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Translation and Popular Music

by Sebnem Susam-Saraeva Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 27, 2015)

Research on translation and music has so far focused mainly on «art music» and on issues such as quality, singability and accessibility. Studies which seek to embed translation and music within their historical...


Pierre Klossowski

by Herve Castanet Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (May 20, 2014)

This book examines the many facets of the work of Pierre Klossowski (1905–2001). Klossowski first established himself as a writer and was known and admired by peers such as Bataille, Blanchot, Gide, Foucault,...


Dubbing, Film and Performance

by Charlotte Bosseaux Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

Research on dubbing in audiovisual productions has been prolific in the past few decades, which has helped to expand our understanding of the history and impact of dubbing worldwide. Much of this work, however,...


New Visions of the Child in Italian Cinema

by Danielle Hipkins & Roger Pitt Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 06, 2014)

The figure of the child has long been a mainstay of Italian cinema, conventionally interpreted as a witness of adult shortcomings, a vessel of innocence, hope and renewal, or an avatar of nostalgia for the (cinematic)...


Of Empire and the City

by Maurizio Cinquegrani Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 11, 2014)

This book explores the cinematic representation of the city in British film from 1895 to 1914, featuring depictions of London, Glasgow, Dublin, Delhi and other British colonial cities. The author argues that...


Cinema at the Shore

by Fiona Handyside Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 30, 2014)

From Brigitte Bardot in her bikini at the Cannes Film Festival, to François Ozon’s intimate portrayals of grief and loss, some of the most iconic and challenging moments in French cinema are associated with...


Bourdieu and Data Analysis

by Michael Grenfell & Frédéric Lebaron Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 05, 2014)

Uniquely amongst the numerous publications to appear on the work of the French social theorist Pierre Bourdieu, this book deals with data analysis, examining a range of techniques and instruments. After an introductory...


The Poetics of Sight

by John Harvey Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 26, 2015)

«Ut pictura poesis», Horace said, but through the two millennia in which «the sister arts» have been compared, little has been said about the nature of sight itself. What we see in «our mind’s eye» as...


Introduction to Kalophony, the Byzantine «Ars Nova»

by Konstantinos Terzopoulos & Gregorios Th. Stathis Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 06, 2014)

The anagrams, or more generally, the mathemata and morphologically related kalophonic forms of Byzantine melopoeïa, constitute the artistic creations by which Psaltic Art is known in all its splendour and becomes...


Views of Albion

by Andrzej Szczerski Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 27, 2015)

Views of Albion is the first comprehensive study of the reception of British art and design in Central Europe at the turn of the twentieth century. The author proposes a new map of European Art Nouveau, where...


Sleeping Beauties in Victorian Britain

by Beatrice Laurent Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 25, 2014)

Artists, scientists and the wider public of the Victorian era all seem to have shared a common interest in the myth of the Briar Rose and its contemporary implications, from the Pre-Raphaelites and late Victorian...


Listening to the French New Wave

by Orlene Denice McMahon Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 12, 2014)

As perhaps the most studied film movement in cinematic history, the French New Wave has been analysed and criticised, romanticised and mythologised, raising the question of whether it is possible to write anything...


Spatial Perspectives

by Terri Mullholland & Nicole Sierra Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

This interdisciplinary collection explores the dynamic relationship between literature and architecture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Contributions take the reader on a journey through unexplored...


The Paris Fine Art Salon/Le Salon, 1791–1881

by James Kearns & Alister Mill Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

Following on from « Ce Salon à quoi tout se ramène »: Le Salon de peinture et de sculpture, 1791–1890, published in 2010 as an earlier volume in this series, this volume contains a selection of the papers...


The Paradigm Case

by Bernard McCarron Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 03, 2015)

With the migration of cinema into the art gallery, artists have been turning, with remarkable regularity and ingenuity, to Alfred Hitchcock-related images, sequences and iconography. The world of Hitchcock’s...


Opera, Exoticism and Visual Culture

by Hyunseon Lee & Naomi D. Segal Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 19, 2015)

As a uniquely hybrid form of artistic output, straddling music and theatre and high and popular culture, opera offers vast research possibilities not only in the field of music studies but also in the fields...


The Cinema of the Swimming Pool

by Christopher Brown & Pam Hirsch Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 25, 2014)

The swimming pool frequently appears in film not merely as a setting but as a dynamic site where social, political, cultural and aesthetic forces converge. What is it about this space that has so fascinated...


Matters of Time

by Lisa Jeschke & ADRIAN MAY Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (October 16, 2014)

Matters of Time provides an unorthodox array of perspectives on materialist thought and representation in twentieth-century French intellectual culture. Time is figured as the quintessential revolutionary concept,...


Spectacle

by Jennifer Creech & Thomas O. Haakenson Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 31, 2015)

How does the visual nature of spectacle inform the citizenry, destabilize the political, challenge aesthetic convention and celebrate cultural creativity? What are the limits – aesthetic, political, social,...


‘Dancing As If Language No Longer Existed’

by Katarzyna Ojrzynska Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 03, 2014)

This book offers a comprehensive study of the role of dance in a wide range of contemporary Irish plays and argues that dance can be perceived as exemplifying the re-embracement of bodily expression by the local...


Between Hollywood and Godlywood

by Nathalie Dupont Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 16, 2015)

This book sheds new light on the relationship between conservative Christianity and Hollywood through a case study of Walden Media, which produced The Chronicles of Narnia franchise. Financed by a conservative...


Death in Modern Scotland, 1855–1955

by Susan Buckham, Peter C. Jupp & Julie Rugg Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 08, 2016)

The period 1855 to 1955 was pivotal for modern Scottish death culture. Within art and literature death was a familiar companion, with its imagined presence charting the fears and expectations behind the public...


Korean Screen Cultures

by Andrew David Jackson & Colette Balmain Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 29, 2015)

The «Korean Wave», or Hallyu phenomenon, has brought South Korean popular culture to the global population. Studies on Korean visual culture have therefore often focused on this aspect, leaving North Korea...


Mothers on Mothers

by Rebecca Feasey Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 29, 2015)

From Supernanny to Gilmore Girls, from Katie Price to Holly Willoughby, a wide range of examples of mothers and motherhood appear on television today. Drawing on questionnaires completed by mothers across the...


The Politics of Dubbing

by Carla Mereu Keating Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 16, 2016)

During the late 1920s and the 1930s, the Italian government sought various commercial and politically oriented solutions to cope with the advent of new sound technologies in cinema. The translation of foreign-language...


BBC and Television Genres in Jeopardy

by Jeremy Tunstall Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 20, 2015)

This book considers British television from the point of view of executive producers: the people who employ the workforce and are in charge of making all television series. The focus of the book is twenty-one...


Visions of Ireland

by B. Mairéad Pratschke Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 03, 2015)

The Amharc Éireann film series (literally translated as Views/Visions of Ireland) was a cultural nationalist project sponsored by Gael Linn, an organization whose mandate was the revitalization of the Irish...


The German «Lied» after Hugo Wolf

by Lesley-Ann Brown Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 24, 2015)

Following the development of the German Lied after the nineteenth century – when it was widely known as the setting of Romantic poetry to music – this book explores the changing artistic scene in the early...


The Leaving of Ireland

by John Lynch & Katherina Dodou Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 03, 2015)

The Leaving of Ireland brings together an international group of scholars to reflect critically on the unfolding nature of the experience of Irish cultural identity at a time when Ireland is struggling to adjust...


Les Espaces du Livre / Spaces of the Book

by Jean Khalfa & Isabelle Chol Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

L’étonnante diversité des possibilités esthétiques offertes par le livre comme support matériel de la fin du XIXe siècle aux expérimentations les plus contemporaines, est au cœur de la réflexion proposée...


France and Ireland

by Mary Pierse & Una Hunt Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

The rich association between Ireland and France is embodied in music, art and creative writing from both countries and this collection provides a tantalising selection of these interweaving influences. The book...


Staging the Other in Nineteenth-Century British Drama

by Tiziana Morosetti Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 18, 2015)

The body of the «Other» – exotic, unfamiliar, fascinating – is the topic of this collection of essays on nineteenth-century British theatre. Arranged chronologically, the volume traces visual representations...


Bernard Shaw in Brazil

by Rosalie Rahal Haddad Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 29, 2016)

In 1927, the first production of Pygmalion was staged in Brazil. At the time, over 65 per cent of the adult Brazilian population was illiterate, which makes it all the more surprising that directors and producers...


Ireland: Authority and Crisis

by Martine Pelletier & Carine Berbéri Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

This volume sets out to investigate how various forms of authority in Irish culture and history have been challenged and transformed by a crisis situation. In literature and the arts, a reappraisal of the authority...


Out of Time

by Alec Charles Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 31, 2015)

Doctor Who is one of television’s most enduring and ubiquitously popular series. This study contends that the success of the show lies in its ability, over more than half a century, to develop its core concepts...


The Vanished Musicians

by Albrecht Dümling & Diana K. Weekes Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 15, 2016)

About 9,000 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany settled in Australia between 1933 and 1945, a small fraction of the hundreds of thousands who fled. Although initially greeted with a mixed reception as «enemy...


Experiencing Music – Restoring the Spiritual

by June Boyce-Tillman Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 04, 2016)

This book concerns an examination of the totality of the musical experience with a view to restoring the soul within it. It starts with an analysis of the strands in the landscape of contemporary spirituality....


The Doppelgaenger

by Deborah Ascher Barnstone Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 29, 2016)

The Doppelgänger – the double, twin, mirror image or alter ego of someone else – is an ancient and universal theme that can be traced at least as far back as Greek and Roman mythology, but is particularly...


George Moore’s Paris and his Ongoing French Connections

by Michel Brunet, Mary Pierse & Fabienne Gaspari Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 10, 2015)

The formative influences of Paris and France on the Anglo-Irish writer George Moore (1852–1933) cannot be underestimated. While the years Moore spent in Paris in the 1870s were seminal for his artistic awakening...


Italian Political Cinema

by Christian Uva & Giancarlo Lombardi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2016)

Despite the powerful anti-political impulses that have pervaded Italian society in recent years, Italian cinema has sustained and renewed its longstanding engagement with questions of politics, both in the narrow...


Family and Dysfunction in Contemporary Irish Narrative and Film

by Marisol Morales-Ladrón Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 29, 2016)

Institutionalized through religious, moral and political discourses, the family has become an icon of Irish culture. Historically, the influence of the Church and the State fostered the ideal of a nuclear family...


Old Borders, New Technologies

by Paula Blair Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2014)

Northern Ireland is now generally regarded to be a post-conflict region since the official end to three decades of violence in 1998. However, given some of the stipulations of the Good Friday Belfast Agreement,...


The American President in Film and Television

by Gregory Frame Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 27, 2014)

Runner-up for the BAFTSS 2016 Best Book Award

Why are fictional US presidents everywhere on screen? How do these constructs relate to our understanding of the presidency as an institution and the United States...


Performativity in the Gallery

by Outi Remes, Laura MacCulloch & Marika Leino Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 19, 2013)

This book coincides with an increase in the programming of live art elements in many galleries and museums. Traditional art history has, however, been wary of live art’s interdisciplinarity and its tendency...


The Crossings of Art in Ireland

by Brynhildur Boyce, Charles Armstrong & Ruben Moi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 10, 2014)

The essays in this volume explore interartistic connections in Irish literature, drama, film and the visual arts. Within modern and postmodern culture, innovation is often driven by surprising interrelations...


Invisibility Studies

by Henriette Steiner & Kristin Veel Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 06, 2015)

Invisibility Studies explores current changes in the relationship between what we consider visible and what invisible in different areas of contemporary culture. Contributions trace how these changes make their...


Time and Space in Contemporary Greek-Cypriot Cinema

by Lisa Socrates Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 19, 2015)

Why does the 1974 war in Cyprus remain so dominant in Greek-Cypriot cinema? How has this event shaped the imagination of contemporary filmmakers, and how might one define the new national cinema that has emerged...


Networks of Stone

by Helle Hochscheid Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

Networks of Stone explores the social and creative processes of sculpture production in Athens in the sixth and fifth centuries BC. Using the concept of art worlds, it analyses the contributions and interactions...


Visual Anthropology in Sardinia

by Silvio Carta Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 02, 2014)

Visual Anthropology in Sardinia explores the technique, style and methodology of documentary films about Sardinia, investigating how such films construct different experiences and identities, and reflecting...


Between the Eye and the World

by Elena Dagrada Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (May 04, 2015)

The point-of-view shot is usually perceived as a «natural» device, yet its naturalness is illusory. This book provides an answer to the question: «Where does the point-of-view shot come from?» It investigates...