume Craftwork on a Budget

    Clothing, 3-D Makeup, Wigs, Millinery & Accessories

    By Tan Huaixiang

    Part of your job as the costume designer is to be creative and use what materials are available to you to execute the design elements in a production. This book will show you how to use inexpensive materials to create durable products in a short amount of time that are practical and technical. It...

    Published July 26th 2007 by Focal Press

  5. The Occult World

    Edited by Christopher Partridge

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism....

    To Be Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Gothic World

    Edited by Glennis Byron, Dale Townshend

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Gothic World offers an overview of this popular field whilst also extending critical debate in exciting new directions such as film, politics, fashion, architecture, fine art and cyberculture. Structured around the principles of time, space and practice, and including a detailed general...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. The 'Evil Child' in Literature, Film and Popular Culture

    Edited by Karen J. Renner

    The 'evil child' has infiltrated the cultural imagination, taking on prominent roles in popular films, television shows and literature. This collection of essays from a global range of scholars examines a fascinating array of evil children and the cultural work that they perform, drawing upon...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. A Practical Guide to Costume Mounting

    By Lara Flecker

    Series: Routledge Series in Conservation and Museology

    The effective preparation of garments for display is essential for exhibitions of contemporary and historical dress. Costumes not only need to be visually appealing but also fully supported and historically accurate. This book provides a comprehensive guide to mounting costumes from the eighteenth...

    Published September 14th 2012 by Routledge

  9. On Evil

    By Adam Morton

    Series: Thinking in Action

    Evil has long fascinated psychologists, philosophers, novelists and playwrights but remains an incredibly difficult concept to talk about. On Evil is a compelling and at times disturbing tour of the many faces of evil. What is evil, and what makes people do awful things? If we can explain evil, do...

    Published June 16th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Historical Wig Styling: Victorian to the Present

    (The Focal Press Costume Topics Series)

    By Allison Lowery

    Let Historical Wig Styling be your guide to creating beautiful, historically accurate hairstyles for your productions and events. Chapters begin with artwork of historic figures that influenced the look of each period. Detailed step-by-step instructions explain how to create their iconic hairstyles...

    Published April 24th 2013 by Focal Press

  11. Elizabethan Costume Design and Construction

    (The Focal Press Costume Topics Series)

    By Helen Q Huang, Emily Hoem, Kelsey Hunt

    Learn how to create historically accurate costumes for Elizabethan period productions with Elizabethan Costume Design and Construction! Extensive coverage of a variety of costumes for both men and women of all social classes will allow you to be prepared for any costuming need, and step-by-step...

    To Be Published December 8th 2014 by Focal Press

  12. Elizabethan Costume Design and Construction

    (The Focal Press Costume Topics Series)

    By Helen Q Huang, Emily Hoem, Kelsey Hunt

    Learn how to create historically accurate costumes for Elizabethan period productions with Elizabethan Costume Design and Construction! Extensive coverage of a variety of costumes for both men and women of all social classes will allow you to be prepared for any costuming need, and step-by-step...

    To Be Published December 8th 2014 by Focal Press

  13. The Well-Dressed Puppet

    A Guide to Creating Puppet Costumes

    By Cheralyn Lambeth

    Costumes are an integral part of any performance, adding believability, conveying setting, or establishing the tone, a fact that is no less true when your performer is a puppet! The only book of its kind, The Well-Dressed Puppet will show you how to create costumes and accessories tailored...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Focal Press

  14. Ghost Stories by British and American Women

    A Selected, Annotated Bibliography

    By Lynette Carpenter, Wendy K. Kolmar

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  15. Influential Ghosts

    A Study of Auden's Sources

    By Rachel Wetzsteon

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Influential Ghosts: A Study of Auden's Sources explores some of the most important literary and philosophical influences on W.H. Auden's poetry. The study attempts to show that Auden's poetry derives much of its interest from the vast range of authors on whom he drew for inspiration. But it also...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  16. The Witch Figure

    Folklore essays by a group of scholars in England honouring the 75th birthday of Katharine M. Briggs

    Edited by Venetia Newall

    Katharine Briggs enjoys an unchallenged reputation in the world of folklore studies. The theme of this volume, the witch figure as a malevolent intermediary in folk belief, was chosen to reflect that aspect of Briggs's scholarship exemplified in her study of witchcraft, Pale Hecate's Team. The...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  17. The Robber with a Witch's Head

    More Stories from the Great Treasury of Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales Collected by Laura Gonzenbach

    By Jack Zipes, Laura Gonzenbach

    The Robber with the Witch's Head presents almost fifty new stories about demons and clever maidens and princes. Bursting with life, this is a storyteller's dream, full of adventure and magic, translated by Jack Zipes....

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  18. Lewd Women and Wicked Witches

    A Study of the Dynamics of Male Domination

    By Marianne Hester

    In the sixteenth century and seventeenth centuries it was women who were almost exclusively persecuted as witches. However, the witch craze has been subjected to surprisingly little feminist analysis. In Lewd Women and Wicked Witches, Marianne Hester reviews and develops revolutionary feminist...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  19. The Witchcraft Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Darren Oldridge

    Series: Routledge Readers in History

    The Witchcraft Reader draws together the best historical writing on the subject, exploring the origins and consequences of the fear of witches. The Reader traces the development of witch beliefs in the late Middle Ages, the social and political dynamics of witch-hunts in the sixteenth and...

    Published April 6th 2008 by Routledge

  20. The Appearance of Witchcraft

    Print and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Europe

    By Charles Zika

    Shortlisted for the 2008 Katharine Briggs Award. For centuries the witch has been a powerful figure in the European imagination; but the creation of this figure has been hidden from our view. Charles Zika’s groundbreaking study investigates how the visual image of the witch was created in late...

    Published September 27th 2009 by Routledge

  21. Witchcraft Myths in American Culture

    By Marion Gibson

    A fascinating examination of how Americans think about and write about witches, from the 'real' witches tried and sometimes executed in early New England to modern re-imaginings of witches as pagan priestesses, comic-strip heroines and feminist icons.The first half of the book is a thorough...

    Published June 5th 2007 by Routledge

  22. Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth E. Heilman

    This thoroughly revised edition includes updated essays on cultural themes and literary analysis, and its new essays analyze the full scope of the seven-book series as both pop cultural phenomenon and as a set of literary texts. Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition draws on a wider...

    Published August 4th 2008 by Routledge

  23. The Makeup Artist Handbook

    Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre, 2nd Edition

    By Gretchen Davis, Mindy Hall

    Get professional techniques usually known only by Hollywood makeup artists in this full-color, comprehensive book from accomplished makeup pros Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall. The two come to you with impressive backgrounds in film and television industries--their projects have...

    Published January 3rd 2012 by Focal Press

  24. The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead

    How to Make Your Own Heart-Racing Horror Movie

    By Danny Draven

    Produce, direct and promote your own chilling horror film with real-world advice from award-winning, independent producer/director Danny Draven!From the history of horror and the technique of the scare to pre-production and distribution, this complete, full-color guide to horror filmmaking...

    Published December 22nd 2009 by Focal Press

  25. Wig Making and Styling

    A Complete Guide for Theatre & Film

    By Martha Ruskai, Allison Lowery

    Top off that costume with the perfect accoutrement with this first real guide to creating and styling costume wigs. No longer will you need to comb through old references on hairstyles of different time periods, Wig Making and Styling contains everything you need to be a cut above, offering...

    Published March 10th 2010 by Focal Press

  26. Costume Craftwork on a Budget

    Clothing, 3-D Makeup, Wigs, Millinery & Accessories

    By Tan Huaixiang

    Part of your job as the costume designer is to be creative and use what materials are available to you to execute the design elements in a production. This book will show you how to use inexpensive materials to create durable products in a short amount of time that are practical and technical. It...

    Published July 25th 2007 by Focal Press

  27. Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires

    the History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians

    By Richard Sugg

    Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vivid detail the largely forgotten history of European corpse medicine, when kings, ladies, gentlemen, priests and scientists prescribed, swallowed or wore human blood, flesh, bone, fat, brains and skin against epilepsy, bruising, wounds, sores, plague,...

    Published June 27th 2011 by Routledge

  28. Music in the Horror Film

    Listening to Fear

    Edited by Neil Lerner

    Series: Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

    Music in Horror Film is a collection of essays that examine the effects of music and its ability to provoke or intensify fear in this particular genre of film. Frightening images and ideas can be made even more intense when accompanied with frightening musical sounds, and music in horror film...

    Published December 15th 2009 by Routledge

  29. Literary Ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism

    The Haunting Interval

    By Luke Thurston

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This book resituates the ghost story as a matter of literary hospitality and as part of a vital prehistory of modernism, seeing it not as a quaint neo-gothic ornament, but as a powerful literary response to the technological and psychological disturbances that marked the end of the Victorian era....

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  30. The Demonic

    Literature and Experience

    By Ewan Fernie

    Are we either good or bad, and do we really know the difference? Why do we want what we cannot have, and even to be what we’re not? Can we desire others without wanting to possess them? Can we open to others and not risk possession ourselves? And where, in these cases, do we draw the line? Ewan...

    Published November 8th 2012 by Routledge

  31. The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

    Pop Goth

    Edited by Justin Edwards, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This interdisciplinary collection brings together world leaders in Gothic Studies, offering dynamic new readings on popular Gothic cultural productions from the last decade. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: contemporary High Street Goth/ic fashion, Gothic performance and art...

    Published May 8th 2012 by Routledge

  32. Serial Killers

    Psychiatry, Criminology and Responsibility

    By Francesca Biagi-Chai

    Francesca Biagi-Chai’s book - a translation from the French of Le Cas Landru - tackles the issue of criminal responsibility in the case of serial killers, and other 'mad' people who are nonetheless deemed to be answerable before the law. The author, a Lacanian psychoanalyst and senior psychiatrist...

    Published August 19th 2012 by Routledge-Cavendish

  33. Horror Noire

    Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present

    By Robin R Means Coleman

    From King Kong to Candyman, the boundary-pushing genre of the horror film has always been a site for provocative explorations of race in American popular culture. In Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from 1890's to Present, Robin R. Means Coleman traces the history of notable...

    Published June 20th 2011 by Routledge

  34. Horror

    By Brigid Cherry

    Series: Routledge Film Guidebooks

    Horror cinema is a hugely successful, but at the same time culturally illicit genre that spans the history of cinema. It continues to flourish with recent cycles of supernatural horror and torture porn that span the full range of horror styles and aesthetics. It is enjoyed by audiences everywhere,...

    Published February 8th 2009 by Routledge

  35. Night Photography

    Finding your way in the dark

    By Lance Keimig, Lance Keimig

    Night photographers have one big thing in common: a true love of the dark. Rather than looking at night photography as an extension of daytime shooting with added complications, they embrace the unique challenges of nocturnal photography for the tremendous wealth of creative opportunities it offers...

    Published July 15th 2010 by Focal Press

  36. A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series

    By Ken Hanke

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    In this book the author takes a fresh look at horror film series as series and presents an understanding of how the genre thrived in this format for a large portion of its history. It sheds light on older films such as the Universal and the Hammer series films on Dracula, Frankenstein and the Mummy...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  37. Digital Creature Rigging

    The Art and Science of CG Creature Setup in 3ds Max

    By Stewart Jones

    Get an inside look at the creation of production-ready creature rigs for film, TV and video games. Garner strategies and techniques for creating creatures of all types, and make them ready for easy automatic use in many different types of media (transmedia): film, TV,...

    Published November 6th 2012 by Focal Press

  38. Ghost Stories by British and American Women

    A Selected, Annotated Bibliography

    By Lynette Carpenter, Wendy K. Kolmar

    Series: Garland Reference Library of the Humanities

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 31st 1998 by Routledge

  39. Japanese Horror Films and their American Remakes

    By Valerie Wee

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    The Ring (2002)—Hollywood’s remake of the Japanese cult success Ringu (1998)—marked the beginning of a significant trend in the late 1990s and early 2000s of American adaptations of Asian horror films. This book explores this complex process of adaptation, paying particular attention to the various...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  40. Cinematic Emotion in Horror Films and Thrillers

    The Aesthetic Paradox of Pleasurable Fear

    By Julian Hanich

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Why can fear be pleasurable? Why do we sometimes enjoy an emotion we otherwise desperately wish to avoid? And why are the movies the predominant place for this paradoxical experience? These are the central questions of Julian Hanich’s path-breaking book, in which he takes a detailed look at the...

    Published March 15th 2012 by Routledge

  41. The Spectacle of Isolation in Horror Films

    Dark Parades

    By Carl Royer, B Lee Cooper

    Go behind the scenes with an insightful look at horror films—and the directors who create them The Spectacle of Isolation in Horror Films: Dark Parades examines the work of several of the genre’s most influential directors and investigates how traditional themes of isolation, alienation...

    Published June 28th 2005 by Routledge

  42. Horror, The Film Reader

    Edited by Mark Jancovich

    Series: In Focus: Routledge Film Readers

    Horror, The Film Reader brings together key articles to provide a comprehensive resource for students of horror cinema. Mark Jancovich's introduction traces the development of horror film from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to The Blair Witch Project, and outlines the main critical debates. Combining...

    Published December 13th 2001 by Routledge

  43. British Horror Cinema

    Edited by Steve Chibnall, Julian Petley

    Series: British Popular Cinema

    British Horror Cinema investigates a wealth of horror filmmaking in Britain, from early chillers like The Ghoul and Dark Eyes of London to acknowledged classics such as Peeping Tom and The Wicker Man. Contributors explore the contexts in which British horror films have been censored and classified,...

    Published November 14th 2001 by Routledge

  44. Horror Films

    Current Research on Audience Preferences and Reactions

    Edited by James B. Weaver, Ron Tamborini

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    Why do so many of us enjoy being told frightening stories? What are some of the consequences that result from such exposure? In light of the considerable popularity of horror films over the last three decades, these questions have become the focus of growing attention for many scholars. However,...

    Published January 1st 1996 by Routledge

  45. Crafting the Witch

    Gendering Magic in Medieval and Early Modern England

    By Heidi Breuer

    Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

    This book analyzes the gendered transformation of magical figures occurring in Arthurian romance in England from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. In the earlier texts, magic is predominantly a masculine pursuit, garnering its user prestige and power, but in the later texts, magic...

    Published September 14th 2011 by Routledge

  46. The Witch in History

    Early Modern and Twentieth-Century Representations

    By Diane Purkiss

    'Diane Purkiss ... insists on taking witches seriously. Her refusal to write witch-believers off as unenlightened has produced some richly intelligent meditations on their -- and our -- world.' - The Observer'An invigorating and challenging book ... sets many hares running.' - The Times Higher...

    Published October 30th 1996 by Routledge

  47. Four Centuries of Witch Beliefs (RLE Witchcraft)

    By R. T. Davies

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

    Originally published in 1947, it is the essential purpose of this book to investigate attitudes of leading Elizabethan and Stuart statesmen, ask whether witchcraft was of any importance in seventeenth-century English history, or even influenced the Great Rebellion. The reader is placed in...

    Published June 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  48. Embracing the Witch and the Goddess

    Feminist Ritual-Makers in New Zealand

    By Kathryn Rountree

    Embracing the Witch and the Goddess is a detailed survey of present-day feminist witches in New Zealand. It examines the attraction of witchcraft for its practitioners, and explores witches' rituals, views and beliefs about how magic works. The book provides a detailed portrait of an undocumented...

    Published September 10th 2003 by Routledge

  49. Witch-Hunting in Scotland

    Law, Politics and Religion

    By Brian P. Levack

    Shortlisted for the 2008 Katharine Briggs Award Witch-Hunting in Scotland presents a fresh perspective on the trial and execution of the hundreds of women and men prosecuted for the crime of witchcraft, an offence that involved the alleged practice of maleficent magic and the worship of the devil,...

    Published October 30th 2007 by Routledge

  50. European Witch Trials (RLE Witchcraft)

    Their Foundations in Popular and Learned Culture, 1300-1500

    By Richard Kieckhefer

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

    In popular tradition witches were either practitioners of magic or people who were objectionable in some way, but for early European courts witches were heretics and worshippers of the Devil. This study concentrates on the period between 1300 and 1500 when ideas about witchcraft were being formed...

    Published June 24th 2011 by Routledge

  51. Witches (RLE Witchcraft)

    Investigating An Ancient Religion

    By T C Lethbridge

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

    Clues to T.C. Lethbridge’s books lie in their subtitles. Witches: Investigating an Ancient Religion is no exception. In his study of the old pagan gods of Britain, Lethbridge believed that witch cults had their roots in prehistory and eventually became a religion of the suppressed...

    Published June 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  52. Utopia and Terror in Contemporary American Fiction

    By Judie Newman

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book examines the quest for/failure of Utopia across a range of contemporary American/transnational fictions in relation to terror and globalization through authors such as Susan Choi, André Dubus, Dalia Sofer, and John Updike. While recent critical thinkers have reengaged with Utopia, the...

    Published January 15th 2013 by Routledge

  53. The Gothic in Children's Literature

    Haunting the Borders

    Edited by Anna Jackson, Roderick McGillis, Karen Coats

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    From creepy picture books to Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and countless vampire series for young adult readers, fear has become a dominant mode of entertainment for young readers. The last two decades have seen an enormous growth in the critical study of two very...

    Published October 19th 2009 by Routledge

  54. Crafting the Witch

    Gendering Magic in Medieval and Early Modern England

    By Heidi Breuer

    Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

    This book analyzes the gendered transformation of magical figures occurring in Arthurian romance in England from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. In the earlier texts, magic is predominantly a masculine pursuit, garnering its user prestige and power, but in the later texts, magic...

    Published September 14th 2011 by Routledge

  55. Picturing the Wolf in Children's Literature

    By Debra Mitts-Smith

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    From the villainous beast of “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs,” to the nurturing wolves of Romulus and Remus and Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, the wolf has long been a part of the landscape of children’s literature. Meanwhile, since the 1960s and the popularization of...

    Published May 30th 2012 by Routledge