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Irish Writers and the Thirties Art, Exile and War

Irish Writers and the Thirties: Art, Exile and War

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Katrina Goldstone
December 30, 2020

This original study focusing on four Irish writers – Leslie Daiken, Charles Donnelly, Ewart Milne and Michael Sayers – retrieves a hitherto neglected episode of Thirties literary history which highlights the local and global aspects of Popular Front cultural movements. From interwar London to the ...

Charles Kingsley Faith, Flesh, and Fantasy

Charles Kingsley: Faith, Flesh, and Fantasy

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Jonathan Conlin, Jan Marten Ivo Klaver
December 28, 2020

Novelist, poet, Anglican priest and controversialist, Charles Kingsley (1819–1875) epitomises the bustling Victorian man of faith and letters, a prolific polymath as ready to break a lance with John Henry Newman over Christian doctrine as he was to preach to schoolchildren on the virtues of manly, ...

The Medieval and Early Modern Garden in Britain Enclosure and Transformation, c. 1200-1750

The Medieval and Early Modern Garden in Britain: Enclosure and Transformation, c. 1200-1750

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Patricia Skinner, Theresa Tyers
December 18, 2020

What was a "garden" in medieval and early modern British culture and how was it imagined? How did it change as Europe opened up to the wider world from the 16th century onwards? In a series of fresh approaches to these questions, the contributors offer chapters that identify and discuss ...

Rituality and Social (Dis)Order The Historical Anthropology of Popular Carnival in Europe

Rituality and Social (Dis)Order: The Historical Anthropology of Popular Carnival in Europe

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Alessandro Testa
November 30, 2020

Carnival has been described as one of the foundational elements of European culture, bearing an emblematic and iconic status as the festive phenomenon par excellence. Its origins are partly obscure, but its stratified and complex history, rich symbolic diversity, and sundry social configurations ...

Imaginary Athens Urban Space and Memory in Berlin, Tokyo, and Seoul

Imaginary Athens: Urban Space and Memory in Berlin, Tokyo, and Seoul

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Jin-Sung Chun
November 26, 2020

This book comprehensively examines architecture, urban planning, and civic perception in three modern cities as they transform into national capitals through an entangled, transnational process that involves an imaginative geography based on embellished memories of classical Athens. Schinkel’s ...

Science in the Metropolis Vienna in Transnational Context, 1848–1918

Science in the Metropolis: Vienna in Transnational Context, 1848–1918

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Mitchell G. Ash
October 27, 2020

This book presents new research on spaces for science and processes of interurban and transnational knowledge transfer and exchange in the imperial metropolis of Vienna in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Chapters discuss Habsburg science policy, metropolitan natural history ...

Popular New Orleans The Crescent City in Periodicals, Theme Parks, and Opera, 1875–2015

Popular New Orleans: The Crescent City in Periodicals, Theme Parks, and Opera, 1875–2015

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Florian Freitag
October 02, 2020

New Orleans is unique – which is precisely why there are many Crescent Cities all over the world: for almost 150 years, writers, artists, cultural brokers, and entrepreneurs have drawn on and simultaneously contributed to New Orleans’s fame and popularity by recreating the city in popular media ...

The Cultural Life of Risk and Innovation Imagining New Markets from the Seventeenth Century to the Present

The Cultural Life of Risk and Innovation: Imagining New Markets from the Seventeenth Century to the Present

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Chia Yin Hsu, Thomas M. Luckett, Erika Vause
September 30, 2020

How did "innovation" become something to strive for, an end in itself? And how did "the market" come to be thought of as the space of innovation? This edited volume provides the first historical examination of how innovations are conceived, marketed, navigated and legitimated from a global ...

Film, History and Cultural Citizenship Sites of Production

Film, History and Cultural Citizenship: Sites of Production

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Tina Mai Chen, David S. Churchill
December 09, 2011

This new book investigates the relationship of film to history, power, memory, and cultural citizenship. The book is concerned with two central issues: firstly, the participation of film and filmmakers in articulating and challenging projects of modernity; and, secondly, the role of film in shaping...

Histories of Postmodernism

Histories of Postmodernism

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Mark Bevir, Jill Hargis, Sara Rushing
June 21, 2012

Histories of Postmodernism reexamines the history of the constellation of ideas and thinkers associated with postmodernism. The increasingly dominant historical narrative depicts a relatively smooth development of ideas from Friedrich Nietzsche and Martin Heidegger, through a range of French ...

Negotiating Memory from the Romans to the Twenty-First Century Damnatio Memoriae

Negotiating Memory from the Romans to the Twenty-First Century: Damnatio Memoriae

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Øivind Fuglerud, Kjersti Larsen, Marina Prusac-Lindhagen
September 15, 2020

Manipulation of the past and forced erasure of memories have been global phenomena throughout history, spanning a varied repertoire from the destruction or alteration of architecture, sites, and images, to the banning or imposing of old and new practices. The present volume addresses these ...

Controversial Heritage and Divided Memories from the Nineteenth Through the Twentieth Centuries Multi-Ethnic Cities in the Mediterranean World, Volume 2

Controversial Heritage and Divided Memories from the Nineteenth Through the Twentieth Centuries: Multi-Ethnic Cities in the Mediterranean World, Volume 2

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Marco Folin, Heleni Porfyriou
September 07, 2020

What is the role of cultural heritage in multi-ethnic societies, where cultural memory is often polarized by antagonistic identity traditions? Is it possible for monuments that are generally considered as a symbol of national unity to become emblems of the conflictual histories still undermining ...

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