Imaginative Realism

Imaginative Realism
Author: James Gurney
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-10-20
ISBN: 0740785508
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaginative Realism Book Excerpt:

Shares tips and techniques on creating a realistic picture of aliens and creatures, places, and machines.

Willa Cather s Transforming Vision

Willa Cather s Transforming Vision
Author: Gary Brienzo
Publsiher: Susquehanna University Press
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780945636663
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Willa Cather s Transforming Vision Book Excerpt:

Willa Cather's Transforming Vision: New France and the American Northeast explores Cather's search for meaning and a domestic center, in particular as her search was influenced by her feelings for New France and the American Northeast. Including biography, critical overview, and primary research into both Cather's writing and some of her most unusual historical sources, this study focuses on Shadows on the Rock, while incorporating this pivotal novel into the larger pattern of Cather's growing need for belonging and order. Shadows on the Rock, set in the city of Quebec ("Kebec") at the end of the seventeenth century, is Cather's fullest expression of love for French culture and its adaptation to New World soil. But more than a mere extolling of what Mme. Auclair in Shadows proudly calls "our way" - a skill with all things domestic that, she boasts, renders the French "the most civilized people in Europe" - this novel is a statement of faith in the ability of both individuals and larger societal orders to work together for the creation of an all-encompassing whole. Writing at mid-life, after the recent illnesses and deaths of her parents, Cather could posit in her story of New France a familial order much larger than the domestic heart of her earlier masterpiece, My Antonia. In all of Quebec, as in the incomplete but fruitful home of the widowed apothecary Euclide Auclair and his daughter Cecile, life is sustained by a merging of gender and social roles, as a bishop can become the symbolic head of an entire church as well as of a troubled family, and a bellicose count can play as warm and nurturing a role as the gentlest of parents.

Performing Chekhov

Performing Chekhov
Author: David Allen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2002-01-04
ISBN: 113465796X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performing Chekhov Book Excerpt:

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Female Pen

The Female Pen
Author: Bridget G. MacCarthy
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 563
Release: 1994-06
ISBN: 0814755186
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Female Pen Book Excerpt:

Had B.G. MacCarthy's criticism been available, Showalter's A Literature of Their Own would have been a very different kind of book...In some ways, contemporary could be ten years ahead if we had started the climb from MacCarthy's groundwork." —Maggie Humm, University of East London Back in print for the first time since the 1940's, this classic work of pre-feminist literary criticism is a challenging and authoritative assessment of women's contributions to English literature. B. G. MacCarthy, widely praised for the originality of her scholarship, challenges the dominant picture of mascaline literary history created by T. S. Eliot and F. R. Leavis. Written with crisp humor and irony, her exploration of women's writing. Focusing on a wide range of authors including Lady Mary Wroath, Eliza Hayward, Aphra Behn, Maria Edgeworth, Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Inchbald, Margaret Cavendish and Jane Austen- illustrates that these women attempted almost every genre of fiction, enriched many, and initiated some of the most important. Often savagely witty, The Female Pen discusses a vast array of fictional forms, including picturesque, moralistic, oriental, domestic, and gothic novels.

The Vast and Terrible Drama

The Vast and Terrible Drama
Author: Eric Carl Link
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN: 0817358854
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vast and Terrible Drama Book Excerpt:

A broad treatment of the cultural, social, political, and literary under-pinnings of an entire period and movement in American letters. The Vast and Terrible Drama is a critical study of the context in which authors such as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Stephen Crane, Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and Jack London created their most significant work. In 1896 Frank Norris wrote: "Terrible things must happen to the characters of the naturalistic tale. They must be twisted from the ordinary . . . and flung into the throes of a vast and terrible drama." There could be "no teacup tragedies here." This volume broadens our understanding of literary naturalism as a response to these and other aesthetic concerns of the 19th century. Themes addressed include the traditionally close connection between French naturalism and American literary naturalism; relationships between the movement and the romance tradition in American literature, as well as with utopian fictions of the 19th century; narrative strategies employed by the key writers; the dominant naturalist theme of determinism; and textual readings that provide broad examples of the role of the reader. By examining these and other aspects of American literary naturalism, Link counters a century of criticism that has perhaps viewed literary naturalism too narrowly, as a subset of realism, bound by the conventions of realistic narration.

Stanislavsky in Practice

Stanislavsky in Practice
Author: Vreneli Farber
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781433103155
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stanislavsky in Practice Book Excerpt:

Stanislavsky in Practice focuses on the course of study pursued today by aspiring actors in Russia and on the philosophy that informs this curriculum. It draws on extensive observation during the academic year 2000-2001 of the actor training program of the St. Petersburg State Academy of Theatre Arts (SPGATI), one of the three most prestigious theatrical institutes in Russia, and on interviews of a wide array of individuals in the Academy. Although the years since 1991 have witnessed many changes in theater and in actor training - sources of funding, administration, choice of repertoire, new methodologies, etc. - there remains much continuity with the past. The core of this continuity is the Stanislavsky tradition, which nevertheless has been affected by the views of post-Soviet Russia. The developments in actor training from 1991 to 2001 reflect the challenges and problems faced by other institutions in the arts and sciences. In other words, the phenomenon of continuity and discontinuity with the past is characteristic of other institutions in Russia, cultural as well as scientific and educational.

Hidden Places

Hidden Places
Author: Joseph A. Conforti
Publsiher: Down East Books
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN: 1608937291
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidden Places Book Excerpt:

Across decades, Maine has produced nationally-recognized novelists of place-based fiction. From the late nineteenth century to the present, writers have explored the experiences of living in far-flung settings: island and coastal villages; northwoods lumbering communities; unincorporated townships; backcountry hamlets; and mill cities and towns. Taken together their body of work composes a remarkable literary map of a diverse and changing Maine. Hidden Places explores the identity of Maine through its writers and the people and places they captured at moments in time. Hidden Places traces the work of these writers to provoke readers into seeing and understanding Maine places with new awareness. These Maine writers construe place as both a territory on the ground and a country of the imagination. They help insiders see more clearly what is distinctive about their communities and encourage outsiders to better understand what might seem quaint or odd about the state. Like a well-drawn atlas, Hidden Places seeks to capture a diverse state at the granular level one representation at a time. It explores the identity of Maine through its writers and the people and places they wrote of.

Moral Realism

Moral Realism
Author: Kevin DeLapp
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-02-14
ISBN: 1441148280
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moral Realism Book Excerpt:

Are moral values objective or are they relative to different cultural contexts and traditions? Do values have any place in a 'disenchanted' scientific conception of the world and, if so, how do human beings relate to such values culturally, psychologically, and epistemologically? This book examines contemporary responses to these questions. Moral Realism introduces students to contemporary debates concerning moral realism, including issues related to ethical naturalism, moral epistemology, moral motivation, cultural pluralism and moral disagreement. In the context of examining and connecting these different debates, the book presents its own unique form of moral realism according to which values may be belief-independent while also being characterized by an ontological pluralism that generates incommensurable moral disagreements and 'tragic' dilemmas. This idea serves as a guiding thread and also represents an attractive and neglected metaethical position in its own right. Specific attention is devoted to locating debates about moral realism in actual, embodied contexts, by looking to issues in experimental moral psychology, cross-cultiural anthropology and political science, permitting an accessible approach ideal for undergraduate students.

Realism and the American Dramatic Tradition

Realism and the American Dramatic Tradition
Author: William W. Demastes
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 311
Release: 1996-08-30
ISBN: 0817308377
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Realism and the American Dramatic Tradition Book Excerpt:

This book reconsiders realism on the American stage by addressing the great variety and richness of the plays that form the American theatre canon.

The Rise of Transtexts

The Rise of Transtexts
Author: Benjamin W.L. Derhy Kurtz,Mélanie Bourdaa
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-08-25
ISBN: 1317371054
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Transtexts Book Excerpt:

This volume builds on previous notions of transmedia practices to develop the concept of transtexts, in order to account for both the industrial and user-generated contributions to the cross-media expansion of a story universe. On the one hand exists industrial transmedia texts, produced by supposedly authoritative authors or entities and directed to active audiences in the aim of fostering engagement. On the other hand are fan-produced transmedia texts, primarily intended for fellow members of the fan communities, with the Internet allowing for connections and collaboration between fans. Through both case studies and more general analyses of audience participation and reception, employing the artistic, marketing, textual, industrial, cultural, social, geographical, technological, historical, financial and legal perspectives, this multidisciplinary collection aims to expand our understanding of both transmedia storytelling and fan-produced transmedia texts.

Russian Tragifarce

Russian Tragifarce
Author: Julia Listengarten
Publsiher: Susquehanna University Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9781575910338
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russian Tragifarce Book Excerpt:

"The tradition of Russian tragifarce can be characterized by its strong links to Russian political and cultural history and by its significant role in the development of Russian dramatic literature and theater practice. The book argues that the dualistic character of Russian tragifarce, which is close in spirit and philosophy to Bakhtin's understanding of the medieval carnival, embodies the ambivalent spirit of Russian culture and politics. The book further argues that the tragifarcical perception of the world can be seen as a national characteristic of the self-doubting and ironic Russian sensibility under the influence of a repressive political regime."--BOOK JACKET.

Realism and Tinsel

Realism and Tinsel
Author: Robert Murphy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN: 113490150X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Realism and Tinsel Book Excerpt:

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana Bi

Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana Bi
Author: Adam Bingham
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-06-23
ISBN: 0748683763
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana Bi Book Excerpt:

This book studies the key genres in contemporary Japanese cinema through analysis of their key representative films. It considers both those films whose generic lineage is clearly definable (samurai, yakuza, horror) as well as the singularity of several r

Aesthetic Life

Aesthetic Life
Author: Miya Elise Mizuta Lippit
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-10-26
ISBN: 1684175755
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aesthetic Life Book Excerpt:

"This study of modern Japan engages the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the “beautiful woman” (bijin) emerged as a symbol of Japanese culture during the Meiji period (1868–1912). With origins in the formative period of modern Japanese art and aesthetics, the figure of the bijin appeared across a broad range of visual and textual media: photographs, illustrations, prints, and literary works, as well as fictional, critical, and journalistic writing. It eventually constituted a genre of painting called bijinga (paintings of beauties).Aesthetic Life examines the contributions of writers, artists, scholars, critics, journalists, and politicians to the discussion of the bijin and to the production of a national discourse on standards of Japanese beauty and art. As Japan worked to establish its place in the world, it actively presented itself as an artistic nation based on these ideals of feminine beauty. The book explores this exemplary figure for modern Japanese aesthetics and analyzes how the deceptively ordinary image of the beautiful Japanese woman—an iconic image that persists to this day—was cultivated as a “national treasure,” synonymous with Japanese culture."

Narrating the News

Narrating the News
Author: Karen Roggenkamp
Publsiher: Kent State University Press
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780873388269
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narrating the News Book Excerpt:

Due to a burgeoning print marketplace during the late 19th century, urban newspapers felt pressure to create entertaining prose, drawing on popular literary genres as a way of framing the news. Karen Roggenkamp examines five stories featured in New York newspapers during the 1890s.

Realist Biography and European Policy

Realist Biography and European Policy
Author: Jeffrey David Turk,Adam Mrozowicki
Publsiher: Leuven University Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2013-12-11
ISBN: 9058679713
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Realist Biography and European Policy Book Excerpt:

Realist Biography and European Policy is the first concerted attempt to integrate the separate strands of (critical) realism as a developed philosophy for social science with biographical narrative methods as a concrete methodological approach. The main goal is to demonstrate that the combination of critical realism and biographical methods is not only possible, but it is exceptionally well suited for the exploration of newly emerging research fields within European policy studies. This volume offers new insights to and is an indispensable reference for researchers in search of solid underpinnings for their own empirical research. Foreword by Miriam Kennet, Director of the Green Economics Institute, Founder and Editor of the International Journal of Green Economics. Contributors Tatiana Bajuk Senčar (Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Slovenian Ethnology), Bob Carter (University of Leicester, Department of Sociology), Prue Chamberlayne (Open University, Faculty of Health and Social Care), Markieta Domecka (independent researcher), Norbert Kluge (coordinator and adviser for the European Works Council of ThyssenKrupp AG), Lyudmila Nurse (director of Oxford XXI), Elisabetta Perone (University of Naples Federico II), Valeria Pulignano (Centre for Sociological Research, KU Leuven), Antonella Spanò (University of Naples Federico II), Tom Wengraf (Middlesex University)

Social Patterns in Australian Literature

Social Patterns in Australian Literature
Author: T. Inglis Moore
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2021-01-08
ISBN: 0520316185
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Patterns in Australian Literature Book Excerpt:

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1971.

Conceiving the City

Conceiving the City
Author: Nicholas Freeman
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2007-09-20
ISBN: 0191527319
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceiving the City Book Excerpt:

Conceiving the City is an innovative study of the ways in which a generation of late-Victorian novelists, poets, painters, and theoreticians attempted to represent London in literature and art. Breaking away from the language and style of Dickens and the static panorama paintings of William Powell Frith, major figures such as Henry James and J. M. Whistler, and, crucially, less-celebrated authors such as Arthur Machen, Edwin Pugh, and George Egerton bent realism into exciting new shapes. In the naturalism of George Gissing and Arthur Morrison, the fragmentary impressions of Ford Madox Ford, and the brooding mystery of Alvin Langdon Coburn's photogravures, London emerged as a focus for dynamic, explicitly modern art. Although many of these insights would be dismissed or at least downplayed by subsequent generations, the ideas evolved during the period from 1870 to 1914 anticipate not only the work of high modernists such as Eliot and Woolf, but also that of later urban theorists such as Foucault and de Certeau, and the novels and travelogues of contemporary London writers Peter Ackroyd and Iain Sinclair. Nicholas Freeman recovers a sense of late-Victorian London as a subject for dynamic theoretical and aesthetic experiments, and shows, in stimulating analyses of Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells, Arthur Symons, and others how much of our understanding of urban space we owe to eminent (and not so eminent) Victorian figures. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book restores a much-needed historical perspective to our engagement with the metropolis.

Stanislavsky in the World

Stanislavsky in the World
Author: Jonathan Pitches,Stefan Aquilina
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN: 1472587898
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stanislavsky in the World Book Excerpt:

Stanislavsky in the World is an ambitious and ground-breaking work charting a fascinating story of the global dissemination and transformation of Stanislavsky's practices. Case studies written by local experts, historians and practitioners are brought together to introduce the reader to new routes of Stanislavskian transmission across the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and South (Latin) America. Such a diverse set of stories moves radically beyond linear understandings of transmission to embrace questions of transformation, translation, hybridisation, appropriation and resistance. This important work not only makes a significant contribution to Stanislavsky studies but also to recent research on theatre and interculturalism, theatre and globalisation, theatre and (post)colonialism and to the wider critical turn in performer training historiographies. This is a unique examination of Stanislavsky's work presenting a richly diverse range of examples and an international perspective on Stanislavsky's impact that has never been attempted before.

Indigenous North American Drama

Indigenous North American Drama
Author: Birgit Däwes
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 1438446616
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indigenous North American Drama Book Excerpt:

Traces the historical dimensions of Native North American drama using a critical perspective.