♥ Book Title : After Representation?
☯ Full Synopsis : "After Representation? explores one of the major issues in Holocaust studiesùthe intersection of memory and ethics in artistic expression, particularly within literature. As experts in the study of literature and culture, the scholars in this collection examine the shifting cultural contexts for Holocaust representation and reveal how writersùwhether they write as witnesses to the Holocaust or at an imaginative distance from the Nazi genocideùarticulate the shadowy borderline between fact and fiction, between event and expression, and between the condition of life endured in atrocity and the hope of a meaningful existence. What imaginative literature brings to the study of the Holocaust is an ability to test the limits of language and its conventions. After Representation? moves beyond the suspicion of representation and explores the changing meaning of the Holocaust for different generations, audiences, and contexts."Article| R. Clifton Spargo| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Violent Affect
☯ Full Synopsis : "Countering previous studies of violent images based on representational and, consequently, moralistic assumptions, which, the author argues, inevitably reinforce the very violence they critique. He explains how violent images work upon the world."Article| Marco Abel| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Violent Embrace
☯ Full Synopsis : "Instead of asking questions about the symbolic meaning or underlying "truth" of a work of art, renée c. hoogland is concerned with the actual "work" that it does in the world (whether intentionally or not). Why do we find ourselves in tears in front of an abstract painting? Why do some cartoons of the prophet Muhammad generate worldwide political outrage? What, in other words, is the compelling force of visual images, even—or especially—if they are nonfigurative, repulsive, or downright "ugly"? Rather than describing, analyzing, and interpreting artworks, hoogland approaches art as an event that obtains on the level of actualization, presenting "retellings" of specific artistic events in the light of recent interventions in aesthetic theory, and proposing to conceive of the aesthetic encounter as a potentially disruptive, if not violent, force field with material, political, and practical consequences."Article| renée c. hoogland| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Arabs and Muslims in the Media
☯ Full Synopsis : "After 9/11, there was an increase in both the incidence of hate crimes and government policies that targeted Arabs and Muslims and the proliferation of sympathetic portrayals of Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. media. Arabs and Muslims in the Media examines this paradox and investigates the increase of sympathetic images of “the enemy” during the War on Terror. Evelyn Alsultany explains that a new standard in racial and cultural representations emerged out of the multicultural movement of the 1990s that involves balancing a negative representation with a positive one, what she refers to as “simplified complex representations.” This has meant that if the storyline of a TV drama or film represents an Arab or Muslim as a terrorist, then the storyline also includes a “positive” representation of an Arab, Muslim, Arab American, or Muslim American to offset the potential stereotype. Analyzing how TV dramas such as West Wing, The Practice, 24, Threat Matrix, The Agency, Navy NCIS, and Sleeper Cell, news-reporting, and non-profit advertising have represented Arabs, Muslims, Arab Americans, and Muslim Americans during the War on Terror, this book demonstrates how more diverse representations do not in themselves solve the problem of racial stereotyping and how even seemingly positive images can produce meanings that can justify exclusion and inequality."Article| Evelyn Alsultany| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : German Bodies
☯ Full Synopsis : "First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."Article| Uli Linke| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Museums in China
☯ Full Synopsis : "An examination of museums in China, surveying their development from the nineteenth century, and looking in particular at their incredible recent proliferation."Article| Marzia Varutti| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Framing Muslims
☯ Full Synopsis : "Dissects the ways stereotypes depicting Muslims as a problematic presence in the West are constructed, deployed, and circulated in the public imagination, producing an immense gulf between representation and a more complex reality."Article| Peter Morey| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : After Bloody Sunday
☯ Full Synopsis : "After Bloody Sunday investigates the ways in which the events in Derry on January 30, 1972, have found representation in photography, film, theatre, poetry, television documentary, art installations, murals, music, commemorative events, legal discourse, eyewitness testimony, and pressure-group campaigns. Thirty-six years after the killing and wounding of twenty-six civil rights protestors in Derry, the new independent tribunal chaired by Lord Mark Saville of Newdigate is close to publishing its findings. The Report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry promises to be the most comprehensive act of truth-recovery yet attempted in relation to the many atrocities that scarred the North of Ireland during the three decades of political conflict. Mark Saville has the formidable, and perhaps impossible, task of establishing the definitive truth of Bloody Sunday. His attempt comes in the wake of many other earlier versions of the events of 30th January 1972 that have also claimed to present the truth of what happened that day. After Bloody Sunday examines the portrayals of the events of January 30th, 1972, and its devastating repercussions in photography, film, theatre, poetry, television documentary, art installations, murals, commemorative events, and legal discourse. The authors consider their veracity, their mechanisms of authenticity, and their assumptions that a particular medium--be it film, or language, or visual art--can somehow articulate the truth of Bloody Sunday. In the course of six thematically-organized chapters, the authors analyze productions ranging from high-profile popular forms of entertainment--such as Paul Greengrass's feature film Bloody Sunday and Jimmy McGovern's made-for-television film, Sunday--through to lesser-known treatments in poetry (Thomas Kinsella's Butcher's Dozen), drama (Frank McGuinness's Carthaginians and Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City), and visual art (The Bogside Artists and Willie Doherty). They place special emphasis on the commemoration events held each year in Derry in which the families of the victims have--over many years--remembered their dead and injured, while at the same time building a highly-effective campaign that resulted, finally, in a new Inquiry. Drawing on their expertise in the fields of literature, cultural theory, media studies and visual art, the authors have produced a thoroughly interdisciplinary approach towards the many representations that claim, with varying degrees of confidence, to tell the story of what really happened on the streets of the Bogside on the afternoon of January 30, 1972."Article| Tom Herron| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Pictorial Appearing
☯ Full Synopsis : "The proliferation of digital technology has changed our visual perception and the way we interpret terms such as 'representation', 'immersion', and 'virtuality'.0Kresimir Purgar examines some of the topics fundamental to an understanding of the contemporary culture of images. The principal thesis of this volume is that we are witnessing the transitional period of images as not-representation-anymore and not-yet-immersion. Instead of just asking what images mean, we should ask ourselves what images are, how they appear, and what they do to us. The author proposes the comprehensive concept of "pictorial appearing" that takes into account phenomenological, semiotic, and art-historical perspectives on both old and new images."Article| Kresimir Purgar| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Re-representation, Or, A Modest Search After the Great Plunderers of the Nation
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Daniel Defoe| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Lobbying in the New Europe
☯ Full Synopsis : "On 1 December 2009, after considerable delay, the Treaty of Lisbon became effective and now provides the EU with a new primary law framework. The Treaty of Lisbon has further augmented the executive influence of Europe through its associated increased authority and significance."Article| Klemens Joos| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Art after modernism
☯ Full Synopsis : "Essays present critical analyses of the current trends in arts such as painting, film, and photography"Article| Brian Wallis| Statement ..."