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Beastly Journeys - Travel and Transformation at the fin de siècle

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ISBN: 9781846319587 9781781386071 Year: Pages: 225 Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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A critical exploration of travel, animals and shape-changing in fin de siècle literature. Bats, beetles, wolves, butterflies, bulls, panthers, apes, leopards and spiders are among the countless creatures that crowd the pages of literature of the late nineteenth century. Whether in Gothic novels, science fiction, fantasy, fairy tales, journalism, political discourse, realism or naturalism, the line between the human and the animal becomes blurred. Beastly Journeys examines these bestial transformations across a range of well-known and less familiar texts and shows how they are provoked not only by the mutations of Darwinism but by social and economic shifts that have been lost in retellings and readings of them. The physical alterations described by George Gissing, George MacDonald, Arthur Machen, Arthur Morrison, W.T. Stead, Bram Stoker, H.G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, and many of their contemporaries, are responses to changes in the social body as Britain underwent a series of social and economic crises. Metaphors of travel – social, spatial, temporal, mythical and psychological – keep these stories on the move, confusing literary genres along with the indeterminacy of physical shape that they relate. Beastly Journeys will appeal to anyone interested in the relationship between nineteenth-century literature and its contexts and especially to those interested in the fin de siècle and in metaphors of travel, animals and shape-changing. &#xD;&#xD;This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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The Chatter of the Visible

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ISBN: 9780472073030 9780472053032 9780472121700 Year: Pages: 247 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.8814717 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: History of arts
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Patrizia McBride’s study, 'The Chatter of the Visible,' examines the paradoxical narrative features of the photo montage aesthetics of artists associated with Dada, Constructivism, and the New Objectivity. While montage strategies have commonly been associated with the purposeful interruption of and challenge to narrative consistency and continuity, McBride offers an historicized re-appraisal of 1920s and 1930s German photo montage work to show that its peculiar mimicry was less a rejection of narrative and more an extension or permutation of it; a means for thinking in narrative textures exceeding constraints imposed by “flat” print media (especially the novel and other literary genres). According to McBride, “a close engagement with montage procedures going back to Cubism” reveals explicit inquiry into the status of objects as complex signifying entities whose “material qualities are inextricably bound up with linguistic dynamics.” She focuses on allegory as the appropriate tool for reading Weimar-era photo montage, focusing on the ways allegorical work in montage compositions foregrounds the moment of incorporation by purposefully exposing the pasted-in nature of the inserted materials. This moment of construction, argues McBride, produces a “chattering of forms that propels the distinctive experimentation of Weimar-era montage [and its experimental focus] on the ways in which perception interacts with physical forms in shaping the contours of the material world.” McBride’s contribution to the conversation around Weimar-era montage is in her situation of the form of the work as a discursive practice in its own right, which affords humans a new way to negotiate temporality; as a particular mode of thinking that productively relates the particular to the universal; or as a culturally specific form of cognition.

Kapitaalopbouw voor zorg, zekerheid, en pensioen (Book chapter)

Book title: Sociale (on)zekerheid. De voorziene toekomst

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ISBN: 9789462984608 Year: Pages: 20 DOI: 10.5117/9789462984608/ch06 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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In het stelsel van sociale zekerheid van de toekomst wordt eigen kapitaalopbouw belangrijker in verhouding tot collectief verzekeren. Niet&#xD;alleen legt de overheid risico’s steeds meer bij de burger, ook neemt de&#xD;behoefte aan maatwerk en eigen regie door de burger toe. Zekerheid en&#xD;sparen worden onderdeel van financiële planning over levensloop. Dit&#xD;stelt nieuwe eisen aan het stelsel van sociale zekerheid, met een spilfunctie&#xD;voor de kapitaalgedekte aanvullende pensioenen. Met name is er&#xD;behoefte aan grotere flexibiliteit en meer ruimte voor maatwerk. Daarbij&#xD;passen ook modernere vormen van sturing van het individueel gedrag.&#xD;Meer ‘zacht paternalisme’ door gerichte keuze-architectuur in plaats van&#xD;het ouderwets ‘hard paternalisme’ van verplichte uniforme regelingen.&#xD;Dit betekent niet dat alle sociale verzekeringen vervangen worden door&#xD;sparen: voor grote individuele (‘idiosyncratische’) risico’s en voor risico’s&#xD;laat in het leven – zoals ouderenzorg – blijft verzekeren essentieel.

Les musiques du français parlé

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ISBN: 9783110471052 9783110479645 9783110477399 Year: Language: French
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104790
Subject: Linguistics
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This volume presents a series of critical essays on the accentuation, rhythm, and intonation of contemporary French which offer new insight into the formal and functional characteristics of French prosody from three different perspectives (historical, epistemological, descriptive). These properties are interpreted in the context of the latest research into the prosody of languages.

Deutschland und Europa. Wächst zusammen, was zusammengehört?

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Book Series: Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg ISSN: 2193-1933 ISBN: 9783110296433 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: 144 DOI: 10.1515/9783110296433 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Political Science
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Is Europe in crisis? Is there such a thing as European identify beyond economic and political integration? What common features can be found in history and in the present that foster unity? And what is Germany's role in this process? These were among the questions raised in a lecture series held at the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg from November 2011 to February 2012. The volume present responses by Heimo Reinitzer, Gabriele Clemens, Michael Borgolte, Dan Diner, Friedrich Wilhelm Graf, and Anja Pistor-Hatam.; Heimo Reinitzer, Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg.

Filial Arcade & Other Poems

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ISBN: 9789491914003 Year: Pages: 170 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0223.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Filial Arcade & Other Poems is a book of poetry; a fusion of images and memories of a family, trees, piety, love, the sea, dying, animal life, video tapes, forests. The book is prefaced with images by Marco Mazzi.

A Neo Tropical Companion

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ISBN: 9789081709149 Year: Pages: 162 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0217.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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A Neo Tropical Companion is the first collection of haikus written by Xiu Xiu singer, Jamie Stewart. This is the first time his haikus, which have been featured in several literary journals and small press releases, will be comprehensively collected. Two thirds of the work will include new poems written for specifically for this book. The title, A Neo Tropical Companion, comes from an antiquated guide book to North East South America that Stewart found molding on the ground in the jungle. The poems, written in the classical Japanese poetry form, concern death, uncertainty, cats, being on weird tours, horrible sex, hating other people, bird watching in Guyana, and growing up in a dim and boxed-in valley.

Poetry Vocare

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ISBN: 9789081709118 Year: Pages: 168 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0213.1.00 Language: French|English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Poetry Vocare is the first collection of poetry published by young American poet A. Staley Groves. A dense fabric of resemblances and reflections, this work engages with Wallace Stevens, Ossip Mandelstam, and Emily Dickinson. In addition to poems Groves gives a supplement of prose, a short essay titled “Affirmation of Instruction.” Poetry scholar Judith Balso wrote a foreword in French to the work.

Introduction to Modern Instrumentation For Hydraulics and Environmental Sciences

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ISBN: 9783110401721 9783110427370 Year: Pages: 433 DOI: 10.2478/9783110401721 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Environmental Engineering --- Hydraulic Engineering
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Natural hazards and anthropic activities threaten the human environment. The gathering of field data is needed so as to quantify the impact of such activities. To gather the necessary data researchers nowadays use a great variety of new instruments based on electronics. Yet, the working principles of this new instrumentation might not be well understood by some potential users. All operators of these new tools must gain proper insight so as to be able to judge whether the instrument is selected appropriately and functions adequately. This book attempts to demonstrate some characteristics that are not easy to understand by the uninitiated in the use of electronic instruments. The material presented in this book was prepared with the purpose of reflecting the technological changes that have occurred in environmental modern instrumentation in the last few decades. The book is intended for students of hydrology, hydraulics, oceanography, meteorology and environmental sciences. Basic concepts of electronics, special physics principles and signal processing are introduced in the first chapters in order to enable the reader to follow the topics developed in the book, without any prior knowledge of these matters. The instruments are explained in detail and several examples are introduced to show their measuring limitations. Enough mathematical fundamentals are given to allow the reader to reach a good quantitative knowledge.

Papier im mittelalterlichen Europa. Herstellung und Gebrauch

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISBN: 9783110371413 9783110412987 Year: Volume: 7 Pages: vi, 330 DOI: 10.1515/9783110371413 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Researchers view the switch from parchment to paper as an essential condition for the rapid rise in literacy in Europe during the Late Middle Ages. The first part of this volume focuses on medieval paper production in the mill districts in Northern Italy, Southwestern Germany, and Belgium. The second part examines the displacement of parchment by paper in administration and in book culture.

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