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Nina Sadur (1950– )

Catriona Kelly

in A History of Russian Women's Writing 1820–1992

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159643
eISBN:
9780191673665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159643.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses Nina Sadur and several of her works. Sadur is considered as one of three writers who is currently successful in establishing their own ground, the others being Larisa Vaneeva ... More


The Lambeth Apocalypse: Reading, Viewing, and ‘Internalizing’ the Book of Revelation in the Thirteenth Century

Natasha O'Hear

in Contrasting Images of the Book of Revelation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Art: A Case Study in Visual Exegesis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590100
eISBN:
9780191725678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590100.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 1 presents the Lambeth Apocalypse Manuscript (hereafter Lambeth) as a key example of the thirteenth‐century Anelo‐Norman illustrated Apocalypse devotional manuscript tradition. This ... More


Artistic Roots of Arab Cinema

Viola Shafik

in Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160653
eISBN:
9781936190096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160653.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Traditional Islamic principles of representation have rarely been applied to Arab cinema. The colorful non-spatial painting of miniatures and the ornamental rhythms of the arabesque, basically ... More


The Task of Translation in Catullus 64

Elizabeth Marie Young

in Translation as Muse: Poetic Translation in Catullus's Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226279916
eISBN:
9780226280080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280080.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Catullus’s poem 64 (a miniature epic or epyllion), though original by modern standards, is shot through with forms of translation that were common at Rome, in particular what ... More


PETER CHILD (b. 1953)Emily Dickinson Songs (1998): Texts by Emily Dickinson

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter describes seven miniatures created by Peter Child. These songs are written in an accessibly ‘neo-tonal’ idiom. Here, lean, nimble, relatively undemanding vocal lines are supported, and ... More


PETER DICKINSON (b. 1934)Extravaganzas (1963–1969): Texts by Gregory Corso

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0024
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter examines Peter Dickinson’s Extravaganzas. This brief cycle is set to ironically humorous, occasionally disturbing texts by the American beat poet Gregory Corso. Highly entertaining and ... More


LOU HARRISON (1917–2003)May Rain (1941): Text by Elsa Gidlow

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0035
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter considers May Rain, a miniature by Lou Harrison, one of the great pioneers of American music. This is an ideal introduction to an ‘advanced’ or ‘experimental’ idiom that poses few ... More


THEA MUSGRAVE (b. 1928)A Suite o’Bairnsangs (1953): Text by Maurice Lindsay

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0061
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter discusses Thea Musgrave's settings of nursery rhymes from her native Scotland. The poems are aptly projected, in music of an approachable style, with some rhythmic quirks, all in an ... More


KATE ROMANO (b. 1971)Who Killed Cock Robin? (1999): Text: Traditional

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0073
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter discusses a miniature cycle by Kate Romano. In Who Killed Cock Robin? Romano sets the six verses of a much-loved nursery rhyme with consummate flair, writing for soprano with innate ... More


Portraits in Stone

Jennifer Van Horn

in Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469629568
eISBN:
9781469629582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629568.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Elite residents of Charleston, South Carolina, sought a unique means of memorializing their dead: gravestones embellished with bust-length depictions of the deceased. Commissioned from stone carvers ... More


Trial and Error in the Village Economy

S. Ilan Troen

in Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs, and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094831
eISBN:
9780300128000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094831.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses how miniature commonwealths could not survive without a solid economic basis. Indeed, settlements were rarely profitable in the short term. Their establishment and viability ... More


Milton’s Map of Liberty

Katarzyna Lecky

in Pocket Maps and Public Poetry in the English Renaissance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198834694
eISBN:
9780191872778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834694.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 5 turns to Milton’s exploration of custom as it informs Britain’s ancient territories of civic liberty in A Maske Presented at Ludlow Castle (1637/45). Milton’s poetic map of the uneasy lands ... More


Conclusions and the Legacy of the Jalayirids

Patrick Wing

in The Jalayirids: Dynastic State Formation in the Mongol Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402255
eISBN:
9781474418843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402255.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter provides an overview of the history of Jalayirid patronage of miniature painting and book illustration. The question of a “Jalayirid school” of painting is most persistent legacy of the ... More


History in Miniature

Clare Pettitt

in Serial Forms: The Unfinished Project of Modernity, 1815-1848

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198830429
eISBN:
9780191894688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830429.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 6, ‘History in Miniature’, focuses on the weekly illustrated miscellanies of the 1820s and 1830s to see how they presented the past and created a sense of virtual historicity for a new ... More


Musical Realism Reconsidered: The Rural Miniature and Representation

Joshua S. Walden

in Sounding Authentic: The Rural Miniature and Musical Modernism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199334667
eISBN:
9780199369409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334667.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines theories of genre in order to define the musical genre of the rural miniature. It identifies the typical melodic, harmonic, formal, and rhythmic elements associated with the ... More


From Phrase Structure to Form: The Balletto

Megan Kaes Long

in Hearing Homophony: Tonal Expectation at the Turn of the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190851903
eISBN:
9780190851934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851903.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The balletto unfolds on a uniquely small scale: many balletti can be performed in less than a minute. The genre’s brevity supports a number of perceptual benefits that train listeners to attend to ... More


Miniature Pleasures: On Watching Films on an iPhone

Martine Beugnet

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Martine Beugnet, responds to the common complaint that watching movies on a smartphone is ‘uncinematic’, and investigates precisely the cinematicity particular to such ... More


Wall Paintings

Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi

in Fathpur Sikri Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198084037
eISBN:
9780199082568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198084037.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History

The harsh monotony of the red stone surfaces has been mellowed by the instrument of covering the surfaces of imperial buildings with decorations in the form of frescoes and murals. The wall paintings ... More


Introduction: Shaking Hands

Shahzad Bashir

in Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231144919
eISBN:
9780231517607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231144919.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to present a view of the Persianate social and religious world during the approximate period 1300–1500 ce, by focusing on corporeal ... More


The Throne of Time: The Painted Miracles of the Saint Emperor

A. Azfar Moin

in The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160377
eISBN:
9780231504713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160377.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores Jahangir's—Akbar's heir—innovations to messianic kingship, which were in the form of sacred art. It is well acknowledged that painting was an important medium for Jahangir, one ... More


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