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Introduction. Overview of the Contemporary Theory of Dreaming

Ernest Hartmann

in The Nature and Functions of Dreaming

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751778
eISBN:
9780199863419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751778.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to put together various studies on dreaming into one coherent theory. It then presents the study's main conclusions, which ... More


Disability and the Posthuman: Bodies, Technology and Cultural Futures

Stuart Murray

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621648
eISBN:
9781800341159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621648.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Disability and the Posthuman is the first study to analyse cultural representations and deployments of disability as they interact with posthumanist theories of technology and embodiment. Working ... More


ReFocus: The Films of Pedro Costa: Producing and Consuming Contemporary Art Cinema

Nuno Barradas Jorge

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474444538
eISBN:
9781474481106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444538.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This is the first English-language study of internationally acclaimed Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa, examining the cultural, production and exhibition contexts of his feature films, shorts and ... More


Humour in Contemporary France: Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions

Jonathan Ervine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620511
eISBN:
9781789629811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620511.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This timely study sheds new light on debates about humour and multiculturalism in France, and is the first monograph about multiculturalism and humour in France to be published in either English or ... More


Above Sea: Contemporary art, urban culture, and the fashioning of global Shanghai

Jenny Lin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526132604
eISBN:
9781526139047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526132604.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Shanghai, long known as mainland China’s most cosmopolitan metropolis, has recently re-emerged as a global capital. Above sea: Contemporary art, urban culture, and the fashioning of global Shanghai ... More


The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

Benjamin Noys

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638635
eISBN:
9780748671915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638635.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book aims to rehabilitate a thinking of negativity within and against the usual forms of contemporary Continental Theory. It identifies and presents an analysis of the dominant tone of ... More


Animal Writing: Storytelling, Selfhood and the Limits of Empathy

Danielle Sands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439039
eISBN:
9781474476881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439039.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Reading contemporary fiction and philosophy alongside each other, Animal Writingproposes a thinking of and with animals which brings together critical and affective approaches. Aspiring to a critical ... More


Minorities in the Contemporary Egyptian Novel

Mary Youssef

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474415415
eISBN:
9781474449755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415415.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book examines questions of identity, nationalism, and marginalization in the contemporary Egyptian novel from a postcolonial lens. Under colonial rule, the Egyptian novel invoked a sovereign ... More


Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora

Jorge Duany (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400905
eISBN:
9781683401193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400905.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book delves into several defining moments of Cuba’s artistic evolution from a multidisciplinary perspective, including art history, architecture, photography, history, literary criticism, and ... More


Beyond Return: Genre and Cultural Politics in Contemporary French Fiction

Lucas Hollister

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786942180
eISBN:
9781789623642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942180.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Beyond Return examines how popular literary forms have been politicized or could be productively repoliticized in the literary period that we have called the contemporary (roughly: since 1980). In ... More


Fred Forest's Utopia: Media Art and Activism

Michael F. Leruth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036498
eISBN:
9780262339926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036498.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This book introduces readers to the iconoclastic work of the French media artist Fred Forest. A pioneer in the fields of video art in the 1960s and internet art in the 1990s, and cofounder of the ... More


Reading the Signs of the Times

Amy Johnson Frykholm

in Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the way that readers use the Left Behind series to “read” and understand contemporary culture and the signs of the end of the world. Drawing on a wide range of beliefs and ... More


What Forms Can Do: The Work of Form in 20th- and 21st- Century French Literature and Thought

Patrick Crowley and Shirley Jordan (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620658
eISBN:
9781789623918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620658.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The chapters in this book respond to important questions about the formal properties of French literary texts and the agency of form. A central feature of twentieth- and twenty-first century French ... More


Geographies of Cubanidad: Place, Race, and Musical Performance in Contemporary Cuba

Rebecca M. Bodenheimer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462395
eISBN:
9781626746886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462395.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Derived from the nationalist writings of José Martí, the concept of Cubanidad (Cubanness) has always imagined a unified hybrid nation where racial difference is nonexistent and nationality trumps all ... More


Artmaking in the Age of Global Capitalism: Visual Practices, Philosophy, Politics

Jan Bryant

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456944
eISBN:
9781474476867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456944.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

What strategies are visual artists and filmmakers using to criticise the social and economic conditions shaping our particular historical moment? This question is answered by considering the methods ... More


The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Kishwar Rizvi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621166
eISBN:
9781469624952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621166.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Transnational Mosque is the first book-length study to provide a nuanced understanding of the role of mosques in the construction of Muslim identity through the lens of their political, ... More


Epilogue: “Appointments to Keep in the Past”

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In these closing pages I look at W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz and consider the possible afterlife of the outward turn, of the prolonged existence of a technique after its period of emergence and ... More


Japan: The Precarious Future

Anne Allison (ed.)

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

In Japan: The Precarious Future, a group of distinguished scholars of Japanese economics, politics, law, and society examine the various roads that might lie ahead for this East Asian nation. Will ... More


The Synthetic Proposition: Conceptualism and the Political Referent in Contemporary Art

Nizan Shaked

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992750
eISBN:
9781526128171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992750.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The synthetic proposition: Conceptualism and the political referent in contemporary art examines the impact of Civil Rights, Black Power, the student, feminist and the sexual-liberty movements on ... More


Pound's Savage Ratios

Vincent Sherry

in The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter follows the development of Ezra Pound's modernist poetry as it responds to the culture of Great War Britain. As an American in London, Pound is alert to the postures of the partisan ... More


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