Literary Criticism

The Perfect Genre

Drama and Painting in Renaissance Italy

Author: Kristin Phillips-Court

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409406839

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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Through a combination of interpretive literary criticism, art historical analysis and cultural and intellectual historiography, Kristin Phillips-Court offers detailed readings of individual plays juxtaposed with specific developments and achievements in the realm of painting. Revealing more than historical connections between artists and poets such as Giorgione and Tasso, Mantegna and Trissino, or Michelangelo and Caro, the author locates the history of Renaissance art and drama securely within the history of ideas.
Literary Criticism

Renaissance Genres

Essays on Theory, History, and Interpretation

Author: Barbara Kiefer Lewalski

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674760400

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 498

View: 1160

Fiction

Perfect Girlfriend - Du weißt, du liebst mich.

Roman

Author: Karen Hamilton

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641211670

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4697

Sie ist die perfekte Freundin. Sie würde alles für dich tun... Du kannst ihr nicht entkommen. Juliette Price weiß genau, was sie will und wen sie will. Um ihrem Freund Nate nahe zu sein, wird sie Flugbegleiterin bei der Airline, für die er als Pilot arbeitet. Sie sind füreinander bestimmt, da ist Juliette absolut sicher. Dass Nate vor ein paar Monaten mit ihr Schluss gemacht hat, bedeutet nichts. Denn Juliette hat einen Plan, wie sie ihn zurückgewinnen wird. Sie ist die perfekte Freundin, und sie wird ihm zeigen, wie sehr er sie in seinem tiefsten Inneren noch liebt – und wenn er sie dafür erst einmal fürchten lernen muss ...
Social Science

Scotland

Global Cinema

Author: David Martin-Jones

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748686541

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 2788

Scotland: Global Cinema focuses on the explosion of filmmaking in Scotland in the 1990s and 2000s. It explores the various cinematic fantasies of Scotland created by contemporary filmmakers from all over the world who braved the weather to shoot in Scotla
Education

Close Reading in Elementary School

Bringing Readers and Texts Together

Author: Diana Sisson,Betsy Sisson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317753860

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 4690

The Common Core State Standards encourage teachers to use close reading as a means to help students access complex text. Many literacy experts believe close reading has the power to create strong, independent readers. But what does that really mean, and how does it work in the classroom?This book is your must-have guide to getting started! It provides step-by-step strategies and scaffolds for teaching close reading and improving students’ comprehension of complex texts. You will learn how to teach close reading based on text type, how to transition students through increasingly challenging texts, and how to use close reading as a springboard for close writes and close talks. Special Features: • An easy-to-use framework for creating a close reading lesson • Close reading strategies for a variety of literary and informational subgenres • Ideas for teaching close reading to meet specific comprehension objectives based on the Common Core, including analyzing text structure and evaluating argument • Suggestions for helping students read with increased levels of rigor • A clear explanation of what text complexity really means and how it varies by student • Scaffolds to help students at all ability levels do a close reading • Guidelines and procedures for close talks—purposeful, focused discussions about text • Procedures for close writes that vary based on genre and student ability level In addition, each chapter includes study guide questions to help you apply the ideas in the book to your own classroom. With this practical book, you will have all the tools you need to make close reading a reality!

Click-Clack, Who's There, Brooke and the Perfect Project

Author: Dina Anastasio,Amanda Jenkins

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1936258188

Category:

Page: N.A

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Jake convinces Linda, Maria, and Cai to be in a band, but he can't sing or play an instrument. Jalissa, Jamal, Luke and Tia don't follow Brooke's instructions for a home-improvement project. How will Jake and Brooke handle these situations? Read this book to find out.
Performing Arts

Light Motives

German Popular Film in Perspective

Author: Randall Halle,Margaret McCarthy

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814330456

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 442

View: 5795

Light Motives undertakes a long overdue critical reassessment of German popular cinema, challenging the traditional view of German film history and offering new ways to think about popular cinema in general.
Fiction

Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Author: William Allan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019164336X

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 6033

From popular histories through to reworkings of classical subject matter by contemporary poets, dramatists, and novelists, the classical world and the masterpieces of its literature continue to fascinate readers and audiences in a huge variety of media. In this Very Short Introduction, William Allan explores what the 'classics' are and why they continue to shape our Western concepts of literature. Presenting a range of material from both Greek and Latin literature, he illustrates the variety and sophistication of these works, and considers examples from all the major genres. Ideal for the general reader interested in works of classic literature, as well as students at A-Level and University, this is a lively and lucid guide to the major authors and literary forms of the ancient period. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Fiction

Illegal Woman

A Gypsy Love Story

Author: Ralph Gaby Wilson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479734012

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 9343

To read Illegal Woman is to straddle a vintage motorcycle behind a gorgeous young Gypsy woman and ride like hell through France in freewheeling 1965. It is a coming of age nostalgic trip that captures the excitement of empty-pocket, youthful travel. Circumstances force our suddenly broke writer, Kelly, to hitchhike from the French Riviera to Paris, where he hopes publishers checks await him at the American Express office. Six hundred miles and only a thumb, a pair of Keds and $30 to get him there. On the way Kelly catches the eye of a beautiful Gypsy, Kalina, who teaches him to travel by his wits alone. To be Gypsy. This is a spicy romp told with energy, passion and humor. The reader will enjoy a riveting ride through Gypsy camps, Gypsy culture, French history and American folk music. Hop on the bike with Kalina and Kelly and venture into the life of the Rom at your own risk. You wont want the ride to end.
Performing Arts

The Survival of Soap Opera

Transformations for a New Media Era

Author: Sam Ford,Abigail De Kosnik,C. Lee Harrington

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604737172

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

View: 4347

The soap opera, one of U.S. television’s longest-running and most influential formats, is on the brink. Declining ratings have been attributed to an increasing number of women working outside the home and to an intensifying competition for viewers’ attention from cable and the Internet. Yet, soaps’ influence has expanded, with serial narratives becoming commonplace on most prime time TV programs. The Survival of Soap Opera investigates the causes of their dwindling popularity, describes their impact on TV and new media culture, and gleans lessons from their complex history for twenty-first-century media industries. The book contains contributions from established soap scholars such as Robert C. Allen, Louise Spence, Nancy Baym, and Horace Newcomb, along with essays and interviews by emerging scholars, fans and Web site moderators, and soap opera producers, writers, and actors from ABC’s General Hospital, CBS’s The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, and other shows. This diverse group of voices seeks to intervene in the discussion about the fate of soap operas at a critical juncture, and speaks to longtime soap viewers, television studies scholars, and media professionals alike.
History

The Recollections of Encolpius

The Satyrica of Petronius as Milesian Fiction

Author: Gottskálk Jensson

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9080739081

Category: History

Page: 327

View: 8064

While nineteenth-century scholars debated whether the fragmentary Satyrica of Petronius should be regarded as a traditional or an original work in ancient literary history, twentieth-century Petronian scholarship tended to take for granted that the author was a unique innovator and his work a synthetic composition with respect to genre. The consequence of this was an excessive emphasis on authorial intention as well as a focus on parts of the text taken out of the larger context, which has increased the already severe state of fragmentation in which today's reader finds the Satyrica. The present study offers a reading of the Satyrica as the mimetic performance of its fictional auctor Encolpius; as an ancient road novel told from memory by a Greek exile who relates how on his travels through Italy he had dealings with people who told stories, gave speeches, recited poetry and made other statements, which he then weaves into his own story and retells through the performance technique of vocal impersonation. The result is a skillfully made narrative fabric, a travelogue carried by a desultory narrative voice that switches identity from time to time to deliver discursively varied and often longish statements in the personae of encountered characters.This study also makes a renewed effort to reconstruct the story told in the Satyrica and to explain how it relates to the identity and origin of its fictional auctor, a poor young scholar who volunteered to act the scapegoat in his Greek home city, Massalia (ancient Marseille), and was driven into exile in a bizarre archaic ritual. Besides relating his erotic suffering on account of his love for the beautiful boy Giton, Encolpius intertwines the various discourses and character statements of his narrative into a subtle brand of satire and social criticism (e.g. a critique of ancient capitalism) in the style of Cynic popular philosophy. Finally, it is argued that Petronius' Satyrica is a Roman remake of a lost Greek text of the same title and belongs - together with Apuleius' Metamorphoses - to the oldest type of Greco-Roman novel, known to antiquity as Milesian fiction. Supplementum 2 in Ancient Narrative
Music

DJing For Dummies

Author: John Steventon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118937260

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 6056

DJ like a pro—without skipping a beat The bestselling guide to spinning and scratching is back! Ifyou've ever spent hours in your bedroom with two turntables and anearful of tracks that sound off-beat or out of key, DJing ForDummies is the go-to guide for taking your skills to the nextlevel. Inside, John Steventon, a successful club DJ, walks youthrough the basics of mixing, the techniques and tricks you need tocreate your own DJ style and how to make DJing work for you. Covering both digital and old-school vinyl-based instruction,this guide covers all the latest DJ technology, equipment andsoftware so you can get mixing and stay one step ahead of thecrowd. Brimming with expert advice and easy-to-follow explanations,the information in DJing For Dummies gives you everythingyou need to build a foolproof set and play to a live crowd. Nail down the basics and build on existing skills Sort through the latest equipment and technology Have a go at crossfading, beatmatching and scratching Mix tracks seamlessly to sound like a pro If you're new to the game or looking to step up your skills andgraduate to club work, DJing For Dummies has youcovered.
Social Science

Vinyl

The Analogue Record in the Digital Age

Author: Dominik Bartmanski,Ian Woodward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857856588

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 316

Recent years have seen not just a revival, but a rebirth of the analogue record. More than merely a nostalgic craze, vinyl has become a cultural icon. As music consumption migrated to digital and online, this seemingly obsolete medium became the fastest-growing format in music sales. Whilst vinyl never ceased to be the favorite amongst many music lovers and DJs, from the late 1980s the recording industry regarded it as an outdated relic, consigned to dusty domestic corners and obscure record shops. So why is vinyl now experiencing a 'rebirth of its cool'? Dominik Bartmanski and Ian Woodward explore this question by combining a cultural sociological approach with insights from material culture studies. Presenting vinyl as a multifaceted cultural object, they investigate the reasons behind its persistence within our technologically accelerated culture. Informed by media analysis, urban ethnography and the authors' interviews with musicians, DJs, sound engineers, record store owners, collectors and cutting-edge label chiefs from a range of metropolitan centres renowned for thriving music scenes including London, New York, Tokyo, Melbourne, and especially Berlin, what emerges is a story of a modern icon.
Literary Criticism

Cracking the Hard-Boiled Detective

A Critical History from the 1920s to the Present

Author: Lewis D. Moore

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786482399

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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The hard-boiled private detective is among the most recognizable characters in popular fiction since the 1920s—a tough product of a violent world, in which police forces are inadequate and people with money can choose private help when facing threatening circumstances. Though a relatively recent arrival, the hard-boiled detective has undergone steady development and assumed diverse forms. This critical study analyzes the character of the hard-boiled detective, from literary antecedents through the early 21st century. It follows change in the novels through three main periods: the Early (roughly 1927–1955), during which the character was defined by such writers as Carroll John Daly, Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler; the Transitional, evident by 1964 in the works of John D. MacDonald and Michael Collins, and continuing to around 1977 via Joseph Hansen, Bill Pronzini and others; and the Modern, since the late 1970s, during which such writers as Loren D. Estleman, Liza Cody, Sara Paretsky, Sue Grafton and many others have expanded the genre and the detective character. Themes such as violence, love and sexuality, friendship, space and place, and work are examined throughout the text. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Texts Through History

Author: Adele Wills

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415319096

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 83

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Texts Through History: * provides students with the skills they need to analyze the historical context of a text, without relying on extra research * introduces some of the key schools of criticism, such as Feminism, Marxism and Post-Colonialism * explores attitudes over time to regional identity, race and mythology * traces the development of genre over time, examining the way different historical contexts can affect and change the form of a text * includes a wide range of illustrative texts, from interviews and poetry, to comic sketches, rice packets and adverts. Written by an experienced teacher and AS and A2 Level examiner, Texts Through Historyis an essential resource for students of AS and A2 Level English.
Biography & Autobiography

Benjamin Britten

A Life in the Twentieth Century

Author: Paul Kildea

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141924306

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 688

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Published to mark the beginning of the Britten centenary year in 2013, Paul Kildea's Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century is the definitive biography of Britain's greatest modern composer. In the eyes of many, Benjamin Britten was our finest composer since Purcell (a figure who often inspired him) three hundred years earlier. He broke decisively with the romantic, nationalist school of figures such as Parry, Elgar and Vaughan Williams and recreated English music in a fresh, modern, European form. With Peter Grimes (1945), Billy Budd (1951) and The Turn of the Screw (1954), he arguably composed the last operas - from any composer in any country - which have entered both the popular consciousness and the musical canon. He did all this while carrying two disadvantages to worldly success - his passionately held pacifism, which made him suspect to the authorities during and immediately after the Second World War - and his homosexuality, specifically his forty-year relationship with Peter Pears, for whom many of his greatest operatic roles and vocal works were created. The atmosphere and personalities of Aldeburgh in his native Suffolk also form another wonderful dimension to the book. Kildea shows clearly how Britten made this creative community, notably with the foundation of the Aldeburgh Festival and the building of Snape Maltings, but also how costly the determination that this required was. Above all, this book helps us understand the relationship of Britten's music to his life, and takes us as far into his creative process as we are ever likely to go. Kildea reads dozens of Britten's works with enormous intelligence and sensitivity, in a way which those without formal musical training can understand. It is one of the most moving and enjoyable biographies of a creative artist of any kind to have appeared for years. Paul Kildea is a writer and conductor who has performed many of the Britten works he writes about, in opera houses and concert halls from Sydney to Hamburg. His previous books include Selling Britten (2002) and (as editor) Britten on Music (2003). He was Head of Music at the Aldeburgh Festival between 1999 and 2002 and subsequently Artistic Director of the Wigmore Hall in London.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Blends

Author: Megan M. McArdle

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838912567

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Genre fiction has always been a complex mixture of themes and elements. The increasing popularity of “genre blends,” or fiction that straddles the traditional labels, means greater pleasure for readers but a greater challenge for readers’ advisory. In this informative and entertaining book McArdle gets library staff up to speed on these engaging titles, showing how such crossover fiction appeals to fanbases of multiple genres. Complete with booklists, summaries, read-alikes, and thorough indexes, this guide Covers suspense, fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, and science fiction, as well as non-genre titles that don’t neatly fit into any categoriesOffers guidance for shelving, displaying, and marketing genre blendsShows how to make the most of online discovery tools in cataloging these titlesIncludes “Blend MVPs,” a section spotlighting several popular authors who regularly move between genres, and a useful bibliography of additional resources Providing a unique look at how common genres are often combined, this guide will open up new worlds of fiction to readers’ advisors and those whom they serve.