Skin Shows

Skin Shows
Author: Judith Halberstam,Jack Halberstam
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780822316633
ISBN 13: 0822316633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skin Shows Book Review:

In this examination of the monster as cultural object, Judith Halberstam offers a rereading of the monstrous that revises our view of the Gothic. Moving from the nineteenth century and the works of Shelley, Stevenson, Stoker, and Wilde to contemporary horror film exemplified by such movies as Silence of the Lambs, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Candyman, Skin Shows understands the Gothic as a versatile technology, a means of producing monsters that is constantly being rewritten by historically and culturally conditioned fears generated by a shared sense of otherness and difference. Deploying feminist and queer approaches to the monstrous body, Halberstam views the Gothic as a broad-based cultural phenomenon that supports and sustains the economic, social, and sexual hierarchies of the time. She resists familiar psychoanalytic critiques and cautions against any interpretive attempt to reduce the affective power of the monstrous to a single factor. The nineteenth-century monster is shown, for example, as configuring otherness as an amalgam of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Invoking Foucault, Halberstam describes the history of monsters in terms of its shifting relation to the body and its representations. As a result, her readings of familiar texts are radically new. She locates psychoanalysis itself within the gothic tradition and sees sexuality as a beast created in nineteenth century literature. Excessive interpretability, Halberstam argues, whether in film, literature, or in the culture at large, is the actual hallmark of monstrosity.

Becoming

Becoming
Author: Kavita Mudan Finn,EJ Nielsen
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN 10: 0815654642
ISBN 13: 9780815654643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Book Review:

The NBC series Hannibal has garnered both critical and fan acclaim for its cinematic qualities, its complex characters, and its innovative reworking of Thomas Harris’s mythology so well-known from Jonathan Demme’s Silence of the Lambs (1991) and its variants. The series concluded late in 2015 after three seasons, despite widespread fan support for its continuation. While there is a healthy body of scholarship on Harris’s novels and Demme’s film adaptation, little critical attention has been paid to this newest iteration of the character and narrative. Hannibal builds on the serial killer narratives of popular procedurals, while taking them in a drastically different direction. Like critically acclaimed series such as Breaking Bad and The Sopranos, it makes its viewers complicit in the actions of a deeply problematic individual and, in the case of Hannibal, forces them to confront that complicity through the character of Will Graham. The essays in Becoming explore these questions of authorship and audience response as well as the show’s themes of horror, gore, cannibalism, queerness, and transformation. Contributors also address Hannibal’s distinctive visual, auditory, and narrative style. Concluding with a compelling interview with series writer Nick Antosca, this volume will both entertain and educate scholars and fans of Hannibal and its many iterations.

Hockey PQ

Hockey  PQ
Author: Amy Ransom
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-06-09
ISBN 10: 1442670029
ISBN 13: 9781442670020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hockey PQ Book Review:

A wide-ranging study that examines everything from the blockbuster movie franchise Les Boys to the sovereigntist hip hop group Loco Locass, Hockey, PQ explores how Canada’s national sport has been used to signify a specific Québécois identity. Amy J. Ransom analyzes how Québécois writers, filmmakers, and musicians have appropriated symbols like the Montreal Forum, Maurice Richard, or the 1972 Summit Series to construct or critique images of the Québécois male. Close analyses of hockey-themed narratives consider the soap opera Lance et compte (‘He shoots, he scores’), the music of former pro player Bob Bisonnette, folk band Mes Aïeux, rock group Les Dales Hawerchuk, and the fiction of François Barcelo. Through these examinations of the role hockey plays in contemporary francophone popular culture, Ransom shows how Quebec’s popular culture uses hockey to distinguish French-Canadians from the French and to rally them against their English-speaking counterparts. In the end, however, this study illuminates how the sport of hockey unites the two solitudes.

Israel Social Science Research

Israel Social Science Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015051853391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wordsworth s Monastic Inheritance

Wordsworth s Monastic Inheritance
Author: Jessica Fay
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-05-24
ISBN 10: 0198816200
ISBN 13: 9780198816201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wordsworth s Monastic Inheritance Book Review:

The first extended examination of the influence of monasticism on Wordsworth's writing. Covering the poet's development between 1806 and 1822, it considers how a series of sources describing medieval monastic life in the north of England influenced Wordsworth's thinking about regional attachment, trans-historical community, and national cohesion.

The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 1992

The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 1992
Author: Catherine Barr,Filomena Simora
Publsiher: R. R. Bowker
Total Pages: 800
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780835232241
ISBN 13: 0835232247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 1992 Book Review:

History of the City of New York The century of national independence closing in 1880

History of the City of New York  The century of national independence  closing in 1880
Author: Martha Joanna Lamb
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1896
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433058764154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the City of New York The century of national independence closing in 1880 Book Review:

Book Buyer

Book Buyer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1868
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015071097540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Buyer Book Review:

Chambers s Encyclopaedia

Chambers s Encyclopaedia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1896
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HN69UJ
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chambers s Encyclopaedia Book Review:

Chamber s Encyclop dia

Chamber s Encyclop  dia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1889
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:C2645111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chamber s Encyclop dia Book Review:

Chamber s Encyclop dia

Chamber s Encyclop  dia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1897
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X030751892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chamber s Encyclop dia Book Review:

Chambers s Encyclop dia

Chambers s Encyclop  dia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1889
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951001793373K
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chambers s Encyclop dia Book Review:

CHAMBERS ENCYCLOPAEDIA A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE

CHAMBERS ENCYCLOPAEDIA A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1891
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CHAMBERS ENCYCLOPAEDIA A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE Book Review:

The Letters of Charles Lamb

The Letters of Charles Lamb
Author: Charles Lamb
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1935
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3486117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Letters of Charles Lamb Book Review:

Agency Culture and Human Personhood

Agency  Culture  and Human Personhood
Author: Jeanne M. Hoeft
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 163087826X
ISBN 13: 9781630878269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agency Culture and Human Personhood Book Review:

Agency, Culture and Human Personhood" uses feminist theories, process and liberation theologies, psychodynamics and the problem of intimate partner violence to develop a pastoral theology of human agency. The turn to cultural context for understanding what makes human beings who they are and do the things they do, raises significant questions about human agency. To what extent is agency, the human capacity to act, self-determined, and to what extent is it determined by external factors? If we conceive of persons with too little agency we negate the possibility for change but too much agency negates the necessity for resistance movements. Hoeft argues that agency arises ambiguously from and is constituted of culture. She suggests that such a conception of agency enables the church to foster in victims, perpetrators, and congregations more resistance to violence and proposes practices of ministry that can do just that. The book will challenge deeply ingrained notions of personal responsibility and one's capacity to choose change, yet offers concrete proposals for a creating a less violent world.

The Book Buyer

The Book Buyer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1867
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000133693972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Buyer Book Review:

A review and record of current literature.

International Who s who in Music and Musicians Directory

International Who s who in Music and Musicians  Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105117463526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Who s who in Music and Musicians Directory Book Review:

Hours at Home a Popular Monthly of Instruction and Recreation

Hours at Home  a Popular Monthly of Instruction and Recreation
Author: James Manning Sherwood
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1869
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CHI:74724282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hours at Home a Popular Monthly of Instruction and Recreation Book Review:

Lamb s Biographical Dictionary of the United States

Lamb s Biographical Dictionary of the United States
Author: John Howard Brown
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1903
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HWSK1M
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lamb s Biographical Dictionary of the United States Book Review:

Cyclop dia of Literary and Scientific Anecdote

Cyclop  dia of Literary and Scientific Anecdote
Author: William Keddie
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 439
Release: 1854
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PRNC:32101072901646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyclop dia of Literary and Scientific Anecdote Book Review: