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Beyond the Trenches – The Social and Cultural Impact of the Great War

by Elzbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska, Agata G. Handley & Piotr Zawilski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 10, 2017)

This collection of articles is the outcome of extensive investigations into archival materials, concerning the involvement of various nations in the Great War. The authors analyse the wartime experiences of...


Robotics in Germany and Japan

by Michael Funk & Bernhard Irrgang Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 11, 2014)

Germany and Japan are two of the worldwide leading countries in robotics research. Robotics as a key technology introduces technical as well as philosophical and cultural challenges. How can we use robots that...


Expanding the Gothic Canon

by Anna Kedra-Kardela & Andrzej Slawomir Kowalczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2014)

This volume offers a survey of analyses of Gothic texts, including literary works, feature films, a TV serial, and video games, with a view to showing the evolution and expansion of the Gothic convention across...


Warlikowski: Extra Ecclesiam

by Grzegorz Niziolek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

Krzysztof Warlikowski’s work stands among the most remarkable phenomena in post-1989 European theater. This book joins Warlikowski’s theater with the dynamic changes in Polish society following 1989, using...


Marcin Mielczewski and Music under the Patronage of the Polish Vasas

by Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarminska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

The first monograph of the life and œuvre of Marcin Mielczewski (d. 1651) presents the best known Polish composer of seventeenth-century Europe. During the 1990s, while exploring a newly accessible collection...


Gustav Mahler and the Symphony of the 19th Century

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 10, 2014)

The subject of this book is the semantics of symphonic music from Beethoven to Mahler. Of fundamental importance is the realization that this music is imbued with non-musical, literary, philosophical and religious...


Music in Literature

by Andrzej Hejmej Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 06, 2015)

This book captures links between music and literature in the light of recent proposals from theorists of intertextuality and comparative literature, and at the same time diagnoses the current state of comparative...


The Musical Rhetoric of the Polish Baroque

by Tomasz Jasinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 30, 2015)

This book looks at the rich means of text interpretation in seventeenth and eighteenth century Polish music, a relatively unknown phenomenon. The works of old Polish masters exhibit many ingenious and beautiful...


An other Kind of Home

by Kyle Frackman Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

In this study, the author examines works of German-language literature and film from the nineteenth and twentieth century in order to chart a certain kind of otherness. Common to all of the examined cultural...


Tadeusz Kantor Today

by Katarzyna Fazan, Anna R. Burzynska & Marta Brys Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 27, 2014)

This book is a compendium of texts by international authors which reflect on Tadeusz Kantor’s art in a broad range of contexts. The studies include works of prominent art historians, theatrologists and artists....


New Ears for New Music

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

20th-century music is characterized by a bewildering multitude of trends and movements. Often several movements co-exist in contradiction to each other, in a reflection of the century’s intellectual currents...


Musical Modernism in the Twentieth Century

by Maciej Golab Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

This book offers a fresh discussion of the methodology of music historiography. So far historiographical methodology has always depended on other fields within humanities (especially on history) to a degree...


Henry James and the Art of Auto/biography

by Miroslawa Buchholtz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

Henry James (1843–1916) has been widely acclaimed for the elegance of his prose, the incisiveness of his social comment, and the subtlety of his psychological analyses. Whereas James’s tales and novels have...


Poland and Artistic Culture of Western Europe

by Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarminska & Lech Sokol Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

In ten studies by Polish authors this book offers an overview of Polish artistic culture and its relation to Western European culture. Thematically, it ranges from fine arts, sculpture and architecture to music,...


All that Gothic

by Dorota Wisniewska & Agnieszka Lowczanin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 05, 2014)

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the history, aesthetics and key themes of Gothic, the main issues and debates surrounding the genre along with the approaches and theories that have been applied...


Illusion in Painting

by Mateusz Salwa Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 19, 2014)

This book aims to present trompe-l’œil painting, which epitomizes the myth of the illusionistic image – an early modern way of thinking about pictures, according to which it is possible to create an image...


Scientific Visualisation

by Marianne Richter Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 30, 2014)

Much of the recent confidence in the future of science and technology stems from advances in scientific visualisation. But is it right to assume that visual – and especially pictorial – measures carry special...


Jazz in Poland

by Igor Pietraszewski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 30, 2014)

This book studies the different roles that jazz played in Poland in the course of the 20th century, from its implementation in the 1920s, through World War II to the Third Polish Republic. The author, sociologist...


New Ages, New Opinions

by Patrick Müller Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 14, 2014)

Interest in Shaftesbury is as lively and productive today as it ever was. Indeed, the past decade has seen a veritable international renaissance in studies of his work. The various theoretical approaches of...


«Seiner Leidenschaften Meister sein» - «In control of the passions»

by Joachim Noller Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 01, 2014)

Was heißt es, wenn Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach vom ausführenden Musiker fordert, er müsse selbst gerührt sein, bevor er seine Zuhörer in Rührung versetzen könne? Der Autor schreibt über die Idee der Emotion,...


Italians in Early Modern Poland

by Wojciech Tygielski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

The book provides a panorama of Italian migrants’ activities in Polish economy, political life and, above all, culture. The motivations of Italians who decided to travel to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth...


Alban Berg

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

The central point of this book is the realization that the creative work of Alban Berg, which in recent years has moved to the forefront of scholarly interest, is largely rooted in autobiography, so that therefore...


TV-Hero(in)es of Boys and Girls

by Maya Gotz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

Out of all the media that today’s children encounter, what makes a particular TV character a child’s favorite? Based on 80 case studies, in-depth fan studies and standardized surveys with over 5,000 children...


The Power of the Image

by András Benedek & Kristóf Nyíri Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 09, 2014)

We think primarily in images, and only secondarily in words, while both the image and the word are preceded by the bodily, the visceral, the muscular. This holds even for mathematical thinking. It is the entire...


World War I from Local Perspectives: History, Literature and Visual Arts

by Grzegorz Koneczniak & Miroslawa Buchholtz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 31, 2015)

The volume explores the ways in which the Great War has been remembered and imaged in various local accounts. It provides careful readings of a wide range of sources: letters exchanged by Henry James and Burgess...


Discourses and Strategies

by Ján Bakos Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 01, 2014)

This book consists of essays on the Vienna School’s impact on Central European art history, Walter Benjamin’s move from transhistoricism to historical relativism, Jacob Burckhardt’s legacy and its metamorphoses,...


An Encyclopedia of American Culture

by Marek Golebiowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 01, 2016)

This encyclopedia aims to provide a ready reference to various aspects of American culture. The time frame is from the colonial period to the end of the 20th century. The areas covered are fine arts (painting,...


Musical Romania and the Neighbouring Cultures

by Laura Vasiliu, Florin Luchian & Loredana Iatesen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 08, 2014)

This book represents the volume of the International Musicological Conference «Musical Romania and Neighbouring Cultures. Traditions, Influences, Identities», which took place in Iasi (Romania) and was organised...


The Music of Chopin and the Rule of St Benedict

by Bernard Sawicki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 08, 2014)

The book defines and describes the relationships between Chopin’s music and one of the oldest but still used monastic rules, the Rule of Saint Benedict. Its goal is to construct bridges between music and spirituality....


The Embodiment of Authority

by Taina Riikonen & Marjaana Virtanen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 02, 2015)

Performance is a forum for social action, embodied interaction and shared authority. Recently, as the various acts and agencies surrounding a performance have become the target of scholarly interest, the complex...


Identity in Postmillennial German Films on Africa

by Shikuku Emmanuel Tsikhungu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 20, 2014)

This book is a literary and cultural investigation of the different levels of identity as revealed in German films on and about Africa. Taking sexual, spatial, linguistic and body identities as its core concern,...


Visuality in the Works of Siri Hustvedt

by Corinna Reipen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 05, 2014)

This book analyzes Siri Hustvedt’s three novels The Blindfold, What I Loved and The Sorrows of an American with a focus on visual art. Siri Hustvedt is one of the most popular American writers today and her...


An Invitation to explore the Viaducts of our Minds

by Sandra Schenk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 25, 2014)

Artists explored the dark places of the American experience during the seventies. After providing an overview of the rhetorical device allegory, Barthes’s concept of mythology and Foucault’s concept of power...


Ahasuerus at the Easel

by Tom Sandqvist Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

This survey asks a seemingly simple question: Is there an affinity between the emergence of modern art and various Avant-Garde movements such as Russian Suprematism and Polish or Hungarian Constructivism around...


The Works of Richard Oschanitzky

by Alex Vasiliu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

The Works of Richard Oschanitzky analyses the German-Romanian composer and pianist’s output in the context of Socialist Romania (1965 to 1979). By the means of music historiography, archive research and musicological...


Good Governance for Cultural Policy

by Wolfgang Schneider & Daniel Gad Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 20, 2014)

Culture is seen as a source for the development of society. Task of cultural policy is therefore to create and support structures that promote mobilization of creativity of the people and thus ensure welfare,...


Behind the Scenes of Artistic Creativity

by Tatiana Chemi, Julie Borup Jensen & Lone Hersted Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

Throughout the literature of creative learning, many assumptions and even stereotypes about the artists’ creativity are nurtured, often according to myths going back to the Romanticism. The authors have been...


Gyoergy Ligeti

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

This monograph is an authoritative study of the œuvre of one of the most important composers of our time. For the first time, Ligeti’s key works are presented in the context of their drafts and sketches....


The Hidden Unity

by Jarmila Doubravova Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 22, 2014)

This book is based on the results of about forty years of work with one type of analysis of musical communication. It offers an elucidation of the meaning of music as, in addition to other factors, a fictive...


On the History of Rock Music

by Yvetta Kajanová Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 10, 2014)

On the History of Rock Music follows the development of rock music from its origins up to the present time. It focuses on the relationship between the sound, improvisations and rhythms in particular styles,...


Twelve Studies in Chopin

by Maciej Golab Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 09, 2014)

The studies collected in this book fall into four chief thematic areas of research on Fryderyk Chopin’s life, stylistic changes, creative output, and musical reception. The first one is devoted to the origins...


Notions of the Aesthetic and of Aesthetics

by Lars-Olof Ahlberg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

The essays in the first part of this book, «Art and Aesthetics», are devoted to the invention and development of aesthetics as a discipline. The essays’ topics range from the nature of analytic aesthetics...


Ekphrastic Conceptualism in Postmodern British and American Novels

by Jaroslaw Hetman Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 05, 2016)

The relationship between the arts has fascinated people for centuries. Discussing the ancient notion of ekphrasis, this study examines the interpenetration of literary and non-literary art. Traditionally, ekphrasis...


Art, Literature, and the Japanese American Internment

by Thomas Girst Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2015)

How can art, how can prose and poetry originate in spite of the restraints of manipulation, propaganda, and censorship? This study explores such issues by focusing on the cultural trajectory of Japanese American...


Music and Genocide

by Wojciech Klimczyk & Agata Swierzowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 02, 2015)

At first glance, no two experiences could be further apart than genocide and music. Yet real, live culture usually goes beyond rational divisions. It is now fairly commonly known that art is not absent from...


Music as Message

by Constantin Floros & Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 12, 2016)

Music is often defined as art for the ear, as the language of feeling, of the heart, as sound play, or as the science of composition. But music also conveys intellectual and emotional experiences, literary,...


Brahms and Bruckner as Artistic Antipodes

by Constantin Floros & Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 26, 2015)

In the last third of the 19th century Brahms and Bruckner were regarded as antipodes. Is this perception really true to the historical reality or had their contemporaries overestimated the «dimension of their...


Narrative Design

by Giulia Cordin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 08, 2016)

Designers are usually considered as problem solvers: but what if, instead of solving problems, they pose them? The author opens a discussion on the role and the emerging strategies of designers in today’s...


Re-Inventing Traditions

by Joris Corin Heyder & Christine Seidel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

The volume comprises 16 papers given at the conference Re-Inventing Traditions held in Berlin in 2012. It negotiates the question of the transmission of artistic patterns in late medieval manuscript illumination....


Areas and Methods of Audiovisual Translation Research

by Lukasz Bogucki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 27, 2015)

«This little gem offers the reader an overview of the various practices that form part of the ever increasing field of audiovisual translation (AVT) and makes brave inroads into the less glamorous but definitely...