Book Venetian Views  Venetian Blinds

Download or read Venetian Views Venetian Blinds PDF, written by Manfred Pfister and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 1999 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Half a millennium of English and American fantasies of Venice: this collection of essays by leading critics in the field explores the continued and continuing fascination of travellers, writers, artists, theatre workers and film makers with the amphibious and ambiguous city in the lagoon. There is hardly another place in Europe that has become so much of a palimpsest, inscribed with the fantasies, the dreams and nightmares of generations of foreigners, and this turns Venetian Views, Venetian Blinds into a particularly pertinent case study of the ways cultural difference within Europe is experienced, enacted and constructed. The essays range across five centuries - from the Renaissance to our postmodern present, from Shakespeare and his contemporary Coryate to recent novels, detective fiction and films - and, in contrast to previous studies focussing on the Grand Tour, they emphasise more recent developments and how they continue or disrupt traditional ways of perceiving - or being blind to! - Venice.

Book Venetian Views  Venetian Blinds

Download or read Venetian Views Venetian Blinds PDF, written by Manfred Pfister and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 1999 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Half a millennium of English and American fantasies of Venice: this collection of essays by leading critics in the field explores the continued and continuing fascination of travellers, writers, artists, theatre workers and film makers with the amphibious and ambiguous city in the lagoon. There is hardly another place in Europe that has become so much of a palimpsest, inscribed with the fantasies, the dreams and nightmares of generations of foreigners, and this turns Venetian Views, Venetian Blinds into a particularly pertinent case study of the ways cultural difference within Europe is experienced, enacted and constructed. The essays range across five centuries - from the Renaissance to our postmodern present, from Shakespeare and his contemporary Coryate to recent novels, detective fiction and films - and, in contrast to previous studies focussing on the Grand Tour, they emphasise more recent developments and how they continue or disrupt traditional ways of perceiving - or being blind to! - Venice.

Book Visions of Venice in Shakespeare

Download or read Visions of Venice in Shakespeare PDF, written by Laura Tosi and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-03 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite the growing critical relevance of Shakespeare's two Venetian plays and a burgeoning bibliography on both The Merchant of Venice and Othello, few books have dealt extensively with the relationship between Shakespeare and Venice. Setting out to offer new perspectives to a traditional topic, this timely collection fills a gap in the literature, addressing the new historical, political and economic questions that have been raised in the last few years. The essays in this volume consider Venice a real as well as symbolic landscape that needs to be explored in its multiple resonances, both in Shakespeare's historical context and in the later tradition of reconfiguring one of the most represented cities in Western culture. Shylock and Othello are there to remind us of the dark sides of the myth of Venice, and of the inescapable fact that the issues raised in the Venetian plays are tremendously topical; we are still haunted by these theatrical casualties of early modern multiculturalism.

Book Venice and the Cultural Imagination

Download or read Venice and the Cultural Imagination PDF, written by Michael O'Neill and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-10-06 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the era of the Grand Tour, Venice was the cultural jewel in the crown of Europe and the epitome of decadence. This edited collection of eleven essays draws on a range of disciplines and approaches to ask how Venice’s appeal has affected Western culture since 1800.

Book Shakespeare and Venice

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  • Author : Graham Holderness
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-04-01
  • ISBN : 1317056310
  • Pages : 287 pages

Download or read Shakespeare and Venice PDF, written by Graham Holderness and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare and Venice is the first book length study to describe and chronicle the mythology of Venice that was formulated in the Middle Ages and has persisted in fiction and film to the present day. Graham Holderness focuses specifically on how that mythology was employed by Shakespeare to explore themes of conversion, change, and metamorphosis. Identifying and outlining the materials having to do with Venice which might have been available to Shakespeare, Holderness provides a full historical account of past and present Venetian myths and of the city's relationship with both Judaism and Islam. Holderness also provides detailed readings of both The Merchant of Venice and of Othello against these mythical and historical dimensions, and concludes with discussion of Venice's relevance to both the modern world and to the past.

Book The Travel Writings of Marguerite Blessington

Download or read The Travel Writings of Marguerite Blessington PDF, written by Aneta Lipska and published by Anthem Press. This book was released on 2017-06 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book derives from the conviction that Marguerite Blessington (1788–1849) merits scholarly attention as a travel writer, and thus offers the first detailed analysis of Blessington’s four travel books: ‘A Tour in The Isle of Wight, in the Autumn of 1820’ (1822), ‘Journal of a Tour through the Netherlands to Paris in 1821’ (1822), ‘The Idler in Italy’ (1839) and ‘The Idler in France’ (1841). It argues that travelling and travel writing provided Blessington with endless opportunities to reshape her public personae, demonstrating that her predilection for self-fashioning was related to the various tendencies in tourism and literature as well as the changing aesthetic and social trends in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Book Destination Marketing

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  • Author : Metin Kozak
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-10-23
  • ISBN : 1317517814
  • Pages : 192 pages

Download or read Destination Marketing PDF, written by Metin Kozak and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-10-23 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book advances the current literature on destination marketing by using innovative up-to-date case studies from a wide geographical representation. The contributors examine new methods and marketing approaches used within the field through a combination of theoretical and practical approaches. With discussions of topics including image, branding, attractions and competitiveness, the chapters in this volume offer new insight into contemporary developments such as medical tourism, Islamic tourism and film-induced tourism. Presenting detailed findings and a range of methodologies, ranging from surveys to travel writings and ethnography, this book will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners in the fields of tourism and marketing.

Book Jewish Theatre  A Global View

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  • Author : Edna Nahshon
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2009-07-30
  • ISBN : 9047426819
  • Pages : 324 pages

Download or read Jewish Theatre A Global View PDF, written by Edna Nahshon and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2009-07-30 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While a frequently used term, Jewish Theatre has become a contested concept that defies precise definition. Is it theatre by Jews? For Jews? About Jews? Though there are no easy answers for these questions, Jewish Theatre: A Global View, contributes greatly to the conversation by offering an impressive collection of original essays written by an international cadre of noted scholars from Europe, the United States, and Israel. The essays discuss historical and current texts and performance practices, covering a wide gamut of genres and traditions.

Book Don t Look Now

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  • Author : Jessica Gildersleeve
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release : 2017-10-31
  • ISBN : 1800347138
  • Pages : 90 pages

Download or read Don t Look Now PDF, written by Jessica Gildersleeve and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2017-10-31 with total page 90 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now (1973) has been called "a ghost story for adults." This book argues for it as a particular kind of horror film that depends on the narrative of trauma. Jessica Gildersleeve positions Don't Look Now within a discourse of midcentury anxiety narratives and identifies it as a hinge between literature and film of the 1970s.

Book Venice

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  • Author : Margaret Plant
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2002-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780300083866
  • Pages : 576 pages

Download or read Venice PDF, written by Margaret Plant and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2002-01-01 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Margaret Plant presents a wide-ranging cultural history of the city from the fall of the Republic in 1797, until 1997, showing how it has changed and adapted and how perceptions of it have shaped its reality.

Book Thomas Mann s Death in Venice

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  • Author : Ellis Shookman
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN : 157113056X
  • Pages : 325 pages

Download or read Thomas Mann s Death in Venice PDF, written by Ellis Shookman and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2003 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Study of the critical reception of one of the most famous and widely read works of modern literature.

Book The Politics of Iconoclasm

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  • Author : James Noyes
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2013-09-10
  • ISBN : 0857734318
  • Pages : 256 pages

Download or read The Politics of Iconoclasm PDF, written by James Noyes and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-09-10 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From false idols and graven images to the tombs of kings and the shrines of capitalism, the targeted destruction of cities, sacred sites and artefacts for religious, political or nationalistic reasons is central to our cultural legacy. This book examines the different traditions of image-breaking in Christianity and Islam as well as their development into nominally secular movements and paints a vivid, scholarly picture of a culture of destruction encompassing Protestantism, Wahhabism, and Nationalism. Beginning with a comparative account of Calvinist Geneva and Wahhabi Mecca, The Politics of Iconoclasm explores the religious and political agendas behind acts of image-breaking and their relation to nationhood and state-building. From sixteenth-century Geneva to urban developments in Mecca today, The Politics of Iconoclasm explores the history of image-breaking, the culture of violence and its paradoxical roots in the desire for renewal. Examining these dynamics of nationhood, technology, destruction and memory, a historical journey is described in which the temple is razed and replaced by the machine.

Book William Shakespeare s the Merchant of Venice

Download or read William Shakespeare s the Merchant of Venice PDF, written by Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2010 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is a richly complicated and, to some, a deeply;disturbing work.

Book Post Empire Imaginaries

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  • Author : Barbara Buchenau
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2015-07-28
  • ISBN : 900430228X
  • Pages : 501 pages

Download or read Post Empire Imaginaries PDF, written by Barbara Buchenau and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2015-07-28 with total page 501 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Barbara Buchenau and Virginia Richter’s Post-Empire Imaginaries? Anglophone Literature, History, and the Demise of Empires explores the legacies of different empires across various media, focusing on the spatial, temporal, and critical dimensions of what the editors term the post-empire imaginary.

Book Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance

Download or read Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance PDF, written by Michele Marrapodi and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance investigates the works of Shakespeare and his fellow dramatists from within the context of the European Renaissance and, more specifically, from within the context of Italian cultural, dramatic, and literary traditions, with reference to the impact and influence of classical, coeval, and contemporary culture. In contrast to previous studies, the critical perspectives pursued in this volume’s tripartite organization take into account a wider European intertextual dimension and, above all, an ideological interpretation of the 'aesthetics' or 'politics' of intertextuality. Contributors perceive the presence of the Italian world in early modern England not as a traditional treasure trove of influence and imitation, but as a potential cultural force, consonant with complex processes of appropriation, transformation, and ideological opposition through a continuous dialectical interchange of compliance and subversion.

Book J M W  Turner and the Subject of History

Download or read J M W Turner and the Subject of History PDF, written by Leo Costello and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: J.M.W. Turner and the Subject of History is an in-depth consideration of the artist's complex response to the challenge of creating history paintings in the early nineteenth century. Structured around the linked themes of making and unmaking, of creation and destruction, this book examines how Turner's history paintings reveal changing notions of individual and collective identity at a time when the British Empire was simultaneously developing and fragmenting. Turner similarly emerges as a conflicted subject, one whose artistic modernism emerged out of a desire to both continue and exceed his eighteenth-century aesthetic background by responding to the altered political and historical circumstances of the nineteenth century.

Book Reading the  new  Literatures in a Postcolonial Era

Download or read Reading the new Literatures in a Postcolonial Era PDF, written by English Association and published by DS Brewer. This book was released on 2000 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays on the contribution of African, Caribbean, Asian and diaspora writers to 'English' literature.