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Being Modern

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ISBN: 9781787353930 Year: Pages: 438 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787353930 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Science (General) --- Social Sciences --- History
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In the early decades of the twentieth century, engagement with science was commonly used as an emblem of modernity. This phenomenon is now attracting increasing attention in different historical specialties. Being Modern builds on this recent scholarly interest to explore engagement with science across culture from the end of the nineteenth century to approximately 1940.&#xD;&#xD;Addressing the breadth of cultural forms in Britain and the western world from the architecture of Le Corbusier to working class British science fiction, Being Modern paints a rich picture. Seventeen distinguished contributors from a range of fields including the cultural study of science and technology, art and architecture, English culture and literature examine the issues involved. The book will be a valuable resource for students, and a spur to scholars to further examination of culture as an interconnected web of which science is a critical part, and to supersede such tired formulations as 'Science and culture'.&#xD;&#xD;&#xD;

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History of Science --- Modern --- Culture

What We Are When We Are: Kaj smo, ko smo

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Book Series: Mingling Voices ISSN: 1917-9405; 1917-9413 ISBN: 9781771992497; 9781771992503; 9781771992510 Year: Pages: 102 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771992497.01 Language: English; Slovenian
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Working within a postmodern style, this rhythmic and melodious collection of poems originally written in Slovenian by Cvetka Lipuš and translated here by Tom Priestly, blends the real with the surreal, dull urban lives with dreams. Lipuš, known for the lexical beauty of her work, dwells on topics of time and space which she handles in an almost revolving, irreverent manner. Priestly captures the maze-like characteristic of her verse and carefully reconstructs the sonoric beauty of the work in its original language.

“Colonised by Wankers”

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ISBN: 9783946198284 9783946198314 9783946198291 9783946198307 Year: Pages: 260 DOI: 10.16994/baj Language: English
Publisher: Modern Academic Publishing
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"Has Scotland suffered from colonial oppression by England for the last 300 years? While historiography may give an answer in the negative,&#xD;this study reveals that the contemporary Scottish novel is&#xD;haunted by strong feelings, marked by perceptions of abjection and&#xD;inferiorisation in response to constructing the English as dominating.&#xD;Drawing from an unprecedented corpus of contemporary Scottish&#xD;novels, this study explores the postcolonial in Scottish fiction in&#xD;order to investigate the underlying discursive power relations that&#xD;shape the Scottish literary imagination. The study consequently&#xD;demonstrates that the analysis of Scottish national identity profits&#xD;from this new angle of interpretation of the Scottish novel as postcolonial.&#xD;The analysis of discourses such as those of gender, class,&#xD;space and place, and race reveals how the construction of the Scottish&#xD;as marginalised permeates the width of the contemporary Scottish&#xD;novel, by referring to diverse examples, such as James Kelman’s&#xD;How late it was, how late or genre fiction such as Ian Rankin’s Set in&#xD;Darkness. Thus, this study provides an insightful reading in the wake&#xD;of current political developments such as the Scottish independence&#xD;referendum."

Poetics and Politics

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ISBN: 9783110536690 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.1515/9783110536690 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 246603
Subject: Arts in general
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Far from teleological historiography, the pan-European perspective on Early Modern drama offered in this volume provides answers to why, how, where and when the given phenomena of theatre appear in history.&#xD;&#xD;Using theories of circulation and other concepts of exchange, transfer and movement, the authors analyze the development and differentiation of European secular and religious drama, within the disciplinary framework of comparative literature and the history of literature and concepts.&#xD;&#xD;Within this frame, aspects of major interest are the relationship between tradition and innovation, the status of genre, the proportion of autonomous and heteronomous creational dispositions within the artefacts or genres they belong to, as well as strategies of functionalization in the context of a given part of the cultural net.&#xD;&#xD;Contributions cover a broad range of topics, including poetics of Early Modern Drama; political, institutional and social practices; history of themes and motifs (Stoffgeschichte); history of genres/cross-fertilization between genres; textual traditions and distribution of texts; questions of originality and authorship; theories of circulation and net structures in Drama Studies.

Theatre Cultures within Globalising Empires

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ISBN: 9783110536881 9783110536881 Year: DOI: 10.1515/9783110536881 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 246603
Subject: Arts in general
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This volume presents the proceedings of the international conference “Theatre Cultures within Globalising Empires: Looking at Early Modern England and Spain”, held in 2012 as part of the ERC Advanced Grant Project Early Modern European Drama and the Cultural Net (DramaNet). Implementing the concept of culture as a virtual network, it investigates Early modern European drama and its global dissemination. The 12 articles of the volume – all written by experts in the field teaching in the United Kingdom, the USA, Russia, Switzerland, India and Germany – focus on a selection of English and Spanish dramas from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Analysing and comparing motifs, formal parameters as well as plot structures, they discuss the commonalities and differences of Early modern drama in England and Spain.

Real Life Cryptology

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ISBN: 9789462985544 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462985544 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Science (General)
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A large number of enciphered documents survived from early modern Hungary. This area was a particularly fertile territory where cryptographic methods proliferated, because a large portion of the population was living in the frontier zone, and participated (or was forced to participate) in the network of the information flow. A quantitative analysis of sixteenth-century to seventeenth-century Hungarian ciphers (300 cipher keys and 1,600 partly or entirely enciphered letters) reveals that besides the dominance of diplomatic use of cryptography, there were many examples of “private” applications too. This book reconstructs the main reasons and goals why historical actors chose to use ciphers in a diplomatic letter, a military order, a diary or a private letter, what they decided to encrypt, and how they perceived the dangers threatening their messages.

Killing and Being Killed

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Book Series: Mainzer Historische Kulturwissenschaften ISBN: 9783839437834 9783837637830 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.14361/9783839437834 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: History
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What bodily experiences did fighters make through their lifetime and especially in violent conflicts? How were the bodies of fighters trained, nourished, and prepared for combat? How did they respond to wounds, torture and the ubiquitous risk of death? The articles present examples of body techniques of fighters and their perception throughout the Middle Ages. The geographical scope ranges from the Anglo-Scottish borderlands over Central Europe up to the Mediterranean World. This larger framework enables the reader to trace the similarities and differences of the cultural practice of "Killing and Being Killed" in various contexts. Contributions by Iain MacInnes, Alastair J. Macdonald, Bogdan-Petru Maleon, and others.

The Cultural Net. Early Modern Drama as a Paradigm

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ISBN: 9783110536638 Year: Pages: 328 DOI: 10.1515/9783110536638 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Performing Arts --- Languages and Literatures
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This volume offers a new theoretical approach to cultural production inspired by the metaphor of culture as a virtual network. Following a thorough outline of this approach, the theoretical framework is elucidated in a second part through examples drawn from early modern European drama. A third and final part then presents a critical discussion of the concept of national culture and literature, from its first formulation by Johann Gottfried Herder to its current developments, including postcolonial studies.

Informed Play

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ISBN: 9788202590444 9788202590444 Year: Pages: 225 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.38 Language: English
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing) Grant: University of Agder
Subject: Music
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Informed Play presents a conceptual understanding of tone production based on extensive historical research on primary sources, modern literature and handbook reviews, physical and psychological perspectives as well as on technology. As the first volume in English to discuss and contextualise the topic of tone production on Early Modern lute instruments from a broad, interdisciplinary approach, it represents a unique and significant contribution to research on Early Music performance, particularly performance on lute instruments. At a lute-centred level, this book challenges many preconceptions about tone production by addressing the motivations behind certain choices made in and embraced by the Early Music community. It is therefore an essential ‘desk reference’ for both researchers and performers. At a meta-level, Informed Play offers a general perspective of how self-expressive acts, physical and social causes and effects can be perceived biologically to better understand historical music performance as a social practice and phenomenon.&#xD;

Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World

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Book Series: Intersections ISBN: 9789004375888 Year: Pages: 378 DOI: 10.1163/9789004375888 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 319475
Subject: Religion
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This volume sets out to explore the world of domestic devotions and is premised on the assumption that the home was a central space of religious practice and experience throughout the early modern world. The contributions to this book, which deal with themes dating from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, tell of the intimate relationship between humans and the sacred within the walls of the home. The volume demonstrates that the home cannot be studied in isolation: the sixteen essays, that encompass religious history, the histories of art and architecture, material culture, literary history, and social and cultural history, instead point individually and collectively to the porosity of the home and its connectedness with other institutions and broader communities. &#xD;

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