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Films provide valuable spaces for aesthetic experimentation and analysis, for cinema's openness to other media has always allowed it to expand its own. In Aesthetic Spaces, Brigitte Peucker shows that when painterly or theatrical conventions are appropria
Francis O'Neill left Ireland in 1865. After five years traveling the world as a sailor, he and his family settled in Chicago, just shortly before the Great Fire of 1871. Looking back on his life, he gives first-hand accounts of the Pullman strike of 1894,
Draws on a number of key psychoanalytic concepts from the works of Jacques Lacan, Slavoj Zizek, Joan Copjec, Michel Chion, and Todd McGowan to identify and describe a genre of cinema characterized by spatial confinement. Examining classic films, Connelly
An authoritative new translation of the complete fiction of Bruno Schulz, whose work has influenced writers as various as Salman Rushdie, Cynthia Ozick, Jonathan Safran Foer, Philip Roth and Roberto Bolano. Schulz's prose is renowned for its originality.
Jacques Ranciere's work is increasingly central to several debates across the humanities. Distributions of the Sensible confronts a question at the heart of his thought: How should we conceive the relationship between the ""politics of aesthetics"" and th
Brings together the work of a wide range of Chicago theatre companies to share strategies for cocreating theatrical performance as an ensemble. Each chapter offers a short history of a Chicago company, followed by detailed exercises that have been develop
A fine example of Village Prose from the post-Stalin era, Farewell to Matyora decries the loss of the Russian peasant culture to the impersonal, soulless march of progress.
Explores human consciousness in its most basic sense: the awareness, at any given moment, that we live and feel. Such awareness, it argues, is distinct from the categories of selfhood to which it is often assimilated, and can only be uncovered at the mar
Fog is a new translation of the Modernist Spanish author Miguel de Unamuno's Niebla. First published in 1914, Fog is considered an influential and enduring classic of European modernism.
Seeks to deal with the essential structure of man's being in the world, suspending the distorting dimensions of existence, the bondage of passion, and the vision of innocence. This book presents a conception of man as an incarnate Cogito, which can provid
In Hidden Tapestry, best-selling author Debra Dean reveals the astonishing untold story of artist Jan Yoors: traveling with a Roma family, fighting with the French Resistance, and living as a polyamorous bohemian in midcentury New York City.
Argues that Alfred Hitchcock was as much a filmmaker of things and places as he was of people. Drawing on the thought of Bruno Latour, John Bruns traces the complex relations of human and nonhuman agents in Hitchcock's films with the aim of mapping the Hi
Nowa Ruda is a small town in Silesia, an area that has been a part of Poland, Germany and the former Czechoslovakia in the past. When the narrator of this novel moves into the area, she discovers everyone - and everything - has its own story.
Spolin's improvisational techniques have changed the very nature and practice of modern theatre. This third edition updates the more than 200 now-classic exercises and adds 30 new ones. It adds 30 traditional theatre games that are frequently used as warm
Lessons and Legacies XIII New Approaches to an Integrated History of the Holocaust: Social History, Representation, Theory
The social history of the genocide, its representation in postwar culture, and new theoretical approaches stand at the forefront of current research in a range of disciplines. Analyses at the most intimate scale of the individual or of a particular locale
Traces the formation of postcolonial studies and digital humanities as fields, identifying how they can intervene in knowledge production in the digital age. Roopika Risam examines the role of colonial violence in the development of digital archives and t
An introduction to one of the key literary figures to emerge from Brazil in the second half of the twentieth century, this book offers English-speaking readers an ample selection of this prodigious writer's celebrated poetry and widely influential critica
The story of an adolescent's cocaine addiction, Novel with Cocaine relates the formative experiences of its antihero, Vadim, at school and with women before turning to the experience of drug abuse itself and the philosophical reflections to which it gives
Tells the story of student and worker uprisings in France through the lens of theatre history, and the story of French theatre through the lens of May '68. The book shows how theatre artists during this period used a strategy of occupation - buildings, st
Although begun as an account of how one man encounters and laments his death and makes this death his own, Tolstoy's On Life describes the optimal life in which we can all be happy despite our mortality. his critical edition is the first accurate translat
This book contains a thoroughgoing analysis of the role of objectivity versus subjectivity in the social sciences and the nature of human action . It also presents a philosophical analysis of the nature of social science as such, and raises as well as ans
This groundbreaking study of responses to the Holocaust in wartime and postwar Polish literature explores seven writers' compulsive need to share their traumatic experience of witness with the world. It is a particularly timely book in view of the continu
This work addresses the impact of technology on the contemporary world. It covers a variety of topics including the history of mapping and navigation, NASA statistical information, technology transfer data, and contemporary trends in the philosophy of sci
Focuses on the technical elements of voice and speech, including breathing, resonance, and diction, as well as providing an introduction to verse speaking and scansion and to Shakespeare's rhetorical devices, such as antithesis, alliteration, onomatopoeia
Develops Hegel's radical perspective of speculative thought as a way of reclaiming and revitalizing the sense of the future and its possibilities. Glyn Daly articulates the distinctness of speculative philosophy and draws its implications for new debates
In this study by an expert on learning and computers, the author argues that artificial intelligence must be based on real human intelligence.
Based on his reading of films, theater and drama, novels, and his own life, Spencer Golub argues that we live an unreality from within which we imagine and construct a fictional idea of the real.
Recalling his experience of the ghetto at six years old, Michal Glowinski, attentive to the distance between a child's experience and an adult's reflection, revisits the images and episodes of his childhood. He explores the horror of those years, the frag
These unfinished novels were intended to follow her widely acclaimed Malina in a Proustian cycle to be entitled Todesarten, or Ways of Dying. Through the tales of two women in postwar Austria, Bachmann explores the ways of dying inflicted on women by men
Explores the literary evolution of the modern epic in postwar German literature. Examining works by Peter Weiss, Uwe Johnson, and Alexander Kluge, Matthew Miller illustrates imaginative artistic responses in German fiction to the physical and ideological
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