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Venture Funambulists: Composing Kings in Old and New Rajasthan

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

in Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents Bhat ballads featuring linguistically talented bards who dominate and control their lords and benefactors. Bhat praise of kings and patrons in their practice as well as in their ... More


EROTIC REPRESENTATION FROM MONTEVERDI TO MAE WEST

Derek B. Scott

in FROM THE EROTIC TO THE DEMONIC: On Critical Musicology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151961
eISBN:
9780199870394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151961.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines some of the conventions involved in representing the erotic in music, and reveals the ideological character of these conventions. The disparity and mutability uncovered by a ... More


Miracles and Murders: An Introductory Anthology of Breton Ballads

Mary-Ann Constantine and Éva Guillorel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266199
eISBN:
9780191851483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266199.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book offers an introduction to one of the most fascinating and little-known song traditions in Europe, the Breton gwerz or ballad. These narrative songs, collected in Western Brittany from the ... More


Women in the London Book Trade

Paula McDowell

in The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198183952
eISBN:
9780191674143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183952.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

Chapter 1 discusses women printers, publishers, booksellers, ballad-singers, hawkers, and other material producers and distributors of printed texts. It provides an overview of their commercial ... More


Making, Tracing, and Erasing Seditious Intentions

Paula McDowell

in The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198183952
eISBN:
9780191674143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183952.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

Chapter 2 turns to the material which forms the basis for the central argument of Part 1: that women printworkers were not merely the producers and distributors of other people's political ideas. As ... More


Singing the unspeakable

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

in Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song: From the Blues to the Baltic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262887
eISBN:
9780191734441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262887.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses narratives, which give coherence to the chaos of experience. The chapter begins by studying the gapped narrative, where cannibalism became a recurring theme of English songs ... More


‘God was in France all Friday’: incoherence from the inside

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

in Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song: From the Blues to the Baltic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262887
eISBN:
9780191734441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262887.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses a comparison of the scholarly criteria used to describe ‘nonsense’ with the attitudes of singers, in the mutually related areas of lexical corruption and narrative collapse. ... More


Sea-changes: minimal texts as regenerative forms

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

in Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song: From the Blues to the Baltic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262887
eISBN:
9780191734441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262887.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses minimal texts as regenerative forms. It attempts to show that short and fragmented song-forms have played a crucial part in some of the most stimulating approaches to the ... More


Forgetting as in(ter)vention: memory and context in very short songs

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

in Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song: From the Blues to the Baltic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262887
eISBN:
9780191734441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262887.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses memory and context in very short songs. Whenever a song is very short, the question of the failing memory of the source singer is always considered an issue. Instead of ... More


The Rise of a Local Opera form in east China, up to 1920

Jonathan P. J. Stock

in Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262733
eISBN:
9780191734502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Scholars of Shanghai opera accord their tradition, huju, a history of some two centuries or more, typically describing its rise in terms of a development from local traditions of folk song to ... More


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