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Macdonald, Gina

Overview
Works: 19 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 7,409 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Academic theses  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS374.I49, 813.54090397073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gina Macdonald
Jane Austen on screen( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen on Screen is a collection of essays exploring the literary and cinematic implications of translating Austen's prose into film. Contributors raise questions of how prose fiction and cinema differ, of how mass commercial audiences require changes to script and character, and of how continually remade films evoke memories of earlier productions. The essays represent widely divergent perspectives, from literary "purists" suspicious of film renderings of Austen to filmmakers who see the text as a stimulus for producing exceptional cinema. Theoretical issues are explored in balance with the practical concerns of literature-to-film conversions: casting choices, authenticity of settings, script "amputations" of the original prose, anachronisms, relevance for modern mass audiences, and the intertextuality informing the production of much-remade works. This study, including an exhaustive Austen bibliography and filmography, will be of interest to students and teachers alike
Shape-shifting : images of Native Americans in recent popular fiction by Andrew Macdonald( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British mystery and thriller writers since 1960 by Gina Macdonald( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spans much of the modern history of the mystery genre and, along with it, many of the political and social changes from the classical detective story, the World War II spy story, and the Cold War thriller to postmodern detective and spy adventures and the politics of terrorism and confrontation of the twenty-first century
James Clavell : a critical companion by Gina Macdonald( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until now, popular novelist James Clavell has not been recognized for his literary achievements and his contributions to cross-cultural understanding. This critical study seeks to rectify that omission. It shows how Clavell's depiction of cross-cultural encounters of Westerners with the Far East paves the way for modern multicultural studies. His novels about culture clash help Western readers see with Eastern eyes by taking them into the minds and culture of the
Robert Ludlum : a critical companion by Gina Macdonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's more than meets the eye in the fiction of the master of the espionage thriller, Robert Ludlum. In a study that examines in depth seventeen of Ludlum's novels, including the latest, The Apocalypse Watch (1995), Macdonald uncovers the serious themes running through the novels: the role of the individual in preserving democracy, the value of competing voices, the failure of educational institutions to preserve ideals, the temptations of power, the importance of personal loyalties in the face of impersonal organizations, and the nature of evil
Shaman or Sherlock? : the Native American detective by Gina Macdonald( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott Turow : a critical companion by Andrew Macdonald( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scott Turow is a novelist, lawyer, and humanist who has fused his two passions, writing and the law, to create challenging novels that raise significant legal issues and test the justice of present laws. In all of his books, Turow reveals the moral ambiguities that afflict both accuser and accused, and challenges his readers to reconsider their preconceived notions of justice. Beginning with One-L, his first published work about the first-year law school experience, Turow continues to capture the readers' imagination with books such as Presumed Innocent and Burden of Proof."--Jacket
Mastering writing essentials by Andrew Macdonald( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 700+ page introduction to academic writing provides comprehensive writing instruction for ESL learners. Teaches critical thinking skills and includes effective, tested prewriting exercises and writing assignments. For advanced ESL learners
E.X. Ferrars : a companion to the mystery fiction by Gina Macdonald( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This literary companion is designed to introduce readers to the full range of possibilities inherent in E.X. Ferrars's canon, connecting novels and short stories that share themes and strategies, and providing biographical data that yield insights into Ferrars's interests and concerns. A brief biography is included, as well as explanations of relevant genre terminology"--Provided by publisher
Teacher's manual by Andrew MacDonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probing buffer-specific effects on nucleotide binding to RecA using difference fourier transform infrared spectroscopy by Joshua E Temple( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Escherichia coli protein RecA catalyzes the strand exchange reaction used in DNA repair and genetic recombination. RecA is also a target for inhibiting microbial antibiotic resistance, understanding cancer propagation, and characterizing neurodegenerative disorders. Therefore, understanding factors that affect RecA structure and stability is broadly applicable to many fields. Previous studies in our lab have shown buffer-specific changes in RecA stability and unfolding transitions. These studies suggest only minimal buffer-dependent changes in nucleotide binding and secondary structure but do not explain the significant differences in RecA stability and unfolding profiles. Here we have employed various biochemical and spectroscopic techniques to further characterize RecA both structurally and functionally in four common buffers: Tris, MES, HEPES, and Phosphate. Activity assays reveal RecA activity may be slightly decreased in HEPES and Phosphate buffers as compared to Tris and MES. Circular dichroism (CD) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy show conservation of global RecA secondary structure in all buffers, yet unique aggregation states are observable in CD turbidity plots. Laser-induced photolysis of caged nucleotides was also used in conjunction with difference FTIR spectroscopy to generate RecA-ADP minus RecA difference infrared spectra in each of the four buffers. These studies detected unique buffer-specific changes in nucleotide binding to RecA in each buffer and may provide insight into mechanisms for buffer-specific stability profiles of RecA
Dictionary of literary biography( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Main part] by Andrew MacDonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variations on a Theme: Film and Esl by Gina Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A carefully-planned course in English as a Second Language (esl) based on film can be a highly effective and enjoyable way to introduce students to both language and culture. The ready availability of videocassettes makes film a viable teaching tool. Film naturally combines a variety of language skills as students decode dialogue, read criticism, discuss perceptions, and write commentary. Popular film is authentic, features culture, and is in language appropriate to social class, profession, age, region, and background. However, the successful film course depends on the following: (1) goal-defined criteria for film selection; (2) development of thorough, helpful support materials; and (3) assignments and evaluative methods that motivate, encourage reference to support materials, and release student enthusiasm. Films can be selected to supplement an existing course, particularly a reading course; provide an overview of U.S. culture; prepare students for future literature courses; introduce students to different forms of writing; teach film study; achieve linguistic goals; or investigate cultural attitudes intriguing or disturbing to students. Each film should be accompanied by program notes and by other available materials and activities such as texts, speeches, and cultural events. Course development is guided by student ability level, interest, and response. (Mse)
Scott Turow: A Critical Companion (Critical companions to popular contemporary writers, 1082-4979) by Gina Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Robert Ludlum: A Critical Companion (Critical companions to popular contemporary writers, 1082-4979) by Gina Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

James Clavell: A Critical Companion (Critical companions to popular contemporary writers, 1082-4979) by Gina Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The necessity of evil : Shakespeare's rhetorical strategy in Richard III by Andrew Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Bellevue centennial coloring book by Gina Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jane Austen on screen
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Shape-shifting : images of Native Americans in recent popular fictionBritish mystery and thriller writers since 1960James Clavell : a critical companionRobert Ludlum : a critical companionShaman or Sherlock? : the Native American detectiveScott Turow : a critical companionMastering writing essentialsE.X. Ferrars : a companion to the mystery fiction