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Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

by Bright Summaries

<b>In this clear and detailed reading guide, we’ve done all the hard work for you!</b><br><b><br></b><i>Girl with a Pearl Earring</i> by Tracy Chevalier is a fascinating novel set in 17th century Delft, in which the fictitious story of one of ...

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Global Melodrama

Nation, Body, and History in Contemporary Film

by Professor Carla Marcantonio

<p >Melodrama manipulates us to feel deeply about the structures that ground our experience of the world: our bodies, the family, the home, and the nation. For this reason, melodrama is a narrative and aesthetic form employed to sustain the ...

ISBN: 9781137528216

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Gothic Science Fiction

1818 to the Present

by Sian MacArthur

<SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic">Gothic Science Fiction</SPAN> is a comprehensive account of the rise of a fascinating genre that has grown out of the Gothic. From the dark and mysterious world of mad scientists to the horrors and terrors ...

ISBN: 9781137389282

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Hitchcock & the Anxiety of Authorship

by Leslie H. Abramson

<EM>Hitchcock and the Anxiety of Authorship</EM> examines issues of cinema authorship engaged by and dynamized within the director's films. A unique study of self-reflexivity in Hitchcock's work from his earliest English silents to his final ...

ISBN: 9781137309716

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Hollywood on the Tiber

by Kieran Somers

<p>It’s never been that kind of life for Max Pellegrino, a little-known Italian actor who plies his trade in the dubbing industry and secretly pines for a film career that has never been realised. But when one of the Hollywood stars he voices ...

ISBN: 9781782378549

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Humor, Entertainment, and Popular Culture during World War I

by Clémentine Tholas-Disset & Karen A. Ritzenhoff

<p >Humor and entertainment were vital to the war effort during World War I. While entertainment provided relief to soldiers in the trenches, it also built up support for the war effort on the home front. Recreational activities or artistic ...

ISBN: 9781137436412

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Hybrid Heritage on Screen

The ‘Raj Revival’ in the Thatcher Era

by Elena Oliete-Aldea

<p >Conflicts in terms of cultural and ethnic identities characterise the increasingly multi-cultural and globalised societies of our time. In Great Britain, the 'Thatcher decade' marked a watershed in British society, bringing about important ...

ISBN: 9781137463982

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Imaging the City

Art, Creative Practices and Media Speculations

by Edward M. Clift & Kevin O'Brien

<p>Imaging the City brings together the work of designers, artists, dancers, and media specialists to investigate how we perceive the city, how we imagine it, how we experience it, and how we might better design it. Steve Hawley, Edward M. ...

ISBN: 9781783205592

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Imagining the Byzantine Past

The Perception of History in the Illustrated Manuscripts of Skylitzes and Manasses

by Elena N. Boeck

<p>Two lavish, illustrated histories confronted and contested the Byzantine model of empire. The Madrid Skylitzes was created at the court of Roger II of Sicily in the mid-twelfth century. The Vatican Manasses was produced for Ivan Alexander of ...

ISBN: 9781316379431

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Inhumanities

Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture

by David B. Dennis

<p>Inhumanities is an unprecedented account of the ways Nazi Germany manipulated and mobilized European literature, philosophy, painting, sculpture and music in support of its ideological ends. David B. Dennis shows how, based on belief that the

ISBN: 9781139564489

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Irish Drama in Poland

Staging and Reception, 1900–1979

by Barry Keane

<p>With a forword by Michael Cronin. Irish Drama in Poland is the first book to broadly assess Irish drama’s impact on both Poland’s theatrical world and its cultural and literary heritage in the twentieth century. With a wide-ranging analysis, ...

ISBN: 9781783206100

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Irish Stereotypes in Vaudeville, 1865-1905

by Jennifer Mooney

Vaudeville is often viewed as the source of some of the crudest Irish stereotypes - violent, drunken men and ignorant, unfeminine women - that served to position the Irish immigrant in America as the antithesis of native-born American citizens. ...

ISBN: 9781137476586

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Kahlo

by Gerry Souter

<p>Behind Frida Kahlo s portraits, lies the story of her life - a body of work drawn from cries of anger and fury, blended into a potent, and artistically exceptional, combination. At six years of age, she suffered a bout of polio, and she was ...

ISBN: 9781781606087

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Klee

by Donald Wigal

<p>"This book is an irresistible addition to those interested in the art of Paul Klee. An emblematic figure of the early 20th century, Paul Klee participated in avant-garde movements in Germany and Switzerland.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781781606285

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Late Style and its Discontents

Essays in art, literature, and music

by Gordon McMullan & Sam Smiles

<p>'Late style' is a critical term routinely deployed to characterise the work of selected authors, composers, and creative artists as they enter their last phase of production—often, but not only, in old age. Taken at face value, this ...

ISBN: 9780191091247

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Learn Drawing Quickly

by Sharon Finmark

<p>A practical book with simple excercises showing the basics of drawing. Learning to draw is quicker and easier than you might think. This practical and concise book contains simple exercises and techniques to encourage you to start drawing, ...

ISBN: 9781849943956

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Leaving Earth

by Dr. Jane Grant, Dr Ian Crawford, Dr Katherine Joy & others

<p>As an artist Jane Grant is curious working with sound, moving images and drawings. She asks questions. Questions that investigate human behaviour, experimenting through sound and vision, in order to record and draw attention to everyday ...

ISBN: 9781841024042

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Making Culture Count

The Politics of Cultural Measurement

by Dr Lachlan MacDowall, Dr Marnie Badham, Dr Emma Blomkamp & others

Culture and cultural development are now internationally recognised as important dimensions of contemporary governance and public policy. The production of accurate and relevant data has become central to cultural policy and how the cultural ...

ISBN: 9781137464590

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Manifold Mirrors

The Crossing Paths of the Arts and Mathematics

by Felipe Cucker

<p>Most works of art, whether illustrative, musical or literary, are created subject to a set of constraints. In many (but not all) cases, these constraints have a mathematical nature, for example, the geometric transformations governing the ...

ISBN: 9781107356993

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Michelangelo

by Eugène Müntz

<p>The name Michelangelo instantly conjures up the Sistine Chapel, the David, the Pieta and countless other great works. In his History of Italian Painting, the French writer Stendhal remarked that, between Greek antiquity and Michelangelo ...

ISBN: 9781781606124

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