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African perspectives : pre-colonial history, anthropology, and ethnomusicology / Regine Allgayer-Kaufmann, Michael Weber (eds.)

Author:
Allgayer-Kaufmann, Regine
Weber, Michael 1960-
Kubik, Gerhard 1934-
Physical description:
370 p. : ill. (1 col.), music ; 23 cm. + 1 DVD-ROM (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Africa
Date:
2008
Topic:
Music--History and criticism
Anthropology
Ethnomusicology
Call number:
ML350.1 .A37 2008
Notes:
Essays from a symposium in honor of Gerhard Kubik, held in December 2004 at the University of Vienna
Accompanying DVD-ROM contains photographs, videorecordings, and audio recordings to illustrate the essays
Contents:
Akaning'a and his travels / Moya Aliya Malamusi (Chileka) -- Smallpox in history : a contribution to pre-colonial history in Africa / Donald Hopkins (Chicago) -- Music, body, movement : an "African" perspective applied to the analysis of South Italian dances / Giorgio Adamo (Rome) -- Autobiographical note by a court musician / Albert Ssempeke (Kampala) -- Buganda's history according to oral tradition / Sarah Sekintu (Kampala) -- Zopeka ndi zochitika : fiction and non-fiction / M.M. Malamusi -- Konkha vya vanda : search for the hidden : Luchazi culture in historical perspective / Kayombo Kachinyeka (Manyinga) -- Chiyao chieftainship and initiation ceremonies : a field report from Chief Makanjila's village, Lake Malawi / Moses Yotamu (Kabompo) -- Lomwe initiation masks : description of seven examples from the collection of Dori and Pancho Guedes with an introduction / Pancho Guedes (Lisbon) -- Musical bows in South-East Africa / M.M. Malamusi -- Art in music : Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa / William Umbima (Nairobi) -- The condition of decay in contemporary West European "classical" music / Stanley Glasser (London) -- Nubian music in the northern Sudan and the southern Egypt : research and recordings from 1973 and 2003 / Artur Simon (Berlin) -- Patterns of reinterpretation in African-American music of the United States / David Evans (Memphis) -- African, autobiographical, and earlier operatic elements in Scott Joplin's Treemonisha / Theodore Albrecht (Kent) -- Inscribing history and culture in the Woi epic : migration of the Kpelle people, performance, and the Kingdom of Mali / Ruth M. Stone (Bloomington) -- Asafo and fontomfrom as indices of social sentiments among the Fante (Ghana) / Kenichi Tsukada (Hiroshima) -- Pre-colonial colonialism in Central and Southern Africa / George T. Nurse (London) -- Aspects of life among the Shawasha of pre-Rhodesian days : a selection from a manuscript by Simon Tawoneyi / George Fortune (Mynydd isa) -- African music history until the start of Independence and the history of some other world music traditions : a design for a course of study of African history, anthropology, and ethnomusicology / Mitchel Strumpf (Dar es Salaam)
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Amelia Peabody's Egypt : a compendium / edited by Elizabeth Peters & Kristen Whitbread ; designed by Dennis Forbes ; contributions by numerous authors ; preface by Elizabeth Peters

Author:
Peters, Elizabeth 1927-
Whitbread, Kristen
Forbes, Dennis
Physical description:
334 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Egypt
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Peabody, Amelia (Fictitious character)
Detective and mystery stories, American--History and criticism
Historical fiction, American--History and criticism
Excavations (Archaeology)
Women detectives in literature
Antiquities in literature
Archaeology in literature
In literature
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The American historical novel, by Ernest E. Leisy

Author:
Leisy, Ernest Erwin 1887-
Physical description:
x, 280 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Fiction
Place:
United States
Date:
1950
Topic:
American fiction--History and criticism
Historical fiction
History
Fiction
Bibliography
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American Indian themes in young adult literature / Paulette F. Molin

Author:
Molin, Paulette Fairbanks
Physical description:
xvii, 183 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
Topic:
Young adult literature, American--History and criticism
Indians in literature
American literature--Indian authors--History and criticism
Biography--History and criticism
Young adults--Books and reading
Intellectual life
Historiography
Contents:
"Wildest imaginings about Indians" : contemporary young adult fiction by non-Indian authors -- The American Indian renaissance and contemporary young adult literature -- Perils on the frontier and imaginary American Indian protagonists in young adult historical fiction -- Running the gauntlet : fictional captivity narratives in young adult literature -- Historical fiction : the controversy over My heart is on the ground -- "The best teller of stories" : American Indian-themed historical fiction for young adults -- American Indian topics in young adult nonfiction -- Nonfiction : American Indian life stories
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The armature of conquest : Spanish accounts of the discovery of America, 1492-1589 / Beatriz Pastor Bodmer ; translated by Lydia Longstreth Hunt

Author:
Pastor Bodmer, Beatriz
Physical description:
x, 317 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Early works to 1800
Place:
America
Date:
1992
To 1800
Topic:
Spanish American literature--History and criticism
Literature and history
Discovery and exploration
Spanish
Historiography
In literature
History and criticism
Notes:
Translation of: Discursos narrativos de la conquista
Contents:
Pt. I The Discourse of Mythification: Christopher Columbus and the definition of America as booty -- Hernán Cortés and the creation of the model conqueror -- Part II. Demythification and Questioning: From failure to demythification -- The models in crisis -- Part III. A Literary Expression of the Unfolding of a New Consciousness: Alonso de Ercilla and the development of a Spanish American Consciousness
Summary:
The discovery, exploration, and conquest of the New World is here imaginatively treated as a journey from fantasy to reality, from complicity to rejection, from mythification to criticism. Focusing on certain key firsthand narratives of the Spanish conquest, the author views various journals, letters, and other documents not merely as narratives of facts and events but as literary expressions of the dynamics of the writers' experience: recording the transformation of their perceptions of New World realities and showing the gradual development of a critical consciousness that questions their sense of identity and the validity of European cultural models. The author illuminates the conceptual and aesthetic developments that mark the beginnings of a new literature in the making. Gradually, the aesthetic requirements and canons of Europe are left behind as this new literature begins to convey the new realities of colonial Spanish America that shape the complex poetics of Alonso de Ercilla's great epic poem La Araucana. The book begins with analyses of texts by Christopher Columbus and Hernan Cortes, showing how the discourse of mythification fictionalizes both the New World itself and the nature and meaning of the conquest. Then, as the conquistadors' expeditions increasingly fail disillusionment engenders ideological crisis, questioning, and demythification, as exemplified in Nunez Cabeza de Vaca's Naufragios. The book concludes by synthesizing the various historical and aesthetic elements that led to the awakening in the conquistadors of a new, divided, and contradicting consciousness, whose first literary flowering was La Araucana
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The Cambridge companion to Native American literature / edited by Joy Porter and Kenneth M. Roemer

Native American literature
Author:
Porter, Joy 1967-
Roemer, Kenneth M. 1945-
Physical description:
xviii, 343 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2005
Topic:
American literature--Indian authors--History and criticism
Intellectual life
Indians in literature
Contents:
Introduction / Kenneth M. Roemer -- Timeline: literary, historical, and cultural conjunctions / Kenneth M. Roemer -- PART I. HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS -- Historical and cultural contexts to Native American literature / Joy Porter -- Translation and mediation / David Murray -- Women writers and gender issues / Annette Van Dyke -- PART II. GENRE CONTEXTS -- Non-fiction prose / Bernd Peyer -- Native American life writing / Hertha D. Sweet Wong -- America's indigenous poetry / Norma C. Wilson -- Pre-1968 fiction / A. Lavonne Brown Ruoff -- Fiction: 1968 to the present / James Ruppert -- American Indian theatre / Ann Haugo -- PART III. INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS -- N. Scott Momaday: becoming the bear / Chadwick Allen -- Simon Ortiz: writing home / Patricia Clark Smith -- James Welch: identity, circumstances and chance / Kathryn W. Shanley -- Leslie Marmon Silko: storyteller / Robert M. Nelson -- Gerald Vizenor: postindian liberation / Kimberly M. Blaeser -- Louise Erdrich's storied universe / Catherine Rainwater -- Joy Harjo's poetry / Laura Coltelli -- Sherman Alexie: irony, intimacy, and agency / David L. Moore
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The Civil War in popular culture : a reusable past / Jim Cullen

Author:
Cullen, Jim 1962-
Physical description:
x, 253 p.: ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
C1995
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Historical fiction, American--History and criticism
Historical fiction, American--Film and video adaptations
History
Influence
Literature and the war
Motion pictures and the war
Historiography
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Critical perspectives on Native American fiction / edited by Richard F. Fleck

Author:
Fleck, Richard F. 1937-
Physical description:
vii, 294 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1997
[c1997]
Topic:
American fiction--Indian authors--History and criticism
Intellectual life
Indians in literature
Contents:
Native American novels : homing in / William Bevis -- Fighting for her life : the mixed-blood woman's insistence upon selfhood / Janet St. Clair -- A Japanese perspective on Native American fiction / George Saito -- Fourth world fictions : a comparative commentary on James Welch's Winter in the blood and Mudrooroo Narogin's Wild cat falling / Emmanuel Nelson -- The historical matrix : towards a national Indian literature / Simon Ortiz -- D'Arcy McNickle. Textual perspectives and the reader in The surrounded / James Ruppert -- The first generation of Native American novelists / Priscilla Oaks -- The surrounded / Charles Larson -- N. Scott Momaday. Ancient children at play : lyric, petroglyphic, and ceremonial / Kenneth Roemer -- Words and place : a reading of House made of dawn / Lawrence Evers -- Who puts together / Linda Hogan -- Gerald Vizenor. "Ecstatic strategies" : Gerald Vizenor's Darkness in Saint Louis Bearheart / Louis Owens -- Vizenor : post-modern fiction / Alan R. Velie --
The rebirth of Indian and Chinese mythology in Gerald Vizenor's Griever : an American monkey king in China / Cecilia Sims -- James Welch. Alienation and broken narrative in Winter in the blood / Kathleen Sands -- Winter in the blood as comic novel / Alan R. Velie -- Alienation and the female principle in Winter in the blood / A. LaVonne Ruoff -- Blackfeet winter blues : James Welch -- Kenneth Lincoln -- Leslie Marmon Silko. The feminine landscape of Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony / Paula Gunn Allen -- A familiar love component of love in Ceremony / William Oandasan -- No ceremony for men in the sun : sexuality, personhood, and nationhood in Ghassan Kanafani's Men in the sun and Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony / Ben and Katherine Bennani -- Navajo sandpainting in Ceremony / Valerie Harvey -- Louise Erdrich. Louise Erdrich's Love medicine / Karl Kroeber ... [et al.] -- Louise Erdrich's The beet queen : images of the grotesque on the northern plains / Gretchen Bataille
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Ernest Hemingway's A farewell to arms : a documentary volume / edited by Charles Oliver

Author:
Oliver, Charles M
Subject:
Hemingway, Ernest 1899-1961 Farewell to arms
Physical description:
xxvi, 443 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Literature and the war
War stories, American--History and criticism
Notes:
"A Bruccoli Clark Layman book."
Contents:
Cultural context for A farewell to arms -- Hemingway's war -- The historical background -- Hemingway's journalism -- A short story that became a novel -- Considering serialization -- Choosing a title -- The final typed draft -- Contravening conventions -- The book proof -- Fitzgerald's criticism -- A new ending -- Banned in Boston -- The expurgation of A farewell to arms -- American reviews -- A critic's question [: what is dirt?] -- English reviews -- A European view -- Stallings's play and the first movie -- The 1958 movie -- In spite of Robert Herrick / Louis Henry Cohn -- T.S. Eliot on Hemingway / T.S.E. -- The "dumb ox" / Wyndham Lewis -- The reception of A farewell to arms in Germany / Helmut Papajewski -- Farewell the separate peace / Edgar Johnson -- A motto for A farewell to arms / David Daiches -- The esthetics of simplicity / Joseph Warren Beach -- Preface to the first French edition / Pierre Drieu La Rochelle -- The story behind the love story / Robert Penn Warren -- Looking back at a brilliant novel / Francis Hackett -- Ford Madox Ford on the opening / Ford Madox Ford -- A farewell to arms in The art of modern fiction / Ray B. West and Robert Wooster Stallman -- The mountain and the plain / Carlos Baker -- Hemingway's ambiguity : symbolism and irony / E.M. Halliday -- The parallels of war and love / Philip Young -- The religion of death in A farewell to arms / James F. Light -- Tough talk : the rhetoric of Frederic Henry / Walker Gibson -- Hemingway a footnote to Stein? / Brigid Brophy, Michael Levy, and Charles Osborne -- A farewell to arms : Hemingway's "resentful cryptogram" / Judith Fetterley -- Going back / Michael S. Reynolds -- History in the service of art / Alfred Kazin -- The value of ending / Bernard Oldsey -- E.R.A. for Hemingway : a feminist defense of A farewell to arms / Joyce Wexler -- Frederic Henry's escape and the pose of passivity / Scott Donaldson -- Pseudoautobiography and personal metaphor / Millicent Bell -- A Hemingway parody / Brian Neilson -- Distance, voice, and temporal perspective in Frederic Henry's narration / James Phelan -- Rinaldi and Ferguson / James R. Mellow -- Manners and morals / Robert W. Lewis -- Othello as a key to Hemingway / Ernest Lockridge -- Hemingway's soldiers and their pregnant women : domestic ritual in World War I / Jennifer A. Haytock -- Partial articulation : word play in A farewell to arms / Gary Harrington -- Invalid masculinity : silence, hospitals, and anesthesia in A farewell to arms / Diane Price Herndl
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Esther McCoy papers, 1876-1990, bulk, 1938-1989

Creator:
McCoy, Esther
Subject:
Ain, Gregory 1908-1988
Barragán, Luis 1902-
Bradbury, Ray 1920-
Davidson, Julius Ralph b. 1889
Dreiser, Theodore 1871-1945
Ellwood, Craig
Gill, Irving 1870-1936
Grotz, Dorothy
Hollein, Hans 1934-
Jones, A. Quincy (Archie Quincy) 1913-1979
Maybeck, Bernard R
Neutra, Richard Joseph 1892-1970
O'Gorman, Juan 1905-
Rand, Marvin
Schindler, R. M (Rudolph M.) 1887-1953
Shulman, Julius
Soriano, Rafael 1920-
Watanabe, Makoto
Worlidge, T (Thomas) 1700-1766
Historic American Buildings Survey
Society of Architectural Historians
University of California, Los Angeles School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Physical description:
42.6 linear feet
Type:
Diaries
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Etchings
Interviews
Memoirs
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Video recordings
Place:
California
Italy
Europe
Mexico
Date:
1876
1876-1990
bulk 1938-1989
20th century
Topic:
Architects
Architecture, Domestic
Architecture, Modern
Architectural historians
Art critics
Authors
Feminism
Local number:
AAA
AAA mccoesth
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
Notes:
Esther McCoy (1904-1989) is remembered best for her pioneering work as an architectural historian, critic, and proponent of Southern California modern architecture of the early to mid-twentieth century
Summary:
The papers of Southern California architectural historian, critic, and writer Esther McCoy measure 42.6 linear feet and date from 1876 to 1990 (bulk 1938-1989). The collection documents McCoy's career, as well as her family and personal life through biographical material, extensive correspondence, personal and professional writings, project files, Southern California architects' files, clippings and other printed material, a large collection of photographs and slides, and taped interviews of Southern California modern architects
Biographical and family material consists of awards, resumes, identification documents, and other documentation of McCoy's personal life. Included are a transcript of a 1984 interview of McCoy by Makoto Watanabe and material relating to her friend, Theodore Dreiser
Correspondence focuses on her personal relationships with family, friends, and lovers, and general correspondence relating primarily to her work as a writer. McCoy's personal correspondence is valuable to researchers who are interested in her personal life, her struggles as a young writer, and the way in which her family, friends, lovers, mentors, and colleagues helped to shape her work and career. As documented in this correspondence, her life offers a glimpse into twentieth-century American social and political history, especially the radical leftist movements of the 1920s and 1930s. Researchers interested in the roots of feminism in the United States should also find these papers useful in documenting the life of a creative and productive woman who was successful in a field then almost entirely dominated by men. Correspondents of note include her husband Berkeley Tobey, lovers Geoffrey Eaton and Albert Robert, writers Ray Bradbury and Theodore Dreiser, and artists and architects, such as Dorothy Grotz, Craig Ellwood, A. Quincy Jones, Hans Hollein, and J. R. Davidson. General correspondence is primarily with researchers, professors, architects, publishers, and professional organizations
Personal writings include McCoy's diaries, notebooks, and memoirs, and writings by others including friends, lovers, and colleagues. Also included are drafts of McCoy's fictional works, both published and unpublished, including short stories, teleplays, and novels
The collection contains in-depth documentation of McCoy's pioneering study of the modernist work of twentieth-century architects in Southern California. The bulk of her papers consist of her writing files for books, exhibition catalogs, articles, and lectures on architecture. Because many of the architects about whom McCoy wrote were her contemporaries, she developed personal relationships with several of them through her research and writing. Her writing files include drafts, notes, research material, photographs, and correspondence. McCoy also traveled extensively, particularly in Italy and Mexico, and wrote about architecture, craft, and culture in those countries. Project files document McCoy's other activities related to architectural history, such preservation projects, juries, grants, the Dodge House Preservation Campaign and related film project, her work for the Society of Architectural Historians and the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), and her work at the UCLA School of Architecture and Urban Planning, compiling a slide library and cataloging the Richard Neutra's papers. McCoy also maintained architect files which may contain correspondence, notes, photographs, research material, interview transcripts, about architects and their works. Among these extensive records, the files documenting the careers of R. M. Schindler, Irving Gill, Richard Neutra, and Juan O'Gorman are particularly rich
Printed material in this collection documents McCoy's career as well as her personal interests. Included are books, clippings, magazines, newsletters, press releases, as well as publications arranged by subject such as architecture, art, Italy, and Mexico. McCoy also collected literary and leftist publications. The small amount of artwork in this collection consists of artwork sent to her by friends, including a drawing of her by Esther Rollo and etchings by various artists including Thomas Worlidge
There are personal photographs of family and friends and of McCoy at different times in her life, as well as photographs gathered during the course of her research on architecture. Found here are photographs of architects and their works, including a large number depicting the work of Gregory Ain, Luis Barragan, J. R. Davidson, Irving Gill, Bernard Maybeck, Juan O'Gorman, R. M. Schindler, and Raphael Soriano. Many of these photographs were taken by notable architectural photographers Julius Shulman and Marvin Rand. Also found are photographs of architecture designed for the Case Study House program of Arts & Architecture magazine; exhibition photographs, primarily for the exhibition "Ten Italian Architects" in 1967; and other research photographs primarily documenting architecture and craft in other countries and the history of architecture in California. This series also includes approximately 3,600 slides of architecture
Audio and video recordings include a videocassette of McCoy's 80th birthday party and 55 taped interviews with architects, people associated with architectural projects, and artists
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Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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Eudora Welty and politics : did the writer crusade? / edited by Harriet Pollack and Suzanne Marrs

Author:
Pollack, Harriet
Marrs, Suzanne
Subject:
Welty, Eudora 1909-2001 Political and social views
Physical description:
viii, 268 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
20th century
Topic:
Politics and literature--History
Political fiction, American--History and criticism
Contents:
Eudora Welty and politics : did the writer crusade? / Harriet Pollack -- Welty's transformations of the public, the private, and the political / Peggy Prenshaw -- Engaging the political : in our texts, in our classrooms / Noel Polk -- "The huge fateful stage of the outside world" : Eudora Welty's life in politics / Suzanne Marrs -- "Racial content espied" : modernist politics, textuality, and race in Eudora Welty's "The demonstrators" / Suzan Harrison -- A voice from a Jackson interior : Eudora Welty and the politics of filial piety / Ann Romines -- A "cross-mark ploughed into the center" : civil rights and Eudora Welty's losing battles / Rebecca Mark -- "Writing against death" : totalitarianism and the nonfiction of Eudora Welty at midcentury / Barbara Ladd -- Judgements of The ponder heart : Welty's trials of the 1950s / Sharon Deykin Baris -- Private and political thought in One writer's beginnings / Danièle Pitavy-Souques -- Seeing Welty's political vision in her photographs / Harriet Pollack and Suzanne Marrs
Summary:
This collection of complementary and interrelated essays by ten well-known Welty critics brings clarification to the controversial subject of Eudora Welty and the political. As the essays prove, Welty has been inaccurately assessed by critics from Diana Trilling in the Nation (1943) to Claudia Roth Pierpont in the New Yorker (1998) as a writer who avoids political, historical, or cultural engagement in her fiction. The better question these essayists explore is not whether but how Welty's work is to be understood as political. Harriet Pollack, Suzanne Marrs, Peggy Prenshaw, Noel Polk, Suzan Harrison, Ann Romines, Rebecca Mark, Barbara Ladd, Sharon Baris, and Daniele Pitavy-Souques place Welty's seeming rejection of the political in her 1961 essay "Must the Novelist Crusade?" into the cultural and historical context of 1940-1960. Welty, though she repudiated the concept of fiction as editorial, wrote stories that were inherently and unavoidably political. As the only living author to be reedited by the Library of America in its great American writers series, Eudora Welty deserves a sound appreciation of her complex oeuvre. Eudora Welty and politics provides just that, approaching Welty's work from an all-new point of view
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Film theory and criticism : introductory readings / edited by Leo Braudy, Marshall Cohen

Film theory & criticism
Author:
Braudy, Leo
Cohen, Marshall
Physical description:
xvii, 905 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2009
Topic:
Motion pictures--Philosophy
Motion pictures--History
Film criticism
Contents:
from Film technique. [On editing] / Vsevolod Pudovkin -- from Film form. Beyond the shot [the cinematographic principle and the ideogram] ; Dramaturgy of film form [the dialectical approach to film form] / Sergei Eisenstein -- from What is cinema? Evolution of the language of cinema / André Bazin -- Toward a non-bourgeois camera style / Brian Henderson -- from Film language. Some points in the semiotics of cinema ; Problems of denotation in the fiction film / Christian Metz -- Semiotics and the cinema : Metz and Wollen / Gilbert Harman -- Discourse of pictures : iconicity and film studies / Stephen Prince -- Tutor-code of classical cinema / Daniel Dayan -- Against "the system of the suture" / William Rothman -- Spectator-in-the-text : the rhetoric of Stagecoach / Nick Browne -- from Theory of film. Basic concepts / Siegfried Kracauer -- from What is cinema? Ontology of the photographic image ; Myth of total cinema / André Bazin -- from Film as art. Complete film / Rudolf Arnheim -- Apparatus : metapsychological approaches to the impression of reality in cinema / Jean-Louis Baudry -- from Mystifying movies. Jean-Louis Baudry and "The apparatus" / Noël Carroll -- from Vision and visuality. Modernizing vision / Jonathan Crary -- from Cinema 1 and Cinema 2. Preface to the English edition ; Origin of the crisis : Italian neo-realism and the French new wave ; Beyond the movement-image / Gilles Deleuze --
Style and medium in the motion pictures / Erwin Panofsky -- from Theory of film. Establishment of physical existence / Siegfried Kracauer -- from Theory of the film. Close-up ; Face of man / Béla Balász -- from Film as art. Film and reality ; Making of a film / Rudolf Arnheim -- from Philosophical problems of classical film theory. Specificity thesis / Noël Carroll -- from Film/cinema/movie. Projection / Gerald Mast -- from The world viewed. Photograph and screen ; Audience, actor, and star ; Types, cycles as genres ; Ideas of origin / Stanley Cavell -- Statement on sound / Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevelod Pudovkin, Grigori Alexandrov -- Voice in the cinema : the articulation of body and space / Mary Ann Doane -- Technology and aesthetics of film sound / John Belton -- from What is cinema? Theater and cinema / André Bazin -- from The world in a frame. Acting : stage vs. screen / Leo Braudy -- from Film form. Dickens, Griffith, and ourselves ; [Dickens, Griffith, and film today] / Sergei Eisenstein -- from Concepts in film theory. Adaptation / Dudley Andrew -- from Novel to film. Backgrounds / Brian McFarlane -- from D.W. Griffith and the origins of American narrative film. Narrative discourse and the narrator system / Tom Gunning -- Film music and narrative agency / Jerrold Levinson -- Godard and counter cinema ; Vent d'est / Peter Wollen -- from Poetics of cinema. Cognition and comprehension : viewing and forgetting in Mildred Pierce / David Bordwell --
Notes on the auteur theory in 1962 / Andrew Sarris -- from Signs and meaning in the cinema. Auteur theory [Howard Hawks and John Ford] / Peter Wollen -- Face of Garbo / Roland Barthes -- from The material ghost. [On Keaton and Chaplin] / Gilberto Perez -- From Stars / Richard Dyer -- from Acting in the cinema. Katherine Hepburn in Holiday / James Naremore -- from From reverence to rape. Female stars of the 1940s / Molly Haskell -- How Howard Hawks brought Baby up : an Apologia for the studio system / Richard B. Jewell -- from The genius of the system. "Whole equation of pictures" / Thomas Schatz -- from The world in a frame. Genre : the conventions of connection / Leo Braudy -- Semantic/syntactic approach to film genre / Rick Altman -- from Hollywood genres. Film genre and the genre film / Thomas Schatz -- Gangster as tragic hero / Robert Warshow -- Notes on film noir / Paul Schrader -- Ideology, genre, auteur / Robin Wood -- Film bodies : gender, genre, and excess / Linda Williams -- Terror of pleasure : the contemporary horror film and postmodern theory / Tania Modleski -- Feminist frameworks for horror films / Cynthia A. Freeland -- Art cinema as a mode of film practice / David Bordwell --
Work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction / Walter Benjamin -- Cinema/ideology/criticism / Jean-Luc Comolli, Jean Narboni -- from The imaginary signifier. Identification, mirror ; Passion for perceiving ; Disavowal, fetishism / Christian Metz -- Visual pleasure and narrative cinema / Laura Mulvey -- from The women who knew too much : Hitchcock and feminist theory. Master's dollhouse : Rear window / Tania Modleski -- Aesthetic of astonishment : early film and the (in)credulous spectator / Tom Gunning -- Colonialism, racism, and representation : an introduction / Robert Stam, Louise Spence -- Black spectatorship : problems of identification and resistance / Manthia Diawara -- from The language of new media. Synthetic realism and its discontents ; Synthetic image and its subject ; Digital cinema and the history of a moving image / Lev Manovich -- End of cinema : multimedia and technological change / Anne Friedberg -- from Change mummified / Philip Rosen -- Impact of digital technologies on film aesthetics / Michael Allen -- Tales of upward mobility : the new verticality and digital special effects / Kristen Whissel -- Reconceptualizing national cinema(s) / Stephen Crofts -- Difficulty of being radical : the discipline of film studies and the postcolonial world order / Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto -- Issues in world cinema / Wimal Dissanayake
Summary:
"Since publication of the first edition in 1974, Leo Braudy and Marshall Cohen's Film Theory and Criticism has been the most widely used and cited anthology of critical writings about film. Now in its seventh edition, this landmark text continues to offer outstanding coverage of more than a century of thought and writing about the movies. Incorporating classic texts by pioneers in film theory - ncluding Rudolf Arnheim, Siegfried Kracauer, and Andre Bazin - and cutting-edge essays by such contemporary scholars as David Bordwell, Tania Modleski, Thomas Schatz, and Richard Dyer, the book examines both historical and theoretical viewpoints on the subject." "Building upon the wide range of selections and the extensive historical coverage that marked previous editions, this new compilation stretches from the earliest attempts to define the cinema to the most recent efforts to place film in the contexts of psychology, sociology, and philosophy, and to explore issues of gender and race. Reorganized into eight sections - each comprising the major fields of critical controversy and analysis - this new edition features reformulated introductions and biographical headnotes that contextualize the readings, making the text more accessible than ever to students, film enthusiasts, and general readers alike. The seventh edition also integrates exciting new material on feminist theory, queer cinema, and global cinema, as well as a new section, "Digitization and Globalization," which engages important recent developments in technology and world cinema." "A wide-ranging critical and historical survey, Film Theory and Criticism remains the leading text for undergraduate courses in film theory. It is also ideal for graduate courses in film theory and criticism."--BOOK JACKET
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Hollywood's White House : the American presidency in film and history / edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor

Author:
Rollins, Peter C
O'Connor, John E
Physical description:
xv, 441 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Historical films--History and criticism
Presidents--History
In motion pictures
Contents:
George Washington, The crossing, and revolutionary leadership / Stuart Leibiger -- The Adams chronicles : domesticating the American presidency / Scott F. Stoddart -- Jefferson in love : the farmer framed / Jim Welsh -- Abraham Lincoln in John Ford's The iron horse : both trumpets and silences / Andrew Piasecki -- Redeeming Lincoln, redeeming the South : representations of Abraham Lincoln in D.W. Grifith's The birth of a nation (1915) and historical scholarship / Bryan Rommel-Ruiz -- Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders : a century of leadership in film / J. Tillapaugh -- Wilson in technicolor : an appreciation / Donald E. Staples -- A juxtaposition of conflicting images : Hubert H. Humphrey and the television coverage of Chicago, 1968 / Jaap Kooijman -- Motion picture presidents of the 1930s : factual and fictional leaders for a time of crisis / Michael G. Krukones -- Gabriel over the White House (1933) : William Randolph Hearst's fascist solution for the Great Depression / Deborah Carmichael -- Populism, pragmatism, and political reinvention : the presidential motif in the films of Frank Capra / Ian Scott -- The absent president : Mr. Smith, The candidate, and Bulworth / Linda Alkana -- Who's in charge here? Technology and the presidency in Fail-safe (1964) and Colossus (1970) / Robert E. Hunter -- The 100 million$ men : presidential action/adventure heroes of Independence day (1996) and Air Force One (1997) / John Shelton Lawrence -- A man of his word : Aaron Sorkin's American presidents / Loren P. Quiring -- Hollywood's presidents, 1944-1996 : the primacy of character / Peter C. Rollins -- Richard Nixon as Dick (1999) and the comedic treatment of the presidency / Charlene Etkind -- "Biological business-as-usual" : the beast in Oliver Stone's Nixon / Donald Whaley -- Myth and reality in the Hollywood campaign film : Primary colors (1998) and The war room (1994) / Myron A. Levine -- Bestowing knighthood : the visual aspects of Bill Clinton's Camelot legacy / Luc Herman -- Hollywood, impersonation, and presidential celebrity in the 1990s / David Haven Blake -- Television satire and the presidency : the case of Saturday night live / John Matviko -- The transformed presidency : the Real presidency and Hollywood's Reel presidency / Myron A. Levine -- A filmography for images of American presidents in film / John Shelton Lawrence
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Injun Joe's ghost : the Indian mixed-blood in American writing / Harry J. Brown

Author:
Brown, Harry J (Harry John) 1972-
Physical description:
viii, 271 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
American fiction--History and criticism
Indians in literature
Racially mixed people in literature
Group identity in literature
Ethnicity in literature
Race in literature
Contents:
Miscegenation and Degeneracy in Antebellum Historical Romance -- Homo Criminalis and Half-Breed Outlaws in the Dime Western -- From Biological to Cultural Hybridity in Cogewea, Sundown, and Twentieth-Century Magazine Fiction -- Epilogue: Contemporary Reflections on Mixed Descent
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The invention of Native American literature / Robert Dale Parker

Author:
Parker, Robert Dale 1953-
Physical description:
xi, 244 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
20th century
Topic:
American literature--Indian authors--History and criticism
American literature--History and criticism
Intellectual life
Indians in literature
Contents:
Tradition, invention, and aesthetics in Native American literature and literary criticism -- Nothing to do : John Joseph Mathews's Sundown and Restless young Indian men -- Who shot the sheriff : storytelling, Indian identity, and the marketplace of masculinity in D'Arcy McNickle's The surrounded -- Text, lines, and videotape : reinventing oral stories as written poems -- The existential surfboard and the dream of balance, or "To be there, no authority to anything" : the poetry of Ray A. Young Bear -- The reinvention of restless young men : storytelling and poetry in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony and Thomas King's Medicine River -- Material choices : American fictions and the post-canon
Summary:
In this book, Parker helps redefine the study of Native American literature by focusing on issues of gender and literary form. Among the writers Parker highlights are Thomas King, John Joseph Mathews, D'Arcy McNickle, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Ray A. Young Bear, some of whom have previously received little scholarly attention. Parker proposes a new history of Native American literature by reinterpreting its concerns with poetry, orality, and Indian notions of authority. He also addresses representations of Indian masculinity, uncovering Native literature's recurring fascination with restless young men who have nothing to do, or who suspect or feel pressured to believe that they have nothing to do. The invention of Native American literature reads Native writing through a wide variety of shifting historical contexts. In its commitment to historicizing Native writing and identity, Parker's work parallels developments in scholarship on other minority literatures and is sure to provoke controversy
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Making history : the biographical narratives of Robert Penn Warren / Jonathan S. Cullick

Author:
Cullick, Jonathan S
Subject:
Warren, Robert Penn 1905- Knowledge History
Warren, Robert Penn 1905- Technique
Physical description:
xii, 214 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southern States
Date:
2000
20th century
Topic:
Literature and history--History
Biographical fiction, American--History and criticism
Historical fiction, American--History and criticism
Biography as a literary form
Narration (Rhetoric)
Autobiography
In literature
Call number:
CT275.W288 C85 2000
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La novela latinoamericana entre historia y utopía / Sonja M. Steckbauer (ed.)

Author:
Steckbauer, Sonja M
Physical description:
205 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1999
Topic:
Latin American fiction--History and criticism
Historical fiction, Latin American--History and criticism
Utopias in literature
Call number:
PQ7082.N7 N68 1999
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Periodical literature in nineteenth-century America / edited by Kenneth M. Price and Susan Belasco Smith

Author:
Price, Kenneth M
Smith, Susan Belasco 1950-
Physical description:
vi, 292 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
19th century
Topic:
American literature--History and criticism
Periodicals--Publishing--History
Literature and society--History
Authors and publishers--History
Literature publishing--History
American periodicals--History
Social history in literature
Contents:
Introduction : Periodical literature in social and historical context / Susan Belasco Smith and Kenneth M. Price -- From Dial essay to New York book : the making of Woman in the nineteenth century / Larry J. Reynolds -- From periodical writer to poet : Whitman's journey through popular culture / David S. Reynolds -- Uncommon discourse : Fanny Fern and the New York Ledger / Joyce W. Warren -- Serialization and the nature of Uncle Tom's cabin / Susan Belasco Smith -- Lydia Maria Child and the Juvenile miscellany : the creation of an American children's literature / Carolyn L. Karcher -- Magazine practices and Melville's Israel Potter / Sheila Post-Lauria -- Addressing or redressing the magazine audience : Edmund Quincy's Wensley / Ezra Greenspan -- Serial politics in William Gilmore Simms's Woodcraft / Patricia Okker -- "Don't tell! They'd advertise" : Emily Dickinson in the Round table / Robert J. Scholnick -- Home from the theatre of war : the Southern magazine and recollections of the Civil War / Kathleen Diffley -- Not just filler and not just sentimental : women's poetry in American Victorian periodicals, 1860-1900 / Paula Bennett -- Ambrose Bierce and the transformation of the Gothic tale in the nineteenth-century American periodical / Gary Hoppenstand -- The North-South reconciliation theme and the "shadow of the Negro" in Century illustrated magazine / Janet Gabler-Hover -- Charles Chesnutt, the Atlantic monthly, and the intersection of African-American fiction and elite culture / Kenneth M. Price
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Pioneers, passionate ladies, and private eyes : dime novels, series books, and paperbacks / Larry E. Sullivan, Lydia Cushman Schurman, editors

Author:
Sullivan, Larry E
Schurman, Lydia Cushman
Physical description:
xiv, 306 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
C1996
19th century
20th century
Topic:
American fiction--History and criticism
Popular literature--History and criticism
Dime novels, American--History and criticism
Dime novels--Publishing--History
Paperbacks--Publishing--History
Literature publishing--History
Books and reading--History
Series (Publications)
Notes:
"Has also been published as Primary sources & original works, volume 4, numbers 1/2 and 3/4, 1996"--T.p. verso
Contents:
A brief history of dime novels: formats and contents, 1860-1933 / Edward T. LeBlanc -- Librarian in disguise: V. Valta Parma and the development of popular culture collections at the Library of Congress / Clark Evans -- They came from the newsstand: pulp magazines and vintage paperbacks in the popular culture library / Alison M. Scott -- Keeping abreast of series fiction publishing: a challenge for children's literature bibliographers / Karen Nelson Hoyle -- The Library of Congress argues against cheap novels getting low postal rates / Lydia Cushman Schurman -- Authors who wrote dime novels and series books, 1890-1914 / John T. Dizer -- Unearthing the historical reader, or, reading girls' reading / Nancy Tillman Romalov -- The Anglo-American pulp wars: Edwin Brett vs. Frank Leslie / E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra -- Paperback detective: the evolution of the Nick Carter series from dime novel to paperback, 1886-1990 / J. Randolph Cox -- The possibilities of flight: the golden age of American aviation series books, 1927-1932 / David K. Vaughan -- World War II combat in American juvenile and paperback series books / M. Paul Holsinger -- Parallel pugilists: John L., Jr., and Gentleman Jack stories in the New York Five Cent Library / Deidre A. Johnson -- Capitalism, counterfeiting, and literary representation: the case of Lizzie Borden / Kathlen Chamberlain -- The discovery of Louisa May Alcott's pseudonym / Leona Rostenberg -- Dime novels by "The children's friend" / Madeleine B. Stern -- Advocating war preparedness: H. Irving Hancock's Conquest of the United States series / Elizabeth S. Frank -- "The bride of the tomb" or, the story paper debut of Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller / Angela J. Farkas -- From immorality to immortality: character transplant from Victorian romances to the Oz series / H. Alan Pickrell -- Romancing the reader: from Laura Jean Libbey to Harlequin Romances and beyond / Jean Carwile Masteller
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Red land, red power : grounding knowledge in the American Indian novel / Sean Kicummah Teuton

Author:
Teuton, Sean Kicummah 1966-
Subject:
Momaday, N. Scott 1934- House made of dawn
Welch, James 1940-2003 Winter in the blood
Silko, Leslie Marmon 1948- Ceremony
Physical description:
xvii, 294 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
American fiction--Indian authors--History and criticism
Ethnic identity
Contents:
Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction : Imagining an American Indian center -- pt. 1. Red land -- 1. Embodying lands : somatic place in N. Scott Momaday's House made of dawn -- 2. Placing the ancestors : historical identity in James Welch's Winter in the blood -- pt. 2. Red power -- 3. Learning to feel : tribal experience in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony -- 4. Hearing the callout : American Indian political criticism -- Conclusion : Building cultural knowledge in the contemporary Native novel -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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