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Women and Civil Society: Capacity Building in Yemen

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ISBN: 9782909194318 9782909194585 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Centre français d’archéologie et de sciences sociales
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This work is the result of fruitful collaboration between the department of cooperation in the French Embassy in Sana'a and CEFAS (French CEnter for Archeology and Social Sciences in Sanna). It aims to present a joint reflection on experiences in gender and development projects, and to join in the debate they foster not only in Yemen, but on a much wider scale as well, beyond cultural and contextual particularities. This initiative connects with practical and critical research concerned with ...

Genre - text - interpretation: Multidisciplinary perspectives on folklore and beyond

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Folkloristica ISBN: 9789522227386 9789522228444 9789522228437 Year: Pages: 482 DOI: 10.21435/sff.22 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Helsinki University Library and SKS||SKS
Subject: Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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"This book presents current discussions on the concept of genre. It introduces innovative, multidisciplinary approaches to contemporary and historical genres, their roles in cultural discourse, how they change, and their relations to each other. The reader is guided into the discussion surrounding this key concept and its history through a general introduction, followed by eighteen chapters that represent a variety of discursive practices as well as analytic methods from several scholarly traditions. This volume will have wide appeal to several academic audiences within the humanities, both in Finland and abroad, and will especially be of interest to scholars of folklore, language and cultural expression. "

Silent Hill: The Terror Engine

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Book Series: Landmark Video Games series ISBN: 9780472071623 9780472051625 9780472027835 Year: Volume: 2 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Technology (General)
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Silent Hill: The Terror Engine, the second of the two inaugural studies in the Landmark Video Games series from series editors Mark J. P. Wolf and Bernard Perron, is both a close analysis of the first three Silent Hill games and a general look at the whole series. Silent Hill, with its first title released in 1999, is one of the most influential of the horror video game series. Perron situates the games within the survival horror genre, both by looking at the history of the genre and by comparing Silent Hill with such important forerunners as Alone in the Dark and Resident Evil. Taking a transmedia approach and underlining the designer's cinematic and literary influences, he uses the narrative structure; the techniques of imagery, sound, and music employed; the game mechanics; and the fiction, artifact, and gameplay emotions elicited by the games to explore the specific fears survival horror games are designed to provoke and how the experience as a whole has made the Silent Hill series one of the major landmarks of video game history.

The American Short Story Cycle

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ISBN: 9781474423939 9781474423946 9781474423953 Year: DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423939.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100850
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The American Short Story Cycle shows the roots of modernism and postmodernism winds through the short story cycle. Reviewers ranging from the The New York Times to Amazon do not know what to call books like Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad or Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth. Why do such popular and acclaimed books spark debates about what they are and how they should be read? The American Short Story Cycle provides a history of this genre that has been hiding in plain sight. Dating back to the early nineteenth century and proliferating to the present, the short story cycle has been wildly popular both in the US and around the world. Stories in a cycle, which can be read singly but mean more together, reflect the individualism and pluralism that shape modern experience. This book gives a name and theory to the genre that has fostered the aesthetics of fragmentation and recurrence that characterize fiction today.

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Literature --- American --- genre --- ethnicity --- gender --- community --- short story

The Cinema of Mika Kaurismäki

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ISBN: 9781841504094 9781841504520 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Intellect Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101536
Subject: Performing Arts
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Mika Kaurismäki’s films challenge many boundaries – national societies, genre formations, art/popular culture, fiction/documentary, humanity/nature and problematic distinctions between different zones of development. Synthesizing concepts from a range of thematic frameworks – e.g. auteurism, eco-philosophy, genre, cartography, cineaste networks, global reception, distribution and exhibition practices, and the potential of postnationalism – this book provides an interdisciplinary reading of Kaurismäki’s cinema. The notion of ‘transvergence’ – of thinking in heterogeneous and polyphonal terms – emerges as an analytical method for exploring the power of these films. Through this, the volume encourages rethinking transnational cinema studies in relation to many oft-debated notions such as Finnish culture, European identity, cosmopolitanism and globalization.

Boys don’t cry!

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ISBN: 9782753518278 9782753563018 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.pur.67068 Language: English
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103188
Subject: Gender Studies
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Ce livre analyse les discours « masculinistes », tels qu’ils s’affirment par exemple dans certaines organisations de pères divorcés. Côté scientifique, l’enjeu est clair : il s’agit de poursuivre le travail de déconstruction de la domination masculine en montrant que celle-ci n’a rien de naturel. Elle suppose des investissements et implique des coûts, pour les femmes bien sûr, mais également pour les hommes. Combinant prudence, rigueur et refus des tabous, ce livre revendique donc la vertu de l’insolence scientifique en posant la question des coûts des masculinités.

The Subject of Race in American Science Fiction

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Book Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory ISBN: 9780203944486 9780415979016 9780415802895 9781135864590 9781135864583 9781135864545 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203944486 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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While the connections between science fiction and race have largely been neglected by scholars, racial identity is a key element of the subjectivity constructed in American SF. In his Mars series, Edgar Rice Burroughs primarily supported essentialist constructions of racial identity, but also included a few elements of racial egalitarianism. Writing in the 1930s, George S. Schuyler revised Burroughs' normative SF triangle of white author, white audience, and white protagonist and promoted an individualistic, highly variable concept of race instead. While both Burroughs and Schuyler wrote SF focusing on racial identity, the largely separate genres of science fiction and African American literature prevented the similarities between the two authors from being adequately acknowledged and explored. Beginning in the 1960s, Samuel R. Delany more fully joined SF and African American literature. Delany expands on Schuyler's racial constructionist approach to identity, including gender and sexuality in addition to race. Critically intertwining the genres of SF and African American literature allows a critique of the racism in the science fiction and a more accurate and positive portrayal of the scientific connections in the African American literature. Connecting the popular fiction of Burroughs, the controversial career of Schuyler, and the postmodern texts of Delany illuminates a gradual change from a stable, essentialist construction of racial identity at the turn of the century to the variable, social construction of poststructuralist subjectivity today.

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edgar --- rice --- burroughs --- genre --- schuylers --- black --- community --- farnhams --- freehold --- star

Parameters of Disavowal

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Book Series: Global Korea ISBN: 9780520295308 9780520295308 Year: Pages: 204 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.51 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Media and communication --- History --- Performing Arts
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The colonial experience of the early twentieth century shaped Korea’s culture and identity, leaving a troubling past that was subtly reconstructed in South Korean postcolonial cinema. Relating postcolonial discourses to a reading of Manchurian action films, kisaeng and gangster films, and revenge horror films, Parameters of Disavowal shows how filmmakers reworked, recontextualized, and erased ideas and symbols of colonial power. In particular, Jinsoo An examines how South Korean films privileged certain sites, such as the kisaeng house and the Manchurian frontier, generating unique meanings that challenged the domination of the colonial power, and how horror films indirectly explored both the continuing trauma of colonial violence and lingering emotional ties to the colonial order. Espousing the ideology of nationalism while responding to a new Cold War order that positioned Japan and South Korea as political and economic allies, postcolonial cinema formulated distinctive ways of seeing and imagining the colonial past.

The gothic novel in Ireland

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ISBN: 9780719099175 9781526122308 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100911
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The Gothic Novel in Ireland, 1760-1830 reveals how the Irish contribution to the rise of the gothic novel is all too frequently overlooked. Irish writers were actively engaged in shaping the form now conventionally understood as beginning with Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1764). Obviously an important text in the evolution of the gothic mode, the ostensibly pioneering Castle of Otranto was actually preceded by two Irish novels: Thomas Leland’s Longsword (1762) and The Adventures of Miss Sophia Berkley (1760), by ‘A Young Lady’. Neither of these texts overshadows Walpole’s, but their omission from the literary history of the British gothic novel is nevertheless a telling indication of the exclusionary nature of current scholarly perspectives. Christina Morin’s adroit and percipient text reveals how the Gothic was very much an international genre.

Screenwriting

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ISBN: 9780415642651 Year: Pages: 164 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Media and communication
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Screenwriting: Creative Labor and Professional Practice analyses the histories, practices, identities and subject which form and shape the daily working lives of screenwriters. Author Bridget Conor considers the ways in which contemporary screenwriters navigates and make sense of the labor markets in which they are immersed. Chapters explore areas including screenwriting as creative labor, screenwriters' working lives, the how-to genre, screenwriting inequalities, and myths of the profession.

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guru --- scene --- appendix --- authors --- bibliography --- conclusion --- creative --- five --- genre --- good --- histories --- indicative --- information --- labor --- lives --- myths --- one --- out? --- practice --- profession --- professional --- publishing --- screenwriters --- screenwriting --- setting --- texts --- titles --- two --- working

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