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Pageantry and Power

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ISBN: 9780719090127 9780719080104 9781526125101 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_628398 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100068
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Pageantry and Power is the first full and in-depth cultural history of the Lord Mayor’s Show in the early modern period. It provides new insight into the culture and history of the London of Shakespeare’s time and beyond.Central to the cultural life of London, the Lord Mayor’s Shows were high-profile and lavish entertainments produced by some of the most talented writers of the time. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, Pageantry and Power explores various important factors, including the relationship between the printed texts of the Shows and actual events.This full-scale study of the civic works of important writers enhances our understanding of their other, often better-known, dramatic works contributing to a fuller estimation of their literary careers.This book is an invaluable resource for scholars and students of early modern literature, drama, history, civic culture, pageantry, urban studies, cultural geography, book history, as well as the interested general reader.

Deutsch-polnische Literaturbeziehungen 1800-1850

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876907765 Year: Pages: 296 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The study provides an overview of one of the most intensive phases of German-Polish literature exchange before the reciprocal contacts promoted by Poland until the mid-19th century, not least due to political reasons. The German-Polish literature relations have enjoyed quite a lot of interest in the last decades. However, the previous research concentrates on the one hand cultural-historical, the narrower literary area often far-reaching aspects, such as studies on the echo of the Polish uprisings in Germany, on the other hand on the reception of the work of individual personalities. The present work seeks to close some of the previous gaps by presenting the Polish-German literary relations of that time in their entirety in a condensed overview, focused on the respective literature reception in the form of translations and journalistic reactions under the broadest possible evaluation of German and Polish periodicals.

The Romantic Age in Russian Literature - Poetic and Esthetic Norms

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876901046 Year: Pages: 300 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
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The Anthology is intended to provide such a systematic and analitical compendium of original texts, so as to afford some insight in the poetic, stylistic, and conceptual norms which determined the nature and evolution of literature during the first half oft the 19th century.

Unfinished Revolution: Haiti, Black Sovereignty and Power in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World

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ISBN: 9781786941619 9781786949547 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102595
Subject: History
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Unfinished Revolution is the first study to gather nineteenth-century representations and performances of Haitian sovereignty in the Atlantic world. In assembling this undiscovered archive of black power, this book offers compelling evidence of the ways that sovereignty and blackness intersect with unstable processes of modernity to produce an articulation of black authority always, already under threat for eradication or ridicule. Undeterred, nineteenth-century Haitian leaders mounted a century’s-long battle to situate Haiti at the centre of the Atlantic world.

Klassizismus in Aktion

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ISBN: 9783205200895 Pages: 462 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_586250 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 326
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The collection of essays considers the art journal Propyläen that was edited by Goethe in the years between 1798 and 1800 for the first time as a whole. This enterprise, which was of great significance for the history of aesthetics, will be placed in a new light. The book situates the texts within their historical contexts, and thus provides a key resource for future research, for literary as well as art studies.

Environments of Intelligence

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Book Series: History and Philosophy of Technoscience ISBN: 9781315408101 9781138222328 9780367348717 9781315408095 9781315408071 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9781315408101 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Science (General) --- Philosophy --- Social Sciences
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What is the role of the environment, and of the information it provides, in cognition? More specifically, may there be a role for certain artefacts to play in this context? These are questions that motivate "4E" theories of cognition (as being embodied, embedded, extended, enactive). In his take on that family of views, Hajo Greif first defends and refines a concept of information as primarily natural, environmentally embedded in character, which had been eclipsed by information-processing views of cognition. He continues with an inquiry into the cognitive bearing of some artefacts that are sometimes referred to as 'intelligent environments'. Without necessarily having much to do with Artificial Intelligence, such artefacts may ultimately modify our informational environments. With respect to human cognition, the most notable effect of digital computers is not that they might be able, or become able, to think but that they alter the way we perceive, think and act. The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781315401867, has been made available under a Creative Commons CC-BY licence

Disabled Bodies in Early Modern Spanish Literature

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Book Series: Representations: Health, Disability, Culture and Society ISBN: 9781786940780 9781786948441 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102602
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Disabled Bodies in Early Modern Spanish Literature examines the concepts and role of women in selected Spanish discourses and literary texts from the late fifteenth to seventeenth centuries from the perspective of feminist disability theories. It explores a wide range of Spanish medical, regulatory and moral discourses, illustrating how such texts inherit, reproduce and propagate an amalgam of Western traditional concepts of female embodiment. It goes on to examine concrete representations of deviant female characters, focusing on the figures of syphilitic prostitutes and physically decayed aged women in literary texts such as Celestina, Lozana andaluza and selected works by Cervantes and Quevedo. Finally, an analysis of the personal testimony of Teresa de Avila, a nun suffering neurological disorders, complements the discussion of early modern women’s disability.

Framing French Culture

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ISBN: 9781922064875 Year: Pages: 291 DOI: 10.20851/framing-french Language: English
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures --- Performing Arts
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Throughout this book, the concept of framing is used to look at art, photography, scientific drawings and cinema as visually constituted, spatially bounded productions. The way these genres relate to that which exists beyond the frame, by means of plastic, chemically transposed, pencil-sketched or moving images allows us to decipher the particular language of the visual and at the same time circumscribe the dialectic between presence and absence that is proper to all visual media. Yet, these kinds of re-framing owe their existence to the ruptures and upheavals that marked the demise of certain discursive systems in the past, announcing the emergence of others that were in turn overturned.

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