Book Theatre and Ghosts

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  • Author : M. Luckhurst
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-07-15
  • ISBN : 1137345071
  • Pages : 228 pages

Download or read Theatre and Ghosts PDF, written by M. Luckhurst and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-07-15 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Theatre and Ghosts brings theatre and performance history into dialogue with the flourishing field of spectrality studies. Essays examine the histories and economies of the material operations of theatre, and the spectrality of performance and performer.

Book Hauntology

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  • Author : Merlin Coverley
  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books Ltd
  • Release : 2020-10-22
  • ISBN : 0857304216
  • Pages : 269 pages

Download or read Hauntology PDF, written by Merlin Coverley and published by Oldcastle Books Ltd. This book was released on 2020-10-22 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ghosts and spectres, the eerie and the occult. Why is contemporary culture so preoccupied by the supernatural, so captivated by the revenants of an earlier age, so haunted? The concept of Hauntology has evolved since first emerging in the 1990s, and has now entered the cultural mainstream as a shorthand for our new-found obsession with the recent past. But where does this term come from and what exactly does it mean? This book seeks to answer these questions by examining the history of our fascination with the uncanny from the golden age of the Victorian ghost story to the present day. From Dickens to Derrida, MR James to Mark Fisher; from the rise of Spiritualism to the folk horror revival, Hauntology traces our continuing engagement with these esoteric ideas. Moving between the literary and the theoretical, the visual and the political, Hauntology explores our nostalgia for the cultural artefacts of a past from which we seem unable to break free. Praise for Merlin Coverley 'This little book [Psychogeography] does exactly what an introduction should; it examines, explains, and whets the appetite' - Telegraph 'This succinct book is a definite first port ofcall for anyone interested in this most esotericof theories. A portmanteau of information,a pin-pointing of psychogeography's literaryimpact and standing, and a stimulating read' - 3:AM Magazine

Book Plato s Ghost

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  • Author : Nilofer Kaul
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release : 2021-11-10
  • ISBN : 1800130619
  • Pages : 250 pages

Download or read Plato s Ghost PDF, written by Nilofer Kaul and published by ISD LLC. This book was released on 2021-11-10 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Psychoanalytic encounters are filled with the unknowability of two unconscious minds meeting. Here one may forge a link that enables the process of meaning-making, or else it can become the space for destruction, perversion, evacuation, regression, and stasis. The area that lies between the mind of the analyst and that of the analysand is thus the liminal area of psychoanalysis - of growth, change, turbulence, as well as that of impasse, bastion, and failure. This latter could be what Bion meant by minus links. It seems that the primitive part of the mind is always looking for ways to evade psychic pain and emotional truth is always in peril. Analytic links are always fraught with danger. Minus links share with each other the quality of evading truth and therefore inhibiting emotional growth and the capacity to give meaning to experiences. Blind spots may be enabled by analytic allegiance to our particular schools, our inability to forge a technique in the face of the protomental apparatus which can breed arrogance, the complacencies of language, gaps between our theoretical allegiance and our technique, and, finally, all too often, our unwillingness and inability to get in touch with our true experience. Would it help to chronicle our quotidian failures? In these liminal moments, the links between analyst and analysand slide away from the emotional truth, rather than towards it. Nilofer Kaul presents these moments and explores the complex reasons behind them in a stunning debut work that questions the heart of analytic practice.

Book A History of Literature in the Caribbean

Download or read A History of Literature in the Caribbean PDF, written by A. James Arnold and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2001-07-23 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the first time the Dutch-speaking regions of the Caribbean and Suriname are brought into fruitful dialogue with another major American literature, that of the anglophone Caribbean. The results are as stimulating as they are unexpected. The editors have coordinated the work of a distinguished international team of specialists. Read separately or as a set of three volumes, the History of Literature in the Caribbean is designed to serve as the primary reference book in this area. The reader can follow the comparative evolution of a literary genre or plot the development of a set of historical problems under the appropriate heading for the English- or Dutch-speaking region. An extensive index to names and dates of authors and significant historical figures completes the volume. The subeditors bring to their respective specialty areas a wealth of Caribbeanist experience. Vera M. Kutzinski is Professor of English, American, and Afro-American Literature at Yale University. Her book Sugar’s Secrets: Race and The Erotics of Cuban Nationalism, 1993, treated a crucial subject in the romance of the Caribbean nation. Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger has been very active in Latin American and Caribbean literary criticism for two decades, first at the Free University in Berlin and later at the University of Maryland. The editor of A History of Literature in the Caribbean, A. James Arnold, is Professor of French at the University of Virginia, where he founded the New World Studies graduate program. Over the past twenty years he has been a pioneer in the historical study of the Négritude movement and its successors in the francophone Caribbean.

Book Imagined Futures

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  • Author : Max Saunders
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2019-10-22
  • ISBN : 0192564862
  • Pages : 448 pages

Download or read Imagined Futures PDF, written by Max Saunders and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-10-22 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study provides the first substantial history and analysis of the To-Day and To-Morrow series of 110 books, published by Kegan Paul Trench and Trübner (and E. P. Dutton in the USA) from 1923 to 1931, in which writers chose a topic, described its present, and predicted its future. Contributors included J. B. S. Haldane, Bertrand Russell, Vernon Lee, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, Sylvia Pankhurst, Hugh McDiarmid, James Jeans, J. D. Bernal, Winifred Holtby, André Maurois, and many others. The study combines a comprehensive account of its interest, history, and range with a discussion of its key concerns, tropes, and influence. The argument focuses on science and technology, not only as the subject of many of the volumes, but also as method—especially through the paradigm of the human sciences—applied to other disciplines; and as a source of metaphors for representing other domains. It also includes chapters on war, technology, cultural studies, and literature and the arts. This book aims to reinstate the series as a vital contribution to the writing of modernity, and to reappraise modernism's relation to the future, establishing a body of progressive writing which moves beyond the discourses of post-Darwinian degeneration and post-war disenchantment, projecting human futures rather than mythic or classical pasts. It also shows how, as a co-ordinated body of futurological writing, the series is also revealing about the nature and practices of modern futurology itself.

Book Ghost Criminology

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  • Author : Michael Fiddler
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2022-01-18
  • ISBN : 147984893X
  • Pages : pages

Download or read Ghost Criminology PDF, written by Michael Fiddler and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2022-01-18 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The haunting effects of crime, violence, and death in our history, memory, and media spaces From Abu Ghraib and Holocaust death camps to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and slave plantations, spaces where violent crimes have occurred can often become forever changed, or “haunted,” in the public imagination. In this volume, Michael Fiddler, Travis Linnemann, and Theo Kindynis bring together an interdisciplinary group of distinguished scholars to study this phenomenon, exploring the origins, theory, and methodology of ghost criminology. Featuring Jeff Ferrell, Michelle Brown, Eamon Carrabine, and other prominent scholars, Ghost Criminology takes us inside spaces where the worst crimes have imprinted themselves on our history, memory, and media spaces. Contributors explore a wide range of these hauntological topics from a criminological perspective, including the excavation of graffiti in the London underground, the phantom of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, VA, during the 2017 riots, and the ghostly evidentiary traces of crime in motel rooms. Ultimately, Fiddler, Kindynis, and Linnemann offer ghost criminology as another way of seeing, and better understanding, the lingering impact of violence, oppression, and history in today’s world. Ghost Criminology curates cutting-edge research to break exciting new terrain.

Book The Horror of Police

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  • Author : Travis Linnemann
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2022-09-06
  • ISBN : 1452967636
  • Pages : 301 pages

Download or read The Horror of Police PDF, written by Travis Linnemann and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2022-09-06 with total page 301 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unmasks the horrors of a social order reproduced and maintained by the violence of police Year after year the crisis churns: graft and corruption, violence and murder, riot cops and armored vehicles claim city streets. Despite promises of reform, police operate with impunity, unaccountable to law. In The Horror of Police, Travis Linnemann asks why, with this open record of violence and corruption, policing remains for so many the best, perhaps only means of security in an insecure world. Drawing on the language and texts of horror fiction, Linnemann recasts the police not only as self-proclaimed “monster fighters” but as monsters themselves, a terrifying force set loose in the world. Purposefully misreading a collection of everyday police stories (TV cop dramas, detective fiction, news media accounts, the direct words of police) not as morality tales of innocence avenged and order restored but as horror, Linnemann reveals the monstrous violence at the heart of liberal social order. The Horror of Police shows that police violence is not a deviation but rather a deliberate and permanent fixture of U.S. “law and order.” Only when viewed through the refracted motif of horror stories, Linnemann argues, can we begin to reckon the limits of police and imagine a world without them.

Book Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  Vol 1

Download or read Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 1 PDF, written by R. Reginald and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2010-09 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Book The Cultural Construction of Monstrous Children

Download or read The Cultural Construction of Monstrous Children PDF, written by Simon Bacon and published by Anthem Press. This book was released on 2020-09-30 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cultural Construction of Monstrous Children raises important questions at the heart of society and culture, and through an interdisciplinary, trans-cultural analysis presents important findings on socio-cultural representations and embodiments of the child and childhood. At the start of the 21st, new anxieties constellate around the child and childhood, while older concerns have re-emerged, mutated, and grown stronger. But as historical analysis shows, they have been ever-present concerns. This innovative and interdisciplinary collection of essays considers examples of monstrous children since the 16th century to the present, spanning real-life and popular culture, to exhibit the manifestation of the Western cultural anxiety around the problematic, anomalous child as naughty, dangerous, or just plain evil. The book takes an inter- and multidisciplinary approach, drawing upon fields as diverse as sociology, psychology, film, and literature, to study the role of the child and childhood within contemporary Western culture and to see the historic ways in which each discipline intersects and influences the other.

Book St  James Guide to Horror  Ghost   Gothic Writers

Download or read St James Guide to Horror Ghost Gothic Writers PDF, written by David Pringle and published by St. James Guide to Writers Ser. This book was released on 1998 with total page 774 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a companion volume to St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers, this volume concentrates "on those types of fiction which may be labelled as horror novels, dark fantasies, ghost stories, gothic novels, tales of terror, supernatural fictions, occult fantasies, black-magic stories, psychological thrillers, tales of unease, "grand-guignol" shockers, creepy stories, shudder-pulp fictions, "contes cruels," uncanny stories, macabre fictions and weird tales."--Editor's note, p. ix.

Book Marx s Ghost

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  • Author : Thomas C. Patterson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-08-06
  • ISBN : 1000181871
  • Pages : 220 pages

Download or read Marx s Ghost PDF, written by Thomas C. Patterson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-08-06 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did our current society come into being and how is it similar to as well as different from its predecessors? These key questions have transfixed archaeologists, anthropologists and historians for decades and strike at the very heart of intellectual debate across a wide range of disciplines. Yet scant attention has been given to the key thinkers and theoretical traditions that have shaped these debates and the conclusions to which they have given rise. This pioneering book explores the profound influence of one such thinker - Karl Marx - on the course of twentieth-century archaeology. Patterson reveals how Australian archaeologist V. Gordon Childe in the late 1920s was the first to synthesize discourses from archaeologists, sociologists, and Marxists to produce a corpus of provocative ideas. He analyzes how these ideas were received and rejected, and moves on to consider such important developments as the emergence of a new archaeology in the 1960s and an explicitly Marxist strand of archaeology in the 1970s. Specific attention is given to the discussion arenas of the 1990s, where archaeologists of differing theoretical perspectives debated issues of historic specificity, social transformation, and inter-regional interaction. How did the debates in the 1990s pave the way for historical archaeologists to investigate the interconnections of class, gender, ethnicity, and race? In what ways did archaeologists make use of Marxist concepts such as contradiction and exploitation, and how did they apply Marxist analytical categories to their work? How did varying theoretical groups critique one another and how did they overturn or build upon past generational theories?Marxs Ghost: Conversations with Archaeologists provides an accessible guide to the theoretical arguments that have influenced the development of Anglophone archaeology from the 1930s onwards. It will prove to be indispensable for archaeologists, historians, anthropologists, and social and cultural theor

Book Minor Genres in Postcolonial Literatures

Download or read Minor Genres in Postcolonial Literatures PDF, written by Delphine Munos and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-06-05 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Moving beyond the postcolonial literature field’s traditional focus on the novel, this book shines a light on the "minor" genres in which postcolonial issues are also explored. The contributors examine the intersection of generic issues with postcolonial realities in regions such as South Africa, Nigeria, New Zealand, Indonesia, Australia, the United Kingdon, and the Caribbean. These "minor" genres include crime fiction, letter writing, radio plays, poetry, the novel in verse and short stories, as well as blogs and essays. The volume closes with Robert Antoni’s discussion of his use of the vernacular and digital resources in As Flies to Whatless Boys (2013), and suggests that "major" genres might yield new webs of meaning when digital media are mobilized with a view to creating new forms of hybridity and multiplicity that push genre boundaries. In focusing on underrepresented and understudied genres, this book pays justice to the multiplicity of the field of postcolonial studies and gives voice to certain literary traditions within which the novel occupies a less central position. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing.

Book Gauguin s Ghost Story

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  • Author : Antony J Stowers
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2019-03-20
  • ISBN : 0244169888
  • Pages : 248 pages

Download or read Gauguin s Ghost Story PDF, written by Antony J Stowers and published by This book was released on 2019-03-20 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ghost of French painter Paul Gauguin finds temporary sanctuary in the imagination of obscure British writer Antony J Stowers.

Book Ghost Protocol

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  • Author : Carlos Rojas
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2016-08-05
  • ISBN : 0822374021
  • Pages : 264 pages

Download or read Ghost Protocol PDF, written by Carlos Rojas and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2016-08-05 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Even as China is central to the contemporary global economy, its socialist past continues to shape its capitalist present. This volume's contributors see contemporary China as haunted by the promises of capitalism, the institutional legacy of the Maoist regime, and the spirit of Marxist resistance. China's development does not result from historical imperatives or deliberate economic strategies, but from the effects of discrete practices the contributors call protocols, which stem from an overlapping mix of socialist and capitalist institutional strategies, political procedures, legal regulations, religious rituals, and everyday practices. Analyzing the process of urbanization and the ways marginalized communities and migrant workers are positioned in relation to the transforming social landscape, the contributors show how these protocols constitute the Chinese national imaginary while opening spaces for new emancipatory possibilities. Offering a nuanced theory of contemporary China's hybrid political economy, Ghost Protocol situates China's development at the juncture between the world as experienced and the world as imagined. Contributors. Yomi Braester, Alexander Des Forges, Kabzung, Rachel Leng, Ralph A. Litzinger, Lisa Rofel, Carlos Rojas, Bryan Tilt, Robin Visser, Biao Xiang, Emily T. Yeh

Book The British Architect

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Book Popular Ghosts

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  • Author : Maria del Pilar Blanco
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2010-04-01
  • ISBN : 1441164014
  • Pages : 357 pages

Download or read Popular Ghosts PDF, written by Maria del Pilar Blanco and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 357 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Located in the ambivalent realm between life and death, ghosts have always inspired cultural fascination as well as theoretical consideration.

Book City Visions

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  • Author : David Bell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-10-08
  • ISBN : 1317881575
  • Pages : 280 pages

Download or read City Visions PDF, written by David Bell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-08 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of the latest work on the city, presenting contemporary theories, methods and perspectives in an accessible format for upper-level undergraduates and postgraduates in geography, cultural studies and sociology.