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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...


Mediated Utopias: From Literature to Cinema

by Ludmila Gruszewska-Blaim & Artur Blaim Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 16, 2015)

The volume comprises adaptation studies of ten selected utopian/dystopian fictions written and filmed in Europe and America during the 20th and 21st centuries: Things to Come, Lost Horizon, Nineteen Eighty-Four...


(Im)perfection Subverted, Reloaded and Networked: Utopian Discourse across Media

by Barbara Klonowska, Zofi Kolbuszewska & Grzegorz Maziarczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

This study explores various intersections between the traditional utopian discourse and such media as music, comic books, TV series, feature films, documentaries, fan fiction, computer games and web projects,...


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....


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,...


Konsum und Imagination- Tales of Commerce and Imagination

by Godela Weiss-Sussex & Ulrike Zitzlsperger Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 09, 2015)

Das Warenhaus war über Deutschland hinaus bis in die 1930er-Jahre einer der kulturgeschichtlich bedeutendsten Ansatzpunkte für die Auseinandersetzung mit der Moderne und der Konsumkultur. Die Autoren und Autorinnen...


«Of What is Past, or Passing, or to Come»

by Liliana Sikorska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

This volume, entitled Of what is past, or passing, or to come: Travelling in Time and Space in Literature in English was inspired by the work of the writer, culture historian and mythographer Marina Warner and...


Poisoned Cornucopia

by Ryszard Wolny & Stankomir Nicieja Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 23, 2014)

This volume explores the notions of excess, intemperance and overabundance in cultures and literatures of both the English- and Chinese-speaking worlds. It concentrates on some aspects of literary and cultural...


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...


A Sense of Apocalypse

by Marcin Mazurek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 05, 2014)

Reaching into the depths of the collective unconscious, A Sense of Apocalypse explores and re-interprets one of the West’s primordial fears, namely that of the apocalyptic closure of both cultural praxis and...


Ancient Myths in the Making of Culture

by Malgorzata Budzowska & Jadwiga Czerwinska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

The reception of Mediterranean Antiquity heritage is one of the dominant research areas in contemporary classical studies. This issue has constituted the scope of the conference Reception of Ancient Myths in...


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....


Breaking the Silence

by Malgorzata Grzegorzewska, Jean Ward & Mark Burrows Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

This book of essays on poetic speech, viewed in a literary-critical, theological and philosophical light, explores the connections and disconnections between vulnerable human words, so often burdened with doubt...


Alice Munro: Reminiscence, Interpretation, Adaptation and Comparison

by Eugenia Sojka & Miroslawa Buchholtz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

Canadian writer Alice Munro is the 2013 Nobel Laureate in Literature. This collection of essays by authors from Poland, Canada and France presents an intercultural perspective on her work and a new approach...


Visions and Revisions

by Aleksandra Kedzierska, Marta Komsta, Grzegorz Czemiel & Justyna Galant et al. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2015)

Collected under the theme of Visions and Revisions, the papers included in this volume examine different aspects of literature and culture of the Anglophone world. The first part gathers articles dealing with...


From Humanism to Meta-, Post- and Transhumanism?

by Irina Deretic & Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 18, 2015)

The relationship between humanism, metahumanism, posthumanism and transhumanism is one of the most pressing topics concerning many current cultural, social, political, ethical and individual challenges. There...


Creative Paths to Television Journalism

by Jacek Dabala Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 30, 2015)

The book is a scholarly and creative consideration of audiovisual broadcasting and what makes a TV performance professional. It combines an academic approach to TV News with a practical understanding of production...


Stage Histories

by Pawel Schreiber Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 09, 2015)

The book presents post-war British historical drama not only as a phenomenon within literature and theatre, but also as an alternative form of representing the past, not as much competing with historiography...


Art, Ethics and Provocation

by Anna Suwalska-Kolecka & Izabella Penier Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 03, 2016)

The main purpose of this volume is to look into a wide spectrum of artistic ventures which cross boundaries and challenge habitual thinking, consequently involving an element of provocation. While it is true...


The Long Shadow of Don Quixote

by Magdalena Barbaruk & Patrycja Poniatowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 04, 2015)

The author traces the resurgence of Don Quixote in the contemporary humanities. In the aftermath of World War II, the figure underwent the most radical re-interpretation since Romanticism. These changes speak...


Representations of War in Films and Novels

by Richard Mason & Jaroslaw Suchoples Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 09, 2015)

This book discusses different aspects of the cinematic and literary representation of war. The papers in this volume consider the roles of war films and war novels in remaking historical memories, the influence...


The Private Sector and the Marginalized Poor

by Christine Husmann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 20, 2016)

The book examines the role that the private sector can play in reducing poverty and marginality in Ethiopia by providing improved agricultural inputs to marginalized poor farmers. By creating a marginality map...


On the Origins of Theater

by Miroslaw Kocur & David Malcolm Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 12, 2016)

This book presents an interdisciplinary investigation into the emergence of the actor and theater. Scholarship helps us to realize how we have evolved to who we are today and to understand the transformative...


The Physiognomical Discourse and European Theatre

by Maria-Christina Mur Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 29, 2017)

The discourse on Physiognomy had an important influence and impact on European theatrical culture at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries. The book discusses the debate about...


Film Mavericks in Action

by Alan Taylor Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2016)

The book’s ambition is to uniquely yoke familiar histories of New Hollywood with aspects of critical theory that, since the 1950s, have embraced advances in the New Rhetoric as pioneered by literary theorist,...


The Early Modern Stage-Jew

by Saskia Zinsser-Krys Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 11, 2017)

This book investigates the contemporary conceptions of the Jewish figure on the Elizabethan and Jacobean stage. Taking on what has been said about Shakespeare’s Shylock and Marlowe’s Barabas in the last...


Literary and cultural forays into the contemporary

by Katarzyna Wieckowska & Grzegorz Koneczniak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 13, 2016)

This book offers a collection of essays in literary and cultural studies. The articles explore a wide range of distinct problems and texts with the aim to question the already known and to interrogate the realms...


The Second Birth of Theatre

by Miroslaw Kocur Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 11, 2017)

This book presents a new approach to early English theatre by exposing a genuine relationship between monastic performances and theatricality. It argues that modern theatre was reinvented in Anglo-Saxon monasteries...


Approaching Transnational America in Performance

by Birgit M. Bauridl & Pia Wiegmink Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 13, 2016)

The volume is uniquely located at the interdisciplinary crossroads of Performance Studies and transnational American Studies. As both a method and an object of study, performance deepens our understanding of...


Dancer – Researcher – Performer: A Learning Process

by Graziela Rodrigues Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 09, 2017)

The author presents the method of research and creation in dance and theater in Brazil, called Bailarino-Pesquisador-Intérprete (Dancer-Researcher-Performer, BPI), which was created by the author herself. Through...


Opera Surtitling as a Special Case of Audiovisual Translation

by Anna Redzioch-Korkuz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 05, 2016)

Despite the growing interest in various translation activities, there is still a potentially vast area of research. The statement may be true for opera surtitling, which was introduced in the nineteen eighties...