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Patrick Webster - Author

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Books by Patrick Webster

Windows into The West Wing

Windows into The West Wing

Author: Patrick Webster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

The West Wing, first broadcast in 1999, is thought by many to have been one of the most significant dramas shown on network television. Despite its overly idealized depiction of American political life, and blatant contradictions in the way we consider America, its values, its aspirations, and its behavior in the world, The West Wing nonetheless succeed in attaining popular national and international aesthetic appeal.This book aspires to explain the appeal of the show by considering issues such as race, religion, sexuality, disability, and education--from both a practical and theoretical perspective--through the lenses of feminism, gender theory, Marxism, psychoanalytical theories, structuralism, poststructuralism, postcolonialism, postmodernist approaches and more. These new interrogations of The West Wing seek to offer more informative and more revealing readings of one of the most significant television productions of recent times.

A Wanderer by Trade

A Wanderer by Trade

Author: Patrick Webster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2018

The love songs of Bob Dylan provide a unique template on which to map the changes in American society since the 1960s. In looking across a diverse range of Dylan's songs, the book will explore issues surrounding masculinity, femininity, sexuality and identity from such a perspective. There have been many books on Dylan, but this present work might be seen as distinct from others insomuch as it will employ the use of specific aspects of cultural theory to explore the underlying appeal of Dylan's prolific output. In this way, it might be said to be a unique example within the world of Dylan studies, as the book possesses relatively little interest in Bob Dylan, the man, but a great sense of interest in the songs he has written, in the cultural texts he has produced. As such the book aspires to offer an accurate depiction of Bob Dylan's reputation as an American songwriter.

Love and Death in Kubrick

Love and Death in Kubrick

Author: Patrick Webster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

The films of Stanley Kubrick have left an indelible mark on the history of American cinema. This text explores the auteur's legacy, specifically positioning his body of work within the context of cultural theory. A single chapter is devoted to each of Kubrick's seven films: Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. Particular attention is paid to the role of love and death in Kubrick's films, emphasizing his innovative exploration of love and sex, and the portrayal of mortality via masculine violence.

Love and Death in Kubrick

Love and Death in Kubrick

Author: Patrick Webster Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

The films of Stanley Kubrick have left an indelible mark on the history of American cinema. This text explores the auteur's legacy, specifically positioning his body of work within the context of cultural theory. A single chapter is devoted to each of Kubrick's seven films: Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. Particular attention is paid to the role of love and death in Kubrick's films, emphasizing his innovative exploration of love and sex, and the portrayal of mortality via masculine violence.