Jane Was Here

Jane Was Here
Author : Nicole Jacobsen
Publisher : Hardie Grant
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2020-06-02
ISBN 10 : 1784883360
ISBN 13 : 9781784883362
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jane Was Here Book Description:

Jane Was Here is a whimsical, illustrated guide to Jane Austen's England - from the settings in her novels and the scenes in the wildly popular television and film adaptations, to her homes and other important locations throughout her own life. Discover the stately homes of Basildon Park and Ham House and the lush landscapes of Stourhead and Stanage Edge. Tread in Jane's footsteps as you explore her school in the old gatehouse of the ruined Reading Abbey; her perfectly-preserved home in her Chawton cottage, where she spent the last eight years of her life; or her final resting place in Winchester Cathedral. Whether you want to take this book as your well-thumbed guide on a real Austenian pilgrimage of your own, or experience the journey from the comfort of your own living room, Jane Was Here will take you - with a tone as wry as Jane's itself - on an enchanting adventure through the ups and downs of the world of Jane Austen.

Jane Was Here

Jane Was Here
Author : Page of Wands
Publisher : Page of Wands Press Inc
Total Pages :
Release : 2011-06-14
ISBN 10 : 9780615490618
ISBN 13 : 0615490611
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jane Was Here Book Description:

A mysterious young woman calling herself Jane turns up in a small New England town. She claims a fragmentary memory of growing up in this place, yet she has never been here before in her life. Searching for an explanation, she arrives at the unthinkable: that she is somehow connected to another Jane who disappeared from the town in 1853. Meanwhile, strange and alarming things begin happening to some of Graynier's inhabitants, as if they, too, are linked with the other Jane's disappearance more than 150 years ago. A thunderhead of karmic justice gathers over the little village as Jane's memories reawaken piece by piece. They carry her back in time to a long-buried secret, while the townspeople hurtle forward to a horrific event when past and present fatally collide.

Authorship s Wake

Authorship   s Wake
Author : Philip Sayers
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2020-12-10
ISBN 10 : 9781501367687
ISBN 13 : 1501367684
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Authorship s Wake Book Description:

Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question – how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject – but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.

Scottish Feminist Judgments

Scottish Feminist Judgments
Author : Sharon Cowan
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 472
Release : 2019-12-12
ISBN 10 : 9781509923274
ISBN 13 : 1509923276
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scottish Feminist Judgments Book Description:

An innovative collaboration between academics, practitioners, activists and artists, this timely and provocative book rewrites 16 significant Scots law cases, spanning a range of substantive topics, from a feminist perspective. Exposing power, politics and partiality, feminist judges provide alternative accounts that bring gender equity concerns to the fore, whilst remaining bound by the facts and legal authorities encountered by the original court. Paying particular attention to Scotland's distinctive national identity, fluctuating experiences of political sovereignty, and unique legal traditions and institutions, this book contributes in a distinctive register to the emerging dialogue amongst feminist judgment projects across the globe. Its judgments address concerns not only about gender equality, but also about the interplay between gender, class, national identity and citizenship in contemporary Scotland. The book also showcases unique contributions from leading artists which, provoked by the enterprise of feminist judging, or by individual cases, offer a visceral and affective engagement with the legal. The book will be of interest to academics, practitioners and students of Scots law, policy-makers, as well as to scholars of feminist and critical theory, and law and gender, internationally.

Mere Reading

Mere Reading
Author : Lee Clark Mitchell
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2017-04-20
ISBN 10 : 9781501329678
ISBN 13 : 1501329677
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mere Reading Book Description:

Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year Mere Reading argues for a return to the foundations of literary study established nearly a century ago. Following a recent period dominated by symptomatic analyses of fictional texts (new historicist, Marxist, feminist, identity-political), Lee Clark Mitchell joins a burgeoning neo-formalist movement in challenging readers to embrace a rationale for literary criticism that has too long been ignored-a neglect that corresponds, perhaps not coincidentally, to a flight from literature courses themselves. In close readings of six American novels spread over the past century-Willa Cather's The Professor's House, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping, Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian and The Road, and Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao-Mitchell traces a shifting strain of late modernist innovation that celebrates a species of magic and wonder, of aesthetic “bliss” (as Barthes and Nabokov both coincidentally described the experience) that dumbfounds the reader and compels a reassessment of interpretive assumptions. The novels included here aspire to being read slowly, so that sounds, rhythms, repetitions, rhymes, and other verbal features take on a heightened poetic status-in critic Barbara Johnson's words, “the rigorous perversity and seductiveness of literary language”-thwarting pressures of plot that otherwise push us ineluctably forward. In each chapter, the return to “mere reading” becomes paradoxically a gesture that honors the intractability of fictional texts, their sheer irresolution, indeed the way in which their “literary” status rests on the play of irreconcilables that emerges from the verbal tensions we find ourselves first astonished by, then delighting in.

Costume in Performance

Costume in Performance
Author : Donatella Barbieri
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 264
Release : 2017-06-29
ISBN 10 : 9781474236881
ISBN 13 : 147423688X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Costume in Performance Book Description:

This beautifully illustrated book conveys the centrality of costume to live performance. Finding associations between contemporary practices and historical manifestations, costume is explored in six thematic chapters, examining the transformative ritual of costuming; choruses as reflective of society; the grotesque, transgressive costume; the female sublime as emancipation; costume as sculptural art in motion; and the here-and-now as history. Viewing the material costume as a crucial aspect in the preparation, presentation and reception of live performance, the book brings together costumed performances through history. These range from ancient Greece to modern experimental productions, from medieval theatre to modernist dance, from the 'fashion plays' to contemporary Shakespeare, marking developments in both culture and performance. Revealing the relationship between dress, the body and human existence, and acknowledging a global as well as an Anglo and Eurocentric perspective, this book shows costume's ability to cross both geographical and disciplinary borders. Through it, we come to question the extent to which the material costume actually co-authors the performance itself, speaking of embodied histories, states of being and never-before imagined futures, which come to life in the temporary space of the performance. With a contribution by Melissa Trimingham, University of Kent, UK

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall
Author : Joan Stoltman
Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages : 24
Release : 2018-12-15
ISBN 10 : 9781538232217
ISBN 13 : 1538232219
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jane Goodall Book Description:

Jane Goodall's work studying chimpanzees changed the way these animals are seen and understood by the world. With the help of this informative book, readers can catch a glimpse into the scientist's extraordinary life and career. The colorful design features photographs and closely correlated, age-appropriate text, ensuring an accurate understanding of the book's key concepts and ideas. Readers of this biography will not only learn about Goodall's incredible life, but about animals, nature, and other aspects of science as a whole.

Stranger On Lesbos

Stranger On Lesbos
Author : Valerie Taylor
Publisher : She Winked Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2011-06-15
ISBN 10 : 9781936456284
ISBN 13 : 1936456281
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stranger On Lesbos Book Description:

First Digital Edition; Grier Rating: A*** Frances has been married to Bill for many years. Their son, Bob, is in high school. Frances had been left alone too often. Bill's occupation with business, his insensitivity, his indifference had drained their marriage of meaning and warmth. Yet, it never occurred to her to think of divorce – or to have an affair with another man. It was easier to shut herself off from all desire, all feeling. It was like being dead… but it was safe. Then she met Mary Baker – Bake, for short. Bake… with her dark, knowing eyes, her young body, so alive, so full of passion and hunger. Shy Frances is drawn to Bake immediately and accepts her invitations for socializing… which leads to a certain amount of drinking and flirting. Before long, the relationship becomes much more than just a friendship – the two fall hard for each other and Frances becomes Bake’s girl. It’s not a smooth road for them, though, as Frances is married… still living at home with Bill and her son. With Bake’s encouragement, Frances regains strength as an individual and finds employment outside of the home. The independence she gains as a result of having her own money does wonders for Frances. For the first time in her life, she feels confident and courageous – strong enough, perhaps, to consider pursuing a new life for herself. Can she trust Bake's feelings for her? Will she leave Bill and her son? Can she trust Bake to stay with her if she does divorce her husband? Will our lovers fight against all odds to make their relationship survive?

Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology A Montessori Perspective

Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology  A Montessori Perspective
Author : Patrick Frierson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2019-12-12
ISBN 10 : 9781350018839
ISBN 13 : 135001883X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology A Montessori Perspective Book Description:

Drawing on the work of Maria Montessori and contemporary virtue epistemologists such as Linda Zagzebski and Jason Baehr, Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology presents a new interpretation of the nature of intellectual agency and its associated virtues. Focusing on Montessori's interpretation of specific virtues including sensory attentiveness, intellectual love and intellectual humility, it discusses why these are virtues, why one can be held responsible for them, and how they relate to each other. Moreover, it considers pedagogical implications of considering these capacities to be virtues. Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology not only reveals the value of seeing Montessori as a virtue epistemologist, it encourages educationalists to take seriously the cultivation of intellectual virtues as an important part of the education of children.

Digital Research Methods in Fashion and Textile Studies

Digital Research Methods in Fashion and Textile Studies
Author : Amanda Sikarskie
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 232
Release : 2020-01-09
ISBN 10 : 9781350042520
ISBN 13 : 1350042528
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Research Methods in Fashion and Textile Studies Book Description:

Are you a researcher struggling to mine and make sense of a mountain of fashion data? Are you interested in learning about how digital methods and tools could enhance your research? Have you thought about ways to spark and engage in academic conversations on social media? Have you wondered how digital technologies are internationalizing the field of fashion and textile studies? Digital Research Methods in Fashion and Textile Studies presents the reader with a variety of digital methodologies to help build skills in searching for, analyzing, and discussing vintage design, photography, and writing on fashion, as well as historic and ethnographic dress and textile objects themselves. Each chapter focuses upon a different method, problem, or research site, including: - Maximalism and mixed-methods approaches to research - Searching large databases effectively - Pattern recognition and visual searching. - Critical reading, use, and citation of social media texts - Digital ethnography and shopping as research - Data visualization and mapping - Images in the public domain From advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students working on research projects to veteran professionals in fashion and textile history and beyond, everyone can benefit from a diverse set of fresh approaches to conducting and disseminating research. In the current age of instant gratification, with users snapping and posting images from runway shows long before the clothes will ever appear instores, the world of fashion is increasingly digital and fast-paced. Research on fashion is, too. Digital Research Methods in Fashion and Textile Studies will help you keep up in this rapidly changing world.