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New book on BBM listed on AMAZON.com
« on: July 21, 2007, 07:22:10 pm »
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Reading Brokeback Mountain: Essays on the Story and the Film (Paperback)
by Jim Stacy (Author)
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List Price: $35.00 
Price: $35.00 


Anybody heard of this book or Jim Stacey. It was justed listed 7.17.07.  It seems to be the first book on film the author has edited.  No reviews posted yet, so has anyone got the scoop on this book?

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Re: New book on BBM listed on AMAZON.com
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2007, 08:56:29 pm »
Wow Kd5000, Thanks for the question.
I'd love to see that book.


From Barnes and Noble:

From the Publisher
This collection offers 15 critical essays on Annie Proulx's short story "Brokeback Mountain" and its controversial film adaptation by screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana and director Ang Lee. Each essay explores the short story, the film, and the sociocultural phenomenon that followed the release of the motion picture in December 2005.
This anthology includes selections from traditional perspectives and from postmodern angles, including women's studies, gender studies, queer studies, sexuality studies, ethnic studies, and American studies. Many of the essays focus primarily on the film, its critical reception, its stars, its director, its soundtrack, and its cultural implications.

Available August 28 from Barnes and Noble. B&N Listing

So we probably won't get any reviews until the book ships in late August.
Mmmm.   Too bad.
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Re: New book on BBM listed on AMAZON.com
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2007, 10:08:34 pm »
Reading Brokeback Mountain
Essays on the Story and the Film

Edited by Jim Stacy
ISBN 0-7864-3044-3

$35

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments       vii
  • Preface      1
  • 01. Arcadia and the Passionate Shepherds of Brokeback Mountain      5
  • 02. Proulx’s Pastoral: Brokeback Mountain as Sacred Space      19
  • 03. Buried in the Family Plot: The Cost of Pattern Maintenance to Ennis and Jack      29
  • 04. Love and Death in an American Story: A “Vulgar” Reading of Brokeback Mountain      45
  • 05. The “Gay Film” That Wasn’t: The Heterosexual Supplement in Brokeback Mountain      59
  • 06. Gay Cowboys Close to Home: Ennis Del Mar on the Q.T.      71
  • 07. “When This Thing Grabs Hold of Us...”: Spatial Myth, Rhetoric, and Conceptual Blending in Brokeback Mountain      88
  • 08. From “Nature’s Love” to Natural Love: Brokeback Mountain, Universal Identification, and Gay Politics      106
  • 09. Broke(n)back Faggots: Hollywood Gives Queers a Hobson’s Choice      118
  • 10. Brokeback Mountain at the Oscars      135
  • 11. Whiteness of a Different Kind of Love: Letting Race and Sexuality Talk      152
  • 12. The Queerness of Country: Brokeback’s Soundscape      163
  • 13. Performing “Lonesome Cowboy” and “Jack Nasty”: The Stars’ Negotiation of Norms and Desires      178
  • 14. Lessons Learned on Brokeback Mountain: Expanding the Possibilities of American Manhood      188
  • 15. Love and Silence, Penguins and Possibility      205
  • Select Bibliography      221
  • About the Contributors      227
  • Index      231

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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2007, 10:43:53 pm »


Dr. James Stacy
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
 and Theatre and Director of Theatre Coughlin Hall 219
Louisiana State University at Alexandria Campus

Dr. Jim Stacy
A native of Lake Charles, Dr. Stacy teaches speech and theatre, and also serves as Director of Theatre at LSUA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English education from McNeese, a master’s in speech from LSU, and a doctorate in performance studies from New York University, where he was a Shubert fellow. He has acted and directed professionally, and taught at Northwestern, Northern Kentucky, Loyola of Chicago, and DePaul.
   

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Re: New book on BBM listed on AMAZON.com
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2007, 10:57:40 pm »
Looks interesting. I'll be making that purchase for sure. I hope it does well.

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Re: New book on BBM listed on AMAZON.com
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2007, 03:35:51 am »
For the millionth time I think about all the book content that has been posted by us here and at IMDb....  sigh.

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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2007, 05:58:41 pm »
It would be interesting to knew who the contributors are. I wouldn't be thrilled, for example, to see David Ehrenstein or Camille Paglia do another hatchet job on the beautiful film adaptation and the masterful original story.

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Re: New book on BBM listed on AMAZON.com
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2007, 06:04:33 pm »
I have never heard of that publisher so I checked out their website. They've got some good stuff. Have to keep them as a "favorite" to look at latter.

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/searches/browse_all_categories2.php?cat=Interdisciplinary+Studies%2FGay+%26+Lesbian+Studies

Classical Origins of Modern Homophobia
Allen
 
Lesbian Detective Fiction
Betz
 
The Consolation of Otherness
Curr
 
Ramon Novarro
Ellenberger
 
Straight Writ Queer
Fantina
 
Tony Kushner
Fisher

Mike Connolly and the Manly Art of Hollywood Gossip
Holley

Christopher Isherwood Encyclopedia
Izzo
 
 The New Queer Aesthetic on Television
Keller
 
 Queer (Un)Friendly Film and Television
Keller
 
 Anne Rice and Sexual Politics
Keller
 
The Gay Detective Novel
Markowitz
 
The Beat Generation and the Popular Novel in the United States, 1945–1970
Newhouse
 
The Films of Derek Jarman
Pencak
 
Documenting Gay Men
Pullen
 
Federico García Lorca and the Culture of Male Homosexuality
Sahuquillo
 
Reading Brokeback Mountain
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Re: New book on BBM listed on AMAZON.com
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2007, 06:27:48 pm »
I pre-ordered this book on amazon as soon as they sent me the "we have recommendations for you" thing, and have been waiting for the book for about a month. They've told me 3 times so far that its release had to be postponed. I hope it does come out end of August, as I am curious to read and see if it says anything WE haven't thought of for ourselves here...
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Re: New book on BBM listed on AMAZON.com
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2007, 07:45:49 pm »
I've had this link bookmarked for quite a while.  It always said "coming soon" but it now says "Available for immediate shipment"  :D

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?isbn=0-7864-3044-3

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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2007, 12:39:51 pm »
It would be interesting to knew who the contributors are. I wouldn't be thrilled, for example, to see David Ehrenstein or Camille Paglia do another hatchet job on the beautiful film adaptation and the masterful original story.
This book just came through my library's mail room this morning. It was my first encounter with a physical copy, and my first chance to glance through the contents. I am relieved to report that neither Ehrenstein nor Paglia (admittedly excellent critics and writers) make appearances here.

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Re: New book on BBM listed on AMAZON.com
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2007, 01:02:08 pm »
Interesting, Scott! Tell us more! Thanks for being our advance guard.
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Re: New book on BBM listed on AMAZON.com
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2007, 01:40:38 pm »
Yesterday, I ordered a slighty used Beyond Brokeback: The Impact of a Film by Members of the Ultimate Brokeback Forum .
It was only USD 10.50 plus shipping. 

I will eagerly await Scott's comments about  Reading Brokeback Mountain: Essays on the Story and the Film by Jim Stacy 
before I fork over USD 25.00 plus shipping.
Mr. Stacey teaches at a college about a three hour drive from where I reside. Would be interesting to pay him a visit.  ;)

So keep us advised Scott.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Re: New book on BBM listed on AMAZON.com
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2007, 04:12:41 pm »

I will eagerly await Scott's comments about  Reading Brokeback Mountain: Essays on the Story and the Film by Jim Stacy 
before I fork over USD 25.00 plus shipping.
Mr. Stacey teaches at a college about a three hour drive from where I reside. Would be interesting to pay him a visit.  ;)

So keep us advised Scott.
 
 

Hey Bud, that would be really neat if you got to meet Stacey.  I wonder if he knows about BetterMost.

Ya know, we should write a book too.  If we edited some of the better threads and posts from Open Forum and put them all together, I'm sure we could come up with our own, very respectable book of essays about Brokeback.
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Re: New book on BBM listed on AMAZON.com
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2007, 02:39:43 pm »
This is interesting. There were also two other professors, William Handley from USC and Jesse Matz from Kenyon who were going to do a Brokeback book with essays from various contributors. I wonder whatever happened to that project?

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