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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. 

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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.

Doppelbegabung im Expressionismus - zur Beziehung von Kunst und Literatur bei Oskar Kokoschka und Ludwig Meidner

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ISBN: 9783863951078 Year: Pages: 408 DOI: 10.17875/gup2013-404 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- History of arts --- Arts in general
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Double-talented artists were particularly numerous during the period of expressionism, which was characterized by political and radical social changes. The book presented offers informations about the artists’ motivations and focuses on two excellent examples of artistic double-talent - Oskar Kokoschka, the founder of drama expressionism and Ludwig Meidner, highly praised for his apocalyptic landscapes. The interdisciplinary comparison of paintings and graphics with the dramas, poems and prose texts written by the artists allows offers valuable insights into their entire expressionistic oevre and, at the same time, a closer understanding of the relationship between art and literature.

Jeremiah Smith, jr. and Hungary, 1924–1926: the United States, the League of Nations, and the Financial Reconstruction of Hungary

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ISBN: 9788376560083 Year: Pages: 323 DOI: 10.2478/9788376560083 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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Zoltán Peterecz presents in this monograph the personality and work of Jeremiah Smith, Jr. (1870–1935), the League of Nations Commissioner-General for the 1924 loan to Hungary. He deals also in extenso with the economic and political problems associated with the financial reconstruction of Hungary – both on the domestic and international scene.In his multidimensional presentation, Zoltán Peterecz gives a vivid insight into the official and unofficial trends in the foreign policy of the United States after World War I. The author skilfully interweaves the diplomatic and economic history against the background of international events, and supports the narrative with an impressive body of diverse sources, which include archival materials, contemporary newspaper citations from a number of countries, and an extensive range of secondary sources.The final result is a valuable, well-executed and well-written work that will be welcomed not only by students of the interwar period, but also among non-specialist readers.Zoltán Peterecz was awarded his PhD by the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, in 2010. He specialises in American foreign policy and American-Hungarian relations in the 20th century. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of American Studies, Eszterházy Károly College, Eger, Hungary.

The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters

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Book Series: Edinburgh Critical Studies in Renaissance Culture ISBN: 9780748655908 9781474429801 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100857
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The first sustained study of girls and girlhood in early modern literature and culture. Jennifer Higginbotham makes a persuasive case for a paradigm shift in our current conceptions of the early modern sex-gender system. She challenges the widespread assumption that the category of the 'girl' played little or no role in the construction of gender in early modern English culture. And she demonstrates that girl characters appeared in a variety of texts, from female infants in Shakespeare's late romances to little children in Tudor interludes to adult 'roaring girls' in city comedies. This monograph provides the first book-length study of the way the literature and drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries constructed the category of the 'girl'.

El ruido y la furia

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ISBN: 9788484897552 9783954872251 Year: Language: Spanish;
Publisher: Iberoamericana Vervuert Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103691
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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El ruido y la furia recoge una serie de conversaciones con Manuel Vázquez Montalbán mantenidas a lo largo de varios años por José Colmeiro, reconocido experto en la obra del autor y periodista catalán. La temática gira en torno a la obra literaria y ensayística del autor, la discusión del contexto histórico y cultural contemporáneo, la recuperación de la memoria y la búsqueda de respuestas por parte del intelectual a los retos del presente. El libro ofrece un amplio panorama del pensamiento crítico del autor que permite dilucidar importantes claves de enorme interés sobre su vasta producción intelectual. Las conversaciones revelan una radiografía inusual de la evolución de sus preocupaciones y reflexiones sobre la realidad española contemporánea, así como el contexto internacional de la globalización neoliberal, desde una posición de resistencia crítica que ilumina las sombras de la cueva en el planeta de simios globalizados.

From the Renaissance to the Modern World

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ISBN: 9783906980362 9783906980355 Year: Pages: VIII, 128 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-906980-35-5 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
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On November 11 and 12, 2011, a symposium held at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill honored John M. Headley, Emeritus Professor of History. The organizers, Professor MelissaBullard—Headley’s colleague in the department of history at that university—along with ProfessorsPaul Grendler (University of Toronto) and James Weiss (Boston College), as well as Nancy GraySchoonmaker, coordinator of the Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies—assembled presenters, respondents, and dozens of other participants from Western Europe and North America to celebrate the career of their prolific, versatile, and influential colleague whose publications challenged and often changed the ways scholars think about Martin Luther, Thomas More, the Habsburg empire,early modern Catholicism, globalization, and multiculturalism.This special issue contains the major papers delivered at the symposium, revised to take account of colleagues’ suggestions at the conference and thereafter. John O’Malley studies the censorship ofsacred art with special reference to Michelangelo’s famed “Last Judgment” and the Council of Trent.John Martin sifts Montaigne’s skepticism about contemporaneous strategies for self-disclosure andself-discipline. Stressing the significance of grammar, Constantin Fasolt helps us recapture theRenaissance’s and the early modern religious reformations’ disagreements with antiquity. RonaldWitt’s reappraisal of humanist historiography probes Petrarch’s perspectives on ancient Rome. JohnMcManamon includes tales of theft and market manipulation in his study of the early moderncollection and circulation of books and manuscripts, the commodification of study. To “nuance” John Headley’s conclusions about “the Europeanization of the world,” Jerry Bentley repossesses the influence of other than European societies on several European theorists of human rights. Kate Lowe’s remarks on the reconstruction of race in the Renaissance explores the effects of a critical mistranslation on what being black was taken to mean by Europeans. David Gilmartin introduces readers to the shape of democracy in nineteenth- and twentieth-century India, as well as to the understandings of popular sovereignty that affected elections, suggesting strides that scholars might take “toward a worldwide history of voting”.The remarkable range of these contributions comes close to reflecting the range of ProfessorHeadley’s interests and achievements, which James M. Weiss maps in his tribute, identifying“unifying themes” in Headley’s work.

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