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Author: Jeffrey Knapp
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: utopia, tempest, literature, america, nowhere, england, empire
Number of Pages: 410
Published: 1994
ISBN-10: 0520073622
ISBN-13: 9780520073623

What caused England's literary renaissance? One answer has been such unprecedented developments as the European discovery of America. Yet England in the sixteenth century was far from an expanding nation. Not only did the Tudors lose England's sole remaining possessions on the Continent and, thanks to the Reformation, grow spiritually divided from the Continent as well, but every one of their attempts to colonize the New World actually failed.Jeffrey Knapp accounts for this strange combination of literary expansion and national isolation by showing how the English made a virtue of their increa

Author: Dirk Volkertszoon Coornhert
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: year, city, freetown, gathering, examination, freedom, conscience, thorough, synod
Number of Pages: 241
Published: 2009-07-15
ISBN-10: 9089640827
ISBN-13: 9789089640826

This volume presents the first English-language translation of Synod on the Freedom of Conscience (1582), a book-length plea for religious freedom by Dutch humanist Dirck Vockertszoon Coornhert (1522–90). Coornhert’s central concern in his writings and exchanges with ministers of the Reformed Church was the safeguarding of freedom of conscience—the chief cause, he believed, for the struggle against Hapsburg Spain. The imaginary synod at the center of this text, held in “Freetown,” becomes a space of exchange for Catholic and Protestant leaders and theologians, who

Author: Maria Manuel Lisboa
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Keywords: culture, western, aftermath, apocalypse, world
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 2011-09-20
ISBN-10: 1906924503
ISBN-13: 9781906924508

Our fear of the world ending, like our fear of the dark, is ancient, deep-seated and perennial. It crosses boundaries of space and time, recurs in all human communities and finds expression in every aspect of cultural production - from pre-historic cave paintings to high-tech computer games.This volume examines historical and imaginary scenarios of apocalypse, the depiction of its likely triggers, and imagined landscapes in the aftermath of global destruction. Its discussion moves effortlessly from classic novels including Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four a

Author: Jaap Kooijman
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: thomas, elsaesser, according, concepts, screen, media, mind
Number of Pages: 375
Published: 2009-02-15
ISBN-10: 9089640258
ISBN-13: 9789089640253

Mind the Screen pays tribute to the work of the pioneering European film scholar Thomas Elsaesser, author of several volumes on media studies and cinema culture. Covering a full scope of issues arising from the author’s work—from melodrama and mediated memory to avant-garde practices, media archaeology, and the audiovisual archive—this collection elaborates and expands on Elsaesser’s original ideas along the topical lines of cinephilia, the historical imaginary, the contemporary European cinematic experience, YouTube, and images of terrorism and double occupancy, among other topics. Co

Author: Zeynep Çelik
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: century, world, fairs, nineteenth, islam, orient, architecture, displaying
Number of Pages: 268
Published: 1992
ISBN-10: 0520074947
ISBN-13: 9780520074941

Gathering architectural pieces from all over the world, the Paris Universal Exposition of 1867 introduced to fairgoers the notion of an imaginary journey, a new tourism en place. Through this and similar expositions, the world's cultures were imported to European and American cities as artifacts and presented to nineteenth-century men and women as the world in microcosm, giving a quick and seemingly realistic impression of distant places.elik examines the display of Islamic cultures at nineteenth-century world's fairs, focusing on the exposition architecture. She asserts that certain sociopoli

Author: Peter Kirn
Keywords: winter, music, digital, create
Number of Pages: 50
Published: 1969-12-31
eBookDB-ID: EBDB100310

For digital musicians and lovers of sound, Create Digital Music Winter 2008 extends the popular website with a handbook of the best in products, how-to’s, and features. In this issue, we explore the best products and gifts for beginners and advanced users, from synths to strange music controllers to software to books and listening. We learn how to slice up audio into powerful software drum machines in Ableton Live, with a free companion download at Dan McPharlin shows us his intricate, imaginary synth designs, constructed by hand in cardboard. So

Author: Alain Robbe-Grillet
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: novel, captive, belle
Number of Pages: 280
Published: 1995-03-29
ISBN-10: 0520059166
ISBN-13: 9780520059160

"It begins with a stone falling, in the silence, vertically, immobile. It is falling from a great height, a meteor, a massive, compact, oblong block of rock, like a giant egg with a pocked, uneven surface."The opening sentence of La Belle Captive introduces a dreamworld where the conventions of the traditional novel have been overthrown. Objects move through space without regard to laws of nature, characters move through the text in a maddening complex of events.Published in 1975, Alain Robbe-Grillet's nouveau roman is illustrated with 77 paintings by Ren Magritte. Robbe-Grillet uses Magritte'
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