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Key subject areas




Film Studies

African American Studies


Military History

US Working Class History

Illinois Catalogues

Illinois Featured Titles

Movie Workers

The Women Who Made British Cinema

Melanie Bell

29 June 2021

Diary of a Philosophy Student

Volume 1, 1926-27

Simone de Beauvoir, Barbara Klaw, Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir, Margaret A. Simons, Marybeth Timmermann, Barbara Klaw

23 February 2021

Diary of a Philosophy Student

Volume 2, 1928-29

Simone Beauvoir, Barbara Klaw, Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir, Margaret A. Simons, Marybeth Timmermann

23 February 2021

Remaking Muslim Lives

Everyday Islam in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina

David Henig

5 October 2020

Fashioning Postfeminism

Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture

Simidele Dosekun

4 June 2020

Musical Ethics and Islam

The Art of Playing the Ney

Banu Senay

4 March 2020

Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham

Dances in Literature and Cinema

Hannah Durkin

6 August 2019

Technology and the Historian

Transformations in the Digital Age

Adam Crymble

13 April 2021

Mobilizing Black Germany

Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement

Tiffany N. Florvil

28 December 2020

Television and the Afghan Culture Wars

Brought to You by Foreigners, Warlords, and Activists

Wazhmah Osman

11 November 2020

The Huawei Model

The Rise of China's Technology Giant

Yun Wen

2 November 2020

Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving

Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Tyrone McKinley Freeman

29 September 2020

Unlikely Angel

The Songs of Dolly Parton

Lydia R. Hamessley, Steve Buckingham

16 September 2020

Werner Herzog

Joshua Lund

23 June 2020

African Art Reframed

Reflections and Dialogues on Museum Culture

Bennetta Jules-Rosette, J.R. Osborn

11 June 2020

Unruly Cinema

History, Politics, and Bollywood

Rini Bhattacharya Mehta

4 June 2020

Ending Gender-Based Violence

Justice and Community in South Africa

Hannah E. Britton

8 April 2020

The Gold in the Rings

The People and Events That Transformed the Olympic Games

Stephen R Wenn, Robert Barney

9 January 2020

Illinois Featured Series

Music in American Life

Acquiring Editor: Laurie Matheson

Music in American Life is a longstanding series that embodies the twin goals of documenting the place of music in American culture and the cultural life that gives rise to particular musical forms. Encompassing the broadest range of music, from classical through all forms of American vernacular music, the series welcomes a variety of approaches to the topic of music in American life, including monographs, biographies, memoirs, reference books, readers, and edited collections.

Women and Film History International

Acquiring Editor: Daniel Nasset
Series Editors: Kay Armatage, Jane M. Gaines & Christine Gledhill

A new generation of motion picture historians has discovered that women have been much more influential as spectators, actors, and producers in world film history than previously thought. The series investigates the significance of gender in the cinema century by taking advantage of new print material and moving picture archival discoveries as well as the benefits of digital access and storage. The Women and the Silent Screen conferences held in the Netherlands, United States, Canada, and Mexico indicate an internationalization of research efforts.

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