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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)...


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,...


‘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...


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...


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...


George Moore’s Paris and his Ongoing French Connections

by Mary Pierse, Michel Brunet & 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...


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,...


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...


New Territories

by Greg Homann & Marc Maufort Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 30, 2015)

South African theatre, drama, and performance is a vibrant and rapidly developing area of contemporary theatre studies. In this critical anthology of essays and interviews, some of the world’s most respected...


(Re)telling Old Stories

by Dominic Glynn Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 30, 2015)

Peter Brook and Ariane Mnouchkine are among the most important directors in recent theatre history.

This book focuses on two of their landmark productions, Mahabharata (1985) and Les Atrides (1992–1994) respectively,...


Contemporary Irish Theatre

by Kao Wei H. Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 29, 2015)

This monograph is one of the first to examine a collection of Irish plays from a transnational perspective in today’s era of globalization. The works dealt with in this study dramatize how foreign cultures...


Les Convergences entre passé et futur dans les collections des arts du spectacle- Connecting Points: Performing Arts Collections Uniting Past and Future

by Nicole Leclercq Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 06, 2014)

Passé, présent et futur sont destinés à être intrinsèquement liés dans le traitement des collections des arts du spectacle. Car leur principale mission est bien de préserver le passé, de déployer des...


Cruel Britannia

by Jolene Armstrong Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 09, 2014)

Cruel Britannia: Sarah Kane’s Postmodern Traumatics examines four plays by British playwright Sarah Kane (1971–1999), all written between 1995 and 1999 within the context of the «Cool Britannia», or «In-Yer-Face»...